"The Institute inspired me on many levels... Above all, I found the atmosphere of the Institute conducive to writing. I am deeply grateful."
Kathleen Norris - writer, poet, resident scholar
Insights: Story-Telling and the Examined Life. Click the image to read more.
“‘Writing’, said Merton, ‘is my hermitage’. The Collegeville Institute became a hermitage for serious spiritual reflection and writing.” – Short Term Scholar
“My semester as a scholar in the Institute had only one flaw -- it was much too short. The Institute provided the perfect context for research and writing… The serenity of both living and study quarters are perfectly suited to concentration and the kind of productive leisure of spirit that conduces to originality and productivity.”
The Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research seeks to discern the meaning of Christian identity and unity in a religiously and culturally diverse world, and to communicate that meaning for the work of the church and the renewal of human community.