Saint Meinrad Monte Cassino Shrine Rededication

On a hill near the Archabbey surrounded by trees and panaromic views of the Anderson Valley, is the Monte Cassino Shrine. This chapel is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. History says that a novena to Our Lady of Monte Cassino is credited for saving the village of St. Meinrad from a smallpox epidemic in 1871. The faith that God’s people placed in the intercession of Mary more than 140 years ago has not waned.

Over time, this building has slowly deteriorated. With a generous benefactor, efforts were able to be made to stabilize the structure, beautify the grounds and make other needed improvements.

A redidcation of the building was held on October 1, 2017. Hafer was proud to be a part of this important project. It is projects like these that make us realize the significant impact we can make with the work that we do.