Sacred Art at Benedictine College
The Our Lady of Grace fountain at Benedictine College is one of the newest examples of Sacred Art at Benedictine College. In this slideshow find 10 examples, old and new.
1. On Sept. 8, Abbot James Albers of St. Benedict Abbey consecrated Benedictine College to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the college unveiled a 21-foot fountain statue of Our Lady of Grace.
2. Mary’s Grotto was built in 2008, the 150th anniversary of both Benedictine College and the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes.
3. Benedictine College’s campus features the works of Frederick Hart, America’s most important sculptor, including castings of Hart’s Ex Nihilo.
4. Lou Holz greets Benedictine College freshmen in 2012 at the campus Raven Crossing beneath Frederick Hart statues of St. Peter, Adam and St. Paul.
5. Benedictine College chaplain Father Brendan Rolling, OSB, wrote this icon of Sts. Benedict and Scholastica and St. Benedict’s Abbey.
6. The Great Catholic Intellectuals mural at Benedictine College flanks the entryway of St. Benedict Hall. It was painted in 1939 by Brother Bernard Wagner, a monk of the Abbey on campus.
7. Benedictine College President Stephen D. Minnis shows U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan the floor-to-ceiling mural by Anthony Gude that depicts the influence of the Benedictines in Atchison, Kan.
8. The Scholastica Plaza in front of Elizabeth Hall features statues of sisters and students of Mount St. Scholastica monastery.
9. In 2011, the college unveiled an 8-foot-tall statue of St. Benedict by Kansas City artist and Benedictine College alumnus Tim Mispagel.
10. Painter Dawn Gardner and Mother Teresa’s nurse Sister Veronica Daniels, OSB, unveil the painting Blessed Teresa of Calcutta commissioned by Benedictine College president Stephen and Amy Minnis for Benedictine College’s Mother Teresa Center for Nursing
11. The Benedictine Sisters of Mount Saint Scholastica Monastery in Atchison commissioned a statue by Bill Hopen of St. Scholastica for their sesquicentennial. The statue was unveiled on October 17, 2014, in front of Elizabeth Hall on Benedictine’s campus.
12. On the vigil of Pope John Paul II’s first feast day as a saint, on October 21, 2014, Benedictine College chaplain Father Brendan Rolling and President Stephen Minnis unveiled a portrait of John Paul II by Dawn Gardner for the JPII Student Center.
13. The statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is across from the St. Juan Diego chapel in the new Guadalupe Hall, the 10th new residence hall at Benedictine College in 10 years.