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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Seton Magazine Features Raven Baseball Player

Seton Magazine, published by Seton Home Study School, shares stories that explain and promote the home-schooling lifestyle. The magazine recently featured a testimonial by Michael Slaten, class of 2020 at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, a business major and an important part of the Raven baseball team, where he is a pitcher and infielder.

About 16% of Benedictine’s student body comes directly from a home-school high school experience. Benedictine College’s extensive outreach to the home-schooling community includes a free book of tips for home-schooling high schoolers who are beginning to look at colleges, special Homeschool Visit Days, and even tips for former home-schooling students in the Benedictine engineering program. Homeschool outreach coordinator Megan Fassero guides home-schooling families with help from the My Majors academic interest quiz and Transferology, which allows students to simply enter their college courses, AP tests, and CLEP tests to find out how college credits earned during high school will transfer to Benedictine. The college is recommended as Homeschool Friendly by Homeschool Parent.

Michael Slaten is also a Gregorian Fellow. Excerpts from Slaten’s testimonial follow.

I chose to go to Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, an authentically Catholic college that is highly recommended in the Newman Guide. Seton and Benedictine are perfect complements to each other.

The faith, family atmosphere, and genuine friendships fostered by Seton are strong points at Benedictine College. Plus, Benedictine allowed me to continue playing baseball, which I’ve done since I was a little kid and I have always loved the game.

Most of the smaller Catholic colleges don’t have a baseball program, so that was a great bonus. …

I enjoy Benedictine’s Catholic atmosphere.

The Seton program helped cultivate my faith and made me realize that Catholicism was a faith that I truly possess. It gives me a lot more purpose in general and Benedictine has really helped me grow both academically and spiritually.

The Catholic faith is even present in athletics at Benedictine College and that’s important. It is definitely intentional. Often in athletics we see people falling away from the faith.

They lose a sense of who they are and who they were brought up to be, and once they deviate from that path, they don’t do as well in either academics or athletics.

Read the whole thing here.


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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.