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the saint louis abbey JOURNAL 2009-10 Achievements and Awards The Saint Louis Abbey was founded through the close cooperation between Benedictine monks of Ampleforth Ab- bey in England and St. Louis laymen who, in the early 1950s, had a vision of building and maintaining a Catholic college preparatory school of the highest order and supporting a Benedictine monastery to run that school. In 1955 that vision became a reality. Today the Abbey consists of a 150 acre campus in West St. Louis County with a monastic community that operates a day school for talented and motivated young men in grades seven through twelve, and a parish of the Archdio- cese of St. Louis. The heart of the Abbey is centered in the monks, the Benedictine Rule and the vow of stability taken by the monks to remain at the Abbey for life. Radiating from the monks is a warmth that nourishes an ever-widening family of PRIZE RECIPIENTS Form Pbound students and faculty, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, parishioners and other friends who, in their diversity, are rize – to- gether through participation in the life of the Abbey. Matthew R. Menendez imProvement – laus tibi Domine Charles J. Epstein Praise to you, O Lord Anthony R. Hayes theology – eDitor: Douglas J. Hall Julie Lohr James A. Kopfensteiner Matthew R. Menendez art Direction anD Design: Shelly Kurtz literary – James F. Fuller contributing PhotograPhers: Grace Jenkerson Lisa Johnston Brother Mark Kammerer, OSB Brother Cassian Koenemann, OSB Shelly Kurtz Julie Lohr Jerry Naunheim Andrea Nunziante John Notter Patty Erker Michael Schlueter Michael Turco the saint louis abbey Journal is PublisheD by: Development and Public Relations Office The Abbey of Saint Mary and Saint Louis 500 South Mason Road St. Louis, Missouri 63141-8500 Phone: 314.434.3690 Fax: 314.434.4526 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web sites: www.stlouisabbey.org www.stlprioryschool.org The sainT louis abbey journal Volume XLIX 2009/10 Table of Contents From the monastery From the Calefactory: .................................................................................................................................... 3 The Blessing of the Millennial and Jubilee Windows: ..................................................................................... 8 Solemn Profession of Brothers Andrew Senay and Cassian Koenemann: ........................................................ 9 60th Ordination of Right Reverend Luke Rigby:...........................................................................................10 Ordination of Brother Linus Dolce: ............................................................................................................. 11 Vocations:.....................................................................................................................................................12 Father Dominic Returns from Saint Anselm's Abbey ................................................................................... 13 Luke Rigby Award:....................................................................................................................................... 14 Obituaries: ................................................................................................................................................... 17 Necrology: ................................................................................................................................................... 18 From the s chool Headmaster's Message: ................................................................................................................................. 21 Junior School Report: .................................................................................................................................. 23 Achievements and Awards: ........................................................................................................................... 24 Post-Season Honors and Athletics: ............................................................................................................... 34 Class of 2010 – College Choices: ................................................................................................................. 37 Graduation Day: .......................................................................................................................................... 38 College Counseling: ..................................................................................................................................... 42 Technology: ................................................................................................................................................. 45 Faculty Development: .................................................................................................................................. 46 Student Faculty Awards: ............................................................................................................................... 47 Admission: ................................................................................................................................................... 48 Aim High:.....................................................................................................................................................49 Parent Organizations: ................................................................................................................................... 50 From the a lumni Year In Review: ............................................................................................................................................ 53 From the Parish Pastor’s Message: .......................................................................................................................................... 57 Parish Committees: ...................................................................................................................................... 58 Saint Louis Abbey Calendar................................................................................................................................. 64 Saint Louis Abbey Organizations ................................................................................................... inside back cover 3 Monastery 4 From The monasTery From the Calefactory alumni monks. When Father Gregory en- Abbot Thomas Frerking, OSB tered the monastery in 1979, I remember THE STATE OF THE MONASTERY, JUNE 2010 that most in the In the spring of 2010, we have 23 solemnly professed, four in community thought temporary vows, one first-year novice and one choir oblate. The that he would be our total is 29, the average age is a little over 52, and the number under only alumnus monk, 40 is eight. so radically had voca- For some comparison with previous states of this community: tions declined since last year at this time, we were 21 solemnly professed, five temporar- the 1950’s from the ily professed, two novices and one choir oblate for a total of 29. The schools of religious average age was a little over 52, and the number under 40 was seven. institutes engaged in So, in the course of this year, our total numbers have remained the education. Then, in same, our average age has remained the same at 52, and the number 1999 – it would not under 40 has gone from seven to eight. be too much to say, to our amazement In 2001, when we moved into the new monastery, we were 16 – alumni vocations solemnly professed, five temporarily professed, one novice, and one began to come. This has been extremely heartening to us. As for the oblate, for a total of 23. Our average age was 50, and the number immediate future: at present we have three men who have declared under 40 was six. From 2001 to 2010, then, we have increased in their intention to ask to be received into our Postulancy: one in his total numbers by six, our average age has increased by two years, but early thirties, hoping to enter in December of this year; another the number under 40 has increased by two. The number of solemn- in his early thirties, hoping to enter in August 2011; one a young ly professed increased by seven. alumnus of the School, presently 18 years old and in college, hoping Again, in 1995, there were 18 solemnly professed, no temporar- to enter in August 2013. Other men are at various stages of interest. ily professed, no novices, no postulants, and one oblate. The total It should be noted, too, that those who have entered in recent was thus 19 – not 29, the average age was over 50, and there were years have the abilities needed, have completed or are in the process only four under the age of 40, not eight. of completing the education needed, and are beginning to gain the Finally, in 1989, when we became an Abbey, the statistics were experience needed, for holding significant positions of administra- as follows: 14 solemnly professed, two temporarily professed, two tion, teaching, and pastoral responsibility in the monastery, in the novices and two oblates, for a total of 20; the average age was 50 School, and in our pastoral works. Consider the table (see next page) with six under 40. of monks who have completed degrees, or who have begun studying We can say, then, that over the last 21 years our average age has for degrees, since the year 2000; all the degrees earned or antici- remained virtually the same, a little better than normal, while we pated; and in the case of those who have completed their formal have increased in numbers by 45 percent. (Moreover, during this education, positions held in the monastery or one of its works. With period the number in solemn vows has gone from 14 to 23, or an the exception of one, Father Bede, these are the monks who entered increase of 64 percent.) During the same period, not a few other since 1995, when we began to have more noticeable growth, but houses in the English Benedictine Congregation (E.B.C.) have had in that year Father Bede made his solemn vows. The educational significant drops in total numbers, anywhere between 25 percent institutions in this table speak for themselves, and it can also be seen and almost 50 percent, and not a few have had significant increases that those monks who have completed their formal education are in in average ages: there are some houses with an average age around the process of gaining significant experience of the various kinds of 60, some with an average age around 70. More or less the same work that we do. Moreover, as can also be seen, some of these newer developments have occurred in the two large Benedictine Con- monks are already holding positions of significant responsibility. Be- gregations in the United States. Saint Louis, then, with respect to cause we have been blessed with recent entrants with these kinds of numbers, has a significantly different history over these years from gifts, we have continued to be able to have about 15 monks teaching the other E.B.C. houses, and from many other monasteries in the in the School, which is to say, about 25 percent of the total faculty. U.S. Our rate of growth, our average age, and our numbers under Only one other Catholic secondary school in the St. Louis area has 40 remain excellent for a religious community, especially at this time a comparable percentage of religious and/or priests teaching in their in our part of the world. Also to be noted is that we now have six school; at all the other Catholic secondary schools of the area, the percentage is far less. 5 Monastery Nevertheless, there remain areas of fragility for us. Of our 29 “area of fragility”; this is true, of course, only from certain, and rather monks, seven are over 70 – that is, almost 25 percent; 10 are over limited, points of view. From the most fundamental point of view, 60 – that is, 34 percent, more than 1/3. Although almost all of these the percentage of the brethren who are older constitutes an element remain remarkably active, we cannot suppose, from the point of view of great strength. For these brethren are the men who have been of human foresight, that this will always be the case, and at some faithful to our life, and have faithfully served our people through our point other monks will need to be found to step into rather large works, for many years; their experience and their wisdom are great, responsibilities. Again, at present, there are two monks who are each and have a powerful formative and stabilizing effect on the com- assigned almost full time to the care of the elderly and infirm, and munity, largely through the most powerful form of teaching, viz., it can be foreseen that the care of our older brethren will remain a their being there for us to observe their ways of doing things and significant area of attention for some time. I have spoken of the per- their ways of living, rather than through their saying too much to us centage of the community in the older age brackets as constituting an about these things. If I may say so – and this is a joyful thought for DEGREES COMPLETED OR ANTICIPATED BY MONKS SINCE 2000 EXPERIENCE IN OUR WORKS OF THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR FORMAL EDUCATION Father Bede MA History, University of Oxford 2004 Rector, Oratory of Saints Gregory and Augustine MA Theology, Saint Meinrad School of Theology 1996 Novitiate Instructor BA Classics, Saint Meinrad College 1990 Theology Instructor Father Augustine MA English, Middlebury College 2010 Guestmaster MA Theology, University of Oxford 2002 English Instructor BA Ancient, Mediterranean Civilizations; Rice University 1993 Classics Instructor Rugby Coach Father Michael MA Theology, Aquinas Institute 2002 Headmaster BA Sociology, Howard University 1973 Head of Theology Department Chaplaincy Father Ambrose STL Theology, Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’ Anselmo, Rome 2006 Monastic Librarian BA Comparative Literature, Princeton University 1996 Assistant Guestmaster Novitiate Instructor Theology Instructor Classics Instructor Spanish Instructor Brother Aidan BA English, Webster University 2008 Further formal education expected Brother Linus MA Theology, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C. 2010 Assistant Headmaster Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Princeton University 1996 Theology Instructor Mathematics Instructor Physics Instructor Brother Maximilian ’00 BA History, University of Notre Dame 2008 Further formal education expected Brother Francis MA Theology, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C. 2013 (anticipated) Further formal education expected MA International Business, Webster University 1999 BA Interdisciplinary, University of Missouri, Columbia 1989 Brother Cassian ’97 STB Theology, Pontifical University of Saint Thomas (Angelicum), Rome 2013 (anticipated) Further formal education expected BS Economics, Vanderbilt University 2001 Brother Cuthbert ’02 MA Theology, University of Oxford 2013 (anticipated) Further formal education expected BA Classics/Theatre, Holy Cross College 2006 Brother John ’01 BA History/Theology, University of Notre Dame 2005 Further formal education expected Brother Dunstan BA Classics/German, Rutgers University 2004 Classics Instructor Schola Director Organist Brother Edward ’05 BS Physics, Washington University in St. Louis 2009 6 From The monasTery Christians – the most senior of our brethren teach us how to prepare is something outside the natural order, and can neither be explained for death, and how to die, a teaching of such immense importance nor brought about by human agency or natural causes. To this point for all of us, and not least for monks. I shall return. At the same time, we know that it is Saint Benedict’s A second area of fragility – and again, only from certain points view that there are things which human agents, acting by the grace of view – is, paradoxically, the number of brethren who are in the of God, can do which, if we can put it this way, will make it more younger age brackets. From the fundamental point of view, the gift likely that the Lord will call men to our community, and will make of our younger members is of course a great blessing for us, and car- it easier for them to recognize that their calling is to our community. ries with it great potential for the future. Nevertheless, with a third We know that this is Saint Benedict’s view, because he makes it a of the community under the age of 45, the need for formation in matter of obligation for the Abbot – and therefore for the commu- our way of life and service, and for formal education, is, especially nity – to act in such a way that the monastic community will enjoy with regard to the younger members of this group, quite significant. what Saint Benedict calls “the increase of a good flock”, that is, an Formal education is costly, and during the course of it there cannot increase in numbers and in holiness (Rule of Benedict, 2:32). What be a great deal of participation, or even any participation, in our are some of the ways of acting on the part of the community that community works. And as to formation: it can take a long time to will bring this about? I would mention the following, each of which, see clearly the essential features of monastic life, and to distinguish in its essentials, is I believe referred to by Saint Benedict. them from features which may be quite attractive, especially to those 1. Every member of the community must be striving for who are younger, but which will not in themselves see one faithfully holiness. I do not say, “must be holy”, but, “must be striving through to the end in a lifetime commitment. Moreover, some of for holiness”. Our Lord made abundantly clear what holiness our most characteristic ways of doing things are quite subtle, and is: the wholehearted love of God, and of neighbor in God. can be learned only over the years. Without solid and thorough This is the fundamental calling in every Christian vocation, formation of newer members, a monastic community can go badly but monks, like all religious, have a special reason for striving off the rails. Then there is also the question of who will impart the for holiness, viz., that they have made such striving the object formation, and who will have the time to do it. In particular, a very of a vow. important way in which formation is imparted is through informal 2. Each member of the community must be striving for the conversations of the young with those who are older and are readily monastic form of holiness. What is monastic holiness? The available to them, and this can be quite demanding of the time and Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation, energy of the older “formators”. Abbot Richard Yeo, puts it like this: “An integrated monastic Both these first two areas of fragility lead, then, to a third area life is centred on what the ancient tradition thought of as of fragility, and that is that quite a few demands are placed on those continuous prayer, a life where our prayer has certain high in the middle age brackets, and yet in our community at the present points, above all in the liturgy [that is, the Eucharist and the time there are not too many in those brackets whose talents and Divine Office] and in our personal prayer, but which is gifts run in the direction of administration and management, and fostered by what we do in the rest of our life, and principally who can therefore assume positions of leadership, insofar as leader- by our work and by our reading.” Note, then, in particular ship is an administrative and managerial matter. Since I first noted that we need to carry out our pastoral or educational work this point two or three years ago, we are two or three years closer in such a way that our prayer is fostered, and this will only to having some of the quite able younger men who have joined us be the case if we carry it out as a work of love and service arriving at the time at which they can begin to assume some of these for our neighbor, and with the understanding that the positions. However, at least if one could have things as one wished, ultimate service we are called to give to our neighbor, whether this time would still be a few years away: a monk suited for such by pastoral work or education, is to help our neighbor, as best a position must have completed his formal studies, and have had we can, to go closer to the Lord. Again, Abbot Richard char- at least some experience in the work in question, before entering a acterizes monastic holiness. Cenobitic, or community, leadership position. I would say that this is one of the biggest chal- monastic life, which is the form of monastic life Benedictines lenges facing us at the present time. lead, will then be this monastic life lived in a community of Despite these areas of fragility, it remains the case that our brothers, each of whom is helping the others to grow in the community at the present time is a strong one, with many blessings life. The members of such a community, then, if they are and much potential for the future. What are we to say about this? striving for monastic holiness, must be striving, as part of First and foremost, and of vastly more significance than anything that, for fervent and visible fraternal charity among else we can say, we are to say this: that it is all a very great blessing themselves, and toward all whom they receive as guests, and from the Lord. For in the end, a vocation is from the Lord, and so toward all whom they serve. 7 Monastery The preceding two points are fundamental if vocations are the special media of our time. Important among the latter to come, and if holiness is to increase. Then, as among the are a well-designed website, and quick response to inquirers matters of special importance in our time in our part of the using the means of communication available to us; impor- world, I would mention the following: tant among the former are contacting people, inviting them 3. Obedience to the Church is an essential part of holiness. to think about a vocation, encouraging them, expressing by Therefore, the monastic community must be faithful to the words and by one’s way of living and acting one’s love for the teaching of the Church – this we call ‘orthodoxy’ – and must monastic life. Monks as teachers, coaches, advisors – this is be faithful to the discipline of the Church – this we might invaluable; monkamps, servers’ retreats, the summer trip for call ‘orthopraxy’. It is abundantly clear that there is no future just-graduated Senior students to a neighboring monastery, for a religious community which is in habitual dissent from keeping in touch with young alumni especially through their the teaching and disciplinary authority of the Church. In college years – all these are very important for us, too. It is particular, the following declaration of the Constitutions of also very necessary to be aware of what one of our younger the English Benedictine Congregation needs to be noted: “At members has called the “immense cross” born by a young his profession the monk vows to obey his Superiors, in accor- religious in a house or a congregation which is having a dance with the Rule and these Constitutions. By the fact of vocations crisis, or is surrounded by houses or institutes his vow, he also owes a particular obedience to the Supreme having such a crisis – and every house in the U.S. and much Pontiff (canon 590 s. 2).” (Constitutions, n. 83 [b]) Among of Europe falls into the latter category. Such a young person the matters which have received emphasis in the teaching must face the possibility that the institute he has entered may of recent popes are the following: many moral matters, not cease to exist before the end of his own life. It takes great faith least among them life issues; matters of social and economic and courage to enter a religious house in our day in our part justice; ecumenism; the ever-growing need for resistance to of the world, and even greater faith and courage to make a secularism and relativism – all this has implications for how lifetime commitment there. The young person who does so we teach and how we preach, how we use our guesthouse (an must be met, yes, with clear guidance, the call to the highest important locus of ecumenical activity for us), and for many standards, and the challenge to ground himself on the only other areas of our life. In the area of the liturgy, faithfulness to sure foundation, the Lord himself, and the Catholic faith the prescriptions of the liturgical books has been emphasized, which he gives us. But also the young person who enters must Gregorian chant and polyphony have been said repeatedly to be met with great understanding and compassion because of be the two forms of liturgical music most suited to the Ro- the anxieties he will almost certainly feel and the sacrifices, man Rite, and requests have been directed to religious com- often wrenching, which he has already had to make in order munities with the necessary resources, and in some instances to enter the religious institute from a world, a community, directly to Benedictines, to preserve these two great heritages even a family, which no longer respects the religious life. of liturgical music – all this, of course, has implications for But finally, if there are to be vocations, then the fifth point: our own conventual liturgies, that is, the liturgies which the 5. We must pray, pray, pray for vocations. Thus we return to monastic community itself attends. At the same time, I be- the truth from which we began, that a vocation in the end is lieve, we have to be prepared to modify, within the limits pre- something outside the natural order, a sheer gift from God, scribed by the liturgical books, the ceremonial and music of according to his sovereign will and the inscrutable designs of liturgies intended for our School or Parish, to the extent that his providence. The most powerful thing we human beings this is necessary to enable people fully to participate, while can do, then, to promote vocations is to pray for them most also, at the same time, making efforts to lead people, when earnestly. This is what the Lord himself asks us to do: this is possible, to a fuller appreciation of the ceremonial and Jesus made a tour through all the towns and villages, teach- music which are themselves most appropriate to the Roman ing in their synagogues, proclaiming the Good News of the Rite. All this, as can be imagined, requires delicate balancing, kingdom and curing all kinds of diseases and sickness. and, for the brethren, great forbearance toward one another and with regard to the liturgical decisions which are made. And when he saw the crowds he felt sorry for them because they were harassed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd. Then 4. There must be active work for vocations. Saint Benedict’s he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is rich but the laborers are Prologue to his Rule is in fact a great persuasive discourse few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to his harvest.’ addressed to a potential postulant to encourage him to enter (Matthew 9:35-38) the monastery. We need to encourage seekers in the same way, using both the fundamental human means of doing so and 8 From The monasTery And of course, in realizing that in the end it all depends on of my brethren, and with an intimation. The first two brethren are the Lord, we realize that before we pray for vocations, there is one our two senior brethren in age, Abbot Luke and Father Timothy. still more important thing which we must do, and that is to bless Abbot Luke describes his life now as “just waiting”. Father Timo- and praise and thank the Lord abundantly for the vocations he has thy very much continues in full activity, a high-flying man. They given us, for each and every one he has sent our way. This prayer of each witness to us a preparing for the time when this life’s business praise and thanksgiving must, indeed, be continuous, as much as is concluded: two very different forms of preparing, not chosen our human weakness will allow – what else could even begin to be by them, but asked of them by God; two very different forms of a thanksgiving to God almighty? And the spirit of joyful love and preparing, but manifesting the same fundamental virtues. And then, trust in the Lord with regard to vocations and the future, and with the newest and youngest member of our community, an alumnus regard to growth in holiness, are the very channels which, in his novice, now in the sixth month of his novitiate. When he was trying infinite goodness, he uses to bring to us the gift of an increase in a to discern his vocation, the choice which was presented to him was good flock. the graduate study of astrophysics, or entry into the monastery. One In writing this piece about the state of our monastery, I have might say that the Lord called him to the exploration of the physics thought at some length about each of my brethren. Everything not of the universe without, but of the universe within. Between I have written here is so much about externals, and how I wish I these two poles – the life-stage of the most junior of our monks, and could convey to you a little about the inner spiritual lives, and life, the life-stage of the two most senior of our monks – the monastic that are being led. But it is beyond my powers to do so, and even life makes its journey, a journey, by the grace of God, upward, unto if it were within my powers, it would not be right to do so, as is the Perfect Day. the case with the deepest and truest things in a human being’s life Dear friends, please be assured of our ongoing prayers for all of of nature and of grace. But let me conclude with reference to three you and your families, and please remember us in your prayers. 9 Monastery The Blessing of the Millennial ground, and painted (as necessary) by Priory students, before being assembled, soldered, and pinned into the panels which comprise the and Jubilee Windows windows. Piece by piece, the assembled panels added a new chapter to the windows’ narratives. In 1995, the Fine Arts On January 1, 2000, the completed Millennial Window was Department of the Saint unveiled by the students who had crafted it, and in this past year, Louis Priory School initiated the final panels of the Jubilee window were installed. a program to commemorate two notable anniversaries in the Thus, after 15 years of devoted craftsmanship, the Millennial life of the school. Under the and Jubilee Stained Glass Windows were blessed on June 13, 2010. direction of Brother Symeon Attended by alumni, friends, and the monastic community, it was Gillette, two significant stained a joyful celebration of an art that has captivated throughout the glass windows were crafted by ages. In the windows, one could literally and figuratively glimpse select students and incorporated the “mystery of light” embodied in Christ and modeled by Saint into the fabric of the new high Benedict. The stunning runs of color reflected on the crowd acted as school addition. a visual metaphor for the Light of Christ shining on a community of faith. The first, known as the Mil- lennial Window, commemo- It was in this stunning setting that James D. Switzer ’64, chair rates the Two Thousandth of the Abbey Society Board of Directors, welcomed those in atten- Anniversary of the Incarnation dance. Abbot Thomas then shared his thoughts on the windows, the of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus effort that went into them, and what they meant to the Saint Louis Christ, and has as its theme the Abbey. While not an official part of the ceremony, the sun played genealogy of Jesus Christ. The a special role in showing the unique properties of the windows. At second, known as the Jubilee Window, commemorates the 50th An- the time of the official blessing, the light was dimmed with grow- niversary of the arrival of the first three monks from the Benedictine ing cloud cover, changing the character and appearance of the light. Abbey of Ampleforth in England – the nucleus of the future Saint That unique dynamic added to the effect of what was being said Louis Abbey. The principal theme of this window is the life of Saint about the windows themselves. Benedict. Finally, Brother Symeon reflected on what it meant for him to In 1999, generous friends from Emerson underwrote the be a part of the project. He thanked all the students who worked students’ work, and in honor of that partnership, they have since with him on the windows, especially the alumni in attendance. His been known collectively as the Emerson Windows. Each of these joy was apparent, for this was something outstanding, special, and windows consists of 21 separate hand-crafted stained glass panels, rare. But, there was some sadness as well, for this project would no and all of them are longer be a significant either inspired by in- part of his daily life. terpretations of existing As the ceremony came windows or an origi- to a close, it began to nal design created by rain. And although the Brother Symeon. windows darkened, it was perhaps symbolic In total, the of hope: this chapter windows contain over was now closed, but it 15,000 individual piec- marked the beginning es of glass, which were of the new. With God’s patterned on a hand- continued help, the sketched and brush- Emerson windows will inked master drawing shine for a new decade called a cartoon. Using of students, monks, and these inked cartoons, friends, and for many most of these pieces years to come. were meticulously cut, 10 From The monasTery unless he meant to give you the perseverance you ask for,” commented Abbot Thomas at Brothers Andrew and Cassian’s Mass of Solemn Profession. The final and ultimate blessing is heard in the Gospel (John 17:20-16). It is not only to come to God, to know God, to see him face to face, but it is to become one with him, and in him, one with all who are saved. Father Abbot concluded the homily at the profession with the following remarks, “Dear Brother Andrew and dear Brother Cassian: this is the life of beauty which the Lord has chosen for you, the life to which he has in his mercy called you. Now today he calls you to make your lifelong promises to him, and he gives you the strength to make them. Come, then, and make your vows.” Brother Andrew was born and raised in St. Louis. He is the youngest of six boys and has a younger sister. He attended Saint Louis University for his theological train- Solemn Profession of ing. Prior to his entering the Abbey, he was in sales and production. Brothers Andrew Senay Brother Andrew joined the monastic community in January 2005. He is currently caring for the ill and elderly of the monastery and and Cassian Koenemann teaches seventh and eighth grade scripture in the School. Brother Cassian was also born and raised in St. Louis. He is a With joy and thanksgiving the Abbot and Community of Saint 1997 graduate of Saint Louis Priory School and earned a B.S. in Louis Abbey announce the solemn profession of Brothers Andrew Human and Organizational Development and a B.S. in Econom- Senay and Cassian Koenemann. On January 2, 2010, Brothers ics from Vanderbilt University. Prior to his entering the Abbey, Andrew and Cassian asked God and his holy Church to be allowed Brother Cassian was a to bind themselves, by the bond of life-long profession, to God strategy consultant at and to his service through the monastic way of life lived out in this PricewaterhouseCoopers/ monastery. IBM Consulting in Wash- The readings chosen for Brothers Andrew and Cassian’s Mass of ington, D. C., with clients Solemn Profession expressed beautifully the heart of the monastic such as NASA and the life. The Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 62) talks about the goal of this Department of Health and life – God: to know God, to love God, to see God. It is Brothers Human Services. Brother Andrew and Cassian’s unquenchable thirst for God which was and is Cassian joined the monas- the sure sign to them of the Lord’s call to this way of life. tic community in January What does it mean to come to the everlasting knowledge and 2005. He recently served love of God? This was addressed in the Second Reading. “I beseech as the Assistant Director you, therefore, brothers,’ Saint Paul says, ‘by the mercy of God, that of Vocations for the Abbey you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, and as Assistant Director your spiritual service.'" (Romans 12:1-13). It is to present your of Admissions in the Saint whole self, soul and even body, to God, as a living sacrifice, a total Louis Priory School. In ad- sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is what serving God is. dition, he taught economics And how does one offer one’s whole self? By striving with all one’s and coaches tennis. This heart, by the Lord’s grace, for holiness, and so giving up everything summer Brother Cassian whatsoever that stands in the way of the most rapid progress to holi- left for Rome to study at ness. “It is this lifelong perseverance that you have asked for today; the Pontifical University you would not have been able to ask for it had he not given you the of Saint Thomas Aquinas grace to do so; and he would not have given you the grace to do so (Angelicum). 11 Monastery 60th Ordination of Right Reverend Luke Rigby This July marked a very special celebration in the Abbey community: the 60th anniversary of Father Luke’s ordination. Born near London, England, Father Luke attended high school at Ampleforth College in York, England, and became a Benedictine monk at Ampleforth Ab- bey in 1942. He studied Theology at Blackfriars, Oxford, and at Ample- forth, being ordained a priest in 1950. He studied at Oxford University majoring in English and under the tutelage of C. S. Lewis. He taught Religion and English at Ampleforth College and for three years was pastor of a small coun- try parish close to the monastery In 1955 he moved to Saint Louis as one of the original three monks from Ampleforth Abbey to found the Saint Louis Priory and School. He served as Business Manager and also taught English. He was appointed Prior in 1967 and during this time worked with Ab- bot Basil Hume (later Cardinal Hume) in forming the Priory as an independent house, and in 1973 was elected Prior. The monastery was raised to the status of Abbey in 1989, and he was elected the first Abbot, retiring in 1995. His 28 years as superior was marked most of all by an exceptional compassion for all and a fatherly care for his monks. He was widely sought after as a retreat giver and confessor. In l992 Maryville University conferred a Doctorate of Humane Letters on Abbot Luke. From 1977 to 1983 he was a member of the Archdiocesan Clergy Conference Commission. Abbot Luke presently resides at Saint Louis Abbey and in his retirement spends much of his time in prayer for the Church, for his monastic community and for the many people he has come into contact with over the years. Abbot Luke was unable to participate in a reception in his honor due to his declining health. However, the monks are compiling a book of congratulatory messages to share with Abbot Luke. If you would like to send a note to Abbot Luke, please mail it to Saint Louis Abbey, attention Abbot Thomas, 500 South Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141. 12 From The monasTery Ordination of Brother Linus Dolce With joy and thanksgiving the Abbot and Community of Saint Louis Abbey announce the ordination of Brother Linus Dolce. The conferral of the sacrament took place on Saturday, June 12, with Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Hermann of St. Louis as the ordaining prelate. Father Linus celebrated his first Mass, a Mass of Thanksgiving, on Sunday, June 13 at the St. Louis Abbey Church. Father Linus is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1989, major- ing in physical chemistry and earned a doctorate in physical chemistry from Princeton University in 1995. He taught high school mathematics and physics in Connecticut before entering the Abbey in August 2001. He made his solemn profession as a monk in September 2005 and taught physics in the School before entering the Dominican House of Studies in Wash- ington, D.C., to study for the priesthood. He earned his master of divinity degree there and was ordained as a deacon in June 2009. Father Linus is a monk of intense concentration, but don’t let that fool you. He also has a great sense of humor and a joyful playfulness about him as well. He is constantly teased about his dis- like of carrots and his daily lunch of only a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Father Linus is a good sport in playing ultimate Frisbee with his brethren even though his abilities are more strongly suited for sports such as rock climbing, running, bicycling, and hiking. In graduate school, he was a die-hard cross country runner with the Princeton Hash House Harriers. As for playfulness, Father Linus likes to scare people and to be scared. During the 2010-11 school year, Father Linus will teach chemis- try and integrated science as well as serve as Assistant Headmaster. 13 Monastery Vocations self-renunciation, their fidelity and the power of their witness constantly awaken in the hearts of many young people the desire to Father Ralph Wright, OSB, Director follow Christ in their turn, in a way that is generous and complete. To imitate Christ, chaste, poor and obedient, and to identify with I had the great joy him: this is the ideal of the consecrated life, a witness to the absolute of celebrating with Father primacy of God in human life and history.” Gordon Beattie 50 years in the habit on September We might fittingly conclude this article with two quotes from 21, 2009. This moment Pope Benedict’s Letter to Priests that opened the “Year for Priests” of ‘clothing’ is celebrated in June 2009: “...the statement of the Decree Presbyterorum Or- across the water whereas dinis continues to be timely: ‘While testing the spirits to discover here in the States it is the if they be of God, priests must discover with faith, recognize with profession, the actual com- joy and foster diligently the many and varied charismatic gifts of mitment rather than the the laity, whether these be of a humble or more exalted kind.’ These beginning of living the life, that is celebrated. Father Gordon took his vacation here in St. Louis and timed The Hands of Christ it so that we might cel- ebrate this event together. God gives a priest At the time of writing this the hands of Christ article, we are about to to hold the staff witness the ordination to that leads and guides the priesthood of Father His people. Linus Dolce. What a great way this will be to conclude this “Year of the Priest” that officially God gives a priest concludes on June 19, 2010. the hands of Christ On the vocations front, we have other news to relate. Brother to break the bread Dunstan Holms took his Simple Vows on September 5, 2009. of Life to be Brother Andrew Senay and Brother Cassian Koenemann took His body for His people. their Solemn Vows on January 2, 2010. We have a novice Brother Edward Mazuski and hope to have another one, God willing, by God gives a priest January 2011. (There are several other ‘murmurs’ in the pipeline so the hands of Christ please keep praying for our community’s growth in numbers and to know the nails of agony holiness.) fastened in loneliness to wood Meanwhile this fall Brother Cassian and Brother Cuthbert by and for His people. Elliott will be off to Rome and Oxford respectively to begin their theological studies. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to God gives a priest Brother Cassian for his outstanding work as Assistant Vocation the hands of Christ Director during the last three years. Brother John McCusker has raised within the shuttered room already taken over his office and is learning the ropes. to calm to strengthen and to bless In a message for the 47th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, giving what they do not possess April 25, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI wrote about the call to religious God's peace for all His people. life: “The very life of men and women religious proclaims the love of Christ whenever they follow him in complete fidelity to the Gospel and joyfully make their own its criteria for judgement and conduct. They become ‘signs of contradiction’ for the world, whose Father Ralph wrote this poem over 40 years ago when his thinking is often inspired by materialism, self-centeredness and older brother, Father Stephen, was ordained to the priesthood individualism. By letting themselves be won over by God through at Ampleforth Abbey. 14 From The monasTery gifts, which awaken in many people the desire for a deeper spiritual life, can benefit not only the lay faithful but the clergy as well. The communion between ordained and charismatic ministries can pro- vide ‘a helpful impulse to a renewed commitment by the Church in proclaiming and bearing witness to the Gospel of hope and charity in every corner of the world.’ He ends his letter with the following: “Despite all the evil pres- ent in our world, the words which Christ spoke to his Apostles in the Upper Room continue to inspire us: ‘In the world you have trib- ulation; but take courage, I have overcome the world’ (Jn 16:33). Our faith in the Divine Master gives us the strength to look to the future with confidence. Dear priests, Christ is counting on you. In the footsteps of the Curé of Ars, let yourselves be enthralled by him. In this way you too will be, for the world in our time, heralds of hope, reconciliation and peace!” Father Dominic Returns from Saint Anselm’s Abbey In October 2009, Father Dominic returned from his three- year assignment in Washington, D.C. Father Dominic’s gifts as a spiritual leader and administrator inspired the Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation to select him as part of a revitalization team for Saint Anselm’s Abbey. He along with Prior Administrator Simon McGurk from Belmont Abbey in England and Father Edward Crouzet from Downside Abbey in England were charged with “living the monastic life” in order to revitalize the community at Saint Anselm’s as well as help with an effort to attract One thing which Father Dominic will miss in Washington is vis- vocations. The reason for this plan is that Saint Anselm’s Abbey is iting the Smithsonian Institution. Each weekend he took advantage an aging community that had not received a persevering vocation in of the opportunity to explore something new. “It was nice to have the last 20 years. Happily, though, they currently have a novice who such a great resource available to you,” remarked Father Dominic. has spent the past six months at Saint Louis Abbey in our novitiate He is currently serving as the Abbot’s Assistant and Assistant program. Infirmarium in the Abbey. Father Dominic also serves as a chaplain During his time at Saint Anselm’s, Father Dominic served as to the Visitation sisters. Next year, he will return to the Priory class- the bursar for the monastery and taught ethics at the school for one room teaching two sets of Form III Theology. This was a course that term. Father Dominic taught for eight years prior to going to Washington, D.C. Father Dominic is happy to be back home at Saint Louis Abbey. When asked about his experience, he commented, “This gave me a Father Dominic earned a B.S. in Accounting from Central new perspective on stability. It is not about the physical place that Methodist University and a B.S. in Education from the University you live in, but how the life is lived.” He went on to say, “I will of Missouri, Columbia. Prior to entering the Abbey, he served as the never take Saint Louis Abbey for granted. We are very blessed and Director of the Senior Citizen Nutrition and Activities Center in fortunate as a community to have the support and commitment of his hometown of Troy, Missouri. Father Dominic started his teach- the Abbey family.” ing career as a computer instructor at Watterson College where he would eventually be honored as a Professor Emeritus. It was at this time that he brought his teaching skills to the Abbey in 1990. 