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Blog Posts from the Woodstock Theological Library

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.

The Underworld of Woodstock Library

The Underworld of Woodstock Library

Learn about our newest exhibit, debuting Oct 1st, exploring the dark side of the Woodstock Theological Library.

Easter Drums

Easter Drums

Woodstock Theological Library is not just a repository of rare books and archives but it is also a growing collection of books and journals.

Jesuit Poetry Continued

Jesuit Poetry Continued

"Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Thomas Aquinas, I Love You." - Read about the beautiful illustrations found in the poetry collections of Jesuit novices.

Fr. Chiesa

Poems by “Father Sechia”

This weeks post features a rare manuscript from a Jesuit poetry prankster. 

Library Tour

Student Tours

The Woodstock Theological Library will be offering tours for students on Sept. 10th, 12th, and 14th, at 1 PM.