• 31 Dec

    Without Preaching, Nun and Priest Show Us How to Live Purposeful Lives

    The first thing I noticed about The Rev. Dr. Rene McGraw was his twinkling eyes, which are an indicator of his full embrace of life’s possibilities. The Benedictine priest and philosophy professor lives modestly in a dormitory on the St. John’s University campus in Minnesota, but he’s an adviser and friend to decades of graduates who are captains of industry, lawyers and public servants.

  • 31 Dec

    Saint John's Prep Wins Top Honors in Knowledge Bowl

    In an intense meet decided by the last 15 questions, a St. John's Prep Knowledge Bowl team this week placed first in the state in its division. It was the third time in the last five years that the school took top honors.

  • 31 Dec

    Street Seens: The Transforming Power of Music

    The President Emeritus and Professor of Music at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota returned to the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer to revisit the Dominican community where he lived three years ago while on sabbatical in New York City. On both occasions his lavish thank you gift to the wider world of his adopted community (i.e. “urban village”) was a concert of piano music that filled the body of the historic landmark Church with resonances that left no doubt as to the genius of the composers and the musician interpreting them.

  • 31 Dec

    Fr. Columba Stewart awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship

    The Rev. Columba Stewart OSB, executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) and professor of theology at Saint John’s School of Theology has been awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.