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Address: 200 Hill Dr, Saint Meinrad, IN 47577-1301
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Saint Meinrad Archabbey

Saint Meinrad's Archabbey history begins in 1854, when 2 Swiss monks came to Indiana at the request of father Joseph Kundek. The title "Archabbey" was bestowed on Saint Meinrad in... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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Saint Meinrad, Indiana
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Saint Meinrad, Indiana
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Saint Meinrad's Archabbey history begins in 1854, when 2 Swiss monks came to Indiana at the request of father Joseph Kundek. The title "Archabbey" was bestowed on Saint Meinrad in 1953. Saint Meinrad is one of two archabbeys in the U.S. In addition to the church there's also the Seminary and School of Theology, and the archabbey guest house and... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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414 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a great place to just enjoy the peace and quiet and meditation be it in the actual church or in the surrounding beautiful natural setting. There are only two arch abbeys in the U.S. and only 9 world wide so this is a must see for Catholics. They have retreats if you want something more structured and longer.... More 

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La Porte
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88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We have been to Saint Meinrad Archabbey before when we spent a night and enjoyed the atmosphere of this place. This time we were in the area and decided to visit again. There is some construction going on but that does not stop one from going into the church and thanking the good Lord for all are blessings.

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Thank Daniel M
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Was here on retreat with my husband. You feel the holiness of the Hill when you round the corner and see the spires rousing above the town. Saint Meinrad always feels like home. So glad to have another reason to be here.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

St. Meinrad is a great place to find a place of heaven while you study or just go on retreat. There are so many facades of the heavenly view as presented by the earthly realities. The place is awya from the madening crowd and gives the opportunity to touch your spirit with holiness that we are all called to embrace.... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The art and architecture are outstanding, and the stained glass in the church is as beautiful -- if not more so -- than many of the churches and cathedrals we have visited in Europe.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Unbelievable beautiful. Stained glass windows are fabulous. Was well worth the stop to see this amazing place.

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Indiana
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting place to visit. The church is beautiful. There was some construction and the library was closed on Sundays, so couldn't see tons - plus quite a bit was private area. You could feel the presence of God here.

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Fort Wayne, In
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day in southern Indiana. Was able to get a guided tour of abbey. Most was wheelchair accessible. Nuns were very friendly. Beautiful looking out from the top. Attended service on Sunday. Would love to go again in fall.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Monastic life revolves around prayer, built on the framework of the Liturgy of the Hours, and the various hours are open to guests of the monastery to help them to connect to that framework. But prayer is not merely talking to God, but even more importantly listening to Him. The Archabbey grounds, both in the church and outside, provide an... More 

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