Theology Days

Theology Day is a chance for people in our communities who are seeking a deeper understanding of their faith and its place in their everyday lives to learn from and interact with the theologians of Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. It offers a chance for these scholars to gain insights and grow in their faith, as well.

A typical Theology Day consists of registration and refreshments, followed by a period of conversation/presentation/lecture. The conversation then continues as participants are given a chance to continue their discussions with one another. Morning presentations are followed by a complimentary lunch for all participants, and most evening sessions also include a meal.

There is no fee for Theology Day, but registration is required. Free-will offerings and gifts to support the mission of the School of Theology and Seminary are gratefully accepted. Click here to support Theololgy Day today!

2015-2016 Theology Days


God's Gifts Within Us - What Are We Doing With Them?

Bernard Evans

Presenter: Bernard Evans, Ph.D.

Dates and Times:  

  • Sept. 11 - 8:30a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • Sept. 22 - 6 p.m -9 p.m - Pax Christi Catholic Church, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Nov. 6 - 8:30a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • Dec. 10 - 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Saint Joseph the Worker Church, Maple Grove, MN
  • March 18 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Diocese of Orange Pastroal Center at Christ Cathedral - Auditorium 4 - A, Garden Grove, CA 
  • March 19 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -  Los Angeles, CA

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Pope Francis and the Synod on the Family

Kristin and Shawn Colberg

Presenter: Kristen Colberg, Ph.D. and Shawn Colberg, Ph.D.

Dates and Times: 

  • Oct. 9 - 8:30a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • Oct. 30 - 8:30a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • Nov. 19 - 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Saint Joseph the Worker Church, Maple Grove, MN

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 Global Warming - Who Is to Blame? A Prophetic View of Collective Responsibility

Father Dale Launderville

Presenter: Father Dale Launderville, OSB

Dates and Times:

  • Dec. 4 - 8:30a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • Jan. 29 - 8:30a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • Feb. 5 - 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Bellasera Hotel, Naples, FL
  • Feb. 18 - 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Church of Saint Mary, Alexandria, MN
  • Mar. 3 - 4:30 p.m. SOT Informational Session and Dinner/ 6:00 Theology Day presentation - Saint Edward Church, Waterloo, IA
  • Mar. 6 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Saint John Vianney Parish, Omaha, NE
  • May 12 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN

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 The Grammar of Vocation: Changing the Ways We Talk about Our Callings

 Kathleen Cahalan

Presenter: Kathleen Cahalan, Ph.D.

Dates and Times:

  • March 4 - 8:30am-1:00pm - The Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • April 1 - 8:30a.m.-1 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • April 7 - 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - St. Frances Cabrini Church, Minneapolis, MN

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A Benedictine Approach to Spirituality: Wisdom Deepened by Interfaith Dialogue
Becky Van Ness

Presenter: Becky Van Ness

Dates and Times:

  • April 15 - 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
  • May 2 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - St. Philip's Catholic Church, Bemidji, MN

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The Christian Gospel: What should we expect from it, and what have we settled for?
Fr. Michael Patella, OSB

Presenter: Fr. Michael Patella, OSB

Dates and Times:

  • October 24 - 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Drury Inns & Suites, O'Fallon, IL

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The Liturgical Reading of The Gospel of Mark
Charles Bobertz

Presenter: Charles Bobertz

Dates and Times:

  • February 20, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Gillin Hall at St. John Neumann Church, Columbia, SC      

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