• 31 Dec

    Saint John’s, Saint Thomas to Host Local Screenings of “Strangers No More” Documentary

    By Dana Drazenovich -- Saint John’s Abbey and Saint Benedict’s Monastery have long been at the forefront building relationships between Catholic monks and nuns their Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim counterparts.

  • 31 Dec

    Saint John's University Art Installation Set Afire

    Stickworks, the outdoor art installation that drew photographers and kid-explorers and hikers inside its woven willow walls, closed in controlled flames Wednesday afternoon.

  • 31 Dec

    Faith’s Archivists

    The secret evacuations began at night. Ancient books were packed in small metal shoe-lockers and loaded three or four to a car to reduce the danger to the driver and minimise possible losses. The manuscript-traffickers passed through the checkpoints of their Islamist occupiers on the journey south across the desert from Timbuktu to Bamako. Later, when that road was blocked, they transported their cargo down the Niger river by canoe.

  • 31 Dec

    Prep School Students Travel through Time to Ellis Island

    Dressed in authentic period costumes of the early 1900s, seventh- and eighth-grade students at St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville traveled through time to be part of the Ellis Island immigration process during an interactive day of learning Nov. 24.

  • 31 Dec

    New Documentary “Strangers No More”

    Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam might seem worlds apart, but Saint John’s Abbey monks and their sisters at Saint Benedict’s Monastery have spent years discovering what they and their counterparts from these different religious traditions have to share through the simple act of spending time together.