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

Suggested web sites
Link to Vatican resources (papal speeches, documents and online video), United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) materials, Catholic media and social media links, and much more.

The Order of Saint Benedict - What's New

Catholic Intellectual Great Books Discussion

Pope Francis's Environmental Encyclical: Laudato Si' Research Guide

Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought

CMI Materials: Library materials purchased with CMI funds

Conscience Protection and Religious Freedom

Catholic Marriage Research Guide

Theology of the Body Research Guide

Catholic Higher Education
Suggested readings, Internet resources and more.

Advent: Materials for Study and Reflection

Lent: Materials for Study and Reflection

Year of Faith
Pope Benedict XVI has declared 2012-2013 the Year of Faith. Pope Benedict told the faithful, "It will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him and proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time."

Year for Priests
Pope Benedict XVI declared 2009-2010 a Year for Priests. Link to books, e-books, and websites on the priesthood and view photos and stories honoring some of the monks of St. Procopius Abbey who dedicated many years of service to the Benedictine University Library.

Year of the Eucharist
The Diocese of Joliet will observe a special Year of the Eucharist beginning on Holy Thursday, April 1, 2010 with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. This celebration will conclude on June 26, 2011 – the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord.

Year of Mercy
Seeing the great need for mercy and healing in the world, on the second anniversary of his pontificate Pope Francis called for the Year of Mercy.


Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A
Assistant to the President
for Mission Integration
Director, Center for Mission and Identity

Phone: (630) 829-6324
5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532