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.


WATCH: Fr. Simon’s Guide to Praying Like a Monk

In this short video from St. Benedict’s Abbey, Father Simon Baker OSB gives five steps in prayer: Read, Meditate, Pray, Contemplate, Resolve.

See him describe and share tips for each step in the video.

Father Simon was ordained to the priesthood in 2015 and serves as chaplain of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

For Father Simon’s vocation story, click here.

For the Gregorian Institute’s Guide to Prayer, click here.

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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.