Lunch and Learn is an ongoing series designed to educate faculty, staff, and administrators about the various elements that comprise the Catholic Benedictine character of Saint John's. Employees are invited to come together over lunch for a 30-minute presentation by a member or members of the community on a topic that addresses the history, culture, and/or spirituality of Saint John's.
Vision and Values: A Design History of Saint John's
Robin Pierzina, OSB
Building Community - One Person at a Time
Eric Hollas, OSB
Is ISIS Islamic?
Noreen Herzfeld, Ph.D.
The Nature of Saint John's
Larry Haeg and Jenny Kutter
Musings on Monastic Mergers
Five years after the "merging" of three Benedictine communities what have we learned about change and transition? What might it have to say to our college campus?
Sister Michaela Hedican, OSB
Once a Johnnie, always a Johnnie
Br. Lew Grobe
What is a monastic calling? How does a guy go from being a student at Saint John's to becoming a member of the monastic community? When Br. Lew Grobe became a monk of Saint John's Abbey, a college friend of his remarked that he was taking the "Once a Johnnie, always a Johnnie" tagline a bit too seriously. He recently made Collegeville his permanent home, but the road back to Saint John's wasn't always clear. In this presentation, Br. Lew will share how the idea of becoming a Benedictine got into his head and why he decided to act on it.
First Vatican II Document: Sacrosanctum Concilium
The first event in the Vatican Council II and Ecumenism Conference Series
Design of the Abbey Church
David Paul Lange, OSB
Attention, Work and Well Being