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.

at BENEDICTINE COLLEGE

IMAGES: On a Journey With Dante in Europe

This year marked the beginning of an innovative new Benedictine College study abroad summer program for high school students called Journey With Dante.

“Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic poem which is a synthesis of philosophy, theology, history carved from the subtle stones of poetic verse,” says the program description. “We cannot go back in time to Dante’s century, but we can read him within the context of the philosophy and theology of his day, and cast our eyes on the very hills he saw, the rivers he crossed, the distant mountains which populate his poetic landscape.”

Here are some scenes from the Journey, which lasted 21 days in June …

Every journey starts with a first step. In this case, that first step started on campus at Benedictine College …

Doorway to adventure.

Exploring Rome …

From Palantine Hill …

… to St. Peter’s.

Afloat at Venice: View from the boat …

… and from above.

Searching for Dante from Assissi …

… and beyond.

And finding him! Sort of …

To learn more about Journey With Dante, click here.

 

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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.