Catholic and Benedictine Tradition

Our Two Institutions

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, founded and enriched by Saint Benedict’s Monastery and Saint John’s Abbey, are Catholic and Benedictine liberal arts colleges dedicated to academic excellence in the search for truth, and to the intellectual, spiritual and ethical formation of every member of our community.

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, founded and enriched by Saint Benedict’s Monastery and Saint John’s Abbey, are Catholic and Benedictine liberal arts colleges dedicated to academic excellence in the search for truth, and to the intellectual, spiritual and ethical formation of every member of our community.

The Catholic intellectual tradition, infused with Benedictine values and spirituality, continues to inspire and guide us. The identity of our schools is more than religious sponsorship or the personal faith of our community members, important as these are. At CSB and SJU, we are deeply committed to engaging with the rich ideas and traditions of Catholic culture and thought.

On our campuses, the intellectual journey is goes beyond academics. We believe in the harmony of faith and reason, in honoring the full dignity of each person, and in seeking to promote justice and the common good. These principles are at the heart of both the Catholic intellectual tradition and our Benedictine identity.

Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition
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