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Blog Posts from the Woodstock Theological Library

Transing of Theology

“Transing of Theology”

Librarian, Amy Phillips, describes the library's recent acquisition of materials in the area of theology and trans studies with a grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation.
Sheltered in Place, Tuscany, 1781

Sheltered in Place, Tuscany, 1781

Learn how a Jesuit from 1781 spent his time "sheltering in place."
Woodstock College Goes to Woodstock Center

New Exhibit: Woodstock College Goes to Woodstock Center: Woodstock Library at Lauinger since 1974

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of Lauinger Library, and the exhibit, 50 Years of Excellence and Service,  Woodstock Theological Library highlights the history of its collections, and the 46th anniversary of its joining Lauinger in 1974, with its own exhibit.
The Woodstock World Series

The Woodstock World Series

Jesuits in the World Series? That's right, read about how the Jesuits of Woodstock celebrated their own World Series from 1890-1948.

Gerard Mannion

Gerard Mannion

The Woodstock Theological Library lost a great friend this last Saturday. In honor of Gerard Mannion, we are reposting an entry he kindly wrote for us two years ago. 

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

On April 11th, Lauinger library will be hosting the author, George Saunders, who will give the Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture on the intersection of Catho

St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Day

St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Day

In honor of the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, we're republishing a blog by Amy Phillips. 

Chinese Scrolls

The Empire, Long Divided, Must Unite; Long United, Must Divide

Among the keep-sakes the Woodstock Jesuits brought back from their work in China are a group of beautifully colorful scrolls. Read about their significance to Chinese history.

The Crucified of El Salvador

The Crucified of El Salvador

On this day in 1989, six Jesuits and their domestic worker and her 16 year old daughter were brutally murdered by American trained Salvardoran soldiers at their residence at the University of Central America (UCA) in the city of San Salvador.

Influenza Epidemic

Woodstock and Influenza

This year marks the centenary of the influenza epidemic that claimed an estimated 50 million lives worldwide, and nearly 700,000 in the US. Read how the Jesuits dealt with the outbreak at Woodstock College.

St. Oscar Romero (1917-1980)

Saint Oscar Romero (1917-1980)

On October 14th, Oscar Romero was canonized by Pope Francis. His life was and remains an example of strength and courage.

The Beauty of Solitude

The Beauty of Solitude

In this week's post we showcase the wild and mystical world of the hermits, as depicted in our copy of Sylvae Sacrae.