Faculty members can request to be assigned a "Benedictine Buddy", a non-monastic CSB/SJU faculty member who has some knowledge of our Catholic Benedictine mission and is interested in discussing such issues. This person can be thought of as a mentor or resource for a faculty member interested in knowing more about this aspect of our mission. This can range from in-depth conversations to simply having someone to ask what you think are "stupid questions." Although newer faculty are especially encouraged to take advantage of this program, any faculty member can request a Benedictine Buddy. The Benedictine Institute has some funding available for the two of you to go for coffee or have lunch together to discuss such issues. Contact us if you would like a Buddy or if you would like to volunteer to be a Buddy for someone else.