15 Monastery in each one of them, thus bringing to bear those brilliant talents for organization and process which have so distinguished his business career – thus bringing those brilliant talents to the service of the poor. Now monks are among “those who are alone”, are, in many ways, among those who are poor, and monks, too, need a home to live in. Surely, then, it was a great act of the Lord’s providence, for which we bless him, that the man whom we honor tonight was brought to the position of Chair of our Advisors just at the time when the initial ideas for the new monastery of Saint Louis Abbey were being inspired among us. So many men and women were involved in so many vital ways; yet it was our honoree who presided over the whole effort, kept the process running like a finely honed instrument, and saw everything to the happy conclusion of the building which is today our home, which is such a blessing for us, and which has had so much to do with the coming of vocations, and young vocations, to our community. “God gives those who are alone a home to live in.” The verse has a physical reference, yes, but more deeply, a spiritual reference: God gives those who are alone – that is, each one of us – a home to live in – that is, himself. God gives each of us this home, the only one in which, ultimately, we can dwell without restless hearts, gives each of us this home if we are willing to receive it. He gives us this home in our life of prayer, of direct attention to him, and in the age to come of which prayer is an anticipation. But does he give it to us in our temporal affairs and business, does he give it to us in our life in this world, so important especially for those of us who are called Luke Rigby Award to serve the Lord in the lay vocation? Does he give it to those who do not yet explicitly recognize him? Yes, he does, by providing us On Saturday, December 12, 2009, the Saint Louis Abbey Society with human beings who manifest, in the midst of the world and its Board of Directors hosted a dinner at the Saint Louis Marriott West to business, the qualities of a home for the spirit, and welcome us into honor Peter F. Benoist, Jr. ’66. Abbot Thomas Frerking was introduced, that home. and he presented this address: Dear friends, the man whom we honor tonight is such a human Abbot Thomas being. He has three remarkable qualities, the more remarkable “God gives those who are alone a home to live in.” Every other because combined together, which are always present in his quiet Wednesday, at Vigils, the earliest hour of prayer for monks, before presence in the midst of the world’s work and business. They are most of St. Louis is awake, we monks sing Psalm 67, which contains the quality of great clarity of mind in the sphere of practical action, this verse in praise of the Lord who gives those who are in need a manifestation in the human world of the light which creates and a home. The verse refers in the first instance to the provision of a governs all things; the quality of great compassion, especially for physical home for those without shelter. Usually the Lord does this those who are alone, a manifestation in the human world of the love through human agents, and being such an agent, and a remarkable which seeks out and finds those who are lost; the quality of great one, is a theme which is present in the life of the man whom we hope, a manifestation in the human world of the knowledge in the honor tonight almost from the beginning of his career. other world that all will be well, and all will be well, and all man- Concerned for “those who are alone,” because they are poor, are ner of things will be well. Dear friends, as you well know, I have powerless, have no one to speak for them, our honoree has worked so often felt so ill equipped for the world of action, of business, of with one organization after another seeking housing for low-income practical affairs. The man whom we honor tonight has manifested families and the infrastructure and services which must go with to me that the same Lord whom we know in prayer also governs the it if a functional human community is to be established. He has world of action, this man has made present for me a dimension of served each of these organizations in a characteristic way, by holding that world in which my spirit can dwell. positions of high governance and/or administrative responsibility 16 From The monasTery “God gives those who are alone a home to live in.” Dear of Mark Twain Bancshares at the time. His advisory boards were friends, in our new monastic home there are little plaques here and created as a sales and marketing tool for his banks – not a concept there which invite us to remember in prayer this or that person logically transferable to a boy’s private secondary school. who particularly made possible this or that element of our home. Secondly, one would assume that the leadership decision for the In the Abbot’s cell, where I happen at present to live, there is a little Advisors as a governing body would have been complex and subject sign above the door which discreetly asks that the Abbot pray for to much deliberation and debate. After all, the idea of combining the man, and the family of the man, whom we honor tonight. lay and monastic members while maintaining lines of clarity for Dear friends, what a happiness it is to present this year’s Luke each would indeed be a tricky business. To the contrary – Father Rigby Award for Outstanding Service to Saint Louis Abbey to Mr. Luke in his very practical way resolved it by flipping a coin – and Peter Foy Benoist, Class of 1966. the rest, as they say, is history. Peter F. Benoist I feel a bit awkward standing here before you tonight. As I Thank you Abbot Thomas for those very kind words, and I reflect on my association with the School, the monks and the Ab- want to thank the Abbey Society Board for this honor which I am bey family, I can only feel great gratitude for all of the gifts that I certain I do not deserve. I am humbled to be considered among have received. As a student at Priory – as I indicated earlier – I may the distinguished group of honorees all of whom have shown such not have been the “brightest bulb” in the class, but the education I tremendous dedication and commitment to the Saint Louis Abbey received was second to none. As I look back, though, it was not just and the Priory School. As I thought about this group of past recipi- about what I learned in the classroom. ents, it occurred to me that I am a recipient of distinction. I believe I’ve learned through my association with the monks and the I am the only honoree ever placed on academic redbook by Father school a great deal about friendship. Aristotle said, “Wishing to be Timothy. friends is quick work – but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” I’ve Abbot Thomas has mentioned the formation of the Advisors as received the gift of friendship from the Priory in that I can count one of my areas of involvement with the Priory School. There are among my closest friends even today many of my classmates from a couple of little known facts about the formation of the Advisors the class of 1966, and I am honored that many are here tonight, and that if you ever wondered about the hand of God in the monastic I am blessed to be able to call them true friends. work would certainly resolve any doubt. The first is that the concept I have been so incredibly fortunate to have worked closely with of the Advisors was not the creation of anyone connected with the many members of the monastic community. What they have taught Priory. It was the genius of Adam Aronson who was Chairman me is that friendship is not about presence – it is about faithfulness. I have never doubted that should I call on Abbot Luke or Thomas or Father Paul or Gregory they would answer. The friendship of the monks is a lifelong gift for which one can only give God thanks. I’ve learned through my as- sociation with the School and the Abbey much about what it means to be a family. Not simply in the context of my immediate family where my wife, Carol, has been an inspiration and a role model to me – or my four wonderful kids – all of whom have taught me much – each in their own way – but family in a much broader context. Jim Switzer refers to the Members f the Class of 1966 congratulate honoree, Peter Benoist. miracle of the Abbey family which he believes the Founders 17 Monastery of the School never could have fully envisioned. I’ve learned that at Luke to come to America with nothing but a promise from a group the core of this family there is hospitality – and it’s not a dinner or of well-intentioned laymen was fraught with risks. While obedience a reception – but rather it is a disposition – a state of mind. It is a to The Rule played a major part in their decision, these were men of disposition that welcomes anyone and everyone into this family and tremendous faith and courage. As the monastery has grown in num- strives to insure that they always feel welcome and at home. I have bers, I would encourage our younger monks and those in formation never ceased to be amazed by the humble hospitality of this place. to reflect on the faith that these men had in taking this risk – and to It is because of you the lay and monastic members of the Abbey realize that one doesn’t have to cross a continent in order to change family. Unlike the Abbey family, I once asked a friend how he would people’s lives for the better – sometimes it can be done by simply describe his family. He said it reminded him of fudge – mostly sweet crossing the street. – with a few nuts. Desmond Tutu had a different answer, “You don’t I would like to close with one quick story about my friend Abbot choose your family, they are God’s gift to you.” The Abbey family has Luke. It involves a career decision I struggled mightily with a few been a tremendous gift. I've learned through my association with the years ago. I have been a banker all my life and following the merger Abbey and the School about faith. While at Priory, I learned about of Mercantile and Firstar Bank, I was considering leaving banking faith through R.I. or religious instruction classes. I’ve learned about to work for a not-for-profit – The Regional Housing Alliance. This having faith through my involvement with the monks. The differ- was quite a career change to say the least and I was conflicted and ence between being religious and having faith is a real life’s lesson. more than a bit afraid to do it – so I went to see Father Luke. After In one sense, the monks’ lifelong commitment to a faith walk is listening to my dilemma, he said to me simply, “Peter, have you admirable, but it has practical implications as well. A great example considered that perhaps this is not your decision, but rather God’s for me was when a major fundraising campaign that we were work- decision?” I made the move to the not-for-profit and later back to ing on seemed to be stalling and a benefactor with no known ties to banking, and I’ve never regretted it. I think what Father Luke taught the School – other than he had once met one of the monks – made me was it is not always up to us. We are really just God’s instruments a major gift to the Campaign. As Abbot Thomas put it, “One must – here to do his will. I know that some – like me – just need a little have faith.” more help than others. So I thank Priory for educating me. I thank One normally doesn’t associate the term “risk takers” with a the monks for teaching me, and I thank you – the Abbey family – for group of Benedictine monks in a monastery in west St. Louis Coun- making it all possible. ty. The decision of Father Columba, Father Timothy and Father Peter's family celebrates him receiving the Luke Rigby Award. 18 From The monasTery Obituaries Tom ’98 and Henry ’99, graduated from Priory as well. We extend our sympathy to her children and their families. May the Lord Confrater Nancy R. Dooley died on reward her for her love of God and neighbor. November 3, 2009. Nancy Repetti Dooley, the wife of the late William T. Dooley, Jr., one of the founders of Saint Louis Abbey, was Confrater John F. Wight, Sr. died on a long standing friend and benefac- November 14, 2009. tor of the Abbey Community. Her Although John passed commitment, along with her family’s away after a long illness, his commitment, to help establish a Bene- life was one of action, service, dictine monastery and school remained and diverse endeavors. Born in a priority throughout their lives. 1931 to Ira and Betty Wight, he graduated from Georgetown Pre- Mrs. Dooley was instrumental in paratory School in Washington, the establishment of the “Friends of DC and St. George’s School in the Priory,” a group of ladies who were Rhode Island, before going on to to help the monks become acquainted Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with their new home in St. Louis. and Brown University. At one of the first meetings of this group, Father Luke Rigby, the bursar at the time, gently admonished: “We are most grateful to After his formal schooling, he joined the Air Force, where he you for your kindness and hospitality, but please remember, we participated in the reconstruction activities following the end of are monks founding a monastery, so don’t plan on measuring our World War II. Stationed in Bordeaux, France, his fondness for rooms for new curtains!” riding motorcycles across the French countryside is reminiscent of another famous serviceman-cum-cyclist, T.E. Lawrence. As Thanksgiving approached, Nancy was concerned that the founding monks would not know how to celebrate the American His earlier adventures were a prelude to a life filled with various feast so the Dooleys provided Thanksgiving Dinner for the monks. pursuits. He had a fondness for sailing, architecture, a knack for do- This tradition continued for 50 years. Nancy and Bill provided an it-yourself repairs, the early history of Saint Louis, and participated elegant dinner with all the trimmings for the monks, preparing in philanthropic efforts. As a descendant of the founders of St. many of the dishes themselves. Louis, Pierre Laclede and Madame Chouteau, he had a special tie to the city. In addition, he was also descended from William Brewster, Nancy continued her service to the Abbey as Mothers’ Club head of the Pilgrim Church, who sailed aboard the Mayflower with president in 1966-67 and as a member of many Xanadu commit- his congregation. tees. She became a Confrater in 1968. In addition, Nancy was one of the original members of Father Columba Cary-Elwes’ Bible study But he lived his life with the paradigm of Christian humility. group which has become known as “The Ostriches.” His wife Celeste (or “Chuddy,” as he affectionately would have called her) maintains that he was “an uncomplicated man.” It’s no The Dooley’s tremendous generosity and support through the wonder that he was a valued member of the church community at years has been remarkable. They participated in numerous capital Saint Anselm’s, and a friend to the monks. John was also a devoted campaigns, establishing the Columba Cary-Elwes Chair of Religion member of the Saint Vincent DePaul Society, and as Chuddy re- in honor of our first Prior; funded the Chapel in the new monastery lated “From what he told me about the visits he made, he was both – “The Father David Dooley Chapel,” dedicated in memory of Bill’s compassionate and wise, and certainly no pushover!” brother; provided the planting of the Cloister Garden; and fostered the monks work towards pro-life and vocations. In addition, Bill Although he is gone, he lives on in the memory of his wife, and Nancy donated many furnishings to the Abbey, most nota- Celeste, his four sons, John Jr., Paul, Ted, and Phillip, six grandsons, bly visible are the beautiful chandeliers in the dining areas of the and his two sisters, Elizabeth Herring and Nancy Wight—a living Switzer House and the beautiful settee and side chairs in the living tribute to the legacy of a man who was dedicated to his faith, com- room. munity, and family. We will remember him fondly, and keep him and his family in our prayers. Nancy is survived by her three children, William III, Debbie, and David. Her sons graduated from Priory, Bill in the Class of 1967 and David in 1974. In addition, two of Nancy’s grandsons, 19 Monastery Confrater Father Edwin Cole Heart choir regularly, and at a concert at Carnegie Hall in New Died on December 13, 2009. York City. The Father Edwin J. Cole Scholarship Fund was estab- lished at the University of Missouri, Columbia for a music student. Father Edwin Cole, May he now be sharing his musical talents with the heavenly former Benedictine hosts. Abbot of Saint Pius X Abbey in Pevely, Mis- souri, died in Laurie, Missouri where he served at the Shrine of Necrology Prayers are asked for the following deceased Saint Patrick Catholic friends of the Abbey Family. Church. A funeral Mass was held there on December 17, Matthew K. Bazoian, parishioner 2009 and a second funeral Mass was held the following day in the Albert J. Bedard, Jr., father of Joe '79 Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Jefferson City, Missouri. Howard Benoist III ’60, brother of Walter ’64 and Peter ’66 Father Edwin was born in Arlington, Washington on February Valerie C. Bradshaw, wife of Bob ’72, mother of Ben ’00 and 21, 1938. He entered the Immaculate Conception Seminary and Eric ’03 School of Theology in Conception, Missouri in 1953, where he Patricia J. Calcaterra, parishioner completed his high school studies as well as degrees in Philosophy Jean L. Callier, mother-in-law of Jake Wenger, faculty member, and Theology. He became a Benedictine monk in 1959 and was grandmother of Luke Wenger ’06 ordained to the priesthood in 1964. Lee Cammon, grandfather of Andrew ’14 Father Edwin’s first assignment was to a monastic foundation Pedro C. Cayabyab, MD, father of Peter ’84 and Paul ’99 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon his return, he received a Master Father Edwin Cole, Confrater of Arts degree in Speech Communication from the University of Perry Cupps, grandfather of Bobby ’06, Daniel ’09 and Joey ’12 Kansas. After graduation, he taught at the seminary until it closed Pasque in 1972. He had a great love of music and was an accomplished Francis P. Cusumano, grandfather of Daniel ’08 and Andrew ’10 pianist and accordion player. Joseph S. DiCarlo, parishioner He was then assigned to Saint Pius X Abbey where he served as Susan M. DiFelice, parishioner Choir Director and organist. In 1977 he was elected as Abbot and served in that capacity for 12 years, which included a 1983 move Nancy Dooley, mother of Bill ’69 and David ’74, grandmother of Tom ’98 and Henry ’99, Confrater to Our Lady of Lourdes in Columbia, Missouri. It was during this time that he became a great friend of Abbot Luke and the Saint William H. Erker, grandfather of Patrick ’03, Teddy ’06, Alex ’09 Louis Abbey. and Andrew ’11 and Dan ’06 and Charlie ’10 Peterson Helen Fienup, grandmother of Paco ’91, Diego ’93 and Anton After Saint Pius X Abbey closed, he came to St. Louis and in Navarro ’96 and Bill Fienup ’99 1989 was appointed the first full-time Associate Pastor of Saint Edward P. Flynn, MD, father of Mike ’72, grandfather of Anselm Parish where he served for two years with Father Timothy, Michael ’02 and Matt ’04 and was a hospital chaplain in St. Charles. He was incardinated Charles G. Forster, grandfather of Dominic Coppola ’14 into the Jefferson City Diocese in 1994 and established a hospital chaplaincy program in Columbia. He also became pastor for 10 Louise Fox, grandmother of Billy ’10 and John ’14 years at Sacred Heart Parish. William G. Fraunholtz ’66 Throughout his career, Father Edwin made many long-lasting Rose M. Fronckewicz, parishioner friendships. He shared his love of music wherever he was assigned Robert J. Gaschler, parishioner and would entertain friends and family with both the accordion Mary Patricia Hake, mother of Tom ’85 and piano. He performed with the University of Missouri-Kansas James W. Hanna ’96, brother of John ’97 City Accordion Orchestra. The highlight of Father Edwin’s 40th Rosalia C. Heerlein, mother of Keith Heerlein, faculty member Anniversary of Ordination into the priesthood included an accor- dion concert at the Missouri Theatre. He also sang with the Sacred Harry J. Hegeman, father of Chris ’89 20 From The monasTery Lena Holms, grandmother of Brother Dunstan James O. Richeson, Sr., father of Jim ’72 Herman H. Honigfort, grandfather of Peter ’03, Michael ’05, Andrew P. Robbins ’89 James ’07 and Tim ’14 Avery Patricia C. Ross, grandmother of Nick ’09 and Zach ’10 Elizabeth Jewell, mother of Spencer Fitzgerald ’09 Anthony C. Rother, grandfather of Joe ’10 and Tony ’10 Hayes Patricia L. Jones, grandmother of Bobby ’09 and Matt ’10 Harry G. Schake, Sr., father of Harry Schake, faculty member Roger D. Leslie, MD, father of Jason ’92 and Grant ’94 Megan J. Smiley, parishioner Zoe Desloge Lippman, friend of the Abbey Frank E. Somogyi, parishioner Arline D. Luning, mother of Mark ’73 Steve Stoll, grandfather of Patrick Conners ’12 Lena Margiotta, mother of Bart ’65, grandmother of Mike ’92 John P. Sullivan, father of Lon ’62 and Andrew ’93 John B. Swanger, grandfather of Clay ’12 John F. McCarthy, father of John ’81 Marvin O. Teer, Sr., father of Marvin ’79 Nada S. McNearney, mother of Tom '72 Charles C. Thatcher ’66 William J. Metzger, parishioner Evelyn M. Toczylowski, grandmother of Brother Maximilian ’00 Jerome O’Brien, nephew of Abbot Luke Gene Waltman, grandfather of Graham Kerwin ’11 Bradley J. Oliver, son of Tom '93 Jack J. Webb, Sr., father of Jack ’66 Mary Galt Pettus, friend of the Abbey Terry Wheeler, friend of the Abbey Richard J. Pfeifer, father of Rich ’80 and Chris ’82 John F. Wight, father of John ’77, Paul ’81, Ted ’83 and Phil ’87, David H. Phillips, friend of the Abbey Confrater Joseph E. Price, uncle of Father Bede Edward W. Willmering, parishioner Fulgate Wells Redmon, uncle of Father Bede Ruth Windish, parishioner Mary H. Reeves, mother of Tim ’77 Donald F. Winter, DDS, father of Scott ’75 Helen Rhodes, grandmother of Matt ’10, Andrew ’12 and Gloria H. Wyers, mother of Stephan ’81 and Mark ’86 John ’14 21 School 22 From The sChool Headmaster’s Message leukemia and began a strenu- ous regimen of chemotherapy Father Michael Brunner, OSB and blood transfusions. In cooperation with the Red This was a year of significance, a year to be long remembered, a Cross, our parents, faculty year of blessings. and students joined forces On May 30, 2010, Saint Louis Priory School completed its 54th to give blood for Andy. The year of educating above average young men and graduated our 51st kick-off drive was held at graduating class. Although I have a dream of surpassing Ampleforth our neighbors the Whit- in these matters, even my limited math skills tell me that we’ll have field School, who offered to excel in other ways. But there’s no doubt about it, we are in the to dedicate their regularly second half of our first century. scheduled blood drive for Despite the great economic pressures upon families and the Andy. The response from School, in August of 2009 we opened our doors to a record number Priory parents and students of students, and it was a record number of doors we opened! was overwhelming. Andy’s treatments prevented him from attending the Form V Class Retreat, The renovated and enlarged gymnasium has a spacious foyer and but his classmates showed their support for him by shaving their many more doors to welcome students and visitors. The new addi- heads. Andy’s strength, courage and good nature in this ordeal have tion of a fully equipped science lab, two classrooms, a new Junior been an amazing example to us all. School common space, photo lab and classroom, art room and scriptorium, together with an oratory and six renovated classrooms Another trial this winter was faced by our veteran English teach- made the Junior School seem totally new. And it was populated by er Mr. Dick Cavanaugh, who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage just the largest Priory class ever, 88 students in the 8th grade. before Christmas. It was touch and go for a while, but he is a man of indomitable strength and character and fought his way back. It The record enrollment of 425 was a blessing, bestowed not only was a moving moment at Awards Day, when Mr. Cavanaugh made on account of the energetic prayers and work of our Admission his return and Matt Menendez '10 presented him with the Coca- Office, but also by the addition of 18 new students from the closed Cola 2010 Educator of Distinction Award for his deep and effec- Gateway Academy High School. Their choice of Priory underscores tive teaching, and the school community gave him a well-deserved the strength of our academic program and our fidelity to Catholic standing ovation. teaching, practice and values. We honored another veteran in the spring. I was so proud to Athletics prospered not only in the gym and new fitness center, bless and officially open our new baseball field, dedicated to our but also on our new fields. At Homecoming I was privileged to bless longtime teacher, coach and friend Mr. Marty McCabe. He threw and officially open Busch Field and to honor Billy Busch ’78 and his the first pitch to his grandson Joey, of the class of 2011, as he was family for their generosity, which made the field possible. The foot- cheered by two generations of students, alumni, colleagues and ball team completed its first full season on this beautiful field with friends. fabulous post-season victories all the way up to the State semi-finals. Priory is a place not only for monks to spend their lives. While Our Wrestling program came back strong and revitalized, with no one else can boast of 51 years – still going strong as he enters two of our wrestlers advancing to state-level competition. And best year 52 – continuous teaching like Father Paul Kidner, there are of all, coach and tech wizard Mr. Nick White returned to us from impressive runners up. This year, after 39 years of toil in Priory his year-long tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. classrooms and athletic fields, I was finally able to present Mr. Jim Winding up 2010 with a sport triumph was our new 7th grade Wortham with a Priory diploma as he graduates to a well earned Lacrosse Club team, who had an undefeated season right up to retirement. the championship game, in which they placed second. Obviously, It’s because of the monks and teachers like Marty, Dick and Jim Lacrosse has a future at Priory. that members of our alumni want to come back to Priory and teach. The winter musical Brigadoon was a big hit, not only for the We were proud to have back at Priory teaching this year alumni brilliant acting and flawless singing and dancing, but also for the Kyle Oberle ’01, Jay Voss ’03 and Ryan Niemann ’03, and we look breathtaking sets designed by Brother Sixtus Roslevich. forward to Michael Nickolai ’03 joining us next year. That the Priory family is indeed a family was never more visible Our superb Form VI class was a most able herald of our second than in its "Effort for Andy." Andy Streiff '11was diagnosed with 50 years. In their ranks were two perfect ACT scores and winners of 23 School a record $2.1 million dollars in annual scholar- ships and financial aid. Field Day was an exercise in their compe- tence, as they coordinated not two teams and colors, but four on a perfect day of fun and competition. And no tennis players got hurt. They completed their year with a "Mance," which has elements of a Priory dance and mixer combined, and flew in an African- American Swedish rapper from Atlanta who graduated from Dartmouth. Is this a great country or what? I’m sure you’ve heard this joke. Q: How many Benedictines does it take to change a light bulb? A: What do you mean…..change ???!!! At the graduation on Sunday May 30, three of the talented musicians of this remark- able class closed the ceremony with a most appropriate song, “For Good” from an inap- propriately titled musical, Wicked. Charlie Peterson '10 sang what he and I both believe we are all about in this Priory family and community: In these ways, and in others through which God will lead us, we are changing for good, for the good of our students, our alumni, our “I've heard it said parents, our city and the world. That people come into our lives for a reason As I write these words, I am in Santiago, Chile sitting in brilliant Bringing something we must learn sunshine in a house on the slopes of Manquehue mountain. Twenty- And we are led five of our students are off with 12 different families who are host- To those who help us most to grow ing them. This is the fourth group of students I have escorted here. If we let them And we help them in return On the first trip five years ago, the flight attendants were rather Well, I don't know if I believe that's true annoyed with our students and showed it. Yesterday, as we were But I know I'm who I am today about to land, the lead flight attendant, naming the Saint Louis Because I knew you... Priory School, made a general announcement thanking and compli- I have been changed for good.” menting us, saying that we were coming to Chile to do missionary work. The plane erupted in applause. I know that as a person, all our students contribute to change In a very real way we are all missionaries. We try, as Mrs. Diana me for the better, and they change the school likewise. Hartnett says, to see Christ in all others and to be Christ to all oth- Next year, heaven help us, there will be more changes. There will ers. We have been changed for good, and hopefully we will change be another record enrollment and four sets in Form III. We’ll have others likewise. 