Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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What Brought You to Saint Meinrad? - Part 2


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As promised, here is the second episode of our "Echoes from the Bell Tower" podcast about "What Brought You to Saint Meinrad?"

In this episode, hosts Br. Joel Blaize, OSB, and Br. Kolbe Wolniakowski, OSB, share some more stories of how people have found their way to Saint Meinrad.

Featured in this podcast are:

  • Monks Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, Fr. Noël Mueller and Br. Simon Herrmann

  • Organist George Hubbard

  • Oblate Director Janis Dopp

  • And seminarian Tony Cecil.

There are two clips that are not included in the episode credits, but we want to mention them here. At the beginning of George Hubbard's story, there is an ambient clip of him improvising on the organ. It showcases his talent of, as he says, creating out of his own imagination.

During Janis Dopp's story, there is a clip of monks chanting. That audio is from Track 2 on the "Lauds & Vespers for Christmas at Saint Meinrad" CD.

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Echoes from the Bell Tower is a blog devoted to observations on Christian faith, spirituality and everyday events, by authors with a connection to the Benedictine values found at Saint Meinrad Archabbey and its Seminary and School of Theology. Contributors include students, permanent deacons, Benedictine oblates and Saint Meinrad monks. Their stories, thoughts and ideas highlight the mission and vision that ring out from the bell towers on this Hill in southern Indiana.