Campus Ministry Records
The content of the collection includes a wide variety of correspondence, brochures, budgets, documents concerning planning and organization of events and guest speakers as well as files on specific Chaplains and Reverends appointed to service at St. Catherine University. In large part the files are correspondence, between students, faculty, CSJ and particularly presidents regarding the establishment of and every day running of campus ministry. There are several documents on guest speakers to the college as well as different exchange programs and lay missions undertaken by volunteer students and faculty. There are also significant files documenting wedding programs that have taken place on campus and the activities of campus ministry in engaging in dialogue with the community regarding a number of social issues, including alcohol, sexuality and race and cultural disputes.
- 1905 - 2016
- Majority of material found within 1950 - 1990
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The collection is open for use.
About the Office of Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry was established at the College of St. Catherine in the Fall of 1974 by Fr. Thomas Hill and Fr. Gavin Brandt. Ministry was initially a few religious leaders on campus organizing events, speaking engagements and community outreach for students interested in discussing theology and volunteering for church projects in the surrounding area. Since its founding, Ministry has offered most of the religious services for students on campus, including organizing missions trips and celebrations for Eucharistic Day. Before ministry was established, the archbishop of the Catholic Church of Minnesota conversed to the college through the President’s office, the President being for some time the religious head of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as well as school administrator. Individual chaplains were also appointed to serve as religious leaders for faculty, staff and students on campus.
1.75 Cubic Feet ((5 boxes) )
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