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There is no other place like it.

We are here to inspire God’s people to seek truth, pursue wisdom and serve others together. We invite you to join us in discernment, growth, learning and prayer.



    A response to anti-Asian racism & the death of George Floyd

    We in the Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary are shocked and saddened by the anti-Asian racism manifested in violent acts in our country in the past week.  We condemn these actions and attitudes and stand in solidarity with our Asian students, friends, and compatriots.   We pray that we all may come to a better understanding of these sinful attitudes and may work together to eliminate whatever causes them from our hearts and our communities.


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    The heinous death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 has angered and saddened us here in the School of Theology and Seminary.  We, as a Roman Catholic and Benedictine institution, stand with those who are calling out for fundamental change not only within the police departments of our nation but in American life more broadly.  We recognize that this solidarity with our African American sisters and brothers will require change on our part.  We must become more aware of how a long-standing racist culture (America’s “original sin”) privileges whiteness and leads us the privileged to be slow to object openly to such violations of God-given dignity and human rights.  Listening to the voices of people of color will alert us to the biases and prejudices that keep us from taking concrete steps to bring about change.  In order to do this listening better, we commit ourselves to examine our own attitudes, practices, policies, and structures with the help of our students and others in the church and the public whom we are committed to serve.  This transformation of ourselves and our institutional culture demands that we take steps day-after-day in a conversion of life.



    Welcome Dr. Michael Rubbelke

    Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Rubbelke as Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Monastic Studies.

    Welcome Dr. Daniella Zsupan-Jerome

    Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, Ph.D. as the Director of Ministry Formation and Field Education.

    Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary receives Lilly Grant

    Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary receives a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish "Bridge Builders for a Thriving Mission: Co-Responsibility in the Changing Context of Congregational Life."

    Saint John’s Abbey Live-stream

    In response to recommendations limiting public gatherings, Saint John’s Abbey will live-stream Mass daily from the Abbey Church. Please join us online for the celebration of the Mass weekdays at 5:00 pm, Saturdays at 11:30 am, and Sundays at 10:30 am.

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