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.

at BENEDICTINE COLLEGE

Gregorian Institute Year of Faith Guides

The Year of Faith is a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world,” said Pope Benedict XVI. The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College [Read More...]

Guide to Prayer

Why Pray? God has made us greater than everything else he created. Greater than animals, mountains, or the angels. Therefore, nothing on earth will satisfy us. Only God. “Our hearts are restless [Read More...]

Rules for Catholic Family Life

Here are some common Catholic practices for living the faith in the home. [Read More...]

Getting More Out of Mass

The Mass is the “source and summit of Christian holiness” in more ways than one. It’s the source of inexhaustible spiritual riches … but it’s a summit that can seem unreachable. Here [Read More...]

Children and Confession

When we were editors at the now defunct Faith & Family magazine, my wife April and I collected tips from parents on helping kids confess. Friends of ours from St. Louis shared [Read More...]

Six Ways to Examine Your Conscience for Confession

“The renewal of the Church in America depends on the renewal of the practice of penance.” – Pope Benedict XVI at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C. “The reception of this sacrament ought [Read More...]

How to Pray a Holy Hour

Click here for the printable, pdf version. To pray a holy hour, all you need is a tabernacle with a lit sanctuary lamp, a Bible, and perhaps a Compendium of the Catechism [Read More...]

The 12 Ways of Christmas

Catholic Digest just republished this essay I originally wrote for the National Catholic Register. In this Year of Faith, on each of the 12 days of Christmas the Gregorian will offer ways [Read More...]