Celebrating the Catholic & Benedictine Heritage of SJU
Discussion with Jose Bourget
Evening Lecture Series:
First Vatican II Document: Sacrosanctum Concilium
December 4, 2013
The first event in the Vatican Council II and Ecumenism Conference Series will feature Massimo Faggioli, PhD, Assistant Professor of Theology, Saint Thomas University, Saint Paul, MN. Professor Faggioli worked in the "John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies" in Bologna, Italy, between 1996 and 2008 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Turin in 2002. In 2013 Liturgical Press will published his new book, True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium. Faggioli work argues for Sacrosanctum concilium as not only the first decree of the council but also the ground-breaking work that sets the spirit and direction of the decrees that follow. Professor Faggioli's background and scholarly make him a foremost scholar on the council, and his lecture promises to engage conference participants in fruitful ways.
Please note that we ask participants to register for the following events. Registration for all but the conference dinner is free of charge, but registration will allow the conference planners to get a better sense of numbers and appropriate facility accomodations.
3:45-4:45: Bar Jonah - Vatican Coffee Bar, Abbey Chapter House
Facilitated by Father Anthony Ruff, OSB, the event will orient conference participants to the convocation, spirit, and events of Vatican Council II. It will further focus on the major concepts and advances of Sacrosanctum Concilium. This initial event will be held in the Abbey Chapter House and feature coffee and good conversation.
5:00-5:30: Evening Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours, Abbey Church
Following the Coffee Bar, please join the monks of Saint John's Abbey for Evening Prayer in the Abbey Church. Persons will be on-hand to welcome and assist those who wish to pray.
6:00-7:15 PM Conference Dinner - Social Hour, Founder's Room
Everyone is invited to join the conference speaker, faculty, and students of the School of Theology•Seminary for dinner in the Saint John's University Founder's Room. Please note that registration and payment are required for the dinner. Dinner cost is $10 per person.
7:30-8:45 PM Conference Address, Stephen B. Humphrey Auditorium
The conference event will culminate in the keynote lecture offered by Massimo Faggioli. Time for questions and answers will follow the lecture.
Direct link to the SOT page
Bishop Dennis Madden
Chair, USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Second Vatican II Document:
March Feast of Saint Benedict
Galmour, a Sense of Place, and Young People.
The Meaning of Benedictine Stabilty in Toady's World
Noontime Lecture Series: Lunch and Learn Br. David Paul Lange, OSB Fr. Columba Stewart,OSB From the Dark Ages to Cold War Europe, Monday, November 18 Afternoon Discussion Series: Book Discussion with Annette Atkins Challenging Women Since 1913 Slide show and Discussion
The Design of the Abbey Church
If you missed Br. Lange's talk here is a link to it:
from Ethiopia to the Middle East and India,
and on to Timbuktu: How Benedictines
can't stop preserving endangered manuscripts
11:30 - 12:30, Quad 264
Discussion: Pope Francis
Statement on the
Future of the Church
October 24th 3:30 to 4:30 in Quad 341.
Link to Pope's Comments
Group 1: October 29 and
Group 2: Oct 31 and Nov 7
3:30-4:30 p.m. in Quad 241
with Vince Michael
Vince will present images from his book,
The Architecture of Barry Byrne:
Taking the Prairie School to Europe,
Barry Byrne, like Marcel Breuer, was one of the architects
invited to create a master plan for
Saint John's and the Abbey Church.
November 20 -- 3:30 p.m. -- in Quad 241
Lunch and Learn
Br. David Paul Lange, OSB
Fr. Columba Stewart,OSB
From the Dark Ages to Cold War Europe,
Monday, November 18
Afternoon Discussion Series:
Book Discussion with Annette Atkins
Challenging Women Since 1913
Slide show and Discussion