Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., will host the first rabbi to have ever gained access to the heavily guarded, 500-year-old Apostolic Library inside the Vatican, according to the College’s website.
Rabbi Herbert Mandl, senior rabbi of Kehilath Israel Synagogue in Overland Park, Kan, spent 10 days exploring the Vatican’s library in 2003 and will offer a lecture on “Secrets of the Vatican Library.”
The lecture is one of a number of events planned for the College’s “Discovery Day.” The College reports:
Thousands of students have participated in Benedictine’s Discovery Day events since its inception in 1996. In that time, most faculty members and academic departments have taken an active role in sponsoring student projects. This year’s event includes more than 80 presentations featuring the works of over 150 students and 23 academic departments. Projects include A Capella singing groups to Viking clothing and everything in between, including a hovercraft and a concrete canoe! All Discovery Day events are free and open to the public.
Benedictine College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
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