St. Meinrad Archabbey

St. Meinrad Archabbey
 
In addition to the breathtaking Monastery of Immaculate Conception located in Ferdinand, the Saint Meinrad Archabbey is located just across the interstate in St. Meinrad, Indiana. The archabbey was founded in 1854 by monks from Einsiedeln Abbey in Switzerland. They came to southern Indiana at the request of a local priest for assistance in addressing the pastoral needs of the growing German-speaking Catholic population and to prepare local men to be priests.

Both of these missions remain part of Saint Meinrad's ministry to the Roman Catholic Church, as Saint Meinrad operates a graduate seminary and school of theology and has more than a score of its monks in parish work, chaplaincies, and diocesan assignments.

The Benedictine community at Saint Meinrad consists of about 100 men who dedicate their lives to prayer and work. They gather in community five times a day-for morning prayer, noon prayer, evening prayer, compline and Mass-to pray for the Catholic Church and the world. Guests are welcome to join the monks in prayer in the Archabbey Church.

The monks live by the wisdom and guidance of the Rule of St. Benedict, the sixth-century instructions for community living written by St. Benedict.
 
For more information, visit http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/.

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2065 Main Street PO Box 7
Ferdinand, IN 47532
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