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Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB

Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB

Fr. Denis is the president-rector of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He posts his homilies, rector's conferences and other talks on this page.

Ash Wednesday Homily
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God...

Ash Wednesday Conference
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lent is an appropriate time, I believe, for us to do what we do every day in a more concrete way: Examine our conscience...

Rector's Conference: October 28
Monday, October 29, 2018

Last week I was in a meeting with the staff and, of course, the topic of the abuse crisis came up...

Third Rector's Conference - October 7
Monday, October 8, 2018

I want to talk to you this evening as though you were priests already...

Presentation to the Board of Overseers - October 5
Monday, October 8, 2018

As all of you "old hands" know, this is usually the time I take each year to go over the numbers...

Homily: September 23
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest...

Oblate Conference: The Domestic Church
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

When the Benedictine movement was established in the sixth-century, the signs of the times read one thing: Trouble...

Graduate Degree Conference
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

Second Rector's Conference: Non-Negotiables
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

I want to spend a few moments this evening offering some reflections on formation and at least some of the principles, the ideals, that govern our life together here...

Opening Rector's Conference: 2018-2019
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

"Therefore I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame..."

Opening Homily: September 4
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Earlier this year, I had the singular opportunity of traveling to Israel...

Closing Talk for Spirituality Week
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Brothers and sisters, we have come to the end of our spirituality week. In my estimation, it has been a good week...

Opening Talk for Spirituality Week
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Anyone can tell you that the major job of any pastor is to help establish the values and the principles by which a community lives...

Homily: August 27, Feast of St. Monica
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Gospel today is full of crisis...