VIDEO: Rod Dreher’s ‘Benedictine College Option’
Rod Dreher, author of New York Times bestselling The Benedict Option, visited Benedictine College March 31-April 1 and very graciously wrote and spoke about what he found here.
See an interview video above. On his blog, he wrote:
“I’ve never been to Benedictine College, but — wow. It is very easy for me, living inside my online silo, to become too focused on doom and gloom. So to come to a place like this little orthodox Catholic liberal arts college on the Missouri River, and to see so many young people who are faithful, happy, and … normal — well, I can’t tell you how encouraging it is.”
He went on to compare the college to the Benedict Option:
“What they’re doing at this small liberal arts Catholic college is a great example of the Benedict Option. The thickness and the richness of the traditional spiritual and intellectual life here is startling, in a very, very good way. It’s great to be able to point to one more place in the world and say, ‘There! What they’re doing there — go see it, and learn from it.’”