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Academic Programs of Monastic Studies
and Sources of Funding for Monastics


Benedictine Consortium
Monastery of the Ascension

This Consortium connects, electronically, monastic studies experts and students from around the U.S. Each course amounts to two (15 week) semester hours of college work. Most of courses may be taken for credit granted by the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND. Cost per two-semester hour course is about $150 non-credit, $300 for credit. The Consortium offers some scholarships to Third World monastics and to some Oblates.

Benedictine Consortium for Distance Learning
Monastery of the Ascension
541 East-100 South
Jerome, Idaho 83338

Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, Coordinator
Phone & fax: 208-324-2377
Email: monastery @ idahomonks.org
<www.idahomonks.org/bdl.htm>


Collegeville Institute
for Ecumenical and Cultural Research
Collegeville, Minnesota

Website for the Collegeville Institute: < www.collegevilleinstitute.org/>

A brief description of the Resident Scholars Program: <www.collegevilleinstitute.org/resident1>
The program, set in a scholarly, prayerful community, is normally for post-doctoral research. The Bishop Thomas Hoyt, Jr., Fellowship provides funding for North American persons of color writing a doctoral dissertation: <www.collegevilleinstitute.org/res-fellowships>

Collegeville Institute
14027 Fruit Farm Road
Box 2000
Collegeville, MN 56321
Fax: 320-363-3313

Donald B. Ottenhoff, Director
320-363-3367
dottenhoff @ collegevilleinstitute.org


The Monastic Institute
Collegio Sant'Anselmo

Tuition, room and board at The Monastic Institute are relatively inexpensive, but the city of Rome is one of the most expensive in Europe.

Collegio Sant'Anselmo
Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta, 5
I-00153 Roma,
ITALY

P. Gregory Collins OSB, Coordinator <EarlCollins @ hotmail.com>


Monastic Studies
Saint John's University

The School of Theology is well provided with scholarships and grants. Benedictines are given a generous tuition discount. For information about scholarships and some grants: <www.csbsju.edu/sot/admission/Scholarships.htm>

For information about Monastic Studies at Saint John's University School of Theology:

Monastic Studies
School of Theology·Seminary
Saint John's University
Collegeville, MN 56321
<www.csbsju.edu/sot/>

Phone: 320-363-2102
Toll-Free: 800-361-8318
Fax: 320-363-3145
E-mail: sotadmission@csbsju.edu


Monastic Studies
St Benet's Hall, Oxford

"St Benet's Hall traces its descent from the medieval Benedictine and Cistercian monastic colleges of Oxford, the earliest of which was founded in 1283. The colleges aimed to provide the monks of their time with a formation in theology, much as St Benet's does today." St Benet's offers residential courses in Monastic Studies.

St Benet's Hall
38, St. Giles Street
Oxford OX1 3LN
England, UK
Phone: +01865 280556
<www.st-benets.ox.ac.uk/>


MA in Monastic Studies
University of Wales, Lampeter

The MA in Monastic Studies is designed for distance learning and features modules based around retreats at various monasteries. Research proposals for MPhil and PhD study are welcome.
 

Dr Augustine Casiday
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Wales, Lampeter
Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7ED
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 01570 424 708
Fax: +44 (0) 01570 423 641
Email: a.casiday@lamp.ac.uk


Saint Vincent Archabbey Seminary

Saint Vincent Archabbey Seminary offers a program in Monastic Studies.

The primary mission of the Seminary is to provide programs for priestly and permanent diaconate candidates. It also offers degree programs to qualified men and women seeking a theological education.

Program in Monastic Studies
Saint Vincent Archabbey Seminary
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
<www.saintvincentseminary.edu/>

Very Rev. Justin Matro OSB, Rector
Tel. 724-539-9761


Studium
Saint Benedict's Monastery

Studium offers two $500 scholarships yearly. Studium invites women of all faiths. Scholars are provided offices alongside Studium members. Scholars are invited to participate in the daily common life of the monastic community. Scholars share the fruit of their research with the broader community during their residency. Studium links creative talents in the arts, liturgy, spirituality, research, and concerns for justice and ecology. Participants share research and experience through informal exchange, lectures, conferences and publications. Studium provides a means for dialogue between monastics and members of contemporary society.

Scholars-in-Residence Program
104 Chapel Lane
St. Joseph, MN 56374-0277
<www.sbm.osb.org/scholarsinresidence.html>

Sr. Dolores Super, OSB, Director of Studium
E-mail: dsuper @ csbsju.edu


Western Michigan University
Monastic Studies

The Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University usually sponsors research activities. The Medieval Institute has received a number of grants and awards as an institution, but not for individual students. The National Endowment for the Humanities has funded the Medieval Institute for summer seminars and institutes.

The Medieval Institute
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5432

Phone: 269-387-8745
Fax: 269-387-8750
<medieval-institute@wmich.edu>
<www.wmich.edu/medieval/>

 

Sources of Funding

American Benedictine Academy

The Monastic Studies Grant is awarded annually to support members in projects that foster the mission of the ABA, "to cultivate, support and transmit the Benedictine heritage within contemporary culture."

S. Adel Sautner OSB
Exec. Secretary, ABA
415 S. Crow St.
Pierre, SD 57501-3304
<www.osb.org/aba/>


Foundations and Donors Interested
in Catholic Activities (FADICA)

FADICA offers: The Catholic Funding Guide, Third Edition, $80.00 for the book, shipping and handlng. This book is an unparalleled resource for Catholic funding. It is widely available through Inter-Library Loan.

FADICA, Inc.
PO Box 57223
Washington, DC 20036
FAX: 202-296-9295


Koch Foundation, Inc.

The interests of the Koch Foundation involve religious activities. Sisters at Saint Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph, MN, have used this foundation to support monastic studies.

Koch Foundation, Inc.
2830 N.W. 41st Street
Suite H
Gainesville, FL 32606
Tel: 904-373-7491

 

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