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.


IMAGES: Winter on Campus

For the past few years, Benedictine College saw very little winter snow. Not this year. Snow came early and revisited the campus along with other winter regulars.

Above: Walking through Raven Memorial Park in the falling snow.

Lessons and Carols features the music department at St. Benedict’s Abbey.

The crowd participates with light and song.

Football advanced to the National Championship game …

… under the leadership of newly inducted Raven Hall of Famer Larry Wilcox.

Basketball’s “Snow Storm” game collected toys (and blankets and more) for area kids.

Students tasted the snow …

… and tested it for speed.

Snow added to the beauty of campus statuary.

Snowfall in the quad …

… left it more beautiful than ever.

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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 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.