150 years ago this year the monks dedicated their first building on the shores of beautiful Lake Sagatagan and established “Saint Louis on the Lake.” These pioneers, motivated by faith, set out to serve and to educate. Learn about the earliest years of Benedictinism in Minnesota, when they laid the foundation – literally and metaphorically—for this place now called Saint John’s.
Roske, Peggy Landwehr, "Faith, Civilization & Education: Establishing a Benedictine Culture on the Frontier" (2016). Saint John’s Abbey Videos. 8.