Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Summer 2013

Fr. Timothy Sweeney will begin a one-year appointment as sacramental minister of St. Isidore Parish, Bristow, IN, beginning July 3, 2013.

Fr. Guy Mansini returns to the monastery from serving as pastor of St. Isidore Parish, Bristow, IN. He continues as professor of systematic theology in the Seminary and School and as abbey forester.

Fr. Barnabas Gillespie will be assigned as an adjunct priest for St. Meinrad Parish and St. Boniface Parish, Fulda, beginning August 13. He will be the regular sacramental assistant for Fr. Anthony Vinson when he needs to be absent.

Br. John Mark Falkenhain presented at the May regional meeting of the National Religious Vocation Conference on interviewing for vocation director.

Fr. Anthony Vinson will become the director of pastoral formation in the Seminary and School of Theology, beginning in the fall semester. He will remain as pastor of St. Meinrad Parish and St. Boniface Parish, Fulda.

Br. Jacob Grisley has been named an associate director in the Office of Group Accommodations in the Seminary and School of Theology. He continues his work for Abbey Press and in liturgical music.

Fr. Columba Kelly gave a workshop on chant at The Ascending Voice III, an international symposium and choral festival of sacred a cappella music, held May 9-11 in Malibu, CA.

Fr. Mark O'Keefe will serve as pro prior while Fr. Prior Kurt Stasiak is on sabbatical from July to November.

Archabbot Justin DuVall gave a presentation on Benedictine spirituality as part of a series of lectures at Corpus Christi Parish at the University of Toledo on April 22.

Br. John Mark Falkenhain will be presenting the monastic study days at the Benedictine Monastery of Pannonhalma, Hungary, in August. His presentations will be on research on perseverance in priesthood and monastic life with implications for initial and ongoing formation.

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