Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Youth Endowment

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About the Programs

AboutTheProgram.jpgDuring their high school and college years, teens and young adults often search for information about their faith. The Saint Meinrad "One Bread, One Cup" summer conferences and College Ministerial Internship Program offer a chance for them to deepen their faith and solidify their identity as Catholics.

'One Bread, One Cup' Conferences

Each summer, hundreds of high school youth and their campus or youth ministers come to Saint Meinrad to learn more about their faith and try out ministries they can use in their home parishes. They learn to be lectors, cantors, sacristans, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and more.

College Ministerial Internship Program 

Helping to guide these groups through the process are more than 20 college interns, from across the country, who come to Saint Meinrad each summer. These young adults are taught by monks and faculty of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology during a six-week program that strengthens their spiritual foundation and prepares them to be future leaders for the Church.

Support the Youth Endowment

SupportTheYouth.jpgThese programs were begun with a generous grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. Now, Saint Meinrad is building an endowment to secure their future when the grant expires. The endowment will keep the costs of these programs affordable.

By supporting this endowment, you will give young Catholics the opportunity to learn more about their faith and their role as liturgical leaders.

Give now to the youth endowment by using our secure online giving form. Choose "Youth Endowment" under the "Use My Gift For" section of the form.

To discuss a gift to the youth endowment, please contact Mike Ziemianski at or (800) 682-0988.

Find out more about the "One Bread, One Cup" conferences and college intern program at