AAIF 2012 Biennial Conference ~ Tentative Agenda

AAIF 2012 Biennial Conference

Tentative Agenda

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shuttle Service from the Minneapolis  – Saint Paul Airport to Collegeville,MN is available. Please phone Executive Express at 320-253-2226 to make arrangements.

Also Executive Express will allow guests to make reservations on line.

Anticipated driving time from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport to Collegeville is 1 hour 40 minutes on I- 94 West out of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul  area

Saint John’s University  31802 County Road 159  Collegeville, Minnesota 56321

(320) 363-2011

Sign in and receive room keys along with room assignments for pre-registered AAIF Conference Attenders at Saint Mary’s Hall SJU on the Upper Campus; housing will be at the Vincent Court Apartments on the Lower Campus Hours for Saint Mary’s Hall are 8 AM to 8 PM

Friday July 13, 2012

Optional Tours:

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM     Saint John’s Liturgical Press Tour

4 PM – 5 PM              Tour of Campus to see Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places

5 PM – 7 PM dinner (Opening of the 2012 AAIF Biennial Conference)

7:30 PM “Living with Limits and a Sense of Humor:   A Lutheran View of Intra- Christian Relations.”  Speaker: Dr. Darrell Jodock;  Drell and Adeline Bernhardson Distinguished Professor of Religion Gustavus Adolphus College Faith & Learning Resources: Speeches by Darrell Jodock can be found at this link:   www.gustavus.edu/faith/resources.php 

8:30 PM  Social Time/Reception

Saturday, July 14, 2012 

7 AM  Morning Prayer

7 AM – 8:30  AM breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  “Ecumenism in a World of Change.” Speaker: Dr. Donald 

Ottenhoff,  Executive Director,  Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research Collegeville, Minnesota

The Institute is an autonomous part of the Saint John’s community, which includes Saint John’s Abbey and University, the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and the Liturgical Press. The women’s community of Saint Benedict’s Monastery and the College of Saint Benedict in nearby St. Joseph further expand the resources for residents of the Institute.

10 – 11 AM Business Meeting

11 AM – 1 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Hill Museum and Manuscript Collection: Tour

HMML is also the home of “The Saint John’s Bible,” the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned in the west for 500 years. The Bible is being created by a team of scribes and artists in the United Kingdom and the United States, and uniquely blends ancient methods and materials with modern images and text.

Selected pages from The Saint John’s Bible are always on exhibition in the HMML Gallery.

3 PM – 4 PM: Pottery Tour

5 PM – 7 PM Dinner

7:00 p.m. Vigil of Sunday

Protestant Worship Opportunities as a group- tentative arrangements are in the process of being made

7:30 PM

“How Interchurch Family Prayer ‘Happens’: Models for Negotiating Our Differences”

Speaker:  Daniel J. Olsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Olsen received his Ph.D. in Constructive Theology from Loyola University Chicago in 2008.  Since that time he has taught at several Catholic Liberal Arts Universities in both Minnesota and Illinois.  He currently resides in suburban Chicago with his wife, Tracy, and two children Abigail and Matthew.

9:30 PM Social Gathering Time 

Sunday July 15, 2012

7 AM Morning Prayer

7 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast

10:30 a.m. Mass at the Saint John’s Abbey Church

11 AM – 1 PM     Lunch and formal closing of the 2012 AAIF Biennial Conference, immediately after lunch

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