Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Month In Pictures: February 2014

by Krista Hall

The seminarians returned to the Hill the last week in January and by the beginning of February, classes were in full swing. The photographs this month represent learning and growth. Many of the photos came from classroom settings, but a lot of learning happens outside the classroom.

For the Black History Lecture this year, Saint Meinrad hosted Greg Adams, an archivist, ethnomusicologist and musician. He spoke on the history of the banjo and traced it back from its African origins to the modern banjo.

The international seminarians also made the annual trip to Carmelite Monastery in Terre Haute, IN. They participated in a multilingual Mass and shared their heritage through music, stories and dance.

The ministries of lector and acolyte were installed on February 13 by Archdiocese of Indianapolis Auxiliary Bishop Christopher Coyne. Fifty seminarians total were installed as a lector or an acolyte. These ministries will give students hands-on experience outside the classroom.

Photographs that were taken in class this month came from the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates' Associate Pastors program and from a Spanish class.

As winter moves into spring, students dig deep into their studies. They grow in their faith and education just as the trees will soon grow leaves and the flowers will bloom.

February photos were taken by Charles Peñalosa and me.












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