Benedictine Institute of Saint John's
The Mission Statement for the Benedictine Institute states in part, "The Benedictine Institute is to strengthen and articulate in fresh ways the Catholic and Benedictine character of Saint John's University that has been its hallmark since it was founded by the monks of Saint John's Abbey in 1857.
"The Benedictine Institute will undertake its mission through existing programs and new initiatives to promote a lively, rich, and authentic understanding and appreciation of Benedictine life and culture on campus."
"Orienting new faculty and staff to Saint John's history and the Benedictine character and ethos underlying it will be one goal. Exploring the bearing of historic Benedictine values and practices on educational and vocational goals will be another." Full Mission Statement
In order to assist with navigating the video and text resources related to the Benedictine Raven requirement, the Benedictine Institute has compiled this online reference tool. Look here for material to use for your class as part of the Benedictine Raven requirement or for information relevant to our Benedictine heritage.