• Ice caves in Canada

    When Life Feels Like Winter

    In Canada, where every conversation begins with the weather, the seasons are perfect metaphors by which to contemplate one’s spiritual journey.

  • Hospital Window

    Roger That

    A Visiting Pastor and a Deathbed Conversation

    Thirty-three years old, badly in need of a shave, embarrassingly under-dressed, and Presbyterian, I found myself at the bedside of a 98-year-old Italian Catholic woman with terminal lung cancer.

  • Open hand holding blueberry

    invitation

    A poem by Sally McGill, resident scholar at the Collegeville Institute in the spring of 2006 and the spring of 2013.

  • Field with sun shining through trees

    Field of Memories

    An adult remembers his father’s death and a crisis of faith

    I was 16 years old in the summer of 1967 when my mother announced we were moving to Arizona. We moved within a month.

  • Man standing on the edge of a lake

    First-Person Faith

    An Introduction to our Lenten Series

    An introduction to our Lenten series on First-Person Faith, featuring a number of personal vignettes from participants in our programs.

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Resources for Congregations

Called to Life

A free 6-week program for small groups to explore God’s call in their lives.

Called to Work

A free 6-week program for small groups to explore profession and vocation.

Lives Explored videos

A video series with real-life stories of calling.

Insights on Vocation

Articles on vocation and calling.

Resources for Faith & Writing

Fr Kilian Featured

Wresting with God

At the age of 75, Fr. Kilian McDonnell, founder and president of the Collegeville Institute and a renowned ecumenist and theologian, began writing poetry.