National and International Media
“A Monk of the Secular Age: An Appreciation”
By Patrick J. Geary
“The biography of Columba Stewart displayed on the home page of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library describes his extensive travels through the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and India in his efforts to help Christian and Muslim communities preserve and digitize their precious medieval and modern manuscripts.” Read more.
“From Saint Benedict to the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library”
By David Skinner
“As a young man, Benedict of Nursia, born c. 480, was sent to Rome to be educated, but he was appalled by the worldly life of the capital. He withdrew and experimented with hermitism before becoming abbot of a monastery—it went badly. The monks tried to poison him. He narrowly escaped death and established his own monastery, Monte Cassino. Around 530, he devised the manual for monastic life known as the Rule of Benedict. Read more.
“Minnesota Monk Columba Stewart Rescues Ancient Manuscripts from Modern Threats”
By Jean Hopfensperger
January 7, 2018
As extremists destroy ancient churches and cultural sites across the Middle East, a Minnesota monk has emerged as a global defender of sacred documents often hidden inside. Read more.