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Xanadu Update, 4/5/19

Xanadu Sign Up Parties, Cookbooks & Priory Shield Totes

There’s still time to sign up for the fabulous Sign Up Parties offered at Xanadu. If you would like to sign up, please send your check made payable to Saint Louis Priory School to the Advancement Office, 500 S. Mason Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63141. Please email Mary Rhodes ( with any questions.

Junior School Parents' Cocktail Sign Up Party
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 7 p.m.
Julie and Dan Wagner (Cole '14, Jack '20, Charlie '24), Libby and Dan McLaughlin (Luke '24) and Laura and Matt Villa (Paul '20, Mark '23) invite all Junior School parents to join them for a beautiful spring evening at the Wagners' home. Special guests include Judy and Michael Mohan and Carrie and Phil Lane. The party promises to be a great evening of fun, conversation, cocktails and tasty appetizers. 

“Old School” Sign Up Party for Form VI
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, 7 p.m.
Whether you were Greek, Geek or Athlete, show off your alma mater and wear your best college apparel as you join hosts Theresa and Jim Human (Nick Murphy '20), Nanci and Peter McCarthy (Charlie Ferrick '20), Rhoda and Mike Spencer (Michael '20) and Betsy and Earle Weaver (Peter '20) at the Humans' home as you reminisce about the good old college years. Indulge in throwback cuisine which is better than any dining hall food and beverages while enjoying fun outdoor games including washers, horseshoes and, of course, pong! Join other Form VI parents as we kick off a fabulous senior year!

Class of 2019 "Love Mom" College Care Package Making Sign Up Party
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Saint Louis Priory School Dining Hall
Available to the mothers of the Class of 2019
Come join your fellow Class of 2019 moms in the Priory Dining Hall to create fun and yummy care packages to our Freshmen! Be sure to come decked out in apparel representing your son's college. Bring 25 of the same item to share along with $14.00 cash to cover the shipping costs. Priory almost alumni mothers Renee Stein (Drew '19) and Anne Buganski (Jake '19, Tyler '21, Luke '23) will provide all the shipping supplies, boxes and will take care of mailing the packages to the lucky recipients. What a special opportunity to catch up with our Priory mom friends while enjoying nibbles and drinks while sending love to our boys.

Class of 2019 Christmas Holiday Reunion Sign Up Party
Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7-10 p.m.
Available to Priory Class of 2019 and their parents
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to get together with fellow classmates and their parents over the Christmas holiday to enjoy heavy appetizers and drinks, reminisce, and share tales of college life. Class of 2019 alums and their parents are welcome! Make sure you take advantage of this fun evening at the beautiful home of Lisa and Pat Flavin (Connor '13, Jack '19, Luke '22).

Priory Palate Cookbook— $20 each
There are still plenty of the new Priory Palate cookbooks with easy and amazing recipes available in the Campus Store and Advancement Office.  $20/each.  Stop by during business hours.

Customizable Priory Shield Tote Bag -- $75


If you missed these fab bags at Xanadu, you can still get one! Show your Priory spirit with this fabulous and functional canvas tote bag that sports the Priory Shield. Great for groceries, the beach or for anything else you need to transport in your daily adventures. Includes custom monogramming making this bag both personal and practical.  To order one, please contact Eileen Reese (

“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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