Monastery
Monte Cassino

Monte Cassino is a rocky hill about 130 km (80 miles) southeast of Rome, Italy, c. 2 km to the west of the town of Cassino (the Roman Casinum having been on the hill) and 520 m altitude. St. Benedict established his first monastery, the source of the Benedictine Order, here around 529.

Students
Foundations of Benedictine Education

An essay by Hilary Thimmesh, OSB

Benedictine Institute of Saint John's

Celebrating the Catholic & Benedictine Heritage of SJU

Upcoming Events

 

May 19, 2014
Depart from Minneapolis to Rome

May 21
San Benedetto - Mass and tour
Vatican Museum - Guided tour
Mass at St. Peter's
Group discussion
May 23
Sacro Speco - Guided tour
Santa Scholastica Abbey - Guided tour
Group discussion and lectio divina
Overnight at Santa Scholastica

May 25
Free day

May 27
Van to Eichstätt  
Tour of church and cryp

May 29
Free day


May 20
Sant' Anselmo - Lunch and tour
Reflectigon / goal sharin

May 22
Ancient Rome - Guided tour
Scavi - Guided tour
Group discussion

May 24
Monte Cassino - Guided tour
Return to Rome
Pot luck and group discussion

May 26
Flight from Rome to Munich
Monastery in Metten - Lunch and tour
Van to Munich
Group discussion

May 28
Meeting with Mother Franziska
City tour

May 30
Return flights to Minneapolis

 

 

 


  

Recent Events

 

Notker Wolf

Abbot Primate Notker Wolf
Thursday April 3rd
Midday prayer in Emmaus Chapel. Music by
Fr. Bob Koopmann and Abbot Primate Notker Wolf
Talk on Leadership in the Pellegrene Auditorium
The Abbot Primate is leader of the 25,000+ monastic Benedictines worldwide.

 


Bishop Dennis MaddenBishop Denis Madden
Chair, USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Second Vatican II Document:
Unitatis Redintegratio
March 27, 7:30 pm, Pellegrene Auditorium SJU

   

 

 

 

Tea and TalkElizabeth LiebertS. Josue Behnen
By: S. Josue Behnen, Osb and S. Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM
Benedictine and Ignatian Views of Discernment in Conversation
Monday, December 9
3:30-4:30 Quad 241

 

 

 

 

Massimo Faggioli Massimo Faggioli
First Vatican II Document: Sacrosanctum Concilium
December 4, 2013
The first event in the Vatican Council II and Ecumenism Conference Series

Direct link to the SOT page

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion with Jose Bourget
Former Director of Intercultural Programs at CSB/SJU
Working in the Church of the poor in the Dominican Republic:
Incorporating Benedictine values in your life and work
November 21 -- 3:30 p.m. -- 4:00 in Quad 241

 

 

 

Vince MichaelSlide show and Discussion
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

 

 

 

 

Fr. Columba Stewart,OSBFr. Columba Stewart, OSB

From the Dark Ages to Cold War Europe,
from Ethiopia to the Middle East and India,
and on to Timbuktu: How Benedictines
can't stop preserving endangered manuscripts

Monday, November 18
11:30 - 12:30, Quad 264
Link to Columba's talk

Father Columba Sterwart's Talk

 

 

 

 

Br. David Paul LangeBr. David Paul Lange, OSB

The Design of the Abbey Church
If you missed Br. Paul's talk here is a link to it:

Br. David Paul's Talk

 

 

 

 

 

Book Discussion with Annette AtkinsAnnette Atkins

Challenging Women Since 1913
Group 1: October 29 and
November 5
Group 2: Oct 31 and Nov 7
3:30-4:30 p.m. in Quad 241

 

 

 

Pope Francis 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

Spotlight

Gerald SchlabachGerald Schlabach
March Feast of Saint Benedict
The Classroom at the End of the World-
When Glamour Beckons, Can Benedictine
Values Compete?
Thursday, March 20th
4 to 5 pm in Quad 264

Gerald's Video

Sister
Ephrem Hollermann
History of Saint Walburg Abbey, Eichstätt, Germany
Feb. 5, 2014
Sister Ephrem's Video

 
 
Father ColumbaFr. Columba Stewart
  From the Dark Ages to Cold War Europe,
  from Ethiopia to the Middle East and India,
  and on to Timbuktu: How Benedictines
  can't stop preserving endangered manuscripts

 
Link to Father Columba Stewart's talk

Br. David Paul Lange OSB   David Paul Lange, OSB
    Design of the Abbey Church
    If you missed Br. Paul's talk here is a link to it:
    Br. David Paul's Talk

 

 



Sam Thomas"Attention, Work and Well Being"

 by: Sam Thomas

 

 

"Benedictine Heritage (Tour) Namesakes at St. Ben's & St. John's" by Peggy Roske

 

"Building the Saint John's Abbey Church"

by Mike Geib

 

"Three Benedictine Mystics"

by Bernard McGinn, PhD

 

Benedictine Institute Blog

 

Contact Us

Fr. Mark Thamert, OSB
Director, Benedictine Institute

Gloria Hardy
Assistant Director, Benedictine Institute
(320) 363-2475