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Top 10 Gregorian Posts of the Decade

The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, launched in 2011, and so was publishing stories through most of the recently ended decade. Here are the most visited stories at the website in the twenty-teens.

10: John’s Last Normal Day

The tragic and inspiring story of the son of Dean of Benedictine College Kimberly Shankman has been shared and cherished for years.

9: 25 Years Ago, He Sensed God’s Plans for Benedictine

The story of Father Meinrad Miller’s contribution to Benedictine College was only published this year, but has been read so many times, it entered the top 10.

8: Happy Father’s Day, Priests

This article celebrating the priesthood has been reposted many times in many places.

7: 24 Sci-Fi Picks for the Catholic Reader

Dr. Stephen Mirarchi’s list of Science Fiction books is frequently consulted by fans who want faith with their fiction.

6: Queen of the May: 17 Beautiful Marian Hymns

It is appropriate that, at a school consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary,  these picks for the most beautiful Marian hymns are among our most popular posts.

5: Hero Seminarian Marched, Then Died, for Life

This tells the story of how Brian Bergkamp left his friends at Benedictine College to join the seminary, then died in a heroic act saving another kayaker in the Arkansas River in Wichita

4: Movies for Future Men and Movies for Future Women

The Gregorian’s two lists of movies that teach virtues have been featured in Catholic Digest and New Advent.

3: 5 Spiritual lessons from Dante’s Divine Comedy

The site’s most popular article is Dr. Matthew Ramage’s treatment of the Divine Comedy, which receives multiple readers every week.

2: Prayer Resources

More readers turn to the Gregorian for many prayer resources than any other reason. They are accessible by this page, or individually. The most popular: How to Pray a Holy Hour, The Passion of the Christ Stations of the Cross, and Six Ways to Examine Your Conscience.

1: Rosary Meditations

By far, the most visitors that come to the site come for the Rosary Meditations. These practical aids to praying the Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous, and Glorious Mysteries are also now available in a book form that has sold thousands.


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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.