President Emeritus Dietrich Reinhart Passes Away

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September 30, 2008

Br. Dietrich Reinhart, OSB, president emeritus, passed away peacefully in Collegeville early on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Br. Dietrich was celebrated on Jan. 6 in the Abbey Church, followed by interment in the Abbey Cemetery. More than 1,000 people attended the Mass. An additional 415 watched it live through a Webcast from the church.   

The Tribute to Br. Dietrich event originally planned for Jan. 23 has been rescheduled to Apr. 17 at Saint John's.  All are welcome.  More details about this event will be forthcoming.

Reinhart served as the 11th president of Saint John's University from July 1, 1991 to October 21, 2008.

Dietrich Reinhart announces resignation (Oct. 16, 2008)

St. Cloud Times photo gallery from Anointing Service for Br. Dietrich (Nov. 5, 2008)

CaringBridge (to read the many messages from alumni, students, staff and friends sent to Br. Dietrich during his illness as well as his letters to his online community of support).