Alumni News

Mark Your Calendars for Priory Day of Giving!

As you may know, earlier this spring Priory was slated to hold the Priory Day of Giving. It was
obviously not the right time for us to forge ahead with a 24-hour giving day. After much thought and guidance from alumni, parents and friends, we have rescheduled the Priory Day of Giving to Wednesday, June 17.

Over the past three years, we have raised in excess of $100,000 annually on our Day of Giving to support the Priory Fund. The Priory Fund, along with the proceeds from Xanadu, provide 14% of the school’s operating budget each year. It supports tuition assistance, technology, athletics, student activities and much more. Now more than ever we need to keep the Priory Fund strong.

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Alumni on the Frontlines

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

Ora et Labora – Prayer and Work

The verse from Matthew and this Latin phrase outlines two of the 12 Hallmarks of a Benedictine School Love of God and Neighbor and Work. These tenets ring true for the Priory alumni who have been on the COVID-19 frontlines. These healthcare heroes have seen firsthand the devastation COVID-19 produced throughout the world.  Thank you for continuing the Hallmarks that were instilled in you at Saint Louis Priory School.

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Message from Abbot Gregory - Summer 2020

My dear fellow Alumni,

"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." Dickens may have said it first, but it certainly applies to our times! As we all negotiate our way in the midst of COVID-19, may I assure you of the love and support of all the monks.

The worst of times: so many in our world have been touched in tragic ways by this pandemic, and it is heart-wrenching to witness the suffering it has caused. Yet, the best of times: out of this tragedy, great good has come, as we see the courage and wonderful care and concern of so many for the afflicted, the coming together (if albeit 'virtually') of so many to provide mutual support and encouragement, and the outpouring of faith that is evident as so many turn to the Lord for the grace of perseverance. 

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Shield

We invite you to support restaurants owned by Priory alumni, parents, and other members of the Priory community. Support their efforts to keep their employees working by ordering a take-out meal!  Let them know that Priory sent you!

Please contact the restaurants directly for their hours and delivery/curbside service options.

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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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