Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Fall 2013

Br. John Mark Falkenhain published an article titled "Living Celibacy: A Proposed Model for Celibacy Formation Programs" in the summer issue of Human Development.

Fr. Denis Robinson and Fr. Meinrad Brune were appointed to the Archabbot's Council. Their terms run from July 1, 2013, to June 2014.

Fr. Anthony Vinson attended World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July. He assisted in coordinating the Vocation Veranda for English-speaking countries.

Fr. Barnabas Gillespie has been assigned the monastic representative for Abbey Caskets. He will also do spiritual direction and liturgical practicum work in the school, chaplaincy work for local organizations, and be the monastery representative for Abbey News.

Fr. Joseph Cox gave a retreat to Benedictine Sisters at Sacred Heart Monastery in Lisle, IL, on June 10-14.

Archabbot Justin DuVall, retired Archabbot Bonaventure Knaebel, Fr. Meinrad Brune and Fr. Pius Klein attended Mass at St. Mary's Parish in Huntingburg, IN, on Sunday, June 2, to acknowledge and celebrate the years that monks provided pastoral care at St. Mary's. The Diocese of Evansville resumed pastoral care of the parish in June when former pastor Fr. Godfrey Mullen became rector of St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville.

Fr. Ephrem Carr was honored by the community of Sant' Anselmo in Rome for his years of service with the school. They celebrated with a pranzo festivo on June 3. Abbot Patrick Regan of St. Joseph Abbey was also among the retiring professors.

Fr. Pius Klein and Archabbot Justin DuVall attended the installation of Sr. Barbara Lynn Schmitz, OSB, as prioress of Monastery Immaculate Conception at Ferdinand, IN, on July 13.

Fr. Anthony Vinson participated in a working group that is preparing a strategic plan focusing on educational debt and vocations to religious life in the United States, at St. Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, in May.

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