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See Fr. Michael Gaitley at Benedictine Monday Feb. 4

Father Michael Gaitley is coming to Benedictine College. The Marian of the Immaculate Conception priest will give a talk on campus Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the McAllister Board Room on the fourth floor of the Ferrell Academic Center.

Read quotes from Father Gaitley’s Monday appearance here.

Father Gaitley is author of the Marian consecration book 33 Days to Morning Glory and 33 Days to Merciful Love that focuses on the devotions of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Faustina. He will speak about living Catholic life to the full.

“The power that will change the world isn’t in the media and it isn’t in politics,” he said on his last visit to campus. “Do you know where the real power lies? It’s in schools like Benedictine College where young people want to become saints.”

Archbishop Joseph Naumann recommended Father Michael’s book for the close of the 2016 Year of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Kansas City-Kan.

“I am inviting every member of the archdiocese to join me in making ‘a do-it-yourself retreat’ by pondering the daily meditations in Father Michael Gaitley’s book, 33 Days to Merciful Love,” he said. “I cannot think of a better way to conclude the jubilee Year of Mercy.”

In 2013, the popular priest visited campus after Abbot James Albers consecrated Benedictine College to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He helped lead hundreds of students to consecrate themselves to Mary that year.


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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.