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Mass of Christian Burial for Father Fintan Alfred Bromenshenkel, OSB

Father Fintan Alfred Bromenshenkel, OSB October 23, 1918 – September 13, 2017 Reception of the Body in the baptistry of the abbey church on Monday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m., followed by Vigil of Monastic Burial prayer service. Mass of Christian Burial in the abbey church on Tuesday, September 19, at 3:30 p.m., followed by burial in the abbey cemetery.

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Honoring MPR founding Chairman, Fr. Colman James Barry, OSB

As most of you know, this is Minnesota Public Radio's 50th anniversary and a time to reflect on what helped us create this remarkable achievement for Minnesota and the nation. MPR had two key founders. I was one of them, serving as MPR's first president for 44 years and, since 2011, as President Emeritus. The other is Colman Barry, OSB, a monk at St. John's University who had remarkable insight on how to extend the traditional Benedictine values, the enrichment of education and the arts and culture of St. John's to the broader community.

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Search for Unity “An Urgent Need Today”

The need for the ecumenical movement is an urgent one today, said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit as he spoke this week at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Minnesota. “It is an urgent need today, for the sake of the future of the churches—and for all humankind and the creation,” he said. “The search for the unity of the church is a service to all – and therefore a central dimension of the mission of the church of Christ in this world.”

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Hill Museum & Manuscript Library awarded a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for vHMML 3.0

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University an outright grant of $323,958 plus $42,430 in matching funds for development of vHMML (Virtual HMML) 3.0, a platform for manuscript studies. vHMML 3.0 will offer users greater discoverability of manuscripts and associated metadata, and an enhanced ability to share data with other scholars and digital humanities projects. HMML was one of 245 recipients nationwide, and its award among the largest of the 27 Digital Humanities Advancement Grants.

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Becoming a Monk

For over 1,500 years, Benedictine monks around the world have followed the teachings of Jesus Christ by choosing to live together under the Rule of Saint Benedict. The monks of Saint John's Abbey follow in the footsteps of this ancient tradition, and invite you to explore our communal life in Christ.

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Live Streaming Mass

"It is the liturgy through which, especially in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, ‘the work of our redemption is accomplished’, and it is through the liturgy, especially, that the faithful are enabled to express in their lives and manifest to others the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church."

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Oblates of Saint John's

An oblate is a Christian who seeks God though a formal relationship with a particular monastic community. Oblates are men or women, lay or ordained, married or single, who seek to integrate the spirit of Saint Benedict in their daily lives.

Oblate Community & Resources

 

Abbey Volunteering

GARDENING PARTNER: The Abbey gardens are both beautiful and productive. Assist the monks in seasonal vegetable planting and harvesting, or work campus-wide to plant and care for the flowers that help make Saint John's so beautiful.

Volunteer Opportunities

Abbey Volunteering

OFFICE ASSISTANT: The Oblate office, Development office, Cemetery office, and others need volunteers to help keep the Abbey running smoothly, and meeting the ministerial needs of those whom it serves.

Volunteer Opportunities

Abbey Volunteering

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nearly every office and department at Saint John's can use and well appreciate new pictures of the Abbey grounds, buildings, events, and people. Whether you are an expert photographer, or simply enjoy walking the grounds, your shot may be perfect.

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Giving & Support

Your gift to our Annual Fund helps ensure a continuation of our abbey’s tradition of service and ministry to the church, a tradition that stretches back to 1856. We invite you to collaborate with us in our important work. Keep our abbey in your prayers, pray for vocations, and consider contributing. Be assured, you will be in our prayers as well.

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Giving & Support

ORGAN RENOVATION AND COMPLETION: After fifty years of use, the Abbey Church organ is in need of renovation, and finally due for completion. Your donation will support the liturgical and devotional needs of Saint John's, as well as liturgical and concert needs of the University’s undergraduate and graduate level liturgical music programs.

Help Renovate the Organ

Giving & Support

VOCATIONS: encouraging monastic vocations is vital to the future of Saint John’s and ensures an ongoing Benedictine presence in the apostolates of the abbey. Your contribution to the abbey’s Annual Fund supports the Vocation Program.

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Daily Reflection

Fr. Don Talafous, OSB, a monk of Saint John’s Abbey was born in Duluth, MN. He is a former university chaplain and theology professor of Saint John’s University. Among his many talents is the ability to recall the names of hundreds, if not thousands, of alumni when they greet him on campus, in the Minneapolis Skyway, or in some foreign land.

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Liturgy Q&A

This question-and-answer column has appeared in the Visitor, the newspaper of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, since 2009. Rev. Michael Kwatera, O.S.B., monk of Saint John’s Abbey, holds a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Notre Dame. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in liturgy, served as pastor in local parishes, and authored numerous articles and several prayer books.

Liturgy Q&A

 

The Benedictine Volunteer Corps.

The Benedictine Volunteer Corps of Saint John’s Abbey, exists to provide a year of volunteer service for graduates of Saint John’s University (Minnesota) at a monastery of the worldwide Benedictine confederation and to support the work, prayer and life of Benedictine monasteries around the world.

The Benedictine Volunteer Corps.

 

Saint John's Abbey Guesthouse

The Benedictine monks of Saint John's Abbey welcome guests of all faiths to experience the abiding presence of God with a praying community.

Saint John's Abbey Guesthouse

 

Cemetery

In the Benedictine tradition of stability of place and reverence of persons, Saint John’s Alumni and Friends Cemetery provides those who feel a connection to Saint John’s with an option for a final resting place – a place that is meaningful and tranquil, in the midst of the woods and lakes of Saint John’s.

Saint John's Abbey Cemetery