Celebrating the Catholic & Benedictine Heritage of SJU
The Mission Statement for the Benedictine Institute states in part, “The Benedictine Institute is to strengthen and articulate in fresh ways the Catholic and Benedictine character of Saint John’s University that has been its hallmark since it was founded by the monks of Saint John’s Abbey in 1857.
“The Benedictine Institute will undertake its mission through existing programs and new initiatives to promote a lively, rich, and authentic understanding and appreciation of Benedictine life and culture on campus.
“Orienting new faculty and staff to Saint John’s history and the Benedictine character and ethos underlying it will be one goal. Exploring the bearing of historic Benedictine values and practices on educational and vocational goals will be another. Sponsoring visiting scholars and organizing symposia on matters of particular concern to contemporary Benedictines will be a third. Planning study tours for faculty and staff to Catholic and Benedictine sites as funding allows will be a fourth.”
Eric Hollas, OSB
Building Community - One Person at a Time
Noreen Herzfeld, Ph.D.
Is ISIS Islamic?
Larry Haeg and Jenny Kutter
The Nature of Saint John's
Thursday, September 17
Sister Michaela Hedican, OSB
"Musings on Monastic Mergers"
Saint Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota; Saint Bede Monastery, Eau Claire Wisconsin; Mount Benedict Monastery, Ogden, Utah
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?
Vatican II and Ecumenism Series, Part IV
Dei Verbum Fifty Years Out: Speaker Dr. Harry Attridge
Attridge Keynote Address
Vatican II + Ecumenism
Keynote Lecture: Longing for Communion
Speaker: Elizabeth Groppe, PhD.
Abbot Primate Notker Wolf
Midday prayer in Emmaus Chapel. Music by
Fr. Bob Koopmann and Abbot Primate Notker Wolf
Talk on Leadership in the Pellegrene Auditorium
The Abbot Primate is leader of the 25,000+ monastic Benedictines worldwide.
First Vatican II Document: Sacrosanctum Concilium
The first event in the Vatican Council II and Ecumenism Conference Series
Fr. Columba Stewart,OSB
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
Link to Columba's talk
Br. David Paul Lange, OSB
The Design of the Abbey Church
If you missed Br. Paul's talk here is a link to it:
Book Discussion with Annette Atkins
Challenging Women Since 1913
Group 1: October 29 and
Group 2: Oct 31 and Nov 7
3:30-4:30 p.m. in Quad 241
|Discussion: Pope Francis
Statement on the
Future of the Church
October 24th 3:30 to 4:30 in Quad 341.
Link to Pope's Comments