Benedictine College Honors Pope on His Final Day

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Benedictine College will honor Pope Benedict XVI with a day of prayer and an all-school Mass tomorrow, February 28, his final day as pope.  St. Benedict’s Abbey, which is adjacent to the college campus, will ring its bells at 1:00 p.m., corresponding to 8:00 p.m. in Rome, which is the official end of his Pontificate.




12:15 p.m.

Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict in the Abbey Church

  • Celebrant, Abbot James Albers, OSB


At end of Mass
Memorare Prayer
Candles placed at picture of Pope Benedict


1:00 p.m.

St. Benedict’s Abbey rings bells for 10 minutes

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.