Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Top Blog Posts of 2018

by Jim Paquette

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As we enter 2019, we hope to continue to share the stories, thoughts, and ideas that highlight the mission and vision ringing out from the bell towers on this Hill in southern Indiana.

Here are the top 10 blog posts we published in 2018.

Vow Charts:  A Hidden TreasureIn this podcast episode from "Echoes from the Bell Tower," we learn about a tradition of the Saint Meinrad monks that few people know about - and even fewer get to see.

Keep Death Daily Before Your EyesIn this podcast episode, hosts Br. Joel Blaize, OSB, and Br. Kolbe Wolniakowski, OSB, share some of the monastery's rituals around death and dying.

Preaching On Hot Button Issues -  Fr. Scott Woods relates what he learned about preaching on difficult topics at the 2017 Notre Dame Preaching Conference.

Oblates:  Ordinary People Seeking God -  What's an oblate? It's the topic of this podcast episode.

The Danger of Perfectionism - Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB writes about the danger of perfectionism to an authentic spiritual life.

In Memoriam:  Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB - Br. Stanley Wagner, OSB remembers his confere, Fr. Columba Kelly after his death on June 11, 2018.

Month In Pictures:  February 2018 - A selection of our best photos from last February.

The Virtue of Obedience -  A discussion of the virtue of obedience in Benedictine life.

It's All in the Family:  Following God's Call - A podcast episode featuring a conversation between Br. Kolbe Wolniakowski, OSB, his parents, and siblings.

Preview Episode - Remembering Fr. Rupert - In this preview epsiode to season three of our podcast, which premiered in March, we remembered Fr. Rupert Ostdick, OSB who died in 2017 at the age of 95.

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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.


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