September 22, 2012
Next weekend, on September 29 and 30, the parish of Saint Alphonsus Liguori will welcome a special guest from Saint Meinard Seminary. A monk from this well known seminary and school of theology, located in southern Indiana, will be celebrating the weekend Masses with our parish.
Please take a moment to learn about Saint Meinard Seminary and help us welcome our special guest next weekend.
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology has a long history of service to the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. In fact, 41 of our active and retired priests, as well as 121 lay men and women, are alumni of Saint Meinrad.
For 157 years, Saint Meinrad’s monks have served the Catholic Church through their prayer and work. Their seminary program offers students excellent spiritual and academic preparation for the priesthood.
Additionally, the Lay Degree Program offers master’s-level theology courses for men and women. Saint Meinrad’s Permanent Deacon Formation Program provides individual dioceses with academic and spiritual formation for their deacon candidates. Retreats are also available for individuals or small groups.
For young people, the “One Bread, One Cup” summer liturgical leadership conferences at Saint Meinrad offer the chance to learn about their faith and develop new skills they can use in their parishes.
You can be part of this important work. The monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey encourage you to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. They also humbly ask for your financial support and partnership to continue this work of serving the Church.
As a way to inform you about Saint Meinard, you will be receiving a brochure and letter from Archabbot Justin describing the work of this seminary and school. Please read the material and respond as generously as you can.