Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Shrine Renewal Project

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Monte Cassino Shrine master plan

Photo: Architect's rendering of Monte Cassino Shrine

Weather and time have taken a toll on Monte Cassino Shrine. Recently, a generous benefactor stepped forward to lead the effort to stabilize the old sandstone structure, beautify the grounds, and make other needed repairs and improvements.

The project was conducted in several phases during 2016 and 2017. Work to reinforce and stabilize the building and tuck point the exterior was completed in 2016.

Because the chapel is not air conditioned or ventilated, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system was installed. This will improve the comfort of visitors and keep the painted walls, woodwork and artwork from deteriorating. Better lighting also was added.

Among the other improvements were: new landscaping, a pathway leading to a Marian prayer garden, and a sandstone front patio with benches.

Join the Project

You're invited to join the restoration project by making a gift or reserving a brick paver that will be installed near the prayer garden at Monte Cassino Shrine.

An inscribed brick paver is a special way to honor a loved one or commemorate a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary.

A 4" by 8" brick paver can be reserved with a gift of $200. The paver has three lines for your inscription, with up to 16 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation. All messages are subject to approval by Saint Meinrad.

To make a financial gift, click here to use our secure online donation form.

Or order your paver(s) at this link. A limited number of pavers are available, so order early. For more information, please call Donna Lindauer at (800) 682-0988.