For a monk to be elected archabbot, he must receive 2/3 of the votes of the electors during the first three rounds of voting.
In subsequent rounds, only a simple majority is required.
And nearly all archdiocesan seminarians beyond college seminary are enrolled there.
Additionally, monks of Saint Meinrad currently serve as pastors of three parishes in the Tell City Deanery.
Additionally, a retired abbot of the former Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota is now a member of the community, Archbishop Emeritus Daniel M.
Buechlein resides in the monastery’s infirmary, and there is also in the community a retired abbot of the former Corpus Christi Abbey in Texas.
Meinrad during the seminary’s One Bread One Cup youth liturgical formation program. Archabbot Justin has served as the ninth abbot and sixth archabbot of the 162-year-old Benedictine community for more than 11 years. In an interview with The Criterion, Archabbot Justin spoke about his reason for resigning at this time.
“Fundamentally, I believe this time is right for me to resign now,” he said. Most recently, extensive repairs are under way in the 33-year-old monastery, including an addition to the infirmary and the installation of a geothermal heating/cooling system.
“I am grateful to my predecessors who trusted me with positions of responsibility earlier in my monastic life, and in this way gave me experience from which to learn.We are also able to continue our service to the Church through the good work of those monks who serve in parishes, schools and chaplaincies.The community is well positioned for change and the need to move forward.” Some 80 percent of the priests of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis received at least part of their priestly formation at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.Holiday World and Splashin Safari are within a 10-mile radius.Start your day with free continental breakfast and end the day with a relaxing swim in our heated indoor pool.