History of Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s


An Unexpected Call  by Abbot Douglas Mullin

Gift to the Community: How the Benedictine Sisters Shaped Healthcare in Central Minnesota by Brendon Duffy

Celebrating 25th Anniversary of The Saint John’s Bible by Rev. Michael Patella 

The Saint John’s Bible by Tim Ternes

Around the World with Saint Benedict by Robert Bell

It’s All God’s Work by Sr. Mara Faulkner

The Land, the Forest, and the Place of Agriculture at Saint John’s by Tom Kroll

From Ancient Fire to a Humane Future by Richard Bresnahan

Hidden in Plain View by Martin Connell

Vision and Values: A Design History of Saint John’s by Br. Robin Pierzina

The Nature of Saint John’s by Larry Haeg & Jenny Kutter

Saint John’s Abbey Church: The Creation of a Modern Sacred Space by Victoria Young

The History of Eichstatt by Sr. Ephrem Hollermann

Design of the Abbey Church by Br. David Paul Lange

Becoming Benedictine: A Brief History by Fr. Columba Stewart

Building the Saint John’s Abbey Church

Abbey Church Construction Slideshow

AMEN: The Saint John’s Bible

Lake Sagatagan: A Lake of Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum

Schools tried to forcibly assimilate Indigenous kids. Can the US make amends?
related article CSB/SJU students working on projects with White Earth Nation


Benedictine Bits: Saint Benedict’s: A Historic Look

Benedictine Bits: Saint John’s: A Historic Look

Benedictine Bits: Clemens Library Incorporates Benedictine History

Benedictine Bits: Saint John’s Pottery

Benedictine Bits: Sacred Heart Chapel

Benedictine Bits: Abbey Church Bell Banner

Benedictine Bits: BAC Benedictine Connections

Benedictine Bits: The Pines of Saint John’s

Benedictine Bits: The Saint John’s Cross

Benedictine Bits: Stella Maris Chapel

Benedictine Bits: Saint John’s Preparatory School: Yesterday and Today

CSB/SJU students working on projects with White Earth Nation
related video Schools tried to forcibly assimilate Indigenous kids. Can the US make amends?

Books on Saint Ben’s/Saint John’s (available in the Benedictine Institute Office, Quad 241)

Foundations of Benedictine Education by Fr. Hilary Thimmesh

The Reshaping of a Tradition by Sr. Ephrem Hollermann, Ch. 3

Thoughts on the Saint John’s University Sesquicentennial by Br. Dietrich Reinhart

Keeping the Spirit in the Water of the 21st Century by Dave DeLand

Saint John’s Abbey Church and The Saint John’s Bible: Quantum Entanglement by Patrick Henry

Ten Years After Brother Dietrich’s Vision and Spirit Live on in the Benedictine Institute by Dana Drazenovich

Benedictine Tradition


Daily Reflections: Posts by Fr. Don Talafous

Monk’s Chronicle: A Blog by Fr. Eric Hollas