The Collegeville Institute brings together well-trained scholars, researchers, writers and other creative, articulate women and men who seek a place for careful thought, inquiry, and prayer. Through a balance of research and writing within a community, an atmosphere is created in which diverse traditions, cultures, disciplines, and projects intersect and bring forth fresh and sometimes surprising insights.
Those who come to the Collegeville Institute are fully integrated into the fabric of the community, benefiting from the Institute’s longstanding relationship to Saint John’s Abbey and University, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, and the College of Saint Benedict.
Participants have access to Alcuin and Clemens Libraries and the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library which houses the world’s largest collection of images of manuscripts from Europe, Ethiopia, the Middle East, and India. Participants are also invited to participate in numerous lectures and presentations sponsored by the university and college, and they are given many opportunities to engage with faculty and the monastic communities.