St. Benedict's Abbey

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The present Abbey, erected in 1928, is the home of the monks who are members of the faculty and administration of Benedictine College. It is a cloistered, private community for the monks, which includes chapels, recreational spaces and a great hall for dining. The distinctive look of the back of the abbey is architecturally quoted by the new Ferrell Academic Center.

1020 N. Second St.
Atchison, KS 66002

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Abbey Church/Crypt

The Abbey Church, completed in 1957, follows the design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie style architecture. It is the spiritual focal point of the campus. The Abbey Church features the 21 by 29 foot fresco Trinity and Episodes of Benedictine Life, painted in 1959 by Jean Charlot.  On the lower level of the church are other chapels, often used to accommodate smaller groups of people, dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Scholastica, and St. Joseph.

The Guest House

The Guest House, architecturally similar to the Abbey Church, was completed in 1959. National Catholic Register on St. Benedict’s Abbey and Guest House: