Abbey   Collegeville - Saint John's

Saint John's Abbey

juridic titleAbbey
type of monastery 133 monks , 600 lay oblates CongregationAmerican Cassinese Congregation (AmCas)address Saint John's Abbey
2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321-2015
GMT offsetGMT-06:00
Telephone The number in parenthesis to be skipped when calling from abroad. +1 320 3632011
fax +1 320 3633082
email address
Email of the
code of closest major airport STC
closest major city St. Cloud, Minnesota
Saint Cloud - Amtrak
portDuluth, Lake Superior
exitI-94 West, Exit 159
schools and institutes (200)
university Saint John's University and School of - (1800)
museum (Rogers/Target Art Center)
exhibitions (The Saint John's Bible

scientific work Hill Monastic Manuscript Library

Saint John's Arboretum
craft work and other products Saint John's Abbey Woodworking has been in operation since 1903
performances Fine Arts Series - Cultural Programming

Saint John's Boys' Choir

Liturgy Broadcasts
printing and editing Liturgical Press, Catholic publishing since 1926
fine arts Arca Artium

Marcel Breuer Architecture

Saint John's Pottery

The Abbey Schola

The Holtkamp Organ

The Saint John's Bible

Special Collections
otherAbbey Guesthouse

Saint John's Abbey Market

Saint Peregrine Shrine, The Boy Martyr of Rome
patronale feastSaint John the Baptist (24/24)

Saint John's is a Benedictine monastery of Catholic men called by Christ to support each other in the search for God through prayer, work and a common life lived under the Rule of Saint Benedict.

Five monks who left Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, on 5 April 1856 for Minnesota founded the abbey. For 150 years the monks have served in schools, parishes, chaplaincies and education.

Our life together encourages learning, creativity in the arts and trades, and care for God's creation.

Creativity is expressed in crafts and construction, writing and publishing. The monks steward ca. 2,000 acres of forest, lakes and woodland.

We serve the Church and the wider community through our prayer and work in education, pastoral ministry, the missions, publishing, and in hospitality to people of all faiths.

We welcome students, guests, visitors, and retreatants.