• 14 Sep

    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.

  • 11 Sep

    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.

  • 11 Sep

    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.”

  • 2 Aug

    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.