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Fr. Giles Nathe Grant for Missionary Service


Established in 1974, this endowment provides financial assistance to current students or recent graduates of Saint John's University who desire to pursue domestic or international missionary service. Recipients receive a stipend for travel and incidental expenses related to their service.

What is Mission?
Elizabeth Neville, Director of the Diocese of St. Cloud Office of Mission, explains Catholic Mission this way:

"Mission has changed over the last decade... it is not only about going to a third world country and fixing something. Mission has become about partnering, learning, and sharing from and with our brothers and sisters of the global church, exchanging of people and their giftedness as we build the kingdom of God together..."

About Fr. Giles Nathe, OSB

Fr. Giles Nathe, OSB (August 17th, 1934 - May 8th, 1993), was a member of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville Minnesota. For 37 years, Fr. Giles served as pastor of parishes in Cold Spring, Albany, Freeport, Saint Rose, and New York City. Fr. Giles was deeply interested in giving students the opportunity to pursue missionary service.

Applicant Requirements

  1. Must be a Saint John's University student (Class of 2016, 2017, or 2018)
  2. Student receiving grant must publicly present about their mission experience upon return.
  3. Scholarship will be awarded in the format of a grant totaling up to $1,800.

Past Recipients

Jake Collins: Spend six weeks in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico working in a school helping to tutor impoverished children with Las Misioneras de la Madre de Dios. 

For more information, please contact Saint John's Campus Ministry:

Phone: (320) 363-2790
Email: [email protected]