Instances of Discovery

As the Collegeville Institute celebrated its 50th Anniversary, Bearings Online published profiles of persons closely associated with the Institute’s history: “Collegeville Greats—that great cloud of witnesses who have accompanied us since 1967, and will journey with us into the future.” I was honored to be asked to write several of the profiles of persons I know—and in the cases of O’Gara (1947-2012), Stransky (1930-2019), Bilheimer (1917-2006), LaCugna (1952-97), Shannon (1921-2003), and Piper (1917-90), knew.

Ecumenical Gift Exchange: Richard Mouw, Margaret O’Gara, Anthony Ugolnik 

Roberta Bondi

Joan Chittister, OSB

Thomas F. Stransky, CSP

Robert S. Bilheimer

Kilian McDonnell, OSB (Part One)

Kilian McDonnell, OSB (Part Two)

Catherine Mowry LaCugna

Krista Tippett

James P. Shannon

H. C. (“Bob”) Piper

Previously, I wrote a memorial tribute to a another Collegeville Great, Bishop Thomas Hoyt, Jr.