Let Us Love One Another: It was
Abbot Bernard Pennings’ motto – one clearly reflected in the life he lived.
Through Pennings, we learn that
love is about movement – he crossed an ocean to serve the needs of a small
community in Wisconsin. Love is about being present – in listening, Pennings
heard his new community’s call for education, and founded the college we now
call our own. Love sinks deep roots and needs daily tending – so Pennings
founded an abbey where his community could pray, eat and learn together.
May our community be a place that
loves in the spirit of Pennings:
boldly crossing boundaries and moving to new places
present to one another, especially those who feel their
voices are not heard
investing ourselves in the deep sustenance of prayer,
companionship, and meaningful dialogue.
Programs relating to the Annual Theme in 2013-14
Mission and Ministry:
Catholic Intellectual Tradition Series: C.S. Lewis and "The Four Loves"