Benedictine Community Prays and Fasts for Abuse Crisis

Benedictine College is encouraging students, staff and faculty to participate in St. Benedict’s Abbey’s 72 Hours of prayer and fasting for the victims of abuse and the U.S. Bishops.

Prayer and fasting was first requested by Pope Francis this summer.

During the US Bishops’ meetings, Nov. 12-15 2018, St. Benedict’s Abbey will be hosting 72 hours of Adoration in the Abbey Church to pray for the victims of abuse, as well that the Holy Spirit will guide the bishops in their meetings.

Adoration each day runs from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. The Abbey Church will be closed to the public each night.

Abbot James and the monks of the Abbey have invited the entire Atchison Community to join them in this important prayer.

Sign up for a particular time at the Abbey website, or join the Benedictine College community in prayer wherever you are.

More information, click here: 72 Hours Adoring the Lord


Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College is dedicated to transforming culture in America through its mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.