Winter/Spring 2018


Hemmelgarn’s passions for photography, sports, travel developed into his dream job at SJU
He could envision bits and pieces of his ideal future before he got here, but at Saint John’s Brace Hemmelgarn ’12 found himself, found his focus, found his dream. He’s the Minnesota Twins’ first official team photographer, and also an accomplished travel and sports photographer with an eye for vibrant, breathtaking photos. At 28, he’s living that dream.

Carrying Benedictine values into a new century
There was a time when the Benedictine ethos of Saint John’s University seamlessly and naturally permeated the campus. Now, in a changing world with fewer monastics, there have to be more intentional and proactive means of instilling the Benedictine spirit. A look at new initiatives for carrying forth that spirit, its history and perspectives on its past and future.

Oliver’s inspiring life has no limits
Being born without a left hand isn’t a deal-breaker for a college student, but it ordinarily is for a college basketball player. John Oliver ’18, though, is anything
but ordinary – a vibrant, magnetic, dynamic personality who brings his bottomless well of positive energy and enthusiasm to the basketball court, to the
classroom and to his own ambitious, limitless potential.


My Perspective
View from Collegeville
Service to the Church
In Sight  Photo: Brace's Saint John's Campus View
Advancing the Mission
Alumni Connection
Johnnie Sports 

Class Notes
Inspiring Lives 
Photo Gallery: Brace Hemmelgarn Picture Collection