Video: The Church Looks to Benedictine College

As the new year at Benedictine College begins, we pause to look at all that has happened in the past year. Benedictine College is taking a leading role in the Church in the United States, and this two-minute video demonstrates how. (If you are reading this in an e-mail, click here to see the video.)

All of the rites of school are coming at 100 miles an hour:

  • Last weekend was Freshman Move-in Day.
  • Today Freshmen get their beanies.
  • Tomorrow morning is the first Wednesday morning 7:30 Rosary led by the President and Dean in Guadalupe Chapel.
  • Tomorrow is the first day of school.
  • Next week is the convocation, featuring author Patrick Lencioni and Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Benedictine College’s newest bishop-alum.
  • Soon the Wisdom of the Ages exhibit showing historic documents will be open.

Pray for the students at Benedictine College as they begin this year’s journey out of the “Double Darkness this year, and join in the prayer of (Benedictine-educated) St. Thomas Aquinas:

Prayer Before Study

Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. I ask this through Jesus Christ our 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.