Prayers at the Monte Cassino Shrine miraculously stopped the spread of smallpox when the town of Saint Meinrad, Indiana, was nearly overtaken by the epidemic in the 1870s. Today, the shrine remains a special place of prayer for the town and for nearby Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. Every January, students process from the seminary to the shrine in thanksgiving for their miracle. That tradition endures, despite freezing rain and the cold of winter.
The shrine is currently undergoing renovation and restoration to preserve it for future generations. Find out more and support the project at www.saintmeinrad.org/shrine/
Thing in a Pot Producer Katie Breidenbach also wrote an article for the Indianapolis Catholic newspaper, The Criterion, to accompany this video. Read it online here.