Drawing from the Bible and the Rule of Saint Benedict, campus inscriptions on the Saint John’s campus were set in place at times when all Roman Catholic worship and art was in Latin. Because we pass them every day often without appreciating their significance and potential inspiration, Cotidie ante oculos takes two of the most unseen articles of campus art—the cornerstones of the former and current abbey churches, unrejected by builders and set in place in 1879 and 1958— and places them in the cultures, societies, and beliefs of Christian and Benedictine life in those years. The essay aims to help us who see the cornerstones day by day appreciate their petrified significance.
"Cotidie ante oculos: On the Cornerstones of Saint John’s Churches, Old and New,"
Vol. 30, 5-26.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/headwaters/vol30/iss1/3