In January 2021, the Collegeville Institute began hosting one-hour, weekly virtual event that features the work of alumni. Grab a cup of coffee and zoom into our events on Wednesdays from 12-1 PM, CST. During the month of March, events will cover a range of topics including refugee stories, Benedictine monasticism, The Saint John’s Bible, and Christian publishing.
To register, click on individual events below.
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, May 5th 12:00 pm
*Rescheduled* Agent, editor, and writer Jevon Bolden joins author Ellie Roscher in a discussion about the business of Christian publishing.
To watch recordings of past Collegeville Connections events, click on individual links below.
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.