Upcoming Collegeville Connections Events
Collegeville Connections is a one-hour, virtual event that features the work of Collegeville Institute alumni and friends. Grab a cup of coffee and Zoom into our events on Wednesday from 12-1 PM central time. Consider it your mid-week warm up, encouraging you to explore faith, ignite imagination, and renew community with the Collegeville Institute.
To register, click on individual events below.
Wednesday, Jan 19th 12:00 pm
Learn more about Dr. Jacqueline Bussie's background, areas of expertise, and her passion for the Collegeville Institute's work in her new role as executive director.
Wednesday, Feb 2nd 12:00 pm
How can we overcome burnout and find moral significance in our lives beyond work? Join us for a conversation with author and Collegeville Institute alum Jonathan Malesic.
Wednesday, Mar 2nd 12:00 pm
Join retreat leader and writer Carol Younger on Ash Wednesday to experience how writing in community can deepen your spiritual life.
Wednesday, Apr 6th 12:00 pm
Join Collegeville Institute writing workshop facilitator Patrice Gopo for a craft discussion about using concrete detail in spiritual writing.
Previous Collegeville Connections Events
To watch recordings of past Collegeville Connections events, click on individual links below.
Wednesday, Dec 1st 12:00 pm
Begin the season of Advent with an online pilgrimage and a conversation about celebrating callings during different liturgical seasons with Pastor Christina Braudaway-Bauman.
Wednesday, Oct 6th 12:00 pm
Rabbi Aaron Weininger and Rev. Abby Henderson speak about spiritual leadership in turbulent times and the importance of building interfaith relationships.
Wednesday, Jul 7th 12:00 pm
Sophfronia Scott shares her deep dive into the journals of Trappist monk Thomas Merton, which inspired her new book The Seeker and the Monk.
Wednesday, Jun 2nd 12:00 pm
Lydia Wylie-Kellermann and her father Bill discuss her new book about loving kids and fighting for justice spanning multiple generations.
Wednesday, May 5th 12:00 pm
Agent, editor, and writer Jevon Bolden joins author Ellie Roscher in a discussion about the business of Christian publishing.
Wednesday, Apr 28th 12:00 pm
Join Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, for a conversation about how the biblical theme of Jubilee can apply to pandemic response worldwide.
Wednesday, Apr 21st 12:00 pm
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by three poets affiliated with the Collegeville Institute. Award-winning poets Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Shann Ray, and Betsy Johnson will read from their recent collections.
Wednesday, Apr 14th 12:00 pm
Deanna Witkowski will read excerpts from her forthcoming biography about Mary Lou Williams and perform live selections from her recent album.
Wednesday, Mar 31st 12:00 pm
Imam Tamim Saidi explores Christian and Muslim teachings about Jesus in conversation with Dr. Marty Stortz.
Wednesday, Mar 17th 12:00 pm
Focusing on illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible, Susan Sink will use Sandra Schneiders’ book Jesus Risen in our Midst as a lens for understanding Jesus’ resurrection and post-resurrection appearances in the Gospel of John.
Wednesday, Mar 10th 12:00 pm
For centuries, the Rule of Benedict has been the foundation for sustainable Christian communities. This presentation will explore the key elements of the Rule with an emphasis on their perennial relevance.
Wednesday, Mar 3rd 12:00 pm
Authors Kao Kalia Yang and Jessica Goudeau will read from and discuss their recent books about refugees resettled in Minnesota and Texas.
Wednesday, Feb 17th 12:00 pm
Join Heidi Neumark on Ash Wednesday to reflect on what it means for Christians to be marked with the cross, with or without ashes, this year.
Wednesday, Feb 10th 12:00 pm
Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt will discuss her ethnographic research on race and identity in the African American Catholic experience, the genesis of her #BlackCatholicSyllabus, and the importance of centering and listening to Black voices in the Church.
Wednesday, Feb 3rd 12:00 pm Virtual Event
How do individuals and churches collectively discern what choices to make? And how can metaphors, such as pottery, help with the process?
Wednesday, Jan 27th 12:00 pm Virtual Event
Rev. Rachel Twigg Boyce from saint benedict’s table shares how her congregation uses the metaphor of weaving to explore callings.
Wednesday, Jan 13th 12:00 pm Virtual Event
Join Bonhoeffer scholar Victoria J. Barnett to consider our moral responsibility in times of deep racial, economic, and political divisions.
Wednesday, Jan 6th 12:00 pm Virtual Event
In this virtual event, De’Amon Harges and Mike Mather will share stories and reflections on what they have learned in the church and community across their 20 year friendship.