"Serving The Common Good"
Thursday, May 31 - Saturday, June 2, 2012
Benedictine education is committed to providing a liberal arts education within a Catholic, Benedictine heritage and tradition. Guiding the values of our institutions is The Rule of Saint Benedict. As stated by the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities, we "strive to promote the common good of Church and society and assist individuals to lead lives of balance, generosity, and integrity."
For six years, our Benedictine institutions have gathered to discuss the significance of a common set of values or "hallmarks." Although each school is considered autonomous, a trait of Benedictine monasticism, we have all been working to develop a common identity based on the values described in The Rule of Saint Benedict.
The conference strives to provide an opportunity to: support and exchange ideas in the area of Catholic, Benedictine education; demonstrate support among faculty, administration and staff for common educational and spiritual goals; develop a collaborative relationship between Benedictine academic institutions; and address key issues regarding our institutions today in respect to maintaining a clear Catholic, Benedictine identity.