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Lunch and Learn

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.

 

Lectio Divina: The Ancient Monastic Art of Praying with the Word
David Paul Lange, O.S.B.

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Ancient Fire to a Humane Future
Richard Bresnaham
Actual Lunch and Learn

Introductory Video to the Lunch and Learn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hospitality: Making Room Inside Ourselves for Another Person
S. Cecelia Prokosch

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Hidden in Plain View:
Artwork at Saint John's That Tells the Story

Martin Connell

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Vision and Values: A Design History of Saint John's
Robin Pierzina, OSB

Lunch and Learn Video

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
Prioress

Saint John's Abbey Church:
The Creation of a Modern Sacred Space

Victoria Young

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.

Massimo Faggioli

First Vatican II Document: Sacrosanctum Concilium
The first event in the Vatican Council II and Ecumenism Conference Series
Massimo Faggioli

Father Columba

From the Dark Ages to Cold War Europe, from Ethiopia to the Middle East and India, and on to Timbuktu: How Benedictines can't stop preserving endangered manuscripts
Fr. Columba Stewart

Design of the Abbey Church
David Paul Lange, OSB

Sam Thomas

Attention, Work and Well Being
Sam Thomas

Benedictine Heritage (Tour) Namesakes at St. Ben's & St. John's
Peggy Roske