Celebrate the Collegeville Institute's 50th Anniversary & 10 links to read.

February 2017

BridgeFor 50 years, the Collegeville Institute has been a place set apart for scholarship, worship, dialogue, and community in the Benedictine rhythm of work and prayer. Join us in celebration by visiting our 50th Anniversary website, where you can share memories of this special place. 

Here are links to our favorite articles and essays by Collegeville Institute-affiliated writers this month.

1. Former Resident Scholar Parker Palmer (1980-81) shared six life lessons in celebration of his 78th birthday.

2. Jessica Goudeau's (Summer 2016) translations of Brazilian poet Adélia Prado appear in Image Journal.

3. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (writing workshop facilitator) and William Barber wrote about voting rights and the “strange career of Jim Crow” for The Atlantic.

4. Must a personal essay be harrowing and salacious to be successful? Amy Peterson (Summer 2014) addresses this question for The Millions.

5. "I have been forced to confront whether or not I truly believe that God is a good father and if I will choose to praise God even in the midst of heartbreak," writes D.L. Mayfield (Summer 2014) in Christianity Today.

6. MaryAnn McKibben Dana (Summer 2010) interviewed Lee Hull Moses (Summer 2009, 2010) about her book More than Enough: Living Abundantly in a Culture of Excess.

7.  Religion doesn't have a monopoly on faith, asserts Krista Tippet (former Board Member) in America.

8. The Other Journal published a poem by Oluwatomisin Oredein (Summer 2015).

9. Jon Malesic (Summer 2016) thinks we would be better off if we liberated work from the moral weight of “purpose.” Read his essay in New Republic.

10. The Doubt that Breathes Beside You by Stina Kielsmeier-Cook (Summer 2014, Fall 2016) describes the fall-out when a spouse loses their religion.

Keep scrolling for more news from the Collegeville Institute!

P.S. Want to nominate a link for next month's newsletter? Drop us a line at news@collegevilleinstitute.org.

Staff Picks


Stina"I loved this essay by Rebecca Peterson Zeccola about growing up as a missionary kid in Gaza and how that transformed her perspective on what we owe Syrian refugees."

-- Stina Kielsmeier-Cook, 
Digital Communications Specialist 
Laura Kelly Fannuci"This gorgeous essay by poet Kiki Petrosino weaves together a fresh, luminous portrait of Mary as a potent presence in the author’s life and the poet’s own questions of calling, choice, and identity. Her rich, evocative use of religious imagery surprises and delights.

-- Laura Kelly Fannuci, Research Associate 
with the Collegeville Institute Seminars

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