The Gregorian Institute Shield, composed of the crossed gold and silver keys of the Papal Insignia, an open book with the words 'Via Veritas Vita' ('The Way, the Truth, and the Life') written on its pages, three golden six-sided stars on a red banner, and a Germanic cross.


Tolling Bell to Mark End of Pontificate on Campus

Benedictine College will honor Pope Benedict XVI with a day of prayer and an all-school Mass today, February 28, his final day as pope.  St. Benedict’s Abbey bells will toll for 10 minutes starting at 1 1:00 p.m., corresponding to 8:00 p.m. in Rome, which is the official end of his Pontificate.

12:15 p.m.
Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict in the Abbey Church
Celebrant, Abbot James Albers, OSB
At end of Mass: Memorare Prayer; Candles placed at picture of Pope Benedict

1:00 p.m.
St. Benedict’s Abbey tolls bells for 10 minutes

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 proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as 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.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

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