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.
An essay by Hilary Thimmesh, OSB
Benedictine Institute of Saint John's
Celebrating the Catholic & Benedictine Heritage of SJU
Lunch and Learn
Sister Michaela Hedican, OSB
"Musings on Monastic Mergers"
Saint Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota; Saint Bede Monastery, Eau Claire Wisconsin; Mount Benedict Monastery, Ogden, Utah
Five years after the "merging" of three Benedictine communities what have we learned about change and transition? What might it have to say to our college campus?
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Vatican II and Ecumenism Series, Part IV
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Day at a Glance:
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. 'Bar Jonah' - Intro to Dei Verbum - Abbey Chapter House
hosted by Charles Bobertz, Ph.D.
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer - Saint John's Abbey Church
5:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Social - Great Hall
6:00 p.m. Dinner - (Reservation + $5 fee) - Great Hall
7:30 p.m. Reading Scripture in the Wake of Vatican II:
Dei Verbum Fifty Years Out: Speaker Dr. Harry Attridge
Registration Deadline, March 16
Questions? Call 320-363-2622
Vatican II + Ecumenism
Keynote Lecture: Longing for Communion
Speaker: Elizabeth Groppe, PhD.
Abbot Primate Notker Wolf
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.
First Vatican II Document: Sacrosanctum Concilium
The first event in the Vatican Council II and Ecumenism Conference Series
Fr. 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
Link to Columba's talk
Br. David Paul Lange, OSB
The Design of the Abbey Church
If you missed Br. Paul's talk here is a link to it:
Book Discussion with Annette Atkins
Challenging Women Since 1913
Group 1: October 29 and
Group 2: Oct 31 and Nov 7
3:30-4:30 p.m. in Quad 241
|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
St. John's Abbey Church:
The Creation of a Modern Sacred Space
Victoria's Lunch and Learn
Queen Elizabeth II, Amahl and a Monk:
A Sneak Peek at the Amahl Puppets
Brother Paul Vincent Niebauer
Video of Brother Paul Vincent's Presentation
Abbot Notker Wolf
March Feast of Saint Benedict
The Classroom at the End of the World-
When Glamour Beckons, Can Benedictine
History of Saint Walburg Abbey, Eichstätt, Germany
Sister Ephrem's Video
"Building the Saint John's Abbey Church"
by Mike Geib
"Three Benedictine Mystics"
by Bernard McGinn, PhD
Benedictine Institute Blog
Assistant Director, Benedictine Institute