Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Recognition Societies

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Abbot Martin Marty Guild

AMMG CrossMembership in the Abbot Martin Marty Guild is reserved for individuals who make an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more to Saint Meinrad in a given year. Membership is renewable annually.

The Einsiedeln Society

Einsiedeln BlueThe Einsiedeln Society, established in 1988, recognizes individuals who have a made a special commitment to support Saint Meinrad in perpetuity, by building its endowment or making memorial or planned gifts.


AMMG LogoNamed after the first abbot of Saint Meinrad, the Abbot Martin Marty Guild was begun in 1992 to recognize individuals who have taken a leadership role in supporting the work of Saint Meinrad with annual, unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more.

The program year runs from September 1 through August 31. Membership is renewable annually.

The Abbot Martin Marty Guild consists of four donor levels:

AMMG Sandstone
$1,000 - $2,499
AMMG Archway
$2,500 - $4,999
AMMG Pillars
$5,000 - $9,999
AMMG Spires
$10,000 or more

Members of the Abbot Martin Marty Guild:

  • Receive the satisfaction of knowing they are leaders in supporting the prayer and work of Saint Meinrad.
  • Are invited to an annual Day of Recollection at Saint Meinrad each fall.
  • Will be listed in the annual Honor Roll of donors (members may request to remain anonymous).
  • Are remembered daily in prayer by the monks of Saint Meinrad. Benefactors are especially remembered as the monastic community gathers for Vespers on the annual Day of Recollection.

New members also receive a special medallion, engraved with their name, that symbolizes their membership in the Abbot Martin Marty Guild.

To become a member of the Abbot Martin Marty Guild, make a gift now using our Online Giving Form.

The Einsiedeln Society LogoThe Society is named after the Abbey of Maria Einsiedeln in Switzerland, the Benedictine monastery that founded Saint Meinrad more than 160 years ago.

Two monks from the mother abbey came to rural, southern Indiana in the 1850s and bought land to start a new foundation. Their efforts sowed the seed of Benedictine holiness in a new and fruitful area.

Lifetime membership in The Einsiedeln Society is offered to those who invest in the future of Saint Meinrad by:

  • Remembering Saint Meinrad in their will,
  • Making a planned gift to Saint Meinrad (a trust, gift annuity, insurance policy, retirement plan beneficiary designation, etc.), or
  • Making an outright or cumulative gift of $10,000 or more for a specific endowment purpose.

With a gift of $10,000 or more, you can name a specific endowment fund for the purpose or memorial designation of your choice.

Each June, members of The Einsiedeln Society are invited to Saint Meinrad to attend Vespers and enjoy dinner and a program. Daily, the monks remember the Society's members in prayer, particularly on July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Einsiedeln, the patroness of the Archabbey Church.

To find out more about making a planned gift, contact Duane Schaefer at or (800) 682-0988.