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Benedictine College to Rename Student Center after ‘St. John Paul II’

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., will rename its Student Union the St. John Paul II Student Center on the day of the beloved Pope’s canonization, according to the College’s website.

On April 27, 2014, the College will gather for a Mass and the unveiling ceremony for the building that is a “hub of campus activity with opportunities to eat, play sports, watch games, attend lectures or theater presentations, or meet with student life staff.”

“This building captures the spirit of John Paul II in its very variety,” said Dean of Students Dr. Joseph Wurtz. “His work on the theology of the body, which our staff uses in its programs, is also promoted through the sculptures in the building. JPII also opened the Office of Church and Sport in 2004, which indicated that the Church considered sport an important dimension of contemporary culture. Lastly, JPII was an artist with a passion for theater and the relationship between faith and art.”

College President Stephen Minnis cited several ways Bl. Pope John Paul II has influenced Benedictine College, including through his apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges, Ex corde Ecclesiae. Minnis also noted that the future saint was pivotal to the religious vocations of many on campus.

Benedictine College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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