Three men professed solemn vows as Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in a ceremony on August 15, 2016, in the Archabbey Church. Becoming full members of the Saint Meinrad community were Br. Peduru Fonseka, OSB, Br. James Jensen, OSB, and Br. William Sprauer, OSB.
The mission of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is the initial and ongoing formation of priests, permanent deacons, and lay ministers to minister together effectively in the service of the Roman Catholic Church.
Today, nearly 1,000 men and women are oblates of Saint Meinrad. They strive to seek God and the glory of God in all things. Through their witness, they extend the spirit of the Saint Meinrad monastic community into areas where the monastic community cannot reach or be present.
"One Bread, One Cup" provides liturgical formation in leadership for high school youth and their leaders in three five-day summer conferences. A six-week internship for college students augments the regular staff, including Saint Meinrad monks and other youth professionals and musicians.
Abbey Caskets was established in 1999 and is owned and operated by the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. Abbey Caskets supports the prayer and works of Saint Meinrad Archabbey by offering handcrafted wooden caskets, cremation urns and keepsake crosses directly to the public. Each high-quality casket and urn is built, to the specifications of the monks, by local craftsmen from hardwoods such as cherry, walnut, oak and poplar.