Summer 2016

Summer Programs From Sherlock mysteries to sports, Priory offers summer fun! Click the image for more info.

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This Week at Priory

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Upcoming Events

Ultimate at Vianney
Sun, 01 May 2016
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Ultimate at Eureka
Sun, 01 May 2016
12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Varsity Tennis vs. CBC
Mon, 02 May 2016
All Day Event

Vianney Freshman Relays (Track and Field)
Mon, 02 May 2016
All Day Event

Advanced Placement TestingEvent spans multiple days
Mon, 02 May 2016 -
Fri, 06 May 2016

All Day Event

JV Tennis at CBC
Mon, 02 May 2016
All Day Event

8th Grade Baseball at Burroughs
Mon, 02 May 2016
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Varsity Tennis vs. SLUH at Dwight Davis
Tue, 03 May 2016
All Day Event

JV Tennis vs. SLUH
Tue, 03 May 2016
All Day Event

Varsity Baseball at Westminster
Tue, 03 May 2016
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

JV Baseball vs. Westminster
Tue, 03 May 2016
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Junior School Track Westminster Invitational
Tue, 03 May 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

8th Grade Baseball vs. the Patriots at Hazelwood Sports Complex
Tue, 03 May 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Varsity Golf Districts at Forest Park
Wed, 04 May 2016
All Day Event

7th Grade Baseball vs. MICDS
Wed, 04 May 2016
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Varsity Tennis vs. Principia
Thu, 05 May 2016
All Day Event

JV Tennis at Principia
Thu, 05 May 2016
All Day Event

Father Paul Relays (Track and Field)
Thu, 05 May 2016
All Day Event

Dr. Furey High School Preparedness Talk for Form II Students & Parents
Thu, 05 May 2016
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Varsity Baseball at Burroughs
Thu, 05 May 2016
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

JV Baseball vs. Burroughs
Thu, 05 May 2016
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

8th Grade Lacrosse vs. Burroughs
Thu, 05 May 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Top Stories

George HamiltonSenior George Hamilton offered admission to the U.S. Naval Academy

Congresswoman Ann Wagner called George to share the good news personally. Read more...

spring playSpring Play: "Arsenic & Old Lace"

Our spring production takes the stage Wednesday-Friday at 7 p.m. each evening. More info...

Awards NightCongratulations to the Priory students honored at Awards Night!

Our annual event to acknowledge students for achievements in and outside the classroom was held this week. List of honorees...

joey mathisSophomore Selected for NASA-sponsored Summer Internship

Joey Mathis will work on a research project at the University of Texas involving flood preparedness and response. Read more...

Upcoming Events & Online Registrations


Interview with David Wehner '86 at the Father & Son Banquet

April 13, 2016

Father Gregory interviewed Facebook CFO and Priory alumnus David Wehner at this year's Father & Son Banquet. View this larger

2016 Xanadu Fund-A-Need

Feb. 6, 2016

This year's project will add and update student gathering areas throughout the school. View this larger

“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.”

Prologue, 1

“This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

Prologue, 1

“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.”

Prologue, 4

“If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. (Ps 33[34]:13)”

Prologue, 17

“Clothed then with faith and the performance of good works, let us set out on this way, with the Gospel for our guide, that we may deserve to see him who has called us to his kingdom (1 Thess 2:12).”

Prologue, 21

“If we wish to dwell in the tent of this kingdom, we will never arrive unless we run there by doing good deeds.”

Prologue, 22

“What is not possible to us by nature, let us ask the Lord to supply by the help of his grace.”

Prologue, 41

“Therefore, we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.”

Prologue, 45

“The good of all concerned, however, may prompt us to a little strictness in order to amend faults and to safeguard love.”

Prologue, 47

“The reason why we have said all should be called for counsel is that the Lord often reveals what is better to the younger.”

Chapter 3, 3

“Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.”

Chapter 4, 20-21

“Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love.” –Chapter 4, 25-26

“Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.”

Chapter 4, 27-28

“Place your hope in God alone.”

Chapter 4, 41

“Respect the elders and love the young.”

Chapter 4, 70-71

“Pray for your enemies out of love for Christ. “

Chapter 4, 72

“If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down.”

Chapter 4, 73

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”

Chapter 5, 1-2

“Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen.”

Chapter 6, 6

“The first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of God always before his eyes (PS 35[36]:2) and never forgets it.”

Chapter 7, 10

“Let us consider, then, how we ought to behave in the presence of God and his angels, and let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”

Chapter 19, 6-7

“On arising for the Work of God, they will quietly encourage each other, for the sleepy like to make excuses.”

Chapter 22, 8

“Every age and level of understanding should receive appropriate treatment.”

Chapter 30, 1

“Above all, let him be humble. If goods are not available to meet a request, he will offer a kind word in reply, for it is written: A kind word is better than the best gift (Sir 18:17).”

Chapter 31, 13-14

“Let all the rest serve one another in love.”

Chapter 35, 6

“Indeed, nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God.”

Chapter 43, 3

“Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the brothers should have specified periods for manual labor as well as for prayerful reading.”

Chapter 48, 1

“The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.”

Chapter 49, 1

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35).”

Chapter 53, 1

“Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith (Gal 6:10) and to pilgrims.”

Chapter 53, 2

“(B)ecause wherever we may be, we are in the service of the same Lord and doing battle for the same King.”

Chapter 61, 10

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10).”

Chapter 63, 17

“We wish this rule to be read often in the community, so that none of the brothers can offer the excuse of ignorance.”

Chapter 66, 8

“Trusting in God’s help, he must in love obey.”

Chapter 68, 5

Never to do another what you do not want done to yourself (Tob 4:16).”

Chapter 70, 7

“No one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else.”

Chapter 72, 7

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.”

Chapter 72, 11-12

“What page, what passage of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments is not the truest of guides for human life?”

Chapter 73, 3

“What book of the holy catholic Fathers does not resoundingly summon us along the true way to reach the Creator?”

Chapter 73, 4


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