Benedictine Hallmarks
Downloadable Booklets
The Rule of St. Benedict

Please visit the following link for the updated research guides for The Rule of St. Benedict (Print editions):

Engaging the Mission Seminar Resources
Ex Corde Ecclesiae
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (Library Resources)
On August 15, 1990, Pope John Paul II issued an apostolic constitution on Catholic higher education which described the identity and mission of Catholic colleges and universities.

Ex Corde Ecclesiae (CMI web information page)


External Opportunities (Meetings, Conferences, Events)
Posted 10/11/16:
  • America's Catholic Media Summit will take place on November 18-19 at Benedictine’s Atchison, Kansas, campus. Vatican journalist John Allen Jr. and EWTN anchor Raymond Arroyo will be on hand, with other leading journalists, to discuss the challenges posed by this pivotal year.
    Click here for more information
    Click here to register

Posted 10/6/16:
  • Graduate Fellowships in the Humanities and the Arts at Valparaiso University.  This Fellowship program extends a network of colleagues beyond your individual graduate program into a community of scholars and artists interested in research and teaching within church-related institutions of higher education.
    Nominations due by November 15, 2016; Once nominated, application materials due January 17, 2017.
    For a list of requirements for eligibility, please visit the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program website.

  • The Mission Integration Institute at the University of San Diego: Catholic Higher Education. Explore, Reflect and Develop a Deep Understanding of the Role and Mission of a Catholic Institution.
    Register by May 15, 2017, Enrollment is Limited
    Visit the website for more details and enroll online at:

Posted 9/30/16:
  • The Seventh International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society will be held at Imperial College London, London, UK, 17-18 April 2017. Click for Early Registration Rate.

The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network - The Pope's Prayer Intentions for 2016 Entrusted to the Apostleship of Prayer

This Week at Catholic Report - September 29, 2016

Religion in Society - Exploring the role of religion and spirituality in society.

"Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility"
The Catholic Bishops of the United States

Research Guides
Resources on Catholic and Benedictine topics collected by the Benedictine University Library.


Peter A. Huff, Ph.D.
Chief Mission Officer
Professor of Theology
Neff Alumni Center
Phone: (630) 829-6664

Rev. David Turner, OSB, Ph.D., D.Min
Special Asst. to the President
for University History and Missions
Phone: (630) 829-6245