Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

March 28 - April 3, 2017

Father Guy gave our fourth Lenten conference on Wednesday.

Brother Elias received an award from the high school where he taught and coached before joining the monastery. He attended the gala at Crespi Carmelite High School this weekend to receive the award. Congratulations, Brother!

We launched our second season of the "Echoes from the Bell Tower" podcast last week.

Podcast hosts Br. Joel and Br. Kolbe will introduce stories from both the monastery and the Seminary and School of Theology about what makes community so important. The first episode focuses on the seminary. In two weeks, you'll hear about brotherhood in the monastery.

You can find the podcast at this link: Or you can get it from iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.

Father Noël led the second couples retreat of the year this weekend: "Almost Paradise." By popular demand he held two couples retreats this year through our Guest House retreat program.

In St. Bede Hall this weekend, we hosted a piano and strings concert, coordinated by Father Jeremy. The program featured the Sonata No. 2 in G minor for Piano and Cello, Op. 5 No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and the Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63 by Robert Schumann. Pianist Andrea Ioannides, violinist Robert Anemone and cellist Kirsten Jermé performed the pieces.

More on the musicians:

Ioannides is a fellowship recipient at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he is pursuing a Doctor of Music degree. He has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout Europe and North America.

Violinist Robert Anemone is a member of the Larchmere String Quartet, which is on the faculty of the University of Evansville as the Eykamp Quartet-in-Residence, and is the concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic and principal second violin of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. 

An avid chamber musician, orchestral player and recitalist, cellist Kirsten Jermé has performed internationally with an array of ensembles. She is the cellist of the Larchmere String Quartet at the University of Evansville, and is principal cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.