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.


The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College


Our Vision
Benedictine College, an heir to the legacy of St. Gregory the Great, has founded the Gregorian Institute to contribute to the renewal of Catholic culture and freedom of religious expression in America.

Our Mission
Promoting Catholic identity in public life in four ways:



Equip Catholic leaders

  • The Gregorian speech digest
  • Speakers and conferences

Train new Catholic leaders

  • Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program
  • Student action

Celebrate Catholic identity

  • American Catholic Hall of Fame
  • Online resources

Defend religious freedom

  • Memorare Army for Religious Freedom
  • Institutional action

Our Objectives
By partnering with leading Catholic intellectuals to promote Catholic identity, we hope to benefit:

  • The Church, through renewal and sustained attention to Catholic identity;
  • The American experiment, through the emphasis on faith’s contribution to self-government;
  • Catholic leaders in their fields, by working to crystallize the principles of identity;
  • Benedictine College students, forming them in enduring principles and effective action; and
  • Benedictine College’s mission, attracting collaborators in our work.

Benedictine College
Benedictine College is building one of America’s great Catholic colleges by staying true to its mission of community, faith, and scholarship. Since the year 2000, the college has grown dramatically, adding 11 new residence halls and three academic buildings including the state-of-the-art Ferrell Academic Center. Benedictine 2020 is the college’s visionary plan to build on this success by educating America’s future leaders, building for greatness, and developing a world-class faculty.