Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Sad news from St. Meinrad, Brother John is dead. Most visitors to St. Meinrad remember Brother as the monk who was bent over. He served for over thirty years as the Sacristan of the Church. The legend was that he was fine until the renovated the Abbey Church in the 70's at which point they gutted the Church. Some said that the closer he got to the Church the more bent over he became, while the further away the more he returned to a normal posture. The Abbey Church has since been renovated again, restoring the building to some semblence of beauty and I don't remember him being as bent over for the last few times that I have been there.