Friday, May 21, 2010

St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN Part 1

On May 15, 2010, I visited the St. Meinrad Archabbey in the middle of Indiana to meet some people.  I didn't get there in time for Vespers.  I did take many pictures!  I've broken the visit up into 3 posts:  this one with Church pictures, a second with the windows, and a third showing the Monte Cassino Shrine.

It was very beautiful and I didn't get to see everything.  Many thanks to Cheryl and Tom who showed me around!

The Archabbey Church
Construction on the Church was completed in 1907.

A Cloister Area

In a corner of the cloister above.
See the candle holders to the sides?

Celtic Cross

View from the Main Doors
The painting on the wall is Christ holding the book of Life.

Close Up of Altar.
This side of the altar features the Passion & Resurrection of Jesus.

View from the choir stalls.

Shrine of St. Meinrad
Scenes from his life.

Relic of St. Meinrad

The Black Madonna
It's from Switzerland!

This is in a separate chapel, behind the Abbot's chair.

The Sacred Oils

HEY!!!! He was Archbishop in St. Louis!
His seal on the door to the room.

St. Meinrad Archabbey Website
Pictures from Rome of the West.

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