WATCH: This Sunday, Face Your Temptations


Jesus takes temptation head on in this Sunday’s Gospel, says Brother Leven Harton OSB.

In commenting on the readings for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B.

If we face temptation calmly and with recollection, he said, we need not be afraid to face our temptations, either.

A Benedictine College graduate, Brother Leven is a monk of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas, where he serves as vocation director.

St. Benedict Abbey’s 60 Seconds for Sunday series looks at each upcoming Sunday’s readings.

The monks at the Abbey, along with the Benedictine Sisters at Mount St. Scholastica, are what make Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., Benedictine.

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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.