Fr. Michael Gaitley Coming to Benedictine College March 18

Fr. Michael Gaitley Coming to Benedictine College March 18

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Fr. Michael GaitleyNationally known best-selling author Father Michael Gaitley, MIC is coming to Benedictine College as part of his Greater Glory Tour on March 18 at 7 p.m. in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium. He will be talking about finding the Father in the Gospel of John based on his latest book, 33 Days to Greater Glory. The event is free and open to the public.

The popular priest is also the author of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, the Marian consecration book 33 Days to Morning Glory, and the “do it yourself retreat” book 33 Days to Merciful Love. He visited campus in 2013 to help celebrate the consecration of Benedictine College to Mary and he helped lead hundreds of students to consecrate themselves to Mary that year. He returned in 2016 as a guest speaker for the end of the Year of Mercy.

Fr. Michael is a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. He succeeded Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC as the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit society with more than one million members. As director, he launched a new pastoral initiative called Hearts Afire: Parish-based Programs for the New Evangelization (HAPP). He is currently director of Evangelization for the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and director of Formation for the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy. Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, he received a Masters Degree in Theology and a Licentiate Degree in Moral Theology.

Fr. Michael frequently appears on EWTN and preaches retreats throughout the country on topics such as Divine Mercy, consoling spirituality, and Marian Consecration.  When he is not preaching missions and retreats, Fr. Michael lives and works at Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.

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 in the Top 10 in the Midwest of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and 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.