National Conferences

"This is a call to share our OSB charism, our Faith, Our Story; a call to community, reflection, inspiration, Ora et Labora, networking and planning; a call to meet and engage each other; a call to share our institutional stories"

The Br. Edward Englund, OSB
Benedictine Leadership Institute - BLI
Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 2019
The Brother Edward Englund, OSB
Benedictine Leadership Institute - BLI
Monday, June 25 through Friday June 29, 2018
Benedictine University
Lisle, Illinois

To provide an opportunity for current lay educators, staff and administrators at Benedictine secondary schools, along with their Benedictine confreres, to build community and discover best practices in Benedictine education.   


  • Develop an understanding of the importance of Benedictine mission and identity, as well as Catholic intellectual life.

  • Understand and integrate the Benedictine hallmarks into the life of the school and develop interest and enthusiasm within the faculty, staff and administration for Benedictine mission and engagement.

  • Appreciate the need for and development of collaboration and organization among North American Benedictine schools.


The Institute would cover a three-year format, based on week-long, annually rotating modules:


Year One:    HERITAGE, Understanding the History of the Benedictines in North America

Year Two:    CHARISM, Spiritual Leadership and Educational Vocation

Year Three:  WISDOM TRADITION, Benedictine Leadership in Education






BYC Group photo
Benedictine Youth Congress
Atchinson, Kansas   July 16 - 18, 2017

"The National Benedictine Youth Congress is a three-day event where students from twenty-three Benedictine high schools are invited to gather and celebrate their common tradition, share the ways in which schools live by St. Benedict’s Rule, and create lasting bonds. "



Benet Rome 2016 
Casa La Salle, Roma
April 4 - 8 2016


"Leadership in the Rule of St. Benedict: Applications for our Schools."



2015 Benet Colloquium
Benedictine University
Benet Academy
Lisle, Illinois