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: The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

When a baby is born, people ask, “What will this child grow up to be?” says Father Jay Kythe OSB.

In the case of this Sunday, when we celebrate the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the answer to that question was “the precursor to the Savior” — but we each have his job.

Father Jay is a monk of St. Benedict’s Abbey on the campus of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has served the college as an instructor and assistant chaplain and currently administers the sacraments at Maur Hill-Mount Academy Catholic school in Atchison.

St. Benedict Abbey’s 60 Seconds for Sunday series of videos 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, Kansas, 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.