See what's happening at the Collegeville Institute this summer—follow the hashtag #myCollegeville.

June 2015

Summer writing workshops off to a great start

Our first two summer writing workshops took place this month—A Broader Public: Writing for the Online Audience, and Writing to Change the World with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

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Hashtag #myCollegeville captures writers' experiences

It's here—our newly unveiled hashtag, #myCollegeville! Search for this hashtag on Twitter or Facebook to catch a glimpse of what's going on behind the scenes this summer.

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Apartment Patio Replacement Complete

Last month the apartment patios at the Collegeville Institute were replaced with new pavers that match the new Piper Plaza in front of the Butler Center. The rock beds that surround the Collegeville Institute buildings were also refurbished. See below for before and after pictures!


Welcome to our 2015 Summer Workers

If you’ve ever participated in a summer writing workshop at the Collegeville Institute, you know that our workshops could not run without the hard work and cheerful spirits of our summer workers. We’d like to introduce you to our 2015 summer workers—Carissa, Joe, Denise, and Jess. Be sure to greet them in person when you’re next in Collegeville!  Read their bios »

Featured articles from Bearings Online

Praying When You Maybe Believe: A book excerpt

by Donna Schaper

Donna Schaper discusses prayer as a way to “make the inner active,” and suggests that we may be praying more than we realize.

Notes on Spirituality and Aging

by Margaret Cruikshank

At present, when ageism and age-denial are common and products marketed as “anti-aging” are widespread, the notion that elders may be fresh and green seems radical.

Hopeful Imagination and the Power of Stories

by Jayne Davis

Our pastor of twenty-five years had just announced his retirement. Now we stood on the banks of the Jordan, trying to imagine what life on the other side would be like. How would we move forward? We would remember.

Finding Livelihood—Where Labor and Love Meet: An Interview with Nancy J. Nordenson

by Lisa Ohlen Harris

Livelihood, in the fullest sense of the word, means more than only work. Nancy Nordenson suggests we look at our work within the context of our broader life journey.

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