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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Scenes From a Summer: Students Seek God at BCYC

High School students this summer entered an immersive experience of the mission of community, faith and scholarship at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, experiencing BCYC, Benedictine College  Youth Camps.

BCYC Immersion is a pre-college, Catholic summer youth conference, combining all the best aspects of a faith camp, a science and academic camp, and a standard summer camp.

Students participated in one of more than a dozen academic tracks including Engineering, Biology (shown), Voice, Nursing, Theology, Creative Writing and more.

The week is rounded out with tons of fun — dodgeball, an evening dance/social, scavenger hunts and ultimate Frisbee, and a giant waterslide as students live on the college campus.

Students are guided in prayer,


… participate in small group Bible studies led by college students,

… a hike into Abbeyland,

… and games.

At BCYC Encounter, teens have the opportunity to take their relationship with Christ and with each other to the next level during a weekend of prayer, fellowship and the Sacraments.

Speakers this year included Pete Burak, director of the young adult outreach for Renewal Ministries (shown, top), Sister Mary Elizabeth Albers of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (above) and Sarah Swafford, founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries.

…. and a deep experience of the faith.


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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.