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Saint Meinrad monks launch new podcast

April 12, 2016

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The monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey have launched a podcast, "Echoes from the Bell Tower." The podcast's first season begins with an episode about, logically enough, the bells of the Archabbey Church.

Hosting the audio talk show are two young monks, Br. Joel Blaize, OSB, and Novice Tony Wolniakowski, OSB. Both are fairly new to the Benedictine monastery, having joined in 2015.

The idea behind the podcast is to bring stories from the monastery to the rest of the world, demystifying some of the notions of monastic life and sharing the wit and wisdom found among the monks who have lived in southern Indiana for more than 160 years.

"In this podcast, you'll get to know us monks. You'll get to hear our stories, and things you just may not hear any other way," the hosts explain in the trailer that introduces the new podcast. "We're hoping to give you a chance to learn what monks are like by hearing from us monks - and not from Hollywood."

Find the podcast episodes, as well as extras from the podcast blog, at: www.saintmeinrad.edu/echoes. Listeners can subscribe at iTunes, Stitcher or wherever they find their podcasts.