This excerpt is by Fr. Kilian McDonnell, OSB, from the 1987 spring issue of Ecumenical People, Programs, Papers, the Collegeville Institute’s twice-yearly newsletter, which ran 1986-2003.
You would be surprised were you to sit in on a Board meeting at the relatively small portion of time devoted to financial matters. The Board discusses theological, ecumenical and cultural issues, and is in control of the Institute’s programs. Besides contributing financially itself, it has had a major role in selling the Institute to the local Minnesota community.