80 new students in Form I, and 355 present students who will have I’m sure I have forgotten some special moments and highlights grown and matured over the summer. Mr. Joe Gleich and Mr. Tony of this year. I’m at the mercy of my memory down here, and it’s not Finan just made it back for graduation because I sent them to China what it used to be. It has evolved from photographic to impression- for a week to visit the Lu He International School, with whom we istic. Forgive my omissions, and celebrate with me another mile- will have a collaborative relationship which will bring their students stone year of Priory life. Thank you for making it possible. and ideas to Priory and our ideas and students to the heart of Bei- jing. And in the fall of 2010, Mandarin will be taught at Priory. Laus Tibi Domine. 24 From The sChool Junior School Report And we saw the Face of God in those around us, in the people that love us, and in those whom we serve. We participated eagerly Diana Hartnett, Director of the Junior School and generously in the many community service projects this year, We have now arrived at the conclusion of a first: the first year of projects which benefited a number of service agencies in the St. the Saint Louis Priory Junior School in its new, improved, light- Louis metropolitan area. filled, student-friendly space. All of us who live and work in the Ju- We have ended the school year with confidence and with hope, nior School are grateful to the many of you whose support, prayers, anxiously awaiting the next step of the Priory adventure but happy and good wishes have made these new spaces not just a dream, but a to know that summer, for the time being anyway, belongs to us. reality. In true Priory fashion, this was an exciting and rewarding year. Last fall, we welcomed the members of the Class of 2015, who added enormous enthusiasm and energy to our lives. Within a mat- ter of days, we were smoothly navigating the new hallways and new areas, working hard and enjoying ourselves. The new Studio Art, Photography and Medieval Arts rooms proved to be conducive to learning, and the wonderful views to the outdoors were inspiring and thought-provoking. We worked diligently in our other academic areas as well, as the significant number of prizes on Awards Day would confirm. Among us, we discovered our talents as writers and poets, mathematicians, historians, grammarians, linguists, scientists, techno-wizards, and artists of a variety of forms. But it wasn’t all work. We made new friends and solidified former friendships. We met new teachers and shared new stories. We played Frisbee and foosball, football and basketball and baseball and soccer and tennis, we ran cross country and track, and we cheered when lacrosse was added to the mix. S a i n t L o u i s P r i o r y S ch o o l C l a s s o f 2 0 1 6 Andrew M. Abad Jack P. Douthitt David J. Holmes - Grant L. Miller David A. Sewall Stephen J. Ackerman James N. Drysdale Thomas S. Holmes - William L. Miller II Robert V. Shallenberger + Humza O. Agha Adam M. Ezzelgot James W. Koster Andrew J. Moen *- Michael P. Sigillito * George W. Ahlering +* Kyle J. V. Flores Charles H. Krause Nick M. Monette Ronald I. Smith, Jr. Alexandre O. Amice * Paul A. Fonseca * - Stephen K. Krebs James B. O'Halloran + Jack G. Stanley Cesar E. Azrak Patrick M. French John M. Kurz George R. O'Sullivan +* Conor R. Stokes + Ian R. Banks Patrick J. Gallagher + F. Andrew Latuda III Logan M. Palliser L. Cartan Sumner III + Jack P. Berry Claudio M. Garcia de Anthony G. Leisure, Jr. Geoffrey M. Parker Sohil S. Swaminathan * Phillip A. Bick * Alvear Luke G. Lissner Andrew O. Piskulich Timothy J. Thompson, Jr. Matthew T. Braddock Lucas G. Gast Sam Lombardo Luke W. Ricci * Matthew J. Travers Andrew C. Brumitt John N. Gross Alexander J. Lowell * Andrew J. Rund Noah E. Van Bree * Patrick B. Charles Ramzi L. Haddad Thomas A. Lowell Matthew J. Rush Thomas E. Weaver Blase Cornett * Todd C. Hamby Sai V. Mandava John Russell Thomas A. Weiss Colin M. Croghan +- George K. Hamilton William B. Mardis Nicholas Sarni - James R. Wenzel Thomas M. DiMarco * Stephen T. Hattrich + Thomas E. Maune Mitchell A. Schaedler Christopher W. White David P. Dobkowski, Jr. Oscar Hernandez Andrew G. Mauzy Christopher L. Schafale Connor R. Wright * Michael J. Donovan, Jr. Christopher W. Holland Ian C. McClellan Liam P. Sehnert Harrison A. Zohner Daniel J. Holmes Winston L. Senor II + son of Priory alumnus * brother of Priory student – brother of Priory alumnus 25 School Achievements Timothy M. Davies Douglas J. Hall Sean J. Lamb Quinn M. Underriner tutoria aWarD – recognizing leadership and service and Awards Nicholas J. Hedlesky Bryan C. Hercules SPECIAL PRIZES in the Tutoria Program Matthew R. Menendez Maximilian J. Jones Patrick R. Mulvihill Form vi James A. Kopfensteiner valeDictorian Matthew R. Menendez Bennett T. Krack the Priory aWarD – Class of 2010 Andrew M. Lall representing the total Priory alumni Prize – recognizing Andrew C. Link creativity and service to the school student NATIONAL MERIT Brendan G. McDermott Matthew F. Rhodes RECOgNITION William C. Fox, Jr. Charles G. Peterson Finalists Daniel H. Reitz scholar athlete – recognizing Robert A. Becker bakeWell memorial aWarD – Matthew F. Rhodes recognizing contributions made to scholarship and athletic ability L. Clayton Dahm Zachary M. Ross James A. Kopfensteiner Douglas J. Hall the School through ability, charac- Luke M. Schmerold ter, leadership and service Bennett T. Krack Luke O. Simpson best athlete – Matthew R. Menendez Matthew F. Rhodes Jeffrey R. Swaney student body choice Luke M. Schmerold Filip A. Swat Matthew B. Jones Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. george hereForD aWarD – Stephen A. Theisen recognizing achievement in the Filip A. Swat Alexandre M. Todorov coaches cuP – Alexandre M. Todorov area of the arts Jon W. Van Breusegen Patrick R. Mulvihill athletic coaches' choice James A. Kopfensteiner national achievement scholars With honor John F. Notter, Jr. scholar John b. kistner, Jr. Benedict J. Constantino memorial aWarD – recognizing Craig A. Boyce II stuDent council aWarDs – an exemplary high standard of scholars character and integrity recognizing service to the School semi-Finalists Craig A. Boyce II Benjamin J. Constantino C. Ragen Frost Matthew R. Menendez Richard C. Byrd William C. Fox, Jr. Andrew M. Halenkamp C. Ragen Frost Chad E. Huber george morrison memorial James F. Fuller aWarD –recognizing achievement Sean J. Lamb letters oF commenDation Andrew M. Halenkamp Matthew F. Rhodes Eric M. Anderson in the area of journalism Michael C. Haueisen Patrick R. Mulvihill Craig A. Boyce II Nicholas S. Fosko James F. Fuller Bryan C. Hercules Sean J. Lamb Patrick R. Mulvihill Charles G. Peterson Matthew F. Rhodes Jon W. Van Breusegen ADVANCED PLACE- MENT SCHOLAR AWARDS national scholars William C. Fox, Jr. Matthew R. Menendez scholars With Distinction Eric M. Anderson Robert A. Becker W. Ryan Bedell Senior Other Awards: George Washington Carver (top left) Andrew M. Lall , Robert A. Becker, L. Clayton Dahm Douglas J. Hall, Matthew R. Menendez (seated) Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. William C. Fox, Jr. 26 From The sChool all District choir – stuDio art – Charles G. Peterson First in Regional L. Clayton Dahm Patrick R. Mulvihill Michael M. Puettmann First in State, Division II C. Ragen Frost Daniel H. Reitz* Eric M. Anderson Douglas J. Hall thesPis – Matthew F. Rhodes* Robert A. Becker* Michael C. Haueisen Benedict J. Constantino Andrew N. Rieger C. Ragen Frost Charles G. Peterson Zachary M. Ross James A. Kopfensteiner all state choir – Luke M. Schmerold* Bennett T. Krack L. Clayton Dahm vocal music – Luke O. Simpson* Matthew R. Menendez L. Clayton Dahm Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr.* Daniel H. Reitz* PRIZE RECIPIENTS Filip A. Swat Luke M. Schmerold theology seminar – HONOR ROLL Samuel D. Tankersley Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. Benedict J. Constantino Eric M. Anderson* Stephen A. Theisen* * denotes co-captains Matthew R. Menendez Robert A. Becker* Alexandre M. Todorov Luke M. Schmerold W. Ryan Bedell Jon W. Van Breusegen* ROBOTICS CLUB – Craig A. Boyce II James H. Wortham participated in the annual FIRST christian b. PePer greek – Richard C. Byrd * Form VI Honor Roll all three terms Robotics Competition, which Brendan G. McDermott Benedict J. Constantino* allows students to explore the Daniel L. Croghan MODERN AND processes of mechanical, electrical literary – L. Clayton Dahm* CLASSICAL LANgUAgES and software design; as well as James F. Fuller Timothy M. Davies* national sPanish exam – offering valuable team work and William C. Fox, Jr.* Level 5 - First Place leadership experience. French – Andrew M. Halenkamp Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. Alexandre M. Todorov Douglas J. Hall* st. louis regional Anthony R. Hayes* SCIENCE AND comPetition Finalists sPanish – Nicholas J. Hedlesky MATHEMATICS AWARDS 2nd Place Trophy Matthew R. Menendez Bryan C. Hercules* american mathematics Saagar N. Desai Matthew B. Jones* comPetition – Chade E. Huber history – Maximilian J. Jones First Place Daniel H. Reitz Andrew M. Lall James A. Kopfensteiner* Eric M. Anderson Bennett T. Krack* OTHER AWARDS mathematics – Andrew M. Lall* Second Place (tie) Daughters oF the Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. Andrew C. Link* Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. american revolution – Brendan G. McDermott* Alexandre M. Todorov certificate of award for outstand- comPuter science – Peter L. McLaughlin ing work in American History Daniel H. Reitz Matthew R. Menendez* team+s – tests oF Luke M. Schmerold Patrick R. Mulvihill engineering aPtituDe, science – Daniel W. Ohmes mathematics anD science Matthew R. Menendez Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. senior theses aWarDs – Traditional Theses William C. Fox, Jr. Andrew M. Lall Matthew R. Menendez Charles G. Peterson Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. Alexandre M. Todorov – Non-Traditional Theses James F. Fuller Quinn M. Underriner Daughters of American Revolution and American Legion: (from left) Dainel W. Ohmes and Luke M. Schmerold 27 School american legion citizen- horatio alger scholar – Joseph A. Hayes uniteD states PresiDential shiP anD americanism aWarD recognizes students who show Nicholas J. Hedlesky scholars – recognizes and – sponsored by the American evidence of integrity and persever- Bryan C. Hercules honors some of our Nation’s most Legion, this award is based on ance in the face of adversity. Matthew B. Jones distinguished high school seniors. courage, honor, leadership, pa- Richard C. Byrd Maximilian J. Jones Douglas J. Hall triotism, scholarship and service, James A. Kopfensteiner Matthew R. Menendez which when cultivated, result in Quest For eDucation Bennett T. Krack better citizenship. scholarshiP – presented by the Andrew M. Lall saint louis Priory school Daniel W. Ohmes Vantage Credit Union, recognizes Sean J. Lamb service aWarD – demonstrated excellence. Andrew C. Link James F. Fuller george Washington carver – Samuel D. Tankersley Brendan G. McDermott sponsored by the Missouri Depart- Matthew R. Menendez archbishiP John l. may ment of Elementary and Second- Father Finbarr DoWling, Patrick M. Moley service aWarD – acknowledges ary Education, is presented to osb, sPirit aWarD – exempli- Patrick R. Mulvihill service to the community the top 10 percent of the Class of fies the Priory School Spirit Daniel W. Ohmes Robert A. Becker 2010. Patrick R. Mulvihill Charles G. Peterson Robert A. Becker Michael M. Puettmann PresiDents stuDent service William C. Fox, Jr. bright Flight missouri Daniel H. Reitz challenge aWarD – recogniz- Douglas J. Hall higher eDucation acaDemic Zachary M. Ross ing seniors who contribute at least Andrew M. Lall scholarshiP – a merit-based Luke M. Schmerold 100 hours of service to the com- Matthew R. Menendez scholarship in the amount of Luke O. Simpson munity within a twelve month Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. $2000 per annum to Missouri's Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. period. qualifying graduating high school Filip A. Swat Robert A. Becker coca-cola scholar – seniors who enroll in a Missouri Stephen A. Theisen Benedict J. Constantino recognizes excellence in academics, accredited college or university. Alexandre M. Todorov L. Clayton Dahm and civic leadership in extracur- Joseph H. Altepeter Quinn M. Underriner Andrew M. Lall ricular activities and in their Eric M. Anderson Jon W. Van Breusegen Charles G. Peterson communities. W. Ryan Bedell Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr. Matthew R. Menendez Richard C. Byrd austin rennick Poetry aWarD L. Clayton Dahm initiated to honor Father Austin PresiDents volunteer service axa achiever scholar – Timothy M. Davies who taught English for 50 years. aWarD – recognizes service to the recognizes outstanding achieve- William C. Fox, Jr. It acknowledges excellence in the community ment with a particular focus on C. Ragen Frost creative writing area of poetry. Matthew R. Menendez self-initiated projects assisting the Andrew M. Halenkamp Benedict J. Constantino community. Douglas J. Hall PruDential sPirit oF commu- Nicholas J. Hedlesky Michael C. Haueisen WeDnesDay club Poetry nity certiFicate oF excelence contest – recognizes exceptional initiative Honorable Mention in service to the community as one Benedict J. Constantino of the top student volunteers in Missouri. missouri toP 100 scholars – Matthew R. Menendez sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Fox 2 athlete oF the Week – Principals, this award recognizes Outstanding achievement in the top 100 students in the state of football, November 20, 2009 Missouri Class of 2010. Matthew B. Jones Douglas J. Hall Art Awards: (from left) Douglas R. Brooking and Benedict J. Constantino 28 From The sChool harvarD book aWarD – Princeton book aWarD – West Point u.s. military Form v awarded by the Harvard Alumni maintaining a consistent honors acaDemy book aWarD – Association for excellence in scholar- average while demonstrating an academic excellence, athletic or Class of 2011 ship with achievement in other fields. unusual level of volunteer service and extracurricular prowess and leader- Richard J. Mazuski commitment to the community. ship abilities, and best embodying BOOK AWARDS Jonathan P. Gower the Academy’s motto “Duty, Honor, cornell book aWarD – holy cross book aWarD – Country”. excellence in academics and personal exceptional academic achievement, saint louis university book Peter J. Jochens initiative in pursuing, embracing, sincere concern for others and a aWarD – excellence in academics, or cultivating diversity in the school respectable attitude in all endeavors. service, leadership and spirituality, Williams college book environment or in the larger com- Kyle E. Hill and best personifies the Jesuit motto, aWarD – for talent, achievement munity. “men and women for others.” and a passion for learning. L. Gustavo Sanchez-Conde notre Dame book aWarD – Michael J. Reardon Zachary W. Weiss academic excellence and service to Dartmouth book aWarD – both the Catholic Church and the saint michael’s college book yale book aWarD – intellectual leadership and positive community. aWarD – recognizes juniors com- for outstanding personal character contributions to the athletic and Kevin H. Hess mitted to academic endeavors and to and intellectual promise. extracurricular life of the school. sustained and sincere commitment to Samuel J. Sagartz Douglas R. Brooking community service. Charles A. Rosebrough Book Awards (top left) Peter J. Jochens, Kevin H. Hess, Samuel J. Sagartz, Jonathan P. Gower, Charles A. Rosebrough, Richard J. Mazuski, Zachary W. Weiss, (seated left) Michael J. Reardon, Douglas R. Brooking, L. Gustavo Sanchez Conde, Kyle E. Hill 29 School SPECIAL PRIZES Brunner, to honor a member of the HONOR ROLL John T. Wegmann* bausch anD lomb science junior class for sterling character, high Raymond H. Bayer III* Zachary W. Weiss* meDal – for outstanding achieve- standards, lofty goals and hard work. Colby S. Braeckel* Alexander P. Willman* ment and superior intellectual prom- Salvatore J. Revetta Douglas R. Brooking* * Honor Roll end of year ise in the field of science Colin P. Bruns Joshua H. Hartke “i Dare you” leaDershiP Niall D. Caparon* MODERN AND aWarD – recognizes personal Francis P. Cassidy* CLASSICAL LANgUAgES rensselaer meDal – integrity, balanced living, and the John S. Ciapciak* national French contest – for outstanding achievement in potential for leadership John H. Cole* ranked top 10 percent of the mathematics and science. Kyle E. Hill Henry B. Cordova* St. Louis Chapter of the American Richard J. Mazuski Anthony C. Cribbin* Association of Teachers of French koman-Willman aWarD – Nicholas S. D’Orazio* Jacob A. Martin george eastman young established by the Class of 1979 in Matthew D. Dowling* Richard J. Mazuski leaDers aWarD – presented by the memory of J. B. Koman and Timothy Nathan J. Forshaw University of Rochester to a junior J. Willman. A junior is selected for his Jonathan P. Gower* NATIONAL LATIN who has demonstrated strong leader- all-round contribution to the life of McCarthy J. Grewe EXAM - Level 4 ship experience, high academic grades, his class and school. Joshua H. Hartke* Poetry and involvement in extracurricular Kyle E. Hill Kevin H. Hess* Gold Summa Cum Laude activities. Kyle E. Hill* Peter J. Jochens John S. Ciapciak st. louis county outstanD- Daniel M. Hogan ing stuDent leaDer – sponsored Peter J. Jochens* Magna Cum Laude FreDerick Douglass anD susan by the St. Louis County Youth pro- Matthew J. Keating Nicholas S. D’Orazio b. anthony aWarD – presented grams and presented to a student who Brendan M. Kelly* by the University of Rochester to has made a significant contribution to Anthony W. King Cum Laude a junior who has demonstrated a the School. Stephen C. Kleinheider* Matthew J. Keating commitment to understanding and John S. Ciapciak Zachary J. Kraus addressing difficult social issues, dedi- Colin J. Linkul Latin V cation to community action, and has kmox stuDent oF Jacob A. Martin Gold Summa Cum Laude strong grades in rigorous humanities Distinction Richard J. Mazuski* Jacob A. Martin and social studies courses. Kyle E. Hill Mason T. Meiners* Richard J. Mazuski Brett W. Moen John G. Menteer* Thomas C. Rich PRIZE RECIPIENTS Spencer S. Meyer* Samuel J. Sagartz xerox aWarD For innovation Form Prize – Brett W. Moen* Zachary W. Weiss anD inFormation technol- Richard J. Mazuski James D. Molloy* ogy – presented by the University Brendan P. Mulqueeny Silver Maxima Cum Laude of Rochester to a junior who has best imProvement – Gregory J. O’Brien* Kyle E. Hill demonstrated a strong interest in Daniel M. Hogan Clayton W. Petti* Charles A. Rosebrough innovation and/or information Tychicus S. Sallis William A. Pohlman* technology, has sought exposure to new Michael J. Reardon* SCIENCE AND technologies, and has led others to new theology – Salvatore J. Revetta* MATHEMATICS AWARDS approaches to old problems. Richard J. Mazuski Charles A. Rosebrough* american mathematics John H. Cole Samuel J. Sagartz* comPetition – Michael J. Reardon Zachary W. Weiss Tychicus S. Sallis* Highest Score the J. michael means anD Richard H. Salmon Jonathan P. Gower DaviD m. neukum meDieval literary – L. Gustavo Sanchez-Conde* arts aWarD – recognizes achieve- Zachary W. Weiss Andrew R. Schwartz* SCIENCE AND ment in Priory’s Medieval Arts Sean M. Sigillito* MATHEMATICS AWARDS program classical languages – Adam H. Still II* team+s – tests oF Douglas R. Brooking Richard J. Mazuski P. Andrew Streiff engineering aPtituDe, David L. Taiclet, Jr.* mathematics anD science brunner trust aWarD – all state orchestra – Scott M. Telthorst Third in Regional established by Father Michael in Richard J. Mazuski Yale W. Thomas* Fourth in State, Division II memory of his father, Maurice T. Liam H. Ware* John H. Cole* 30 From The sChool Jonathan P. Gower* mechanical, electrical and software Honorable Mention Matthew D. Dowling Joshua H. Hartke design; as well as offering valuable Zachary W. Weiss Andrew J. Erker Kyle E. Hill team work and leadership experience. Joshua H. Hartke Brendan M. Kelly st. louis regional PresiDents stuDent service Kevin H. Hess Anthony W. King comPetition Finalists challenge aWarD – Brendan M. Kelly Stephen C. Kleinheider 2nd Place Trophy recognizing juniors who Graham J. Kerwin Richard J. Mazuski Francis P. Cassidy contribute at least 100 hours of Stephen C. Kleinheider Scott M. Telthorst William T. Hellmuth service to the community within James D. Molloy * denotes co-captains Yale W. Thomas a 12-month period Salvatore J. Revetta Zachary W. Weiss Douglas R. Brooking Paul G. Rhodes ROBOTICS CLUB – John S. Ciapciak Thomas C. Rich participated in the annual FIRST OTHER AWARDS John H. Cole Charles A. Rosebrough Robotics Competition, which allows WeDnesDay club Poetry Michael D. Collins Samuel J. Sagartz students to explore the processes of contest – Anthony C. Cribbin Leadership Awards: (top left) Patrick R. Mulvihill, Father Michael Brunner, Matthew F. Rhodes, Salvatore J. Revetta, (seated) Kyle E. Hill and John S. Ciapciak 31 School FORM V Form iv John Schmerold, Jr. Silver Maxima Cum Laude SPECIAL PRIZES John F. Schwartz* Carter D. Gage meDieval arts – Class of 2012 Luke D. Slabaugh Nicholas A. Stillman Luke F. O’Dowd Joseph D. O’Sullivan John Schmerold, Jr. PRIZE RECIPIENTS John C. Szatkowski* Peter L. Reitz all District choir – Form Prize – John G. Taiclet Nicholas J. Russon Edward W. Tooley Joseph M. Pasque Brendan J. Thomas* Nicholas A. Stillman Edward W. Tooley* J. Clayton Swanger all District soloist – imProvement – Andrew J. Wright John G. Taiclet David R. Fournie Scott F. Leer Thomas T. Yoon * Honor Roll end of year Magna Cum Laude missouri scholars acaD- theology – Kyle B. Martin emy – the Academy is sponsored James M. Capps MODERN AND by the Missouri Department of Seve A. Esparrago CLASSICAL LANgUAgES SCIENCE AND Elementary and Secondary Edu- Joseph M. Pasque national French contest – MATHEMATICS AWARDS cation and provides experiences ranked in top 10 percent of the american mathematics and enrichment opportunities to literary – St. Louis Chapter of the American comPetition – advance students throughout Mis- Carter D. Gage Association of Teachers of French Highest Score souri schools. Luc A. Bettaieb John C. Szatkowski Jacob C. Mohrmann HONOR ROLL Robert E. McAuliffe III Joseph M. Pasque Luc A. Bettaieb team+s – tests oF Francis X. Bick, Jr. national latin exam – level 3 engineering aPtituDe, WeDnesDay club Poetry Brian P. Bucol Prose mathematics anD science contest – James M. Capps* Gold Summa Cum Laude Junior Varsity Second Place Rakesh B. Dara Brendan J. Thomas James M. Capps Carter D. Gage Marc A. Dunbar Seve A. Esparrago* Seve A. Esparrago* Silver Maxima Cum Laude Spencer T. King Fourth Place Austin T. Federer* Benjamin L. Corley Andrew S. Kopfensteiner Benjamin L. Corley Kyle R. Finnegan Joseph D. O’Sullivan Magna Cum Laude Matthew G. Fuglsang Joseph M. Pasque* Jonathan P. Dierdorf Honorable Mention Carter D. Gage* Peter L. Reitz Reid J. LaVenture Bradley J. Lenke Andrew J. Hernandez* Nicholas J. Russon Luke D. Slabaugh Peter J. Hilboldt* Cum Laude John C. Szatkowski Trevor J. Jin Peter J. Forshaw * denotes co-captains Spencer T. King* Peter J. Hilboldt Andrew S. Kopfensteiner* Kevin J. Ludwig Colin A. Kopsky ROBOTICS CLUB – Andrew J. Rhodes participated in the annual FIRST Krishna A. Kumar* Nathan J. Watson Zachary C. LaVallee Robotics Competition, which allows Reid J. LaVenture* students to explore the processes of Poetry mechanical, electrical and software Scott F. Leer Gold Summa Cum Laude Bradley J. Lenke* design; as well as offering valuable James M. Capps team work and leadership experience. Mark H. Mannino* Joseph J. DiMarco Athletics Awards: (top left) Kyle B. Martin* st. louis regional Seve A. Esparrago comPetition Finalists Patrick K. Agnew II, James T. Merenda Trevor J. Jin Andrew S. Kopfensteiner, Jacob C. Mohrmann* 2nd Place Trophy Andrew S. Kopfensteiner Luc A. Bettaieb John F. Notter, Jr., Charles J. Moore* Robert E. McAuliffe III Matthew B. Jones, John P. O’Brien* Brian P. Bucol Jacob C. Mohrmann Kyle R. Finnegan (seated) Joseph D. O’Sullivan* Charles J. Moore Joseph M. Pasque* Trevor J. Jin Daanish Jamaluddin, John P. O’Brien Robert E. McAuliffe III Andrew L. Callahan Brendan H. Phillips* Joseph M. Pasque Peter L. Reitz* Joseph D. O’Sullivan Brendan H. Phillips Brendan H. Phillips Andrew J. Rhodes* John F. Schwartz Nicholas J. Russon* Luke D. Slabaugh 32 From The sChool FORM V Form iii John J. Houser* Thomas S. Burton Magna Cum Laude Daniel H. Jacob* Peter J. Cogan Evan J. Boulware Class of 2013 Daanish Jamaluddin Michael J. King* Justin A. Davis-Morgan John L. del Rosario, Jr.