The Pontigny Society is a faculty and staff focused program of Edmundite Campus Ministry whose purpose is to build up the Catholic character of Saint Michael's College.
The Society provides faculty and staff with opportunities to enrich their practice and knowledge of the Christian, Catholic, and Edmundite intellectual traditions at the foundation of the institution, and promotes the integration of faith into the social and intellectual life of the college community. The Pontigny Society sponsors activities that foster spiritual development and opportunities for fellowship through prayer, worship and interfaith dialogue. Following the Edmundite tradition, emphasis is on the Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours, and celebration of the Church calendar in the belief that such prayer contributes to the culture of community essential to the Catholic character of Saint Michael's College.
Pontigny Society Retreat
The Pontigny Society offers a retreat for members of the Pontigny Society who are counted among the faculty, staff or administration at Saint Michael's College. Prayer, wonderful meals and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist give structure and inspiration to our time together.
Two retreats coordinated by the Edmundite Office of Campus Ministry are typically offered: one in September at St. Beniot du Lac, Canada and a second in May at the Wildflower Inn, Lyndonville, VT. For more information, please contact Anna Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org.