IMAGES: St. John Paul II Relic Visits Benedictine College

Students lined up and patiently waited to venerate a visiting relic of Saint John Paul II on Monday night.

The relic, a drop of blood on a cloth, traveled from the saint’s country of birth, Poland, as part of the John Paul II Project, a Kraków-based initiative combining pilgrimage and study to teach about the pope’s legacy.

The night began with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament…

… followed by a presentation from the founder of the John Paul II Project.

The students then had the opportunity to touch the relic and write down their prayer intentions in a book that will be brought back to Kraków, Poland.

It was a short but beautiful visit from an incredible saint. Saint John Paul II, pray for us.

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Benedictine College

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 to Choosing a Catholic College. 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.