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Blog Posts from the Woodstock Theological Library

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.

Fr. Tylenda

Remembering Fr. Tylenda, S.J.

We received sad news this last week of the passing of Fr. Joseph Tylenda, S.J., our former director. Fr. Tylenda served as the head of the Woodstock Library on two separate occasions, from 1965-1970, and from 1994 to 2003, when he retired.

John Brosnan

A Jesuit and a Kodak

The sixth treasure in the Woodstock Theological Library is actually a collection of items, or rather photos by John Brosnan, S.J.

Francis Barnum Pt. 2

Sojourns of a Jesuit Traveler

This week’s post, the sixth in our series Treasures from Woodstock Theological Library is a revisiting of the fourth blog post about Francis Barnum, S.J.

Carey Bible

A Catholic and American Treasure

For our fifth week in our Treasures from the Woodstock Theological Library series, we highlight the first Catholic Bible published in the United States.

19th Century Torah Scroll

An Enormous Gift

In this fourth post on our treasures, we highlight a gift given to us in 1871

The Book of Mormon

A Rare First Edition

Marking the third post in our series, Treasures From Woodstock Theological Library, this week we’re highlighting our copy of the first edition of The Book of Mormon.