Organ Completion & Renovation
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