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Benedictine Heritage Study Tour

 The purpose of the Benedictine Heritage Study Tour is to help employees deepen their understanding of our Catholic Benedictine heritage.  The tours provide an opportunity to personally encounter the historic Italian and Bavarian sites to which the Benedictine communities of Saint John’s and Saint Benedict’s trace their origins. 


Application Information

If you are curious about what you may experience on this study tour, a good source of information is a video that one of the 2010 groups produced as a result of their tour.  This 15-minute video can be viewed at this link, Tour Video   

If you are curious about how to apply for the Heritage Study Tour check out the application link on the right side of the page.


 2014 Benedictine Heritage Study Tour Participants

May 19th-30th, 2014


Erik Aschenbeck                                          Admissions Office

Raj Chaphalkar                                            Institutional Advancement

Andy Dirksen                                               Res. Life/Intercultural Studies

Marie Eli                                                       Institutional Advancement

Chick Hardy - Co-director                        Benedictine Institute

Mary Ann Haws                                           SJU President's Office

Terry Johnson                                             Education Department

Kelly Kraemer                                              Peace Studies

Derek Larson                                               Environmental Studies

Scott Murphy                                               Art Department

Stacy Penk                                                    McCarthy Center

Tom Stock                                                     Athletics

Joe Schneeweis, OSB - Co-director         SJU Abby/Benedictine Institute

John Walz                                                     Abbey Housekeeping 






Tour Information


Video 2010 Tour