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We Are Catholic. All Are Welcome.

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 01.31.2017 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Note: This is a message sent to the Benedictine University community in the wake of national events. We are Catholic. All Are Welcome. I write to t...

Norcia: Gastronomic Delights and Tragic Earthquake

Chandi Wyant | Posted 11.07.2016 | Travel
Chandi Wyant

"Not Norcia!" I cried out as I saw the news of the October 30th earthquake on an Italian friend's Facebook page. As I watched footage of the damage i...

3 Unconventional Spiritual Practices For Your Soul

Michelle DeRusha | Posted 09.14.2016 | Religion
Michelle DeRusha

While the following practices depart somewhat from those traditions, if practiced regularly, these, too, though unconventional, can be extraordinarily powerful in guiding you into the present moment and drawing you closer to God, which is ultimately the essence and purpose of a spiritual discipline.

An Illuminating Visit to Mont St-Michel

Rick Steves | Posted 05.21.2017 | Travel
Rick Steves

I love the image of monks, 800 years ago, hunched over sacred manuscripts while painstakingly transcribing them. In other words, hand copying entire ...

Our Benedictine Journey Continued

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 04.29.2017 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

As I was preparing to come to this Benedictine community, I reflected on my first formative leadership experience.

Beethoven, Handel and Papa Francesco

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

With Beethoven's Ode to Joy and Handel's Messiah triumphantly playing before "Papa Francesco" arrived at the Vatican's auditorium today, I was not alone among my Catholic higher education colleagues in feeling renewed about our important work.

Our Benedictine Journey

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 09.04.2016 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Having served for nearly a decade as a Catholic university president in Los Angeles, I now look forward to my next decade in Catholic higher education leadership here in a new setting: at Benedictine University in Chicago.

Dark Side Of Life Discovered In A Medieval Oxford Nunnery

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion

Archaeologists excavating a medieval Benedictine nunnery in Oxford have shed light on the darker side of convent life. The excavation of the Littl...

Daily Meditation: Gloria

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

What the Heck Is a Sling? Cherry Heering Wants to Help You Learn

Tony Sachs | Posted 12.29.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

At this point you may be asking, what the heck is Cherry Heering?

Local & Global: Both/And

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

We were going to get up early, drive nine hours across the Midwest, through countless tollbooths, to stay at a Benedictine monastery, and to get a glimpse of the daily work of the prophetic Joan Chittister. I jumped at the chance.

Growth in the Future Requires Having an Appreciation for the Past

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 12.17.2012 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

A University's historical events are like road signs that depict the direction one should go. Today Benedictine University and its graduates have not only helped changed for the better their own lives but also the community and the world in which we live.

Students, Universities Must Engage With the World, Then Change It

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 12.05.2012 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

Our young people are called to change the world. How can you change the world without engaging the world? To engage the world, we must prepare students for what they will encounter outside the safety net of the university.

Being Benedictine Means Embracing the Other

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Dr. William J. Carroll

They looked like any American student in blue jeans and T-shirts, but they were a very special group from across the world who had come to the United States to learn what Benedictine University could teach them about how to be a leader in their country.

7 Classic Cocktails To Add To Your Bar Repertoire

Imbibe | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Are you an ace at mixing a Manhattan or a Negroni?Maybe it's time to expand your cocktail game by adding a few new recipes to the mix in 2012.

Tiki Cocktails To Keep You Cool This Summer

Imbibe | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

Nothing says summer like the cooling breeze of a tropical drink, and Imbibe's July/August issue keeps you refreshed with a full menu of tiki-inspired ...

Benedictine Spirituality: Peace In The Monastery Of The Heart

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

Benedictine peace is not simply the absence of war. It is a lifestyle that makes war unacceptable and violence unnecessary.

Where Are Women's Voices for Peace? A Conversation with Sister Joan Chittister

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

I am completely convinced that until women are more than token members of any movement and institution, there will never be peace or action on environment or real action on poverty.

The Modern Day Alchemists

Melissa Vale | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Vale

Everyone knows that this past Sunday was 10/10/10, but that evening marked the celebration of another milestone: the 500th anniversary of Benedictine ...

Bleary-Eyed Reflections On The Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

If you appreciate good cocktails made with quality spirits, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic was the closest thing to heaven that I can imagine.