The Saint Meinrad monastic community carries out various works and ministries, as a means of outreach and support.
When you make a purchase from one of our retail ministries, you are supporting the prayer and work of the monks.
Almost since its founding, Saint Meinrad has operated a school to form men for the priesthood. Today that work continues, as Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology serves dioceses and religious communities in the U.S. and abroad by preparing their men for the priesthood.
In addition, the Graduate Theology Program offers master’s degrees and certificate programs for men and women who wish to minister in the Church or are seeking spiritual growth.
GUEST HOUSE AND RETREAT CENTER
The Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center hosts retreats year-round. The schedule can be found on the website, along with information about the guest accommodations. Groups can also book the facilities for their own retreats or meetings.
Learn more about upcoming retreats.
Visit our website to plan your visit to Saint Meinrad.
ABBEY CASKETS and ABBEY WOODWORKING
Wooden caskets and cremation urns are crafted at the Abbey Caskets workshop at Saint Meinrad. They are sold directly to the public, with all proceeds supporting the prayer and work of the monks.
The Abbey Woodworking division builds handcrafted furniture for churches, rectories, chapels, shrines, monasteries – even homes and offices. Customers can choose one of their furniture designs, or an item can be custom designed.
More information can be found at www.abbeycaskets.com and www.abbeywoodworking.com.
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GIFT SHOP AND SCHOLAR SHOP
Saint Meinrad operates two retail stores, the Gift Shop and the Scholar Shop. The Scholar Shop is the school bookstore located on the first floor of Newman Hall. The shop sells academic and spiritual books and supplies.
The Archabbey Gift Shop offer unique monk-made items, books, artwork, foodstuffs, and gifts. In addition, a selection of religious books, music and sacramental gifts is available.