* John P. Fonseca Andrew Jones PRIZE RECIPIENTS Nicholas R. Kohler* Ryan P. Donlin Victor A. Masetti Form Prize – Joseph P. Kreienkamp* Andrew J. Fogarty Ryan T. Token Brian B. Steiner Patrick C. Lindmark* Wyatt D. Gill Charles I. Welsh Victor A. Masetti* Steven J. Hanley imProvement – William H. Moore Thomas R. Hartke Cum Laude Nicholas R. Kohler Jack M. Mueller* J. Jeffrey Hopson, Jr. Brandon D. Boyer Alexander C. Noddings* Edward G. Houser Samuel M. Bruns theology – Nehal A. Patel* John J. Houser Bradley C. Finnegan Edward G. Houser David A. Sescleifer* Daniel H. Jacob* Connor P. Flavin Brian B. Steiner* Michael J. King Daanish Jamaluddin Michael J. King Samuel L. Taylor* Patrick C. Lindmark Joseph P. Kreienkamp Alexander J. Towler* William H. Moore Samuel J. Newman literary – William J. Uelk* Jack M. Mueller Ryan G. Sigmund Steven J. Hanley Mitchell F. Van Bree Alexander C. Noddings* Graham C. Trout Brian T. Vaporean Nehal A. Patel Brian T. Vaporean HONOR ROLL Charles I. Welsh* Brian B. Steiner* Quentin O. Amice* Connor C. Behnen * Honor Roll end of year Samuel L. Taylor SCIENCE AND Evan J. Boulware Alexander J. Towler MATHEMATICS AWARDS Peter J. Cogan* MODERN AND William J. Uelk american mathematics Justin A. Davis-Morgan CLASSICAL LANgUAgES Mitchell F. Van Bree comPetition – national French contest – Logan M. Wende Highest Score John L. del Rosario, Jr.* ranked in top 10 percent of the * denotes perfect score Connor C. Behnen Ryan P. Donlin* St. Louis Chapter of the American Bradley C. Finnegan Association of Teachers of French Silver Maxima Cum Laude ROBOTICS CLUB – Connor P. Flavin Justin A. Davis-Morgan Patrick S. Bachmann participated in the annual FIRST Andew J. Fogarty* Alexander C. Noddings Alexander Haueisen Robotics Competition, which allows Wyatt D. Gill* Steven J. Hanley Christopher P. McKee students to explore the processes of Steven J. Hanley* Thomas Raybuck mechanical, electrical and software Thomas R. Hartke* national latin exam – level 2 Khaliq R. Snow design; as well as offering valuable Alexander Haueisen* Gold Summa Cum Laude David A. Sescleifer team work and leadership experience. J. Jeffrey Hopson, Jr. Quentin O. Amice st. louis regional Edward G. Houser* Connor C. Behnen comPetition Finalists 2nd Place Trophy Patrick S. Bachmann Bradley C. Finnegan Steven J. Hanley Adam G. Meadows David A. Sescleifer SPECIAL PRIZES Drama – Graham C. Trout PhotograPhy – Bradley C. Finnegan kestrel cuP – awarded to the most promising tennis player in the freshman class Daanish Jamaluddin 33 School FORM V Form ii J. Jarret Lowell* J. Jarret Lowell Mark R. Jacobs Matthew T. Ludwig* Matthew T. Ludwig Duncan M. Kinzie Daniel S. Martin* Daniel S. Martin* James D. Newell III Class of 2014 Lucas A. McGartland* D. Griffin Meert Thomas J. Niemann D. Griffin. Meert* Dean J. Mellas Patrick G. O’Brien PRIZE RECIPIENTS Dean J. Mellas* John A. Miller Grant W. Sherrod Form Prize – Thomas J. Menteer* Sivakoti R. Myla John P. Yannakakis Daniel S. Martin Sivakoti R. Myla Andrew W. O’Sullivan Thomas J. Niemann* Antonio L. Petralia* SCIENCE AND imProvement – John P. O’Brien* Charles M. Rapp MATHEMATICS AWARDS Frederick T. Baumgartner William J. O’Brien* Kevin M. Schilling Luke J. Bick american mathematics Andrew W. O’Sullivan* Eric S. Stange comPetition – Michael E. Clark Antonio L. Petralia* Daniel Stein* Paul G. Deschler Highest Score (tie) Charles M. Rapp* Ahdarsh R. Vallabhaneni J. Jarret Lowell Patrick G. O’Brien Patrick J. Reardon* Daniel J. Watson Andrew W. O’Sullivan theology – Francisco G. Sanchez-Conde M. Parker Weigle Daniel Stein Eric S. Stange* Spencer T. Wright Paul D. Davies Daniel Stein* * denotes perfect score J. Jarret Lowell ROBOTICS CLUB – Adam M. Thomas Elliott F. Miller Silver Maxima Cum Laude participated in the annual FIRST Colburn J. Wagner* Charles M. Rapp M. Parker Weigle* Christopher P. Ahlering Robotics Competition, which allows Michael E. Clark students to explore the processes of literary – Spencer T. Wright* mechanical, electrical and software Alex Y. Wu* Hugh J. Cole Michael E. Clark design; as well as offering valuable Everett W. Zornes* Paul G. Deschler Brendan M. Gaffney team work and leadership experience. humanitarian aWarD – * Honor Roll end of year Tristan J. Hellmuth st. louis regional J. Jarret Lowell MODERN AND Jack A. Herr comPetition Finalists Daniel Stein CLASSICAL LANgUAgES Jacob M. Hill 2nd Place Trophy HONOR ROLL national French contest – Tucker S. Hively Mark R. Jacobs Timothy M. Avery* ranked in top 10 percent of the Aidan M. Johnston Daniel S. Martin Jeffrey A. Bebee* St. Louis Chapter of the American Tony Y. Lee Lucas A. McGartland Andrew T. Cammon* Association of Teachers of French Lucas A. McGartland Grant F. Oehler Christopher R. Chivetta* Taylor G. Dubray Thomas J. Menteer Stephen R. Clark, Jr.* Benjamin W. Mullins SPECIAL PRIZES John P. Lauer Michael E. Clark* John P. O’Brien stuDio art – Hugh J. Cole* national latin exam – level1 William J. O’Brien Thomas J. Niemann Dominic S. Coppola* Gold Summa Cum Laude John J. Rhodes Patrick K. Agnew II Francisco G. Sanchez-Conde meDieval arts – Ryan W. Corley* Paul D. Davies* John P. Austin Derrick S. Swaney Daniel M. De Simon Daniel M. De Simon* Timothy M. Avery Colburn J. Wagner PhotograPhy – Zachary T. Denton* Jeffrey A. Bebee Everett W. Zornes Matthew T. Ludwig Paul G. Deschler* Andrew T. Cammon Taylor G. Dubray* Charles W. Carey Magna Cum Laude vocal music – John W. Fox* Chirstopher R. Chivetta Frederick T. Baumgartner Duncan M. Kinzie D. Fitz Freeman* Stephen R. Clark, Jr. Connor L. Bick Brendan M. Gaffney* Ryan W. Corley D. Fitz Freeman best athlete – David C. Gantt II Dominic S. Coppola Michael D. Fuglsang Patrick K. Agnew II Louis C. Garvin Paul D. Davies Austin A. Hakim Carlo M. Herbosa coaches cuP – Carlo M. Herbosa* Daniel M. De Simon Andrew L. Callahan Michael A. Herman* Zachary T. Denton Grant F. Oehler Jacob M. Hill Taylor G. Dubray Patrick J. Reardon Father gregory mohrman, Tucker S. Hively* David C. Gantt II Cum Laude osb, service aWarD – Matthew R. Kovac* Louis C. Garvin* Quinn M. Buck acknowledges dedicated and K. Austin Krueger* Matthew R. Kovac Andrew L. Callahan creative service to the Junior John P. Lauer* K. Austin Krueger John W. Fox School and the greater Priory Tony Y. Lee* John P. Lauer Christopher C. Hammer school community. Charles E. Lohmann* Charles E. Lohmann Michael A. Herman Andrew L. Callahan 34 From The sChool FORM Form iV Shravan C. Atluri* Alejandro R. Ayala* Gagan C. Mandava* Connor P. McCarthy* ROBOTICS CLUB – participated in the annual FIRST Class of 2015 Logan A. Bealke* Sean M. Buss* Jeffrey M. Michalski* Nicholas M. Millsap* Robotics Competition, which allows students to explore the processes of PRIZE RECIPIENTS Sean M. Carey* Stephen H. Millsap* mechanical, electrical and software Form Prize – John Cook Matthew P. O'Brien* design; as well as offering valuable Alejandro R. Ayala Urban A. Cornett* Robert F. Onder III* team work and leadership experience. Parker C. Dow Thomas R. Donlin George A. Paletta III* st. louis regional William A. Macke Robert E. Donnelly III* Michael M. Peters* comPetition Finalists Robert F. Onder III Elliott H. Dow* Dominic R. Revetta* 2nd Place Trophy Ian B. Steiner Grant V. Dow* Thomas M. Rosebrough* Sean M. Buss William P. Whaley Parker C. Dow* Aris Sevastianos* Matthew J. Kinnison Cory A. Dubray* Joseph H. Spellmeyer* William A. Macke Bryan A. Dunbar* Ian B. Steiner* Thomas M. Rosebrough theology – Robert F. Erbs III* John H. Steuby* Shravan C. Atluri Cole J. Esparrago* Daniel G. Steurer* SPECIAL PRIZES Parker C. Dow Ian R. Gage* Sohaan V. Swaminathan* stuDio art – Robert F. Onder III Jack E. Gorczyca* Andrew M. Swyers* Grant V. Dow William P. Whaley Edward J. Griesedieck IV* Nathan J. VonderHaar* Mitchell J. Guard Matthew B. Wennemann* Drama – literary – Josephy W. Hanley William P. Whaley* Nicholas M. Millsap Parker C. Dow Jose M. Hernandez* Nicholas E. Zaegel Stephen H. Millsap Arthur J. Hidalgo V* * Honor Roll end of year humanitarian aWarD – George T. Jochens meDieval arts – Sean M. Buss Matthew J. Kinnison* SCIENCE AND Logan A. Bealke Dominic R. Revetta John J. Klaesner MATHEMATICS AWARDS Matthew A. Tinkham vocal music – Benjamin M. Kraus american mathematics Nathan M. Walk Zachary A. Kuchan* comPetition – HONOR ROLL Patrick K. Lane* Highest Score (tie) John C. Agnew* Alexander Lennartz* Michael M. Peters Blake J. Anselm* William A. Macke* Ian B. Steiner Humanitarian Awards: (from left) Dominic R. Revetta, J. Jarret Lowell, Daniel Stein, Matthew R. Tinkham, (not pictured) Sean M. Buss, 35 School Post-Season Honors Matthew B. Jones: First Team All-League, Quarterback and Punter; Third Team All-Metro, Punter; Third Team All-State, Punter BASEBALL: Colin J. Linkul: Second Team All-League, Linebacker; Third Team All-State, Linebacker James A. Kopfensteiner: Second Team All-League, Infield Patrick M. Moley: First Team All-League, Defensive Lineman; Second Team Brendan G. McDermott: Second Team All-League, Pitcher All-State, Defensive End Brendan P. Mulqueeny: Second Team All-League, Outfield John F. Notter, Jr.: Honorable Mention All-League, Offensive Lineman John F. Notter, Jr.: Honorable Mention All-League, Infield Matthew F. Rhodes: Second Team All-League, Offensive Lineman James H. Wortham: First Team All-League, Designated Hitter Zachary M. Ross: First Team All-League, Offensive Lineman; Second Team Andrew J. Wright: Second Team All-League, Infield All-State, Tackle Brandon M. Wehking: First Team All-League, Kicker BASKETBALL: Andrew J. Wright: Honorable Mention All-League, Defensive Lineman Matthew J. Keating: Honorable Mention All-League James A. Kopfensteiner: Second Team All-League GOLF: Andrew J. Fogarty: Second Team All-League CROSS COUNTRY: Colin A. Kopsky: First Team All-League Niall D. Caparon: First Team All-League; All-District; State Qualifier Mason T. Meiners: First Team All-League; All-District; State Qualifier John H. Cole: Second Team All-League; State Qualifier Stephen A. Theisen: First Team All-League; All-District; State Qualifier William C. Fox, Jr.: State Qualifier Kyle E. Hill: State Qualifier SOCCER: Chad E. Huber: Second Team All-League; State Qualifier Joseph H. Altepeter: First Team All-League Spencer T. King: Second Team All-League; State Qualifier Douglas R. Brooking: Honorable Mention All-League Jon W. Van Breusegen: First Team All-League; All-District; State Qualifier Daniel L. Croghan: First Team All-League Douglas J. Hall: First Team All-League FOOTBALL: Kyle B. Martin: Honorable Mention All-League Craig A. Boyce II: Honorable Mention All-League, Running Back Jacob C. Mohrmann: Honorable Mention All-League William K. Busch, Jr.: First Team All-League, linebacker; Third Team All- Andrew J. Rhodes: Honorable Mention All-League State, linebacker John T. Wegmann: Honorable Mention All-League Francis P. Cassidy: Honorable Mention All -League, Offensive Lineman Andrew L. Cusumano: Honorable Mention All-League, Linebacker TENNIS: Seve A. Esparrago: Second Team All-League, Defensive Back Kyle R. Collins: Second Team All-League Peter J. Jochens: Honorable Mention All-League, Linebacker Daanish Jamaluddin: Honorable Mention All-League Matthew J. Keating: Second Team All-League Spencer T. King: Honorable Mention All-League Charles J. Moore: Honorable Mention All-League Richard J. Mazuski: Honorable Mention All-League John Schmerold, Jr.: Second Team All-League TRACK AND FIED Colin J. Linkul: First Team All-League; All-District; All-State, Fourth Place, Shot Put WRESTLING: Anthony R. Hayes: First Team All-League Zachary C. LaVallee: Second Team All-League Andrew C. Link: First Team All-League James T. Merenda: First Team All-League Van B. Thomas: Second Team All-League 36 From The sChool Athletics Joseph A. genoni, Athletic Director The 2009-10 athletic year was noteworthy for achievements in various sports and changes in the Athletic Department. After the addition of the new Fitness Center, and coupled with updates to the existing structure, the Activity Center was re-opened at the begin- ning of the school year. Priory also honored outstanding contribu- tors to its athletic program in two field dedications, the first of which was held in the fall. The Varsity Football Field was dedicated to Billy ’78 and Christi Busch and their family, whose involvement in the football program has encompassed two generations. The sec- ond dedication honored the legacy of Mr. Marty McCabe, a lifetime friend, beloved mentor, and coach of Saint Louis Priory School. In tribute to his years of service, the Baseball Field now carries his name. Looking ahead to 2010-11, the Varsity Soccer players will start their season on a new relocated field adjacent to the football practice field and McCabe Field. In addition, Lacrosse will join the Form I The 2009 VARSITY FOOTBALL team came in with high and II sports choices in the spring of 2011 and transition into the expectations after a 2008 playoff season. Early in the season the team high school the following year. had a 3-5 record, but they kept improving and went on to win the District and compete in post-season competition for the second year In a meeting held in late April, the heads of schools representing in a row. After winning its first post-season game against Cardinal the six members of the ABC League voted unanimously to become Ritter College Prep (42-28), the team met Imagine College Prep an expanded co-ed, independent school conference organized and won 63-29. The team then advanced to the Quarter-finals and under a new name. The name of the new athletic conference will be played New Madrid County Central and won 35-12. In the Semi- decided at a later date. The ABC League is not disbanding, with all finals the team lost (20-7) to Bowling Green High School in a tense six current member schools (John Burroughs, Lutheran North, Lu- game that was decided late in the fourth quarter. Priory hosted the theran South, MICDS, Principia, and Priory) remaining as members Quarter-final and Semi-final games, both were the first football play- of the new conference. off games played on Priory’s campus. The team finished the season The current league competes only in boys' athletics, although with an 8-6 overall record and a 2-3 ABC League record. five of the six members are coeducational schools and their female Quarterback Matthew Jones ’10 led the offensive for a second teams compete in the Metro year in a row. He completed 155 passes at a 65 percent comple- Women’s Athletic Associa- tion rate and gained 1,772 yards passing. Craig Boyce ’10 rushed tion. The change becomes for nearly 1,000 yards in an injury shortened season – dislocating effective for high school his shoulder in the Affton game. Form VI Defensive End Patrick sports played during the Moley’s 12 sacks tied the school record. 2012-13 school year. This two-year period allows the The 2009 VARSITY SOCCER team had a very up and down member schools to transi- season this year, ending with a heart-breaking loss in overtime to the tion their current schedules top ranked team in the district, Westminster Christian Academy. as well as invite prospective The team won the St. Dominic Tournament for the first time since new member schools to ap- their State Championship in 2005. The team finished the season ply to join the conference. with a 13-9 record. In addition to all of this, the Douglas Hall ’10 played goalie for the first time in his career year was filled with many and exceeded all expectations with many unbelievable saves. Andrew significant accomplishments Rhodes ’12 led the offense, finishing the season with 16 goals, the and great memories by our third best in the ABC League. Jack Wegmann ’11 led the team with student athletes. Here are 10 assists on the year while scoring seven goals himself. some of the highlights of the year. With many starters returning and the addition of talented Junior Varsity players (the Junior Varsity team finished 11-3-3), next year’s soccer squad looks promising. 37 School The 2009 CROSS COUNTRY team had a very strong season The VARSITY BASEBALL team played its first full season on with the entire team going back to state for the first time in three the new baseball field. While the 2010 baseball season was chal- years. The team won the ABC League meet at both the Varsity lenging, the final record, 6-17, does not reflect the great effort and and the Junior Varsity levels. The league race began an end of the talent of this year’s team. Within the ABC League, the teams were year spurt that kept the team rolling all the way to state. The team some of the strongest in recent memory. While the Rebels dropped finished second in District and ninth at State. four league contests by a run, many of the other difficult losses were The 2009-10 VARSITY BASKETBALL team got off to a good within reach as well. start with two wins in the Valley Park Tournament. Unfortunately, James Wortham ’10 led the way at the plate with a batting aver- injuries and some difficult opposition lead to an up-and-down first age of .431. Pitcher Brendan McDermott ’10 closed out the season half of the year. The team finished with an 8-17 overall record. with a 2.64 ERA and four complete games in seven starts. James Kopfensteiner ’10 moved into second place on the Rebels The VARSITY TENNIS team had a rebuilding year after losing single season list with his 62 three-point field goals and into third two top players early in the season. They finished third in the ABC on the career list with 111 field goals. Matthew Jones ’10 moved League and in District competition. They qualified for sectional into ninth place on the three-point career baskets with 61 field team competition and made it to the finals of sectionals. goals. The VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD team’s Shot Putter Colin The statistical leaders this year were: James Kopfensteiner with Linkul ’11 had an outstanding season. He strung together wins at 360 points and 42 steals, Matthew Keating ’11 with 243 rebounds, the All-Catholic Meet (50’-11”) and the Marion Freeman Invita- David Taiclet ’11 with 47 assists, John Taiclet ’12 with a 79.2 free tional (50’4”). Linkul was the ABC League (51’-10 ½”), the District throw percentage, and Ragen Frost ’10 with 15 blocked shots. (51’-10 ½”), and Sectional Champion (50’-4 ½”). Colin finished The C Basketball team was the ABC League Champion and off his season with an All-State performance finishing fourth at the finished with a 20-1 record. State Track and Field Championship with a throw of 50’-7 ¼.” The 2009-10 WRESTLINg team had a squad of 30 wrestlers, The VARSITY gOLF team for the fourth consecutive year the largest in the history of the Priory wrestling program. For the finished tied for first place in the ABC League, with a record of season, the team was 6-3 in dual meets, had five wrestlers with 20 or 7-1. The team came in second place at District to the eventual state more wins, and three individual ABC League Champions. champions, Westminster Christian Academy. In addition to the team’s success, Stephen Theisen ’10 and Mason Meiners ’11 were The team finished second in the Priory Invitational Tourna- All-District honorees and State Qualifiers. ment. It was a truly great moment for the program, and especially the Form VI wrestlers, as Eric Anderson took first, along with fellow Mr. Jim Wortham, who has coached at Priory since 1971, classmates Michael Haueisen, Andrew Link and Jeffrey Swaney, retired from teaching and coaching this year. Mr. Wortham coached with Anthony Hayes taking second, and Form IV students James football, basketball, baseball and tennis during his career. He has Merenda, Van Thomas, Nicholas Sarai and Zachary LaVallee taking coached at all levels from 7th grade through Varsity in football, third individually. basketball and baseball. A great teacher and coach, he will be missed by the coaches and players. The 2009-10 VARSITY HOCKEY team had another successful season. It finished third in the Mid-States Suburban Central league with an 8-3-2 record and was 12-9-2 overall. Form VI players Sean Lamb, John Notter, Colin Barry and Andrew Halenkamp earned a place in the ranks of the top 20 highest scoring players in the history of Priory hockey. In addition, Scott Horan dressed for all 103 pos- sible games in his Priory career. Many thanks to retiring Coach John Notter, Sr. for all that he has done for our hockey program. He will be missed. 38 From The sChool S a i n t Lo u i S P r i o ry S c h o o L c L a S S o f 2010 Conor Phelan Ahlering Saagar Nalin Desai Maximilian Joseph Jones Daniel Henry Reitz* The University of Arizona Purdue University Vanderbilt University University of Notre Dame Joseph Henry Altepeter Nicholas Scott Fosko James Andrew Kopfensteiner* Matthew Francis Rhodes* Westminster College Saint Louis University Washington University in St. Louis University of Notre Dame Eric Mitchell Anderson* William Carl Fox, Jr.* Bennett Turner Krack Andrew Nicholas Rieger University of Tulsa Southern Methodist University University of Tulsa Undecided Colin Mcgurk Barry Christopher Ragen Frost Andrew Michael Lall* Zachary Martin Ross Naval Academy Foundation University of Dayton University of Notre Dame University of Chicago School/United States Naval James Franklin Fuller Sean James Lamb Luke Michael Schmerold* Academy Seton Hall University University of Kansas University of Chicago Robert Andrew Becker* Andrew Martin Halenkamp Andrew Cittadino Link Luke O’Brien Simpson* University of Southern California Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhodes College Wheaton College William Ryan Bedell Douglas John Hall* Brendan gerard McDermott Jeffrey Ray Swaney, Jr.