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A message from the Technology and Communications offices

Dear Priory family member,

We’ve recently become aware of a website with a name similar to ours that has found information about our students and attempts to appear to be an official website for the school. Only a small line at the bottom of the page makes it clear that the provider of the website actually has no connection to the school or the Abbey.

We feel that at this time it would be appropriate to convey some aspects of our Communications plan for the school and Abbey. A more formal policy will be introduced at a later date:

  • The Abbey and school own and/or operate only the following websites.  If you see a website that appears official or contains school/student information other than reputable news websites, please report them to help@priory.org:
    • priory.org
    • stlprioryschool.org
    • stlprioryalumni.org
    • stlpriorymoodle.org
    • stlouisabbey.org
    • stlouisabbey.info
    • 16457netclass.blackbaudondemand.com
    • roborebels.com
  • The school operates a variety of website variants using the above names, such as netclassroom.priory.org. These should be considered as part of the 8 websites listed above.
  • The school emails students, parents and alumni from accounts ending in @stlprioryschool.org or @priory.org. Email coming from other email domains should not be considered official email from either the Abbey or the school. Please report any suspicious emails to help@priory.org.
  • Social media accounts that are official school channels are identified as being curated by the Communications Department and link to priory.org.
  • The school does not sell or give out personal information to third parties with the exception of those organizations with which the school is either 1) required to provide personal data in order to comply with applicable government regulations, 2) required to provide personal data in order to maintain accreditation or membership for school-related activities, or 3) required in order to operate services or software provided by third parties for the benefit of providing the school’s educational services.  In all cases, we attempt to apply as much security as possible to your personal information to ensure that it remains as secure as possible.
  • Personal data is defined as information that can identify an individual and can include data such as parts of one’s name, social security number, date of birth, home address, telephone numbers and email addresses.

The Abbey and School take pains to streamline our communications to the community and safeguard your personal information. Announcements of new websites or internet-related services will always come from one of the above-mentioned sources. If you have questions or concerns about this announcement, please email Director of Technology Gabe Santa Cruz.

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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

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Prologue, 41

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Prologue, 45

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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

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Chapter 4, 20-21

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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

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Chapter 22, 8

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Chapter 30, 1

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Chapter 31, 13-14

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Chapter 35, 6

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Chapter 43, 3

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Chapter 48, 1

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Chapter 49, 1

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Chapter 53, 1

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Chapter 53, 2

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Chapter 61, 10

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

Chapter 63, 17

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Chapter 66, 8

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

Chapter 68, 5

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Chapter 70, 7

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Chapter 72, 7

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Chapter 72, 11-12

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Chapter 73, 3

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

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