Theology Day

Theology Day is a chance for people in our communities who are seeking a deeper understanding of their faith and its place in their everyday lives to learn from and interact with the theologians of Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary. It offers a chance for these scholars to gain insights and grow in their faith, as well.

A typical Theology Day consists of registration and refreshments, followed by a period of conversation/presentation/lecture. The conversation then continues as participants are given a chance to continue their discussions with one another. Morning presentations are followed by a complimentary lunch for all participants, and most evening sessions also include a meal.

There is no fee for Theology Day, but registration is required. Free-will offerings and gifts to support the mission of the School of Theology·Seminary are gratefully accepted.

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2013 - 2014 Theology Days

Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Thinking Clearly about Economic Complicity

Dan Finn

Presenter: Dan Finn, Ph. D.

Dates and Time:

  • Jan. 17 - 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall - Saint John's University

  • Apr. 29 - 6 p.m. -9 p.m. - Town and Country - Saint Paul

  • Feb. 14 - 8:00 - 1 p.m. - The Community of the Blessed
    Sacrament, 11300 North 64th Street, Scottdale, AZ

Additional Information Register now!


More Than Computers: Human Identity in a Digital World

Noreen Herzfeld


Presenter: Noreen Herzfeld, Ph. D.

Dates and Time:

  • Sept. 27 - 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall - Saint John's University
  • Oct. 25 - 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall - Saint John's University

  • Nov. 21 - 6 p.m.-9 p.m.. - Church or Saint Mary, Alexandria

  • Dec. 19 - 6 p.m. -9 p.m. - Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis

Additional Information | Register now!


The Afterlife: Is There a Heaven? Is There a Hell?

 Fr Dale Launderville


Presenter: Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB., Ph. D.

Dates and Time:  

  • May 5 - 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Maple Grove

Additional Information Register now! 

A Poor Church and a Church for the Poor: Saint Francis of Assisi and Christian Poverty in the 21st Century

Shawn Colberg

Presenter: Shawn Colberg, Ph. D.

Dates and Time: 

  • February 23, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - St. John Vianney parish 5801 Oak Hills Drive, Omaha, NE 68137 (Social Hall - includes lunch)

  • April 4 - 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall - Saint John's University Cancelled

  • May 2 - 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall - Saint John's University

  • May 13 - 6 p.m. -9 p.m. - Saint Frances Cabrini Church, Minneapolis

Additional Information | Register now! 



Responsibility, Leadership, and Change: The Challenges of an Adult Church

Bill Cahoy 

Presenter: William J. Cahoy, Ph. D. 

Date and Time:

  • Sept. 14 - 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. - Drury Inn & Suites, O'Fallon, IL (St. Louis area) 

    Additional Information | Register now! 



    The Old Testament background to Christ's Passion, Death and Resurrection
    (Suffering Servant and Discipleship)

    Fr. Michael Patella

    Presenter: Fr. Michael Patella, OSB

    Dates and Time: 

    • March 7 - 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. - St. Agnes Church,  
      7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, FL 34120
      (Parish Center)

    • March 27 - 6 - 9 p.m. - Christ Cathedral,
      13280 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840

    • March 29 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - San Fernando Regional
      Pastoral Center, 15101 San Fernando Mission Blvd.
      Mission Hills, CA 91345

    Additional Information | Register now! 



     Business & Theology

    Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: Making Meaning While Making Money 

     Augie Turak

    Presenter: August (Augie) Turak

    Dates and Time: 

    • May 6 - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - The Minneapolis Club
      (there will be a fee for parking - about $8 or less)
      (includes lunch)
      729 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Flyer | Register now! 



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