Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

September 16-22, 2016

We started a new book at table recently: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics  by Daniel James Brown.

Last week we remembered the one-year anniversary of Brother Benedict's death, and as is customary, he was our Mass intention on September 15.

Brothers Nathaniel and Jean entered another beer competition on Saturday, the Hollandfest in Holland, Indiana. They won the category for light beer with their saison, and they nearly won the whole show.

This week our Health Service team hosted a blood drive through the American Red Cross.

Archabbot Kurt returned from the Abbot's Congress trip last night (Thursday). We welcome him home.

Work continues on our geothermal system, connecting the various lines and wells. Additionally, several cracked roads have been repaired and continue to be repaired around campus. The parking lot below the library is having some much needed smoothing out and expansion as parking for guests and coworkers.

Brother Maurus reports that this time of year is a popular time of year for groups and guests to visit. He has given at least 4 or 5 tours this week to various groups.

The junior monks are meeting with Father Thomas, their socius, on Monday evenings for junior conferences. Their topic is on the "Theology of the Liturgy of the Hours," or what St. Benedict calls "the work of God."

Several monastic professors are spending the day in New Harmony, Indiana, along with the other faculty in our seminary for their Faculty Study Day. (No classes for students today … this author is OK with that. GRIN!)

Each day the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey write another page in the long history of Benedictine monks throughout the world. Here are recent events chronicled at Saint Meinrad.