Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln

December 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Back in July I took a day trip to capture images at the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in St Meinrad, IN. Saint Meinrad Archabbey was founded in 1854 by monks from Einsiedeln Abbey in Switzerland. They came to southern Indiana at the request of a local priest who was seeking help to serve the pastoral needs of the growing German-speaking Catholic population and to prepare local men to be priests.

The Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln is the heart of the Benedictine community of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. It was completed in 1907 and underwent a major renovation in 1996-97. The first stone for the building was laid in 1899 and construction continued for nearly eight years. Workers from the monastery and the local town hauled large sandstone blocks, using horses and mules, from the abbey's own quarry a mile away.

 

"Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln"  Focal point of St Meinrad Archabbey.

"Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln" 

"Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln"  

Southernmost Pointe

 

"Inside the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln"  

 

 

"Inside the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln" 

 

 


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