Benedictine Institute

Celebrating the Catholic & Benedictine Heritage of SJU

Upcoming Events

 Lunch and Learn
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?

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Quad 264


 Vatican II and Ecumenism Series, Part IV
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Day at a Glance:
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. 'Bar Jonah' - Intro to Dei Verbum - Abbey Chapter House
hosted by Charles Bobertz, Ph.D.
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer - Saint John's Abbey Church
5:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Social - Great Hall
6:00 p.m. Dinner - (Reservation + $5 fee) - Great Hall
7:30 p.m. Reading Scripture in the Wake of Vatican II:
Dei Verbum Fifty Years Out: Speaker Dr. Harry Attridge
Pellegrene Auditorium

 Registration Deadline, March 16
Questions? Call 320-363-2622



Recent Events


Vatican Council

Vatican II + Ecumenism
Keynote Lecture: Longing for Communion
Speaker: Elizabeth Groppe, PhD.





Notker Wolf

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.



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

Direct link to the SOT page




Fr. Columba Stewart,OSBFr. 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

Father Columba Sterwart's Talk


Br. David Paul LangeBr. David Paul Lange, OSB

The Design of the Abbey Church
If you missed Br. Paul's talk here is a link to it:

Br. David Paul's Talk



Book Discussion with Annette AtkinsAnnette Atkins

Challenging Women Since 1913
Group 1: October 29 and
November 5
Group 2: Oct 31 and Nov 7
3:30-4:30 p.m. in Quad 241




Pope Francis 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