Join us any day for prayer or Mass in the Archabbey Church. If you have time afterwards, take a tour of our beautiful grounds and historic buildings.
The monks pray the Liturgy of the Hours and celebrate Mass daily in the Archabbey Church. Times are subject to change.

To confirm the times of prayer before your visit, please call the Guest House at (800) 581-6905.

Saint Meinrad is on Central Time.

Monday – Saturday*
5:30 am  Vigils and Lauds (Morning Prayer)
7:30 am Mass
Noon Noon Prayer
5:00 pm Vespers (Evening Prayer)
7:00 pm Compline
Sundays and Major Feast Days
7:15 am
Vigils and Lauds (Morning Prayer)
9:30 am Mass
Noon Noon Prayer
5:00 pm Vespers
7:00 pm Compline

*Please note: On major feast days, the monks follow the Sunday schedule.



Tours of Saint Meinrad, led by a Benedictine monk, are given each Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Central Time. The tour begins at the Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center.

Self-guided tours are available anytime. You can pick up a free Visitor’s Guide, which includes a walking tour of the campus, at the Guest House, Memorial Lobby or the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop.

You can also borrow an MP3 player at the front desk of the Guest House to listen to an audio tour of the church and grounds.

Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more, with advance notice. For tour information, call Guest Services at (800) 581-6905 or (812) 357-6611.

(Commenting: OFF)

Friday January 17 – Friday February 28
Archabbey Library Gallery

“Hustle and Bustle,” an exhibit of paintings by Louisville, KY, artist Kayla Bischoff, will be on display from January 17 through February 28 in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN.

Bischoff creates multi-layered compositions that combine figuration and abstraction, exploring individual and social psychology. Informed by the anxieties of the zeitgeist, her paintings are also playful and approachable.

Bischoff works in acrylic on several canvases at a time allowing ideas to develop and grow, layer by layer, into different paintings. Inspired by art brut, graffiti, cartoons and action painting, the frenzied figures reflect the tumultuous and joyful nature of human existence.

Bischoff earned a bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Bellarmine University. In 2019 she was awarded a Professional Artist Development Grant from the Great Meadows Foundation, allowing her to travel to Italy for the Venice Biennale International Contemporary Art Exhibition. Her work can be seen in Galerie Hertz in Louisville.

For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311 or visit the Archabbey Library’s website:

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

(Commenting: OFF)

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 to learn more about the upcoming retreats and register online!

(Commenting: OFF)

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.

(Commenting: OFF)

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.

(Commenting: OFF)