Ferdinand, Indiana

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MONASTERY IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, 1-64 exit 63 (SR 162), is one of the largest communities of Benedictine women in the United States. The 190-acre complex features a majestic domed church, outdoor Stations of the Cross, rosary steps and a Lourdes grotto. In addition, there are the Kordes Enrichment Center, a retreat and conference facility, and Marian Heights Academy, a boarding high school for girls.

An information office presents historical displays and a videotape about the sisters' way of life. Guided tours of the complex are given Tues.-Fri. at 10, 11, 1, 2 and 3, Sat.-Sun. at 1, 2 and 3, other times by appointment. Information center open daily 8:30-4:30. Donations. Phone (812) 367-1411.