* University of Denver Vanderbilt University Saint Louis University Vanderbilt University Craig Anthony Boyce II Michael Carl Haueisen Peter LaDriere McLaughlin Filip Aleksander Swat Vanderbilt University University of Missouri, Columbia University of Richmond Washington University in St. Louis William Kurt Busch, Jr. Anthony Robert Hayes Matthew Ryan Menendez* Samuel David Reid Tankersley University of San Diego Eckerd College Harvard University Westminster College Richard Charles Byrd Joseph Albert Hayes Patrick Malcolm Moley Stephen Andrew Theisen Saint Louis University Fordham University Michigan State University University of Tulsa Benedict John Constantino* Nicholas John Hedlesky Patrick Robert Mulvihill Alexandre Maxime Todorov University of Chicago University of Dallas University of Missouri,Columbia Boston University Daniel Louis Croghan Bryan Christopher Hercules John Francis Notter, Jr. Quinn Michael Underriner Miami University of Ohio Boston College Southern Methodist University Grinnell College Andrew Linus Cusumano Scott Stevens Horan Daniel William Ohmes Jon William Van Breusegen DePauw University University of Missouri, Columbia Regis University Creighton University Ludger Clayton Dahm* Chad Everett Huber Charles gerard Peterson Brandon Michael Wehking University of Chicago Westminster College Hendrix College University of Mississippi Timothy Monahan Davies Matthew Brandon Jones Michael Macgregor Puettmann James Hayden Wortham Villanova University University of Richmond University of Tulsa Rockhurst University *cum laude graduate 39 School Graduation Day: May 30, 2010 six awesome years at Priory: six years, a whole third of our lifetime walking this beautiful campus together. Valedictorian Matthew Menendez spoke to For the past few weeks of the no-class-but-not-yet-graduated the audience limbo, many of us have been proud to spend much of our time on Good afternoon (and a good, even great, one it is). Abbot this campus. A puzzled stare from a teacher is usually followed by a Thomas, Father Michael, Mr. Gleich, the monastic community, fac- “Why are you still here?” We can say nothing, but that we are drawn ulty, family, and friends, thank you for being here. More than that, to it. Priory is our home, and we will be sad to leave it. thank you for all that you have done for the 59 of us who make up So much is owed to those who have guided us along the way. the great Class of 2010. We are here to give a hearty congratulation Already we have done much to build up the school and to pay to each of our classmates. back those here with us today who have been so instrumental to Earlier I asked Father Michael what he thought I should speak our growth. The greatness of our class is unquestionable. I doubt about today, and he said, “Talk about the trials of your generation.” that any one of us will forget our class’ unparalleled academic Instead, I followed the sage advice he usually gives me: Matt ... just records, the prolific weekly publications, the biggest mud pit that do whatever you want. That being said, I am standing here in front the school has ever seen, the sprouting dynasties of state Ultimate of our class to speak to you, about you, and for you. This month Frisbee finalists and scholar bowl champions, and the flourishing of thousands of valedictorians across the country are addressing their Student Council and Tutoría. Yet, let us not forget the change that friends of four years. We have been most fortunate to have shared we have witnessed in the atmosphere of the school. The 8th graders 40 From The sChool no longer push the 7th graders around, the Junior Schoolers now As Psalm 127 suggests, we should be grateful for the many gifts we mix freely with the high schoolers (to the chagrin of some who miss have been given, and we must understand that it is our obligation— what they like to call “old fashion respect”), and the unity of the no, our vocation—to use these gifts as best we can to serve those Priory Family has increased. We have worked long hours to give around us. back to this community that has given us so much, but we are not This is the reason that in a few moments we will turn our rings finished. We would be right to be proud of this impressive past, but around to face the world. We have been equipped with the tools we would be wrong not to think of this as a challenge for the future. to succeed in every sense of the word. Nevertheless, we will be While traveling over the past year and speaking with students confronted with many challenges, but the base that we have built from many schools, some seemingly like ours and others of a com- at Priory, physically, mentally, and spiritually will set us ahead. The pletely different mold, I was most fortunate to be able to pinpoint road will not be without trials, and the environment may not be what exactly makes Priory so special. It is the Priory that you do not so friendly. We will encounter those who do not agree with us, and find in the admission books (no offense to Mr. Mulvihill). It is you; those who stand in direct opposition to everything that the Saint it is the culture of this strong community which has been so care- Louis Priory Class of 2010 holds dear. Let us stand strong. Let us fully nurtured by those who are here with us today. For this reason, not abandon the past, but rather continue to build on this solid we again wish to thank our families, teachers, and mentors. I would Priory foundation. It is this love of Priory and of what it stands for like to extend our greatest thanks to the monastic community, for that I urge you to remember this day. I love this place, and I hope they truly have shaped the way each of us sees the world. that you do, too. Seniors, take a close look at this ring we proudly wear. The class At one point or another, each of us has entertained the absurd ring of the Saint Louis Priory School aptly describes our purpose idea of not having attended this school. Being one of the oldest in this day. The Class of 2010 is here to express thanks, reflect on the our class, I have also wondered what it would have been like if I had past, and prepare for the future. The Abbey shield connects us to a instead been one of the youngest in the class above us. You see, I millennium of Benedictines, and the Laus Tibi Domine, the eternal went to Kindergarten twice. That is the real secret of my success. If proclamation of praise, brings us forward to our purpose in life. I had not fortunately failed Kindergarten the first time, I would not May everything we do be a cause to praise the Lord. May everything be speaking to you now as the valedictorian. I can safely say today we do be itself a mode of praising the Lord. Nothing more than this that everything happens for a reason. If a single one of you had not does Priory expect from us. Let us not disappoint. been part of our class, certainly my experience here would have been This ring stands for all that the Saint Louis Priory Class of 2010 radically different. If I could go through this part of my life again has experienced. It stands for the camaraderie, the accomplishments, and again, I would not do it any other way than with the same 59 and the victories. It stands for the tough times, the shortcomings, of us at this school. I seriously think that I could not have been any and the losses. It stands for our long days and sleepless nights. happier than I have been at Priory. I will miss you all, but the Priory Family will remain close to my heart. If anyone of us ever needs To express this better, I want to read to you the beginning of help, I can trust we can all call on each other. I myself will only be a Psalm 127: phone call and a quick flight away. I Now that I have been talking for…… a little too long, I should If the Lord does not build the house, do the one thing that I am actually here to do: vale dicere. That is, I am here to say goodbye. This may well be the last time that the in vain do its builders labor; entire Class of 2010 will be together, and for that reason I say, Ave if the Lord does not watch over the city, atque Vale: Hail and Farewell, Brothers. My time before Priory is a blur. We had to move onto some- in vain does the watchman keep vigil. thing new. Let us move on once more, but this time let us not It is vain for you to rise early forget. Thank you and thank God. Deo Gratias. and put off your rest at night, Laus Tibi Domine. To eat bread earned by hard toil all this god gives to his beloved in sleep. 41 School The Bakewell Memorial Award Recipient Matthew Rhodes spoke to the audience Good afternoon, it is such a privilege to be able to address you today. Although it is impossible to fully capture these past six years, I shall do my best to give you a glimpse of our class. It is only fitting that we first thank those who have encouraged us along our way. Father Abbot, Father Michael, Mr. Gleich, members of the faculty, and monastic community, through your actions, words, and pres- ence, you have forever changed the way we view the world. Parents, through your unwavering love and faith in us, you have given us the freedom to develop our unique talents. We would not be the men we are now without you. Thank you. In addition to our parents, our teachers, and the monks, we have each other to thank. We have taken exams together, played sports together, prayed together, and tackled every challenge which Priory has thrown at us. We have lived the Benedictine motto of “Ora Et cal talents...but these achievements are not what define the Class of Labora” or “Prayer and Work.” 2010. The essence of our class cannot be reduced to GPAs or athletic Academically, we have excelled in the classroom and on standard- accomplishments; the true spirit of our class stems from the collec- ized tests. Athletically, we have been integral members of successful tion of our individual personalities working together to make the teams. Our class's publications have been numerous, entertaining, class better. and informative. Our class has transformed the school itself by Every member of our class has a unique personality and talents contributing to the growth of organizations such as Tutoría, Pro-Life, which he has developed during his time at Priory. Some things we Community Service, and Student Council. We have been recognized knew about ourselves when we began six years ago, others we have for our mathematical skill, our artwork, our poetry, and our musi- 42 From The sChool discovered during the course of our So it is with our class, take away one time at Priory. Just as we gave our member and the class would suffer the ties for the quilt that you all can see, impact of that loss. so we have given of ourselves to our class. Each tie represents an individual Being a member of our class has en- member of our class. The individuality abled us to grow as individuals. To the of these ties, their unique colors and extent that we have given of ourselves patterns, are the reason why the quilt to the community, so we, in turn, have is such a thing of beauty. There are experienced personal growth. SpongeBob ties, Snoopy ties, classic Our supportive community will ties, artsy ties, sports ties, solid ties, withstand the test of time. While at multi-colored ties, Tasmanian Devil Priory we have built foundations that ties, and penguin ties...all which reveal will support us in whatever we choose the complexity and depth of our class. to do in the future. We will always be The quilt is better than the mere total able to draw upon the experiences we of its parts. It is not simply an assort- have had as brothers, experiences which ment of separate ties but an impressive have taught us how to be a unique work of art. member of a greater whole. In our class, As individuals, we are able to stand alone just as each tie can be we have truly seen Christ, now it is our call to be Christ. Just as worn on its own. However, it is only when we give of ourselves to our ties are configured in a sunburst pattern going forth from the one another, as when each tie is sewn into the quilt, that the effect Priory crest, we must now go forth and show the world what we is more magnificent than the individual pieces. The same holds true have already shown each other. Let the quilt be a constant reminder when the individuals of our class work as one. Together, we have of what is possible when many come together as one. Let us take respected each other, and created truly spectacular relationships. Re- what we have learned and experienced in our six years here and live move one tie from the quilt, and the quilt would be less splendid. so there can be no doubt that we are and will continue to be men of Priory. Laus Tibi Domine. Two generations of Priory alumni: (from left) Bob Horan, Scott; Allan Link '73, Drew; Ken Jones '82, Max; Tom Mulvihill '80, Parick; Dan Croghan '81, Dan; John Constantino '80, Ben; george Halenkamp '71, Andrew; Bill Busch '78, Billy; Marty Altepeter '70, Joe; george Ahlering '76, Conor 43 School College Counseling Barbara K. Sams, Director Class of 2010 – A stellar year for a stellar class The Class of 2010 will always hold a special place in my heart, for I joined the Priory School family in the same year that they did. They have always been “my class.” I picked a good one to join! The 59 members of the Class of 2010 truly distinguished themselves in the college selection process. This class of scholars and leaders made their mark here at Priory and in the wider com- munity. The higher education community also duly recognized their achievements. The Class of 2010 filed 376 college applica- tions to 131 different institutions. Of this number, 148 or 39 percent of the applications were to the Most Competitive colleges (as defined by “Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges,” 2009 edi- tion). Highly Competitive colleges received 89 applications, or 24 Craig A. Boyce II, named a National Achievement Scholar percent. Very Competitive colleges received 116 applications, or 31 Richard C. Byrd, named a Horatio Alger Scholar percent, with the remaining 23 applications, or six percent, in the L. Clayton Dahm, named a National Merit Scholar at the Competitive and Special category. University of Chicago and invited to join the honors program at the In terms of acceptances, the Class had an overall acceptance University of Notre Dame rate of 79 percent, an incredible figure by any measure and even William C. Fox, Jr., named a Presidential Scholar at Southern more amazing when compared to national acceptance rates for the Methodist University and invited to join the honors program at schools to which our students applied. For instance, applications to Southern Methodist University Tier 1 (Most Competitive) were received very favorably at a rate of 53 percent (compared to the average national acceptance rate of 20 James F. Fuller, invited to join the honors program at Fordham percent for the Tier 1 schools to which our students applied). Tier University, Saint Louis University, and Trinity University 2 applications were accepted at the rate of 92 percent; Tier 3 at the Douglas J. Hall, named a National Merit Scholar at Vanderbilt rate of 97 percent; and the remaining applications were accepted at University, named a Presidential Scholar at Southern Methodist the rate of 100 percent. University, named a Presidential Scholar at the University of Tulsa, Students from the Class of 2010 will be attending 39 different named a Mesmer Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, institutions. Twenty-seven percent will be attending Catholic col- named a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar at Vanderbilt University, and leges, 56 percent other private schools, and 17 percent will attend invited to join the honors program at Southern Methodist Univer- public schools. sity and the University of Tulsa The Class of 2010 has been awarded more than $2.1 million Nicholas J. Hedlesky, named an AXA Achiever Scholar and per year (or more than $8.4 million over four years) in scholar- named a national Army ROTC Scholarship recipient ships. This is a record for Priory and one that recognizes the truly Bryan C. Hercules, invited to join the honors program at outstanding nature of this class. Several members of the class were Miami University of Ohio and Southern Methodist University selected for unique, prestigious academic opportunities at a variety Matthew B. Jones, invited to join the honors program at of schools. These students include: (Please note this data was self- Southern Methodist University and the University of Richmond reported by the students as of May 28. The list may be incomplete.) (Leadership Learning Community) Robert A. Becker, named a National Merit Scholar at the James A. Kopfensteiner, invited to join the Medical Scholars University of Southern California, named a Trustees Scholar at the Program and the honors program at Saint Louis University University of Southern California, named a Presidential Scholar at Southern Methodist University, and invited to join the honors Bennett T. Krack, named a National Merit Scholar at the Uni- program at the University of Oregon, Santa Clara University, and versity of Tulsa, named a Curators’ Scholar at Missouri S & T, and Southern Methodist University invited to join the honors program at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa 44 From The sChool Brendan g. McDermott, invited to join the honors program at of Chicago, and James H. Wortham who will play baseball for Elmira College and Loyola University of Chicago Rockhurst University. Peter L. McLaughlin, invited to join the honors program at the Congratulations and best wishes to all of the students. You will University of Richmond (Leadership Learning Community) be missed. Matthew R. Menendez, named a Coca-Cola Scholar, named a Trends in the College Selection Process National Merit Scholar by the National Merit Foundation, named This was a year of transition in our office and on the national a Presidential Scholar at Boston College, named a Bean Classics scene for college admission. The Office of College Counseling wel- Scholar at the College of the Holy Cross, named a Hesburgh- comed Mrs. Beth Collier to our team. Mrs. Collier is a thoughtful, Yusko Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, named a Cornelius dynamic and dedicated professional. She has been a most welcome Vanderbilt Scholar at Vanderbilt University, and invited to join addition. We also began submitting transcripts and letters of recom- the honors program at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Louis mendation electronically. While we had some bumps in the road University, and Villanova University with this process, it has definitely simplified parts of the process. Charles g. Peterson, named a Hays Scholar at Hendrix Col- In terms of our students and trends with the college selection lege and invited to join the honors program at Loyola University of process, this class was more interested in the learning environment Chicago at the colleges that they applied to than previous classes. Smaller Daniel H. Reitz, invited to join the honors program at the Uni- class size, campus size, and an interest in the liberal arts approach versity of Illinois and the University of Southern California to education were more prevalent. Money continues to grow in its Luke M. Schmerold, named a National Merit Scholar at the significance in the decision making process with private colleges University of Chicago, named a Merit Scholar at the University of at the 2nd and 3rd Tier of selectivity “winning” over many of our Alabama, and invited to join the honors program at the University families with the awards that they offer in comparison to more selec- of Alabama, University of Maryland, University of Notre Dame, tive colleges and universities. It may seem surprising that public uni- Trinity University, and the University of Tulsa versities were not chosen by more of our students if money is such a significant factor. But, with state and federal budget cuts, public Jeffrey R. Swaney, Jr., named a National Merit Scholar at universities were often not able to offer the funding to our students Vanderbilt University, invited to join the honors program at North- that many of the private colleges could. western University, University of Notre Dame, and Saint Louis University On the national stage, we noticed several trends this year. First of all, the number of colleges to which students are applying Filip A. Swat, named a National Merit Scholar at Washington continues to grow. National publications report that on the coasts, University in St. Louis it is not unusual for the best students to apply to 20 to 30 colleges. Alexandre M. Todorov, named a National Merit Scholar at This, of course, feeds the application growth craze at many of our Boston University, named a Trustees Scholar at Boston University, most popular schools. (The University of Chicago saw a 42 percent named a Merit Scholar at the University of Alabama, and invited to join the honors program at the University of Alabama In addition to these academic achieve- ments, several of the students were recruited to collegiate athletic teams includ- ing: Joseph H. Altepeter who will play soccer for Westminster College, Colin M. Barry who will play squash for the United States Naval Academy, William K. Busch, Jr. who will play football for the University of San Diego, Andrew L. Cusumano who will play football for DePauw University, Chad E. Huber who will run cross country for Westminster College, Zachary M. Ross who will play football for the University 45 School increase in applications this year for instance.) As the number of ap- have shied away from making this kind of early commitment in the plications a school receives increases, the schools struggle with how past, they may now need to be prepared to make the Early Decision to choose the students who will be the most likely to enroll. Colleges commitment. This in turn, increases the need for visiting colleges find this important because the rate at which admitted students in the junior year so that families are prepared with their final list of enroll at the school impacts the school’s ranking in such publications colleges early in the senior year (by October 31). as U.S. News and World Report. Finally, more of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 schools are becoming Schools employ all kinds of methods to predict the “likely” need-aware in their admission process. Need-aware admission means enrollment of an admitted student. Some schools have added that a college or university will take into account whether or not a special questions to the application, which predict the likelihood family is able to pay for the school if admitted. And, more schools of a student enrolling based on the student’s answer. Demonstrated at all tiers are “gapping” their financial aid packages. This means interest is a factor for many of the schools to which our students that when a family does show financial need based on the financial apply. Demonstrated interest is a term used to document how much aid application process, schools are not meeting 100 percent of that a student is “demonstrating” that he really wants to be admitted to a demonstrated need with the financial aid packages they are offer- particular college. As a result, many Tier 1 and 2 schools who utilize ing accepted applicants. In some cases, this makes the school very Early Decision programs (Early Decision programs provide students difficult for a family with need to choose despite being accepted for with an admission decision early – usually mid December – but also admission by the college. Helping a family understand this process require that any student admitted through an Early Decision plan has become a more significant part of our counseling role and will accept the offer of admission immediately and commit to withdraw- continue to be so in the future. ing all other applications) are admitting up to 50 percent of their students through an Early Decision program. For our students, who 46 From The sChool Technology Andrea Nunziante, Director The Saint Louis Priory Technology Department has seen its fair share of advances over the years since Mr. Brian Barry introduced Priory to technological marvels such as the Inter- net, desktop publishing and email. Technological progress is essential; however, it should not be progress for the sake of acquiring the latest shiny, new product. Advances must benefit our students, parents, faculty and the monastic community. Last year the department hired a new System Adminis- trator, Mr. Derek Ward, who was substituting for Mr. Nick White who was deployed to Afghanistan. Mr. Ward proved himself to be essential for the Technology Department and to Priory as a whole with his experience with Microsoft Windows environments. Mr. Ward has accepted a full-time position in the Technology and Media Departments; in addition, Mr. Ward will continue his work with the Robotics Club and teach a Form I Computer Science class. In a previous Priory Magazine issue, we highlighted some of the new technology changes on the Priory Campus, such as PowerSchool and our unified WiFi network. This just scratches the surface of our technology advances. First, we have not only unified the look-and-feel of our three web sites – School, Alumni and Monastery – since their Deploying technology directly in the classroom is the ulti- launch two years ago, we have also expanded and improved them by mate goal of our department. During the past two years, we have providing communication with prospective families, current families introduced Visual Presenters to replace our aging fleet of overhead and alumni. On our school web site, we now offer RSS feeds that projectors. Visual Presenters offer a new set of features. Teachers allow all of our constituents to get news updates automatically by are now able to display anything that can fit under the presenter’s using software such as Firefox and Google Reader. Secondly, starting camera. From connecting the presenter to microscopes to capturing with the 2010-11 school year, families will be able to sign up for a images from a textbook or an object, the presenter enhances the way newsletter associated with different Priory departments (Athletics, teachers work in the classroom. The days of the traditional overhead Admission, etc.) and automatically receive news as it becomes avail- projector needing special transparencies and the dreaded “blue hand able. Thirdly, the school web site now offers The Saint Louis Abbey syndrome” are becoming things of the past. Journal, Priory Magazine and The Record in a digital format so that you can read them anywhere. Finally, the Priory Alumni web site Priory plans to eventually install SMART® Boards in every class- has been revamped into a full-blown social networking web site that room. The entire Junior School was outfitted with SMART® Boards allows alumni to create personal profiles, upload pictures and notes, last summer. SMART® Boards incorporate a projector and a touch- have discussions in forums, develop friends lists, and say "hi" in the sensitive screen that not only allows the projection of Visual Present- chat rooms. ers and computers, but also allows teachers and students to interact in a way that was only dreamed about decades ago. These boards are Within the academic arena, the Technology Department has more engaging than traditional presentations, and the software that been pushing the use of Moodle to complement the class work. comes bundled with these devices offers teachers a great way to save Moodle is an open-source, e-learning application that allows teach- time as well as present classroom notes online. ers to create a virtual classroom and gives them the capability to expand the classroom experience beyond the constraints of the usual Technology progresses at a blinding speed and can be intimidat- school day by providing assignments, quizzes, notes and discussions ing to people more accustomed to traditional teaching and learning online. By offering teachers and students additional avenues for methods. It is our job to seek and present appropriate technologies learning, we can cater to different learning styles and paces. to the school to enhance and support the learning experience. 