• 31 Dec

    Obituary for Br. Nicholas Claude Thelen, OSB

    Claude entered the novitiate at Saint John’s Abbey in 1957. His first profession as a Benedictine monk was made in 1959, when he took his monastic name, Nicholas (after St. Nicholas of Tolentine). He had various work assignments at Saint John’s in these early years, from 1958 through 1962, including woodworking and plumbing. He engaged his creativity both in photography and in woodcarving such artifacts as crucifixes, shrines, and plaques.

  • 31 Dec

    Obituary for Fr. Barnabas Laubach OSB

    Born: 15 November 1925, Professed: 11 July 1946, Ordained: 7 June 1952, Died: 23 June 2015

  • 31 Dec

    Saint John’s Abbey receives Getty Foundation grant to support Abbey and University Church

    Saint John's Abbey received a $150,000 Getty Foundation Planning Grant that will assist the abbey in drawing a comprehensive plan for the restoration, preservation and maintenance/upkeep of the Abbey and University Church. The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles announced on June 24 this second series of grants for exemplary 20th century buildings as part of its "Keeping It Modern" initiative. The latest grants are for 14 projects in eight countries.

  • 31 Dec

    Saint John's Abbey Hosts 200 Members of The International committee for the Documentation and Preservation of the Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement.

  • 31 Dec

    Saint John’s Preparatory School Celebrates 158th Commencement

    On Saturday, May 23, 2015 seventy-one students received diplomas from Saint John’s Preparatory School. The students, their families and friends as well as the school’s faculty and staff assembled in the Great Hall to enjoy fresh fruit, pastries and beverages before the ceremonies. After taking numerous pictures and exchanging introductions (for many friends and family are from all over the world!) the class processed to the abbey church for the baccalaureate mass and graduation exercises.

  • 31 Dec

    New Class of Benedictine Volunteers Prepare to go out into the World!

    This spring, twelve Johnnies were selected for the 2015-2016 Benedictine Volunteer Corps. They will be serving at six different sites around the world at Benedictine monasteries in Israel, Africa, Spain, Italy, the United States, and South America. The day after SJU commencement, these Saint John's graduates began their two-week retreat at the abbey to prepare for their volunteer experience.