What does La La Land have to do with Lent? Both loosen our grip on fantasy, prodding us to embrace the incomplete lives we actually have. →
An Excerpt from The Stories We Live
Have you ever wondered what your calling is? Read an excerpt from The Stories We Live by Kathleen A. Cahalan, Director of the Collegeville Institute Seminars. →
A Dozen Years of Grace
To celebrate our 50th, we are looking back at significant figures in our history. Read Jim Shannon's speech "A Dozen Years of Grace" about his experience at the Collegeville Institute. →
A vivid poem by former Resident Scholar Nancy Corson Carter, reprinted from her recently published chapbook Sunday Dinner at the Farm. →
Read Eric Massanari's moving encounter with an elderly woman who tells him "I think you are so alive," unveiling his awareness of God's presence. →
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