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   Lifelong Learning for Ecclesial Ministers

As a center for theological learning and ministerial formation, Saint John's School of Theology•Seminary offers the Conversatio retreats and programming. With Benedictine spirituality at its source, Conversatio ("lifelong conversion") seeks to:

  • Serve as a resource for clergy and lay ecclesial ministers
  • Repond to the changing needs of Christian life
  • Offer time and space for prayer, reflection and study
  • Create networks of support among peers in ministry
  • Assist ministers in becoming resources to one another
  • Help create healthy, vital parish communities

Please explore our upcoming events on the calendar to the right, or contact us with questions at (320) 363-3052 or

Read more about Conversatio.

Conversatio Events
Testing the Waters

A workshop and peer group program on cultivating healthy parishes.

Collegeville Conference on Music, Liturgy and the Arts

The 2014 conference is entitled, "Worship in a Changing Church: Perspectives, Resources, Skills
June 16-19, 2014

29th Annual Monastic Institute 
"Imagining the Future: Monastic Life in 2020" 
June 29 - July 3, 2014

Praying With Imagination
An artistic retreat, facilitated by Barbara Sutton, D.Min, using The Saint John's Bible to ignite the spiritual imagination
July 13-18, 2014