Engage stories of vocation with our Lives Explored videos.

March 2015

Explore Videos on Vocation

Lives Explored is a video storytelling project on vocation. We invite you to use these videos in churches, classrooms, or other settings to spark conversation around questions of calling.

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Engage Fellows’ Stories

Hear the stories of Collegeville Institute Fellows like Lucy Mungai (pictured above)—pastoral leaders who, through the Fellows program, have stepped into the role of civic leaders and public theologians.

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The Collegeville Institute is now welcoming applications for the 2016/2017 Resident Scholars Program.

The program brings together well-trained, creative, articulate men and women for careful thought in a place of inquiry and prayer. Applicants are encouraged to apply for either a semester or a full academic year.

Applications are due Monday, November 2, 2015. 

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Apply now for Fall 2015 writing workshops!

Mapping the Geography of Grace: A Writing Workshop for Clergy 
September 8-14, 2015
Application deadline: Friday, April 24, 2015

The Writing Pastor: A Workshop with J. Bradley Wigger
October 25-31, 2015—Application details coming soon.
Writing for the Pastoral Life: Strange Gift, Long Journey, Bright Star with Maren C. Tirabassi
November 2-8, 2015—Application deadline: Sunday, June 14, 2015

Writing Spirit, Writing Faith: A Week with Mary Potter
November 15-21, 2015—Application deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015

Congratulations to Janet Tilstra, winner of an autographed collected set of all five of Fr. Kilian’s books of poetry.

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Featured articles from Bearings Online

Life Changes

by Pamela Carter Joern

In the summer of 2013, while feeling fine and minding my own business, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Listening & Leading with Purpose, Meaning & Joy: a book excerpt from Deepening Engagement

by Diane Millis

Deeply engaged leaders are more concerned about their way of being in the world than the positions they hold or the roles they occupy.

Massage: On Marriage, Infidelity, and Aching Muscles

by Kurt Armstrong

Drywalling + the pastorate = my shoulder felt like a tangled knot of bungee cords and climbing ropes. My wife booked me an appointment with a massage therapist.


by Sally McGill

A poem by Sally McGill, resident scholar at the Collegeville Institute in the spring of 2006 and the spring of 2013.

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