Haiti Immersion Trip 2016

Mindful of the manifold gifts of God dispersed throughout the world, ten Hope College students and two Catholic leaders from the local parish traveled to Haiti over spring break to learn more about the beauty and wonder of God’s Spirit at work through the people we encountered.We did not travel as tourists but as guests […]

Jack Mulder on the Journey Home (VIDEO)

Jack Mulder, co-founder of the Saint Benedict Forum and chair of Hope College’s Philosophy Department, discusses his journey from the Reformed Church of America to the Catholic Church on EWTN’s Journey Home with Marcus Grodi.

The Fate of Religious Liberty with Chad Pecknold

The Saint Benedict Forum was pleased to partner with their friends at Hope College’s Tocqueville Forum to bring Chad Pecknold to campus on Thursday, April 7th, to speak on “Freedom for Truth: The Fate of Religious Liberty in Liberal Orders.” You can watch Dr. Pecknold’s astute talk here: C.C. Pecknold, PhD (Cambridge) teaches historical and […]

How Should Christians Think About the Environment? A Reflection On Laudato Si’ With Omar Guitiérrez

As Catholics and Christians, how are we to think about and care for the environment? On April 6, 2016, Omar Gutierrez addressed this question as he meditated on the themes of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Laudato Si’.  You can watch his excellent talk, “Praise Be to You, My Lord: How Christians Should Think about the […]

Wisdom and Discipleship: Honoring Francis Cardinal George

The Saint Benedict Forum is pleased to partner with their friends at the Lumen Christi Institute and Aquinas College to honor the great Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., who passed away last year. On Tuesday, April 5th, at 7:00…

Film Screening and Discussion of Poverty, Inc.

Along with 15 other student organizations, academic departments, and programs at Hope College, the Saint Benedict Forum invites you to join us for a screening of the thought-provoking and award-winning film, Poverty, Inc. Saturday, April 2, 2016 7:00 p.m. The Knickerbocker Theater 86 E. 8th Street Downtown Holland Free and Open to the Public Focusing on the worldwide […]

Sr. Miriam Inspires Hope College

Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, rocked Hope College campus this past week with a series of inspiring talks, workshops, and simply with her joyful and evangelical presence.

Ecumenical Dialogue: What Does It Mean to Be Catholic? (VIDEO)

On January 28, 2016, the Saint Benedict Forum hosted a Catholic-Reformed Dialogue about Jack Mulder’s new book, What Does It Mean to Be Catholic? (Eerdmans, 2015).  Dr. Mulder’s book is the meditation of a Hope College professor and convert to Catholicism from the Reformed tradition.  It was written as an effort to practice robust ecumenism, the […]