Glenmary Home Missioners’ students preparing to be Catholic priests and brothers will have an enhanced spiritual life as a result of two expansions at the Glenmary House of Formation in St. Meinrad, Indiana. On Oct. 17, Glenmary blessed an extension of the campus chapel, as well as a new building that includes a kitchen, dining room and guest rooms.
The chapel, named Our Lady of the Fields after Glenmary’s patroness, remains fairly small, but can now hold up to 28 people. On a typical day Mass draws between 8 and 15.
“Our chapel is small like the churches in our Glenmary missions,” said Father Bruce Brylinski, pre- and post-novitiate director. “Our formation echoes the smallness of communities we long to serve.”
Glenmary’s House of Formation is located adjacent to St. Meinrad Seminary, where all Glenmary seminarians prepare for missionary priesthood. Glenmary’s brother candidates also live and study at the house. At present, seven students are living in the house. The campus includes the main house, chapel, new building and a residence for Father Bruce.
This story first appeared in the Winter 2021 edition of Glenmary Challenge magazine.