44 episodes

Echoes from the Bell Tower...stories of wit and wisdom from Benedictine monks who live, work and pray in southern Indiana.

Echoes from the Bell Tower Saint Meinrad Archabbey

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 149 Ratings

Echoes from the Bell Tower...stories of wit and wisdom from Benedictine monks who live, work and pray in southern Indiana.

    Episode 34 - Quarantined in Rome

    Episode 34 - Quarantined in Rome

    In which Br. Kolbe talks with Br. Lorenzo, now Fr. Lorenzo, about his experiences during the COVID-19 shutdown in Italy.

    • 14 min
    Episode 33 - Pandemic: Lessons From a Monastery

    Episode 33 - Pandemic: Lessons From a Monastery

    In which Br. Joel, Br. Kolbe, and their guests reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed things and ways that all of us can make the best of these times.

    • 31 min
    Episode 32 - These Priests are Brothers, Too

    Episode 32 - These Priests are Brothers, Too

    In which Br. Joel Br. Kolbe introduce you to the Friend family – Patrick and Joe, along with their sister, Katherine, and their father, Jerry. Patrick and Joe studied together at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Listen in as Patrick and Joseph talk about finding their way to the priesthood and how their family was an important part of that decision. Plus, Katherine and Jerry talk about the impact of that decision and how it has blessed them in many ways.

    • 22 min
    Episode 31 - Unforgotten Brothers in Christ

    Episode 31 - Unforgotten Brothers in Christ

    In which Br. Joel and Br. Kolbe talk to Br. Zachary Wilberding, OSB, about the Catholic prison ministry at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    • 16 min
    Episode 30 - Seminarian Studies Outside the Books

    Episode 30 - Seminarian Studies Outside the Books

    In which Br. Joel and Br. Kolbe introduce us to students who have been doing ministry throughout their time in seminary.

    • 24 min
    Episode 29 - How a Historian Made History

    Episode 29 - How a Historian Made History

    In which Br. Joel, Br. Kolbe and their guests remember the life of their confrere, Fr. Cyprian Davis, OSB. Fr. Cyprian was Saint Meinrad Archabbey's first African-American monk and priest. He taught history for many years in our seminary and participated in the Civil Rights Movement. His research led him to write the seminal work: "The History of Black Catholics in the United States." Fr. Cyprian died in 2015.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

Callililleee ,

Excellent and so welcome !

I just had to review this podcast. The last podcast, #33, Pandemic , was so good and exactly what I needed to hear last night driving home. It was like having the Brothers, men saturated in Christ, surrounding me with their love, Christ's love. Lately I have been feeling the pressure of knowing I need to make big changes in my life, and the stress of that, not knowing how or where to begin. After listening to the Brothers speak their words of wisdom I knew that all is well and if changes need to be made they will happen in the hands of Christ, right where I rest.

Maur422 ,

Thanks for producing more podcasts

So happy to hear you again! I have missed you all and this wonderful podcast. Bright spot in my life!

caryn mucci ,

Echos - quarantined relief!

Since being quarantined bc of the Covid pandemic - I have been walking and listening to Echo’s. I have so enjoyed this podcast that one day I walked 10 miles so I could listen to more episodes. Thank you Brother Kolbe and Brother Joel! Keep up the good works. I look forward to future podcasts!

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