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Benedictine Institute of Saint John's

The Mission Statement for the Benedictine Institute states in part, “The Benedictine Institute is to strengthen and articulate in fresh ways the Catholic and Benedictine character of Saint John’s University that has been its hallmark since it was founded by the monks of Saint John’s Abbey in 1857.
 “The Benedictine Institute will undertake its mission through existing programs and new initiatives to promote a lively, rich, and authentic understanding and appreciation of Benedictine life and culture on campus.
 “Orienting new faculty and staff to Saint John’s history and the Benedictine character and ethos underlying it will be one goal.  Exploring the bearing of historic Benedictine values and practices on educational and vocational goals will be another.  Sponsoring visiting scholars and organizing symposia on matters of particular concern to contemporary Benedictines will be a third.  Planning study tours for faculty and staff to Catholic and Benedictine sites as funding allows will be a fourth.”

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Robin Pierzina, OSB
Vision and Values: A Design History of Saint John's

 

Even before Saint John's Abbey was founded, Abbot Boniface Wimmer expressed a commitment "to have our monasteries [be] nurseries of the fine arts."  Since Saint John's humble beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century, the arts have animated and formed the lives, lifestyle, and vision of the monastic community.  During this Lunch and Learn presentation, through commentary and eye-statements Brother Robin will trace the history of Saint John's through the lens of design and architecture, drawing on the work and stewardship of the Campus Planning and Design Committee.

Friday, February12
11:30-12:30
Quad 264

 

Inscriptions On the Art at Saint John's

Martin Connell

Walking tours april 14 & 19th

 

 

 

 

Recent Events

 

Eric Hollas, OSB
Building Community - One Person at a Time  

Eric Hollas Lunch and Learn Video

 

 

 

 

 

Noreen Herzfeld, Ph.D.
Is ISIS Islamic?

  Noreen Herzfeld Lunch and Learn Video

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Haeg and Jenny Kutter
The Nature of Saint John's 

 Nature of Saint John's Lunch and Learn Video

 

 

 


Sister Michaela Hedican, OSB
Prioress
"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?

Musings on Monastic Mergers Video

 

 

 

Vatican II and Ecumenism Series, Part IV
Dei Verbum Fifty Years Out: Speaker Dr. Harry Attridge
 
Attridge Keynote Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For older links check out our Lunch and Learn, or Tea and Talk pages. 

Spotlight

Scholarship and Creativity Day
Benedictine Values Page Link

What are the Benedictine Values?
Video Link  

 

 

 

 


Eric Hollas, OSB

Building Community - One Person at a Time
  
Lunch and Learn Video

 

 

Noreen Herzfeld, Ph.D.
Is ISIS Islamic?

 Lunch and Learn Video

 

 

Larry Haeg and Jenny Kutter
The Nature of Saint John's 
 Nature of Saint John's unch and Learn Video

 

 


Vatican CouncilVatican II and Ecumenism Series, Part IV
Dei Verbum Fifty Years Out: Dr. Harry Attridge
 
Attridge Keynote Address

 

 

St. John's Abbey Church:
The Creation of a Modern Sacred Space
Victoria Young
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 WoflAbbot Notker Wolf

The Art of Leadership Video
Interview Videos
English

German

 
 

Gerald SchlabachGerald Schlabach
March Feast of Saint Benedict
The Classroom at the End of the World-
When Glamour Beckons, Can Benedictine
Values Compete?

Gerald's Video

Sister
Ephrem Hollermann
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

 

Related Links

Contact Us

David-Paul Lange, OSB
Director, Benedictine Institute
320-363-2557

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