Benedictine Institute of Saint John's

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."  Full Mission Statement

2018-2019 Events and Programs

We are pleased to share many different opportunities for you to learn about or participate in our institutions' Benedictine nature. Be sure to check the electronic CSB/SJU Bulletin Board and watch for emails from the Benedictine Institute for more details. Also, feel free to e-mail the Benedictine Institute, Rodger Narloch, or Trisa Schaeffer. We look forward to getting to know you and helping us all to grow in our understanding and appreciation for our Benedictine heritage.  

Other Resources

In addition to programming, the Benedictine Institute has identified a number of other ways to help members of our community to learn about the Catholic Benedictine perspective and explore what it might mean for one's own teaching or work. Please e-mail the Benedictine Institute, Rodger Narloch, or Trisa Schaeffer to take advantage of any of these resources. We look forward to getting to know you and helping us all to grow in our understanding and appreciation for our Benedictine heritage. 

Ten Year Anniversary Events

The Benedictine Institute will be hosting several events this fall to celebrate our ten-year anniversary.  Some events call upon past Institute program participants to reflect and reminisce, as well as help guide the Institute forward.  Others are simply fun events for all employees!