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People and Places logoA new book, Conversations in the Abbey, Volume 2: The Next Generation of Senior Monks of Saint Meinrad Reflects on Their Lives, features in-depth interviews with 11 monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Ind. The book’s author/editor is Ruth Clifford Engs of Bloomington, a retired Indiana University professor and a Benedictine oblate of Saint Meinrad. She spoke with the monks about their early years in the monastery, their varying work assignments, changes they’ve seen in the Catholic Church and reflections on living as Benedictine monks for 50-plus years. The monks interviewed for the book included brothers, priests and a former abbot. The softcover book is available for $18.95 at Saint Meinrad’s Archabbey Gift Shop and The Scholar Shop. It also may be ordered online at: or

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter offers free education for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Topics range from the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia and how to identify the 10 warning signs to legal and financial planning and how to communicate throughout the various stages of the disease. “Education is vital,” said Linda Altmeyer, director of programs. “Unfortunately, we do not have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But, we can positively impact the journey through education, care and support.” There are no fees to attend programs, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. A full listing of education programs is available at Today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 110,000 Indiana residents.

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