Architect: Marcel Breuer & Associates, New York
Dates: 1958-1961, 1984
A wealth of information is available about the Abbey Church. See Abbey and University Church: An Introduction and the other sources listed below.
See also Breuer Bibliography
Abbey and University Church of Saint John the Baptist, 5th ed, a 36-page illustrated booklet about the Abbey Church, 1980.
Abbey Church Tour Brochure, colored photos and descriptions of the church and its features; includes "The Relics of Collegeville: Souvenirs of the Saints" by Michael Kwatera, OSB, from the Abbey Banner, Fall 2002, p. 12-13.
To Praise the Living God, a 16-page illustrated booklet about the Abbey Church planning, ca. 1958.
Walking Tour of the Abbey Church, a brochure with a map and information
Abbey Church Construction, a YouTube video (14:40 min) using archival photos to show the monumental task of building the church.
Building the Saint John's Abbey Church, a YouTube video (9:25 min) describing the architect and the costruction process of the Abbey.
Thimmesh, Hilary, OSB. Marcel Breuer and a Committee of Twelve Plan a Church: A Monastic Memoir. Collegeville: SJU Press, 2011.
Twomey, Mark “New Church, St. Thomas Hall Ahead of Schedule,” The Record, 10 October 1958, p.4.
Steinbronn, Tim “Stained Glass Artistry Progesses,” The Record, 6 May 1960, p.2.
Haeg, Ben, "86 is Year of Architectural Anniversaries," Alumni Magazine, Autumn, 1986, p. 6-8.
Horwich, Jeff. "Still controversial, the Abbey Church turns 40," Minnesota Public Radio. 24 October 2001.