Location & Cost

All symposium activities took place in the St. John's Abbey Guesthouse. The Abbey Guesthouse is located about 15 miles west of St. Cloud in Collegeville, Minnesota, on the campus of Saint John's Abbey and University, in the "heart of Minnesota," 90 miles NW of the Twin Cities, near Garrison Keillor's fabled "Lake Wobegon".

St. John's University is particularly well known for Marcel Breuer's stunning Abbey Church (1961). We were lucky to experience this remarkable building first hand.

The cost for lodging at the Abbey Guesthouse was very reasonable considering its beautiful, comfortable, and peaceful nature. Thursday and Friday nights lodging and all food and beverages was $195 for one person in a room  — and for two people in a room the price is $155 per person.

As with the first symposium, there were NO symposium fees and all sessions were open to the public. Attendants only had to cover their room and board expenses (unless they came for the day and/or arrange their accommodations in near-by facilities).

Those interested could attend services in the Abbey Church (open to the public) at these times:

Monday - Friday
7:00-7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:00-12:15 p.m. Midday Prayer
5:00-5:30 p.m. Mass
7:0-7:40 p.m. Evening Prayer

7:00-7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
11:30 a.m. Mass
7:00 p.m. Vigil of Sunday