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John Mohrmann 400 Priory Wins

It’s been an incredible fall sports season for the Rebels, and in addition to all the great work by our student-athletes, we’ve gotten to celebrate some milestones for our head coaches. Last week, we recognized soccer coach John Mohrmann, who surpassed 400 wins in his Priory career in last week’s district championship, and football coach Jake Parent, who surpassed 100 career wins earlier this season. We’re grateful for faculty members like Coach Mohrmann and Coach Parent who are such great examples for our students. Congratulations!

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Varsity Soccer 2019

Varsity Soccer defeated Kirksville on Saturday 6-0 in the state quarterfinal, putting them in the state final four for the second time in three years. They'll play in the state semifinal on Friday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. against John Burroughs at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton. MSHSAA will offer live streaming online through their MSHSAA TV service.

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Class of 1969 50th Reunion Celebration

The Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th Reunion the weekend of Oct. 4-6. The celebration began on Friday with a campus tour led by Father Dominic Lenk, and continued with vespers in the Abbey Church and cocktails and dinner in the Switzer House Dining Room. The evening was truly remarkable, with tales of Priory’s past; tributes to class members, monks and teachers who are no longer with us; and appreciation for one another, the monks, and formative years at Priory.  21 of 23 living members of the class were in attendance. Thank you to all who helped plan the reunion: David Crane, Bill James, Rick Muckerman, Dan van Benthuysen and Dan Human.

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Xanadu 2020 Logo

Lasso the date – Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 for the 51st Xanadu auction. It promises to be a boot stompin’, spur-jingling stampede. Can you remember Xanadu when you were a student? Were you a spotter, server, plater, raffle salesman or — like our current Headmaster, Father Cuthbert Elliott, O.S.B. ’02 – a coat checker?

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Seattle Abbot's Reception

Thank you to Charlie Pollnow ’80 for hosting Priory at the Seattle Tennis Club on Monday, Sept. 16. Abbot Gregory Mohrman ’76 enjoyed visiting with our alumni and friends living in the area. Stories of Mr. Barry’s Physics classes and Father Paul’s Calculus classes were shared as the sun set over Lake Washington. It is always so meaningful to hear how much our Priory teachers and monks have influenced and formed our alumni! Thank you to all who were able to join us!

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New York Abbot's Reception

Abbot Gregory Mohrman ’76 traveled to New York City in October to meet with our alumni living and working in the metropolitan area. More than 20 alumni attended the Abbot’s Reception on Tuesday, Oct. 15. A wonderful evening was had by all as Priory memories were shared and new ones created. Thank you to Avi Amin ’87, John Purcell ’87 and Peter Trunfio ’87 who sponsored the reception.

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