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2900 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN, 56321


Worship & Work

Deep calls to Deep

At the heart of the 1500 year Benedictine spiritual tradition, "Worship and Work" succinctly describes the daily rhythm and spiritual dynamic of the monks of the Order of Saint Benedict.

A vocation to Worship, the first Work of the Benedictine monks is Worship. The Benedictine Work of Worship; the liturgy of the hours, daily Mass, and the ancient tradition of lectio divina, strives to serve to the spiritual need of the world and Church.

Daily Work among the Benedictine monks articulates and punctuates the spiritual life of the community, giving physical expression to the spiritual fruits of a life of Worship.

Worship inspires Work. 
Work reveals Worship.

Organ Completion & Renovation



Donate to Complete the Organ

The Abbey Church is an architectural wonder, a holy place, a place of daily prayer, the center of campus worship, and the uniquely recognized symbol of Saint John’s.

After over fifty years of use, its famous Holtkamp pipe organ is in need of both renovation and completion. Saint John’s University is the largest producer of trained organists in the Midwest. Completing the organ will greatly enhance both the liturgical function of the church and further improve the quality of its liturgical organist program.

The abbey wishes to preserve the unique beauty of the present organ, yet sees a real need for a larger instrument for concerts and large liturgies, completed in the manner that the organ builder originally intended.

We invite friends of Saint John’s who are lovers of music to contribute to a fund to undertake this addition to the famous Holtkamp pipe organ.

For over 150 years, the monks have supported the faithful with their prayers and good works, inspiring us by their faith, their devotion, and their quest for knowledge and search for God. It is our privilege to support them now in their need.

George and Gloria Allen
Woodbury, Minnesota