Fr. Giles Nathe Grant for Missionary Service
Established in 1974, this endowment provides financial assistance to current students or recent graduates of Saint John's University who desire to pursue domestic or international missionary service. Recipients receive a stipend for travel and incidental expenses related to their service.
What is Mission?
Elizabeth Neville, Director of the Diocese of St. Cloud Office of Mission, explains Catholic Mission this way:
"Mission has changed over the last decade... it is not only about going to a third world country and fixing something. Mission has become about partnering, learning, and sharing from and with our brothers and sisters of the global church, exchanging of people and their giftedness as we build the kingdom of God together..."
About Fr. Giles Nathe, OSB
Fr. Giles Nathe, OSB (August 17th, 1934 - May 8th, 1993), was a member of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville Minnesota. For 37 years, Fr. Giles served as pastor of parishes in Cold Spring, Albany, Freeport, Saint Rose, and New York City. Fr. Giles was deeply interested in giving students the opportunity to pursue missionary service.
Recipients of the Fr. Giles Nathe Grant are selected by the Saint John's University Campus Ministry Office. Selection is based on the intent of Fr. Giles and according to the following criteria:
- Applicants must be qualified Saint John's University students desiring to pursue domestic or international missionary service. Length of service can range between three and twelve months. Students must have completed at least one full academic year of undergraduate study prior to the time of application.
- Applicants must possess an understanding of mission and demonstrate a strong motivation to serve.
- Applicants must present a clear proposal outlining the goals and nature of the service site(s) and its connection to mission.
- Applicants must be qualified and able to perform the basic physical and/or technical requirements of their service.
We are now accepting applications for the Fr. Giles Nathe Grant and applications will be accepted until the end of the semester.
For more information, please contact Saint John's Campus Ministry:
Phone: (320) 363-2790