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.

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WATCH: Jesus’ Touch Does Wonders

“Jesus is always there with his hand outstretched, and it is up to us to do what we need to do to take that hand,” says Father Denis Meade, OSB in his online commentary on the readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.

Father Denis is a member of Benedictine College’s board of directors. A former Theology professor at Benedictine College, he serves as archivist, Junior Master and Postulant Director at St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison.

St. Benedict Abbey’s 60 Seconds for Sunday series looks at each upcoming Sunday’s readings.

The monks at the Abbey, along with the Benedictine Sisters at Mount St. Scholastica, are what make Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., Benedictine.

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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.