Visit the Peanut Brothers at the Christkindlmarkt in Ferdinand, IN, November 16th and 17th and pick up a jar of their nut butter – made by the monks of Saint Meinrad. They will be selling all varieties of their handmade Peanut Brother at the Forest Park High School Practice Gym location. Stock up on Peanut Brother for Christmas gifts and spread some joy over the holidays (and don’t forget to buy extra for yourself)!

Learn more about the Christkindlmarkt in nearby Ferdinand, IN here: http://www.ferdinandchristkindlmarkt.com/

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Perhaps you’re interested in learning how Scripture, prayer, Benedictine wisdom or art can enhance your spirituality.

Saint Meinrad offers a variety of monk-led retreats during the year – on these and other topics at our Guest House and Retreat Center in southern Indiana.

Three-day retreats are held on weekends (Friday evening through Sunday noon) or during the week (Tuesday evening through Thursday noon).

Check-in time for retreats is 2-5 p.m. Vespers in the Archabbey Church is at 5 p.m. followed by supper. The opening conference typically begins at 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. The retreat concludes with lunch on the last day of the program. A complete schedule is provided at registration.

Visit www.saintmeinrad.org/retreats/ to learn more about the upcoming retreats and register online!

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Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for each Sunday in May. The public is cordially invited.

The pilgrimages begin at 2pm CST with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

  • May 5 – Novice Dennis Reyes, OSB
    “Oh Mary, Pray for Us”
  • May 12 – Fr. Anthony Vinson, OSB
    “Blessed Mary: Mother of God and Mother of the Church”
  • May 19 – Fr. Meinrad Brune, OSB
    “Celebrating the Birthday of Mary, the Mother of Jesus”
  • May 26 – Br. Jean Fish, OSB
    “Mary Whom We See”

May 19 is Youth Day at Monte Cassino Shrine. The Knights of Columbus will provide refreshments following the pilgrimage. Monte Cassino Shrine is located one mile east of the Archabbey on State Highway 62 in St. Meinrad, IN.

For more information, call Mary Jeanne Schumacher during business hours at (812) 357-6501 or call (812) 357-6611 on the day of the event.

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Abbey Caskets will host an open house on Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time in honor of its 20th anniversary.

Tours of the workshop will be given, caskets and urns will be on display, and refreshments will be available. Archabbot Kurt will bless the workshop at 1 p.m.

Abbey Caskets is located in the former Abbey Press Plant 2 building next to Human Resources. Try to enter in the front of the Abbey Caskets plant, off Highway 545. There will be plenty of parking on that side.

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