• 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.

  • 31 Dec

    Saint John's University Graduation

    On Sunday, May 10, Saint John's University celebrated the graduation of 409 Johnnies. In addition, 24 Saint John's School of Theology graduates received master's diplomas. An honorary doctorate was awarded to Dr. Robert Dumonceaux who also delivered the commencement address. We wish all our college graduates a wonderful future, filled with either full employment or advanced studies. Blessings on you all!

  • 31 Dec

    Pope Francis Gets 'Book 7' of the Saint John's Bible

    A delegation from St. John’s University met Friday with Pope Francis at the Vatican to present him with the seventh and final volume of a special edition of the most famous Bible in Minnesota.

  • 31 Dec

    Abbot John Klassen's Easter Vigil Homily

    A somber early morning walk to the tomb, at first light. The “three amigos,” Mary Magdalene, Mary, mother of James, and Salome, carry spices in a daze. Are they afraid? Absolutely. The craziness of the last days is more than any mind can handle. Their beloved Jesus has been betrayed, arrested, tried, convicted, tortured, and crucified. His core group of disciples has scattered. The Roman guard is on high alert. They worry about the stone – who will move it? But when they get to the tomb, it has been moved… A young man, an angel, clothed in a white robe says to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised.”