About the Collegeville Institute
At the Collegeville Institute, we seek 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.
With this in mind, we bring together a diverse array of scholars, writers, artists, and leaders to study, pray, write, and learn from one another. These efforts create unlikely networks and friendships with far-reaching consequences in the places and organizations participants return to after their time at the Collegeville Institute.
A Note About Bearings Online
Bearings Online originated as a way to provide a platform for those in our summer writing programs and share the work of our resident scholars. And it has been a great success! Over its 10 years of publication, the magazine has attracted the attention of readers and writers nationally and internationally, and many articles we’ve published have been reprinted elsewhere. Our authors have received book contracts, in some cases directly catching the attention of publishers. We have also built a quality list of poets who appear in our pages. Many fine writers, some of whom have never been to the Collegeville Institute, have found their way onto our (online) pages.
Over the course of the last year, we’ve had some staff changes and attrition. We have focused on our core programs and find we do not have the human resources to keep Bearings Online going the way we would wish at this time. For this reason, the magazine is going on a hiatus for an undetermined length of time as of June 1, 2023.
We will fulfill the publishing commitments we have made but are not reviewing submissions at this time.
Keep an eye on our website, though, because we expect that Bearings Online will return in the future. Thank you again for your support of the magazine and the Collegeville Institute.
Please direct questions about Bearings Online to email@example.com.