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The Annual Colloquy

*The 2014 Colloquy will be held June 20-27 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.*

Collegium sponsors annual summer colloquies for faculty from its member institutions and for advanced graduate students from universities throughout the United States and Canada. The colloquies provide a collegial environment in which participants from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and disciplines can discuss the sources and implications of a Christian academic vocation. Sixty-five to seventy-five fellowships are offered annually to faculty from Collegium's member institutions and to graduate students who apply on a competitive basis.

Collegium colloquies invite scholars to explore some of the most compelling aspects of the Catholic intellectual tradition and to develop their own sense of vocation as intellectuals in a contemporary context. Participants usually include: new faculty from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds curious about what role they have in the mission of their Catholic institution; tenured faculty looking for collaborative, integrative models for their institutions; and graduate students hoping to discern how they might best develop their own spiritual and intellectual vocation.

The location of the Colloquy alternates among three host sites: College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minn. and the University of Portland in Portland, Ore.

The program's typical schedule of events includes small and large group discussions, opportunities for individual reflection, and major presentations by leading scholars. The curriculum includes both academic discussions and opportunities for personal and collaborative discernment about participants' future goals. Daily opportunities for individual reflection, prayer, journal keeping, and liturgy give fellows an opportunity beyond academic discussions to discern and reflect upon their individual experiences and hopes. In addition, one day is set aside during the week to encounter a particular Christian spirituality — Ignatian, Franciscan, Benedictine, Christian Feminist, Dominican — or simply to pray and reflect with a spiritual director.

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2009 Colloquy
Participants in the 2009 Colloquy at Saint John's University, Minnesota

University of PortlandSite of the 2013 Colloquy, University of Portland, Oregon

 
 

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