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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The Gregorian Fellows leadership program at Benedictine College is designed to train and launch Catholic leaders rooted in their faith and ready to be effective in contemporary society. The work of the Fellows is featured here every Friday. By forming its students deeply in the mission, advancing its mission through alumni in every walk of life, and extending its mission regionally and nationally, Benedictine College hopes to Transform Culture in America.

One Gregorian Fellow graduate is using what she learned at Benedictine College to promote pro-life and other causes in Washington D.C.

“I am grateful for my experience as a Gregorian because it has truly shaped how I live my Catholic identity in public life,” says Molly Tynan.

Tynan was a Gregorian Fellow who graduated in 2018 from Benedictine College in Accounting/Finance and Theology who won the Fran Jabara award at graduation (pictured).

Now, she works fulltime at Alliance Defending Freedom in Washingtonin a group that helps Christian law students to be trained and equipped to live out the Gospel.

Alliance Defending Freedom, she says, “exists to keep the doors open for the Gospel by advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, freedom of speech, and marriage and family.” The organization funds cases, trains attorneys, and successfully advocates for freedom in the court.

She said two internships she did with the organization, starting when she was a student at Benedictine, paved the way for the full time position. “I actually started the Monday after the March for Life in 2019!” she said.

“I have met incredible leaders, specifically in the pro-life world, and watching them witness and live out their faith only encourages  me to continue the work that I’m doing,” she said.

“Working at an organization that is fighting for life is such a gift,” she said. “I am able to stand strong and witness to my faith by speaking openly about what I do to whomever I encounter.”

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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.