January 21, 2010

Today's feast of Saint Meinrad, Benedictine martyr

A Benedictine monk of the monastery of Reichenau Island on Lake Constance, later in life he gained permission to live as a hermit in a high valley above Lake Zurich.  He died in A.D. 863.  The place of his hermitage became the site of Einsiedeln Abbey in the 900's.  Monks of Einsiedeln founded St. Meinrad Archabbey, Indiana, U.S.A., in 1854.  Monks of St. Meinrad Archabbey found my own monastery, Prince of Peace Abbey, in 1954.

I've posted the homily I preached at Mass today.
Click HERE for it.

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