Gregorian Institute Year of Faith Guides

The Year of Faith is a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world,” said Pope Benedict XVI.

The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, has provided several practical guides to help in that effort.


How to Pray a Holy Hour – includes a pdf that provides a structure and Scripture and other prayer aids.

Guide to Prayer  – includes daily prayer tips to begin a friendship with Jesus Christ, including morning meditation and tips for saying the daily Rosary.

Five Things Daily Rosaries Do – from earlier in the year provides reasons to pray the daily Rosary.

Rosary Meditations – provides Scripture and meditations for each mystery of the Rosary. Click on them individually here:


Getting More Out of Mass – can help fulfill Pope Benedict’s request to use this year “to intensify the celebration of the faith in the liturgy, especially in the Eucharist.”

Seven Reasons to Return to Confession – is an evangelization aid to promoting confession.

Six Ways to Examine Your Conscience for Confession – is an aid for adult confession.

Children and Confession – includes an examination of conscience for children and a guide to confession.

Family Life

Rules for Catholic Family Life – is an aid to help families live their faith better.


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.