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  • Monk professes first vows at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – Novice Joshua W. Leeuw professed his temporary vows as a Benedictine monk in a ceremony Friday, Jan. 20, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

    He has completed his novitiate, a year of prayer and study of the Benedictine way of life. As is the custom during the profession of vows, he was assigned a religious name. Novice Joshua is now Br. Elias.

  • Deanery Epiphany Celebration
  • Ferdinand oblates to meet Sunday

    FERDINAND – The Oblates of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will hold their first meeting of the year on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. EST in St. Gertrude Hall at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    The meeting topic will be “Silence” from the Holy Rule of St. Benedict,” to be presented by Sister Mary Ann Verkamp OSB. Oblates are Christian women and men from all walks of life who associate themselves with a specific Benedictine monastery, such as the monastery in Ferdinand.

  • Seminary will host Black History Lecture Feb. 7

    ST. MEINRAD – Cecilia Moore, associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, will deliver the annual Black History Lecture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    Her lecture, “Hidden in Plain View: Black Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement,” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in Bede Theater.

  • Thoughts from the pulpit

    JT Hills

    Guest Columnist

     

    In my office, right in view whenever I sit at my desk, there is an image of the earth and the moon hanging on the wall. It is the famous “Earthrise” photo taken by Bill Anders from lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, 1968. I wasn’t alive then, but perhaps you might remember that moment.

    It had been a rough year. In January, the Tet Offensive shook the country as the Vietnam War took a turn for the worse. In April, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated outside his hotel room in Memphis.

  • Two Indiana women make first profession of monastic vows

    FERDINAND – Sister Lynn Marie Falcony and Sister Lisa Marie Schutz made their first profession of monastic vows  Dec. 3, officially joining the community of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand.

    Sister Lynn Marie, a native of Evansville, is the daughter of Mary Kaye and Joe Falcony.

  • Thoughts from the pulpit

    Dan Hopkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    As we enter into the holiday season, allow me to pose a question to ponder. What do you think is the greatest need we have as human beings? Is it our need for food or water, or maybe shelter or clothing? Is it our need for a job or perhaps physical intimacy?

  • Priest’s 50th anniversary Sunday

    FULDA – The parish family of Historic St. Boniface Catholic Church and St. Meinrad Catholic Church will host an open house to honor Fr. John McMullen OSB, in celebration of his 50th anniversary of priesthood ordination.

    The open house will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, in the St. Boniface Parish Center in Fulda, from 2 to 4 p.m.

    McMullen serves the parishes as an associate priest for sacramental assistance and pastoral care for the homebound, sick and infirm.

  • Open house Sunday to honor priest’s 50th anniversary

    FULDA – The parish family of Historic St. Boniface Catholic Church and St. Meinrad Catholic Church will host an open house to honor Father John McMullen OSB, in celebration of his 50th anniversary of priesthood ordination.

    The open house will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, in the St. Boniface Parish Center in Fulda, from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Retreat planned on John’s Gospel

    FERDINAND - The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a program, “How to Read the Gospel of John with Understanding” on Nov. 29-30 at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    Many find the gospel of John fascinating, but confusing. Its portrait of Jesus is different than in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

    These study evenings will provide insight into how best to read and understand the gospel of John.

    The presenter will be Father Eugene Hensell OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.