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"To stand firm in one's promises." Rule of Benedict  58

Kelsi touches Jesus Mural
Holiness in the Holy Land 

"I came to recognize that holiness is not only about a physical space, but about how God works through you as you move through that space." 
 --Kelsi Watters, current M.Div. student, shares about her time in Jerusalem this summer  with the Land of Faith: Biblical and Early Christian Sites course.

Alumni Spotlight

Okey Anyanwu, M. Div. '09  arrived from Nigeria to Emmaus Hall with not so much as a winter coat. Now, as Founder and President of BIZAA, he seeks an end to child labor and trafficking in his hometown by hosting mission trips and building schools. 

The Impact of the School of Theology and Seminary

Bishop Donald Kettler, M.Div. '70,  Bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud, is one of many who gives annually to the SOT/Sem. As a member of the Board of Regents and alum, he believes in the spirit of Saint John's SOT/Sem. 

When In Rome

Fr. Michael Patella, O.S.B. met with over 250 other seminary rectors from around the world to be updated on Pope Francis's new program for priestly formation. And, he met Pope Francis himself!

We Are Called

"To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation" is the latest publication by Laura Kelly Fanucci, M.Div., '09. Fanucci directs an ecumenical project on vocation in congregations at the Collegeville Institute. Her new book is an ecumenical collection that supports the callings of everyone within the Christian community and contains over 200 prayers, blessings, sacred songs and poems. 

Give SOT 2017

Many thanks to all who helped raise $66,002 from 172 Donors on November 15! This was our highest participation rate yet! All gifts further our Catholic, Benedictine mission. Thank you for making this place the vibrant community that it is. 
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