Community prayer--in the form of celebrations of the Eucharist and midday prayer--is a strong resource for spirituality within the School of Theology and Seminary. When classes are in session, the Eucharist is celebrated in the Emmaus chapel each Monday morning, while midday prayer, as part of the weekly "Convivium" celebration, is prayed on Thursdays.
Students plan these liturgies, and together with faculty and staff members, fill the ministry roles. A variety of priests, including monks of Saint John's Abbey, students in the School of Theology and Seminary, and others from the surrounding community, preside at Eucharist.
Group spiritual companioning is available to students throughout their time at Saint John's. Students, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to participate in the school's annual retreat.
Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist at Saint John's Abbey: Many students find that praying with the monks is one of the most formative experiences they have at Saint John's. Morning, midday, and evening prayer in the Abbey Church, along with daily and Sunday Eucharist, are open to all, except in rare circumstances. The Saint John's Abbey Web site provides further information.
Liturgy of the Hours and Eucharist at Saint Benedict's Monastery: The prayers and worship of the sisters of Saint Benedict's Monastery, in nearby St. Joseph, MN, are also open to the public. See their Web site for details and a schedule.
Workshops, Conferences, and Other Opportunities: The Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research offers a number of workshops each summer, and the undergraduate programs of Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict provide a variety of other avenues for spiritual enrichment. The School of Theology and Seminary also hosts speakers and sponsors many workshops and conferences throughout the year. Browse the Special Programs/Events section of this Web site for more details.