47 School Faculty Development More than 30 colleges were visited on multiple trips. The results of our spring college acceptances reinforce our conviction that there Joseph V. gleich, Associate Headmaster and Director of Studies is no substitute for personal contact. More trips of this nature are already planned for the 2010-11 school year. Perhaps the best way to describe the 2009-10 school year is to say that “the winds of change are blowing.” While there have been While some faculty grew professionally through their travels, multiple conferences and workshops attended by our faculty, ac- others stayed closer to home and engaged in development in more companied by considerable curriculum development work across traditional ways. Mr. Tim Bussen and Mr. Matt Barrett are spending several disciplines this summer, major changes have occurred in the the summer months creating several new mini English units for the past year that are worthy of elaboration. senior English curriculum. Mr. Tim Clark and Mr. John Mohrmann are doing the same in English for underclassmen. Development of a After three years of deliberation and study, the Curriculum similar nature is also occurring in French, Integrated Science, Latin Committee brought the recommendation to Father Michael Brun- and American Government, while Mrs. Linda Schulz is updating ner that we implement the study of Mandarin at Priory. While the her familiarity with the constantly changing AP Computer Science kernel of this change can clearly be attributed to Father Michael, syllabus with a week long AP Workshop. Dr. Eugene Logusch will Mr. Kevin O’Connell has been the faculty member most respon- do the same next year when AP Physics receives a College Board sible for making Mandarin possible at Priory. This fall we will begin overhaul. two small classes of Mandarin I, one for sophomores and one for juniors, that will be followed next year with Mandarin II classes. To After several years of focused graduate work, Mr. O’Connell was achieve this end, we have hired Dr. PinPin Yu to teach these classes. granted a third Masters degree, this time in Spanish, and Mr. Bernie Kilcullen became Dr. Kilcullen when he walked for his Ph.D. in While we were just getting used to the idea of adding another May. While dozens of faculty members have completed Masters language to our curriculum, I received a fortuitous call from my work through the faculty development program, Dr. Kilcullen is brother about a friend of his who was interested in promoting a the first faculty member to earn his Ph.D. with support from these Chinese connection with Priory. One thing led to another and by funds. Joining these two faculty members who have arrived in their Easter, Priory was being courted by Lu He International School in academic quest, three other faculty members – Mr. Bussen, Mr. Beijing, China with the hope of developing a collaborative relation- Nick White and Mr. Russ Ham – are nearing completion of their ship. In late March, we were visited by a middle school teacher Masters degrees. They are eager to follow Father Augustine Wetta from China and then shortly after Easter, we were graced by the who puts the finishing touches on his final Masters course this Headmaster and the Principal of Lu He. Within a week of that visit, summer. Father Michael asked Mr. Tony Finan and me to make the 7,000- mile trip to Beijing to see Lu He. Just prior to graduation, we em- Many of our students single out teachers who have made a barked on this incredible journey, and the “collaboration” has now real difference in their lives. Mr. Dick Cavanaugh received such a begun. The exact details of our joint program are yet to be worked National recognition on Awards Day when senior Matt Menendez out, since there are several thrusts to the relationship, but we begin submitted his name as a mentor who had left a lasting impression this fall with a visitation from two Chinese Chemistry and Calculus on him. Mrs. Gayle Reichle was awarded “Coach of the Year” by the teachers who will spend a month studying these AP Courses. Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) for the State Championship won by our 2009 Scholar Bowl team. She Traveling to China was not the only exciting trip taken by our and her team became repeat Champions with a resounding victory faculty. Ms. Cristina Cazabonne orchestrated a spring break service at the State competition this May. Finally, after 50 years of teaching, trip to Belize with an alumni parent, Mr. Stephen Ruzycki, who had much of it at the AP Calculus level, Father Paul Kidner was recog- previously helped arrange trips to Mexico. While using their talents nized by the Siemens Math and Science Foundation. By our count, to help others, boys had the opportunity to practice their Spanish. A Father Paul is the most tenured AP Calculus teacher in the nation! second trip to Central America was undertaken by Mr. Jake Wenger The Director of the National Recognition Program wrote this of who had gone to Costa Rica last summer to investigate alternatives Father Paul: “Your students’ AP test scores speak for themselves, but for a stay. With the help of alumnus Jonathan Rabenau ’95, eight what cannot be quantified is the profound impact you have had on high school boys spent 12 days on a combination cultural, environ- students' lives.” mental, home stay and service trip. We would be remiss if we did not point out that the spring of Multiple trips closer to home were undertaken by college coun- 2010 was filled with both joy and sadness. In a normal year we selors, Mrs. Barbara Sams and Mrs. Beth Collier. Personal contact have two or three faculty members who leave us. This May we had with colleges and universities is proving to be so important when so to say goodbye to Ms. Sheri Meyer and Mrs. Jessica Brown, both many of our seniors are applying to the most competitive schools. of whom have been with us for two years and were much loved by 48 From The sChool their students. Departing with them, at least for the next four years, know that they will be deeply missed in the coming year. We are are Brothers Cuthbert Elliott and Cassian Koenemann. However, keenly aware that the next six years will present a wonderful oppor- these four changes paled when compared to the retirements of Mr. tunity and a formidable challenge to the school as other experienced Cavanaugh and Mr. Jim Wortham. Both began their Priory careers faculty members also approach retirement. That is one reason why as young teachers in 1971 and completed nearly four decades of we invest so heavily in the professional development of each and stellar work as teachers, coaches, club moderators, Form Masters, every faculty member. Our goal is to make all teachers productive Class Sponsors and role models. At a post exam festive faculty meet- and influential throughout their entire careers. ing, they were fittingly honored by their colleagues for the positive influence they both have had on two generations of Priory boys. While commending them for being such outstanding educators, we (From Left) Anthony G. Finan, Martin D. Combs, Father Michael Brunner, Jeanette C. Hall and James L. Wortham Student Faculty CLASSROOM INSTRUCTOR – presented to the faculty member who inspires MENTOR – presented to a faculty member to whom students have been able to Awards students with a mastery of the subject matter and the ability to convey it to them. turn when the going was rough, and whose opinion they admire and respect. The Student Faculty Awards were estab- Anthony g. Finan Jeanette C. Hall lished by the Class of 1996 to honor the very special people who exemplify the out- COACH – recognizes outstanding SHIELD DEDICATION – presented by the standing characteristics of a Priory teacher. instruction in the area of athletics — Senior Class to the faculty member who has They are presented by the Senior Student instruction to all various levels of talent, help- the greatest impact on them as a class. Council members. ing students reach their potential and above James L. Wortham all, making it fun. Martin D. Combs 49 School Admission Deacon Thomas Mulvihill ’80, Director With a challenging economy, a hugely competitive secondary school market, and a “demographic dip” that experts insist is deflat- ing interest in Catholic schools locally and nationally, it may seem odd that this fall will see about 430 young men, Priory’s largest enrollment ever, arrive on campus. Consider, further, these positive signs in our Admission picture: • This year’s candidates came from over 45 zip codes, over 50 schools, and included the highest number of diversity candidates and diversity enrolled students in recent memory. • They have strong ties to the school with over 30 percent of the demic program, the presence of the Monks, and our small size are newly enrolled students being either sons of alumni, brothers hugely attractive to parents who want a quality Catholic education, of current students or both. but increasingly encounter schools with “cut-and-paste” missions and curricula. • Our Regular Admission Program for 6th graders has guaranteed 80 plus students for Form I in the fall, while we Even our Holy Father acknowledged this when he said recently, experienced our greatest Early Decision Program success ever “More and more people – parents in particular – recognize the need for the Class of 2017. for excellence in the human formation of their children.” He went on to suggest that this surely places upon us, as Catholic educators, • Attendance at Open House was up by almost 50 percent a responsibility, but also offers an opportunity: an opportunity, over the previous year, while Admission interviews rose by which, I daresay, the entire Abbey and School community has 25 percent. worked hard to capitalize on the past few years. • This year saw the highest percentage in the past five years of As we ready ourselves for a new Admission “season,” it is clearer candidates completing the Admission process and candidates to me than ever before that attracting families to the School is accepting our offer of enrollment. very much a team effort. Nearly 80 percent of parents choosing We have surely been blessed with a talented group of interested Priory this year specifically cited their interaction with a member young men supported by enthusiastic families. But this success of the Priory Family — a student, parent, alumnus, faculty or staff shouldn’t necessarily come as such a surprise to those of us who member — as being instrumental in their decision to investigate the have witnessed and experienced firsthand the enormous benefits of School and ultimately enroll their student. We will be giving added a rigorous Benedictine education. We are reminded each year in our strength and structure to this component through our newly crafted follow-up survey to applicant families that the strengths of our aca- “Community-Based Marketing Initiative” which invites individuals to reach out into their personal, professional and parish circles to identify and cultivate candidates. If you are interested in lend- ing a hand with this, I strongly encourage you to contact the Admission Office (which, incidentally, we’ve recently relocated to the Junior School). We need, want and value your participation greatly! A final few words of gratitude and welcome. We say thank you and farewell to Brother Cassian Koenemann ’97, who leaves for Theological studies in Rome following his two-year stint with our office, as we happily welcome Brother John McCusker ’01, who will take over the reins as Assistant Director of Admission. Thank you to these trusted colleagues, to Mrs. Linda Meyers here in the Admission Office and to all who help to represent and present the School in such a positive light. 50 From The sChool Aim High Karin McElwain-West, Development Director On June 11, Aim High St. Louis began its 16th year at Saint Louis Priory School. The program started on the campus of John Burroughs School in 1991, with Priory joining the effort in 1994. The Monastic Community, as well as Priory staff, alumni and students are very active in Aim High. Abbot Thomas Frerking, Fa- ther Gregory Mohrman, Priory alumni mother Cindy Bottini, and two current mothers, Patty Erker and Colleen Beuttenmuller Mc- Cormick, all serve on Aim High’s Board of Directors. Cindy is the secretary of the Aim High board, while Patty and Colleen will serve • 97 of 102 students (95 percent) reported never failing a class as Co-Chairs for Aim High’s 2011 annual fundraising party, Lu- since their Aim High experience. minosity. In addition, Ms. Carrie Riefle is a member of Aim High’s program staff. College students and recent graduates return to • 94 percent reported being engaged in one or more Priory to work in the program. Michael Wagner ’07 was the Head extracurricular activities while in high school. Teaching Assistant (TA) at Priory in 2009 and this year served as the • 61 of 102 respondents were of college age and all of these Leadership and Events Coordinator for both campuses. Joseph Wag- individuals graduated high school (compared with less than 50 ner ’09 served as the Head TA this year. Other alumni TAs include: percent of their St. Louis Public Schools peers). Kenneth Capps ’09, Jeffrey Swaney ’10, Benedict Constantino ’10, • 95 percent of college-age Aim High graduates enrolled in a Charles Peterson ’10, Daniel Igoe ’09, and Andrew Lall ’10. Many program of post-secondary studies versus 65 percent of their current Priory students assisted in the program by volunteering peers. their time over the summer, including: Form V students Nicholas D'Orazio, Joshua Hartke, Brendan Kelly, and Richard Mazuski; • 53 of 61 college-age alumni completed a program of post- Form IV students James Capps, Rakesh Dara, Luke Slabaugh, John secondary studies (87 percent). Szatkowski, and Brendan Thomas; and Form III students Alexander • One hundred percent of college-age or older alumni are either Noddings and Khaliq Snow. working or in school; many of them are doing both. Aim High offers a tuition free program to nearly 300 public Funding for Aim High comes from private donations, corpora- middle school students from economically disadvantaged areas. tions and foundations, as well as the support of Saint Louis Abbey/ The foundation of this academic and cultural enrichment program Saint Louis Priory School and John Burroughs. Each school’s cam- is the intensive five-week summer session with monthly meetings pus is donated for summer use. on Saturday during the academic year. The summer program offers Aim High recently underwent a leadership change. In 2008, academic programs in the morning, Executive Director Beth Louis made followed by athletics and a hot lunch. AIM HIgH CALENDAR the difficult decision to retire from her Afternoons are dedicated to a wide range position. Following a comprehensive of electives including: art, chess, dance/ august Wed 18 Aim High Board Meeting recruitment process, Julie Angelica was drama, film, golf, jewelry making, news- sePtember Sat 11 Aim High Saturday Session named the new Executive Director. paper/yearbook, rocketry, yard games, october Wed 13 Aim High Board Meeting Julie brings with her nearly 15 years of and yoga/pilates. Sat 23 Aim High Saturday Session success in developing and managing november Sat 20 Aim High Saturday Session Once accepted into the program, stu- youth programming. December Wed 1 Aim High Board Meeting dents participate for four years, enabling Sat 11 Aim High Saturday Session Aim High is a major work of social them to take full advantage of a compre- February Sat 19 Aim High Saturday Session justice to which the Saint Louis Abbey hensive curriculum, which has a long- march Sat 12 Aim High Saturday Session and Saint Louis Priory School are com- term impact on their futures. Aim High aPril Sat 9 Aim High Saturday Session mitted. We will continue to report on has indeed shown its effectiveness. Initial may Sat 14 Aim High Saturday Session the good works in the Aim High pro- data from the 2009 evaluation of over June Fri 10 Aim High Begins gram by our faculty, alumni, students 100 Aim High graduates indicates that July Thurs 14 Aim High Field Day Fri 15 Aim High Ends and 9th and friends. the program is making a huge difference: Grade Graduation 51 School Parent Organizations These outstanding organizations are vital to the operation of the institution. Without them, we would not have the financial assis- tance generated from their events, and more importantly the friend- ships which develop throughout our entire volunteer network. We are proud to say that each year, a new group of friends step forward to support all of the works of the monks in the monastery, the school and the parish. the entire year with Xanadu at the top of their daily priority list. As Mothers’ Club and important as the money raised was the way in which the Mothers’ Xanadu Auction Club leadership ran this event and all of the activities of the Moth- President Mary Rhodes orches- ers’ Club; a sincere love of Priory School and a deep gratitude for trated an extraordinary year for the the education of their sons was the message portrayed. Thank you, Mothers’ Club with a very talented mothers, for a superb year! Michelle Moen and Mary Rhodes group of mothers. Her task of Fathers’ Club and The Progressive Party overseeing the numerous events run President Paul Reitz and Vice President Dave Taiclet were at the by the Mothers’ Club weekly and even daily is huge. It begins with helm. Al Lall completed another term as Treasurer of the Fathers’ setting the calendar of events, and she promptly put it together and Club. We thank him for his many years of service as he turns over assigned committee work to approximately one hundred volunteers. the checkbook to the new treasurer, Daniel Wagner. She and her Vice President Michelle Moen were present at all events from the beginning to the end of the school year. The Mothers’ The year began with a Club continued to increase their electronic communications this meeting and barbecue in year by moving to electronic invitations for the majority of their the Boys Dining Hall. An events. emphasis was placed on involvement and fathers Again this year, the Mothers’ Club pulled off a fabulous Xanadu stepped forward to help led by Chair Mary Reitz and her Co-Chair Dawn Thomas. Their create a very exciting year. theme of Mardi Gras Xanadu provided an exciting and pleasur- The Fathers’ Club hosts able atmosphere for the 41st anniversary of the Xanadu Auction. numerous events for fathers Together they were on a mission to secure fabulous new packages and sons including fall and for the Main Auction and that they did. They secured the BIG Big Chris McKee and Paul Reitz at the spring Junior School Recre- Easy Getaway, an Airborne Patrol Experience and St. Louis Sights Progressive Party ation Nights, the Father/Son by Plane. They created the Priory Classics section which consisted banquet in January, and the float trip in June. In addition, they of only Priory items or provide volunteer service to chaperone and assist on School events items created by members such as the Form VI and V Retreats, school dances and mixers, and of the Priory community. admission programs. It proved to be a huge success. They raised a net New to the line-up of events this year were two Happy Hours at profit of $315,000 which local restaurants. These Happy Hours offered dads the opportunity they announced at the to get to know one another as well as visit with Priory coaches. Mothers’ Club Spring Chris McKee agreed to Chair a special event for the Fathers’ Luncheon. Club, Meet Me at Saint Louis Priory School. This event, held on April What a fabulous year 17, 2010, was a progressive party showcasing the new Junior School it was, and we owe tre- expansion and the upgraded athletic facilities. A highlight of the mendous praise to Mary evening was the opportunity to be part of some good natured com- and Dawn who spent petition with the chance to kick a field goal, take a shot on goal or Dawn Thomas and Mary Reitz hit a home run. The Junior School showcased the new science lab, 52 From The sChool the Medieval Arts Studio and the expanded Commons. In ad- alumni mothers connected to the School and the Abbey and raises dition, you could see the latest technology enhancements and essential funds at the same time. participate in an interactive SMART® Boards demonstration. We also thank alumni mothers for their tremendous support of This event raised $40,000 for student tuition assistance. the monastic community. They provide Thanksgiving Dinner for Alumni Mothers’ Club the monastic community and can be seen frequently dropping off Susan McCusker continued her position as the Alumni their favorite dishes for the monks to enjoy. Mothers’ Club President. The Alumni Mothers’ Club hosted a Hospitality Committee Priory Art Tour guided by Father Timothy Horner in the fall and Chair Mary Foushee and her hospitality committee members a Margarita Happy Hour at the Switzer House in June. Alumni create the wonderful parties and receptions for the monastic com- moms also joined current moms at the Christmas Boutique and munity. Every time Mary receives a call from the Abbey announc- Spring Luncheon. A new directory was produced to replace the ing a new profession or the monks’ need to entertain guests, she previous one which was produced several years ago. very graciously responds and quickly organizes the receptions One of the responsibilities of the alumni mothers is the or- gathering help chiefly from alumni mothers and providing refresh- ganization of the Emporium section at Xanadu. Under the lead- ments, food and always flowers for a beautiful event. Of special ership of Lori Willibrand and Rhonda Wehking, they secured note, is the organization of the very popular Monks’ Christmas nearly 300 items from furniture to collectibles to jewelry and Open House which is attended by members of the Abbey family. accessories. Stephanie Stitt hosted a gift gathering party at Veri- Mary and her right-hand workers, Lynn Leslie, Joan Casey and Sue tas – Gateway to Food and Wine to aid in the effort. Prior to Remspecher, orchestrated an elegant event again this year. Thank the event, the auction chairs had selected items for the auction you, Mary, for all you do to help the monastic community with the which guests then purchased and donated to the auction. The work they have been called to do. Emporium section has become a real treasure. It helps to keep Alumni moms visit at the Mothers' Club Spring Luncheon at Old Warson Country Club. 53 Alumni 54 From The alumni Year in Review it is the willingness of our volunteers and a strong alumni presence that makes these events successful, meaningful, and integral to Michael Turco ’04, Alumni Outreach Coordinator forming lasting impressions on our young men. Under the guidance of Alumni President Phil Willman ’71, and And it doesn’t magically stop once you reach the Mason en- Vice-President Charlie Garvin ’76, the Alumni Board of Direc- trance, or even dissipate once you leave Saint Louis. I have been to tors has become an increasingly more engaged and focused team. visit our alumni in Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and if It continues to add new members, including Dan Sexton ’04 and anything, their desire for engagement has only increased. They want John Peckham ’85, who bring a diversity of ideas and energy. This to be a part of this growing Priory network. It has been a worth- growing spectrum of alumni classes brings with it the opportunity while endeavor, as our commitment to these events has been fruitful to engage even more alumni across generations. As a group, the in defining a framework for the future. I look forward to our return Alumni Board assists in all aspects of alumni life, acting as partners to California this year, and a new venture to the Northeast in 2011, to the Development and Public Relations Office. They continue to and spending time with some of you in these locations. offer exciting things for all our alumni, especially on the cusp of this new decade. The committee system, which was reinstated last year, has naturally molded itself to fit alumni needs. The committees provide increasingly dedicated leadership and expertise to plan and execute events, or other necessary functions. As many of you know, this past year marked a low point in Grant’s Farm Party attendance, but it provides an excellent example of the maturing committee process. After the preliminary questions were raised in one of the Board meetings, a special committee was convened to do the heavy lifting. During this summer, that committee has spent time evaluating and planning each step of the way as we prepare for this year’s event. From enhancing invitations to outlining the goals and necessary prerequisites to reach them, the committee is one example of how We can measure our success by our ability to build bridges far the process has come. But no matter the committee, we see indi- between our current students and those out-of-town alumni, and I viduals invested in the alumni community’s success. am happy to say we are doing just that. For the first time in our his- This is not an isolated occurrence, nor is it unique to the very tory, we will have stable networks outside St. Louis, and a method small segment of alumni who comprise the Board of Directors. for getting in touch with those groups. It is a very exciting time. Rather, our alumni in general seem to be going through a growth But, for those of you in St. Louis, this next year will also mark an spurt of activity. In areas of networking, mentoring, and being opportunity for you to share in special alumni events. We plan to good resources, our alumni have taken ever more active roles. Two bring some of the best parts of these out-of-town experiences home, examples that come to mind are Career Day and Rebel Rendezvous. to share with you a unique experience of Priory as alumni. While steered by the Alumni Board and College Counseling Office, This growing connectedness, as exemplified by the turn out of our alumni to various activities, is the ultimate reward of such endeavors. There’s nothing that better integrates alumni into the life of the school than sharing a common goal or experience with the next generation. As Priory grows, we will face new questions regard- ing how to continue our personal relationships with one another, and provide effective means of communication to our alumni, their families, and friends of the school. Some of it will be solved technologically. Some of it will be answered by providing new outlets, such as our out-of-town venues. But, a good majority of these questions will be answered by adding on to our traditions, while retaining the original seed from whence they sprung. In all of it, we will need your help and friendship. 55 Alumni Thinking about those traditions, Phil shared some of his The Field Dedication on May 7th was truly a wonderful event thoughts on a few of the events earlier this year: for our generations of alumni and students, as they had a chance to “On September 12 welcome back a Priory legend in Marty McCabe. Many of our class- the annual Grant’s Farm es have a fond memory of Marty’s time with us, and it was a fun way Party was held under to celebrate his passion for Priory school, and especially, baseball. clear, calm skies. Several But, also in attendance was Tom Plunkert '71, who had the dugouts classes centered their re- named in honor of his son, Bobby ’02 and his brother, Bill ’64. unions on this event. It On May 16, Priory hosted nearly 300 people at the Grant’s was an opportune time to Farm picnic, including alumni and their families, the monks, and visit with the monks and members of our faculty. Every table was packed with people, and faculty, renew friendships I enjoyed seeing several familiar faces around the grounds. What with classmates and form a pleasure it is to be able to bring everyone together for a family new friendships. Thanks, picnic. as always, to Andy Busch ’81, for making the Party happen. Later, on September 26, for Homecoming, while the Priory Varsity football team hosted John Burroughs, the Alumni served burgers and hot dogs in a steady downpour. Neither the final score nor the rain dampened the enthusiasm of regular stalwarts Tom Plunkert ’70, Steve Nangle '67, and Mark Bahn '67, who kept the refreshments coming. And, on October 23, the Association sponsored Priory Ca- reer Day. Under the leadership of Corge Umlauf ’89, a number of alumni shared with Form V and VI students the unique ways their Priory experience has prepared them for their work experience. Fi- nally, on December 22, we held our Christmas Party, which was very well attended by our younger alumni, but still saw a showing from a Finally, under the outstanding efforts of our Golf chairs John few of our seasoned veterans.” Short ’98 and Bob Busch ’95, and their committee, Priory held its newly expanded Golf Scramble on June 11 at Gateway National I’ll add that in 2010, we hosted the Grant’s Farm Picnic, Marty Golf Links. Inviting current fathers and sons, about 92 players McCabe Field Dedication, and most recently, the Priory Golf showed up for a great day of Golf and fun. The format divided the Scramble. For some reason, we’ve had a hit or miss season with the players into an alumni flight, and a current student flight. Our weather, as Homecoming, the Field Dedication, the Picnic, and best Alumni golfers were Class of 2003 graduates Casey Pohl, John the Golf Tournament all had to contend with rain. But, fortunately Brady, Andrew Iqbal, and Mark Strout, while the best Current none of them were cancelled due to weather concerns. Father/Student team consisted of Jerry and Ian ’15 Steiner and Bob Donnelly. Congratulations to our winners, and good luck next year. All in all, the event raised just over $11,000 dollars for the school. What a great way for John, who will be stepping down as Chair this year, to close out nearly a decade of working on this event. Thank you for all your help! Hopefully all of you will be able to join us for the Grant’s Farm Party on September 18th, and at Homecoming on October 9th. For the Sports minded of you, drop by the Alumni Soccer Game on September 17th. And, for those wishing to reconnect to Benedictine spirituality, join us for our Alumni Retreat on October 1-3. I look forward to working with many of you in this coming year. 56 From The alumni our tradition, particularly as a member of the Alumni Board. As I was the “new kid on the block”, he often impressed upon me the (irrefutable) argument that things be done the way they have always been done, because that’s the way they’ve always been done. Truly, the impact of a Benedictine education leaves its mark. But more seriously, he has given years of his life supporting this establishment, championing its values and message, and being an advocate for many regarding alumni affairs. In all areas, he has been a quintessential example of an alumnus, befitting the message of Christ that one leads through service, giving and self-sacrifice. He is replete with knowledge of our history, and has been a great source of wisdom as one of (if not) the longest serving mem- ber of the Alumni Board. If you have an opportunity, thank him Tom Plunkert '71 Retires from Alumni Board for his generous spirit, his zeal, and his unwavering love of Priory. after 14 years of Service We owe him a debt of gratitude, and all of us, monks, alumni and After 14 years of service, Tom Plunkert '71 retired from the friends thank him from our hearts. Alumni Board of Directors. Tom has been an important part of Priory's First Graduating Class, the Class of 1960, Celebrated their 50th Reunion In May. Fifteen members of the class attended the reunion weekend, May 8-10. Five classmates were unable to attend - three for medical reasons and two due to previously planned European vacations. Dinner at Old Warson Country Club on Friday evening kicked off the weekend. The celebration continued on Saturday evening at Saint Louis Country Club. Father Timothy Horner reflected on his memories of these men as students at Priory. Classmates shared many humorous stories about one another, each more embarrassing than the last. The week- end concluded with Mass on Sunday morning celebrated by Father Luke Rigby. Special thanks to the reunion planning committee: David Blanton, Dan Burke, John Cramer, Bob Dunn, Ted Kienstra and Fran Oates. 57 Parish 58 F r o m T h e Pa r i s h Pastor's Message I am so grateful to all of the priests who currently serve our people here and all the priests who have done so in the past. Father Father gerard garrigan, OSB Bede Price zealously serves all who come to the Oratory including many Saint Anselm parishioners whom he feeds spiritually with the This being the “Year of the Priest,” I thought it appropriate to sacraments and inspires them with the noble beauty of the Latin recognize and thank some very good priests who have served so self- liturgy. Our priests from the Abbey have ministered and continue lessly at Saint Anselm. First of all, I need to thank Prior Columba to minister to the sacramental needs of our parishioners so very Cary-Elwes, the founding superior of Saint Louis Priory; Abbot selflessly even though these monk priests have many other duties in Luke Rigby, our superior for many years; and Father Timothy our monastery or in our school. For all of their hard work, I am very Horner, the first Headmaster of Saint Louis Priory School and the grateful. Finally, we rejoice in the ordination of Father Linus Dolce first monk Pastor of Saint Anselm Parish. If these three pioneer who will be working hard in our school but also serving our parish- monks had not come to St. Louis, there would be no Saint Louis ioners in his sacramental ministry as a monk priest of our Abbey. Abbey, Saint Louis Priory School or Saint Anselm Parish. And if the generous lay people here had not approached the monks at Ample- There remains one former, beloved Associate Pastor at Saint forth Abbey and asked for the monks to come here to St. Louis, we Anselm I must mention – Father Edwin Cole. Sadly, Father Edwin would not be here. died on December 13, 2009. He served our parishioners faithfully and was considered a great friend by many of them, some of whom Of course, we need to thank Monsignor Robert Slattery for serv- maintained their friendships with Father Edwin long after he left ing as the first pastor of Saint Anselm. He initiated the building of Saint Anselm. Please pray for eternal rest for Father Edwin. I was our Parish Centre that is now named for him, and his rectory now blessed to have Father Edwin present at my diaconate ordination by serves as our Parish House. Monsignor Slattery is to be commended Cardinal Hume at Westminster. for all of his diligence in establishing our parish. I am happy to re- port that the tradition of well-attended daily Masses that Monsignor There are many at Saint Anselm I need to thank for their Slattery started during his time of service continues today. May he dedicated service and support during this past year. First I thank the rest in peace. Staff of our parish who work so tirelessly, often in unknown ways, to serve our good parishioners. Thank God, Abbot Luke and Father Timothy are still with us. Abbot Luke’s health is declining, but he remains a treasure for us I thank our Parish Council who has represented and served our all. I know how dearly he is loved by our Saint Anselm parishioners. parishioners so well. They give up time that they could be spending He has truly been a model priest, a man of prayer, a man of zealous with their families to aid our parishioners. Don Mueth has been an service, a real leader, and a great friend to so many. exemplary Parish Council President. His wisdom, conciliatory skills, kindness and diligence have been a real support to me and a great Father Timothy continues his priestly service in many ways and gift to our parishioners. I cannot adequately express my gratitude is as sharp as ever. His incisive, inimitable wit remains very much in to Don for all of his goodness to us. Geoff Gorse will succeed Don evidence. Our parishioners continue to love him as the model pastor as our President, and he has the same admirable qualities that will who gave himself so wholeheartedly to Saint Anselm for so many serve our parishioners so well. years as pastor and continues to serve our parishioners in so many ways – baptizing, marrying and burying our parishioners as well as Our parish committees and organizations have toiled often faithfully visiting our sick parishioners. His reward will surely be quietly to serve us in so many ways in our worship, our service, our great in heaven for his outstanding priestly service here. friendship and our efforts to reach out to people beyond our par- ish to those in our city, and even beyond our country to the poor Abbot Thomas perseveres in leading and serving our Abbey fam- country of Haiti. The many people served by our St. Vincent de ily, which includes Saint Anselm Parish, in his unflagging, disci- Paul Conference, the many students aided in the fast growing Holy plined way. He uses his brilliant mind to lead us so very humbly and Trinity School, the many mothers and babies supported by our no one is more devoted to prayer than this holy man. He models so Cenacle of Life’s Candlelight Dinner of Hope in support of Birth- very well the priest as humble servant. right, is quite astounding. I thank all involved in these extremely I thank Father Benedict Allin for his many years of service in good works. our parish as Associate Pastor and as Administrator at Saint Anselm. I thank especially Jim Gieszelmann, our Worship Committee His love and service of the teens over so many years is remarkable. Chair, who has served so many years. We welcome others to help Contrary to public opinion, Dick Clark is not “the world’s oldest in this important area of our parish’s life. Greg Powers has served for teenager;” Father Benedict is. Father Benedict has a great gift for the longest time in our Athletic Association and also seeks a succes- listening to people therefore many seek him out for spiritual advice, sor. I cannot thank Greg enough for all of his many years of humble an important service offered by priests. service of our young people. 59 Parish The Guild season began in September with a visit to Poland’s Black Madonna of Czestochowa Shrine and Grottos in Eureka hosted by Fred and Carol Glarner with lunch at Boccardi’s Ris- torante. In October, Ray and Dolores Mohrman had us experienc- ing the "Mighty Mississippi" up close and personal with Captain Mike. A fried chicken lunch with all the trimmings was enjoyed at Pere Marquette Lodge. A November visit to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery followed by lunch at the Tenderloin Room at the Chase Park Plaza was the adventure led by Bob and Rosemary Mosher. The annual Christmas party in December, hosted by Eileen Wohlert and associates, again featured a mouth-watering Christmas Buffet and entertainment by Rich Lauenstein’s strolling musicians. In February we were pleased to have Maryann Rice as our fea- tured speaker, and Pat Golden ensured that we all had a good time. In March Mary Walk and Rita Lischwe felt it was time for us to get to know our neighbors better at B’nai Amoona Synagogue. We visited with Rabbi Josef Davidson and then traveled to Duff’s for a Father Benedict Allin visits with Cal and Carol Fiala delicious luncheon in the Central West End. at the Parish Picnic As we found out in April, City Garden has beautiful sculptures, In the coming year, I especially invite each and every one of reflecting pools and lush landscape with 23 works of art displayed you to two events here at Saint Anselm. Please join us at our Parish over three acres carved out of the heart of the city. We capped Picnic. So many of our parishioners work so hard in providing this the day with lunch at Zia’s on the Hill followed by dessert at Ted joyful day of fun, food and socializing. If you have attended in the Drewes. past, you know what a delightful day it is for parishioners of all ages. We experienced 2000 years of art, history, culture and religion at Also, I invite you to our Parish Lenten Renewal. Both lay parishio- the Missouri History Museum’s exhibit Vatican Splendors thanks to ners of Saint Anselm and monks of our Abbey tell their faith stories our May hosts Ed and Lil Roberts. Then it was off to lunch at Cune- at this inspiring event. I assure you that you will not go away from tto’s House of Pasta with a stop at Ted Drewes on the way home. this experience without having your faith strengthened and your Our Guild year drew to a close with its Annual Picnic in June. Once hearts touched. again Bud and Marge Goldkamp hosted fun in the sun and conver- Finally, I thank all of you, our parishioners, who have contin- sation in the shade. ued to pray with us and for us, to support us with your time, your Many of our parishioners are responding to God’s call to service. talent and your treasure even in these difficult economic times. I Over 70 men and women assist in the distribution of Holy Com- am so impressed with our many parishioners who come daily to our munion as Extraordinary Ministers at Mass and to the sick and Masses. Your witness is so powerful to me and to many others, I am shut-ins in hospitals, in nursing homes or even in their own homes. sure. May God bless all of you good parishioners for living out your Catholic faith in your worship and service of God and in your love A group of young people offers their service at all weekend for others. God notes all of your goodness and will reward you. I liturgies and at other liturgies such as funerals and weddings as Altar thank you and pray for you and your family for all you do for me. Servers. Many thanks are due to Al Toczylowski, parish master of May the coming year be one of great blessings for you all. ceremonies, who contributes many long hours assisting at our litur- gies and helping our servers. We are always looking for new servers. PARISH COMMITTEES Almost 40 men, women and young people have contributed to Here now follow summaries of many of the good works that our worship experience in proclaiming the Word of God at Eucha- have occurred at St. Anselm during the past year. ristic celebrations at daily and weekend Masses. Guild, Liturgical Ministers, Worship Commission and Thirty-three generous women make up the Altar Society. Di- Altar Society vided into five groups and those who do special assignments, they Once again an outstanding variety of exciting events, including help keep the church sanctuary clean and the altar linens laundered. parties, picnics, bus trips and in-house socials were represented in This group is always in need of more help. this year’s offerings. 60 F r o m T h e Pa r i s h The vitality of catechesis grows especially in our parish, the praying, believing and serving community of faith. We have indi- vidual catechists who devote their time and energy to teaching and evangelizing. There are traditionally four components of catechesis: community, worship and prayer, service, and message. The process is “the how to do it?” In our process, we are ground- ed and rooted in Scripture, liturgy, witness and doctrine. The essen- tial strategies used are reflection, dialogue, prayer and action. The sacramental preparation and celebration of Confirmation took place in the fall. Forty-three teens received the Sacrament of Confirmation on January 21, 2010. In preparation, these young people went through a strong program of classes, prayer sessions, retreat, service, interviews, spirit and service days. We are proud to The Clowns entertained the kids at Parish Picnic say that this is a program rooted in family involvement. Fourteen children prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation The Worship Commission has been under the leadership of Jim and celebrated the Sacrament on November 1, 2009. This same Gieszelman this year. We are in need of members for this Commis- group received First Eucharist on Sunday, April 25, 2010. sion as those who have served in the past have either moved or are no longer able to serve. From the Worship Commission, Al Toczy- We now have a total group PSR Family Mass once each month. lowski serves as captain of Servers and George Watson is the captain The children and families participate in all the ministries. We aver- of Ushers and Greeters. age 200 people at these Masses each month. They are held in the Parish Centre Auditorium at 10 a.m. Music Our special areas of service include collecting food and non- As many of you know, the series of sacred music concerts came perishable items for the St. Patrick Center and the St. Vincent de to a halt due to budget constraints. We were fortunate to host the Paul Society. We made packages for the homeless twice for groups Cantores Minores, the boys’ choir from the Warsaw Cathedral on at St. Patrick Center. Twenty blankets were made and delivered to Saturday, August 7, 2010. St. John’s Hospital for the children’s unit. We had a very successful Founded almost 20 years ago, Cantores Minores performed Hosea Tree delivery system this Advent. concerts in over 20 countries including Canada, Mexico and the We entered our 32nd Vacation Bible School program the week United States, and took part in 32 festivals both in Poland and of July 26. abroad. Their founder and artistic director, Joseph Herter, gradu- Youth Ministry ated from the School of Music of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 2008 Cantores was invited, along with eight other choirs, to perform an all-Berlioz program with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra in Strasbourg for the European Parliament. Recently, the choir sang at the wake of the President of the Polish Republic and other victims who died in the tragic air crash in Smolensk. Parish School of Religion Catechesis is an esteemed term in Catholic tradition. Its purpose is to help a person’s faith become living, conscious and active, through the light of instruction. In this process faith grows and ma- tures. Such faith is a gift from God. This growth is intimately related to one’s response to this gift. In our PSR program, we touch the very deep dimensions of faith that come out of experience and relationship; the faith from our Catholic tradition, Scripture stories and the faith held on to by a Annamarie & Al Porter, Pat Hartwig, Jenny & Bob Kerwin, and Lil Roberts process of discernment. on the guild's trip to the Pere Marquette Lodge. 61 Parish Top Row(left to right): Dotty Sanning, Peg O'Brien, Lana Cristiani, Ellie Dierberg, Father gerard, Cindy Vatterott; Middle Row: Pearson georges, Catherine Potter, Megan Lucas, Skyler Lesslie, Sean geraghty; Bottom Row: Ridge gaddy, Zachary Benes, Julia Sotolar, Ella Bacharier, Maggie Tankersley, Benton greeson, Riley MacInnis 62 F r o m T h e Pa r i s h Although Youth@St.Anselm provided nearly 20 events for teens ardship educational campaign. Parishioners responded with almost of the parish, one word stands out to describe our year: connection. 100 new intentions to our groups and ministries, bringing the Each one of our events focused on our teenagers making connec- six-year total to about 475 new intentions. Once again, we focused tions. They made new friendships that are based on the common on time and talent opportunities within our parish. Including bond of their faith in Christ. They also spent much time in prayer recommitments to existing memberships, the six-year results now deepening our connection with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, all include over 700 parishioners and almost 2,000 total stewardship the time mixing in lots of great music and games to give the teens intentions. With well over 30 diverse liturgical, service or catecheti- lots of memories over the course of the year. cal ministries and organizations at Saint Anselm, the parish literally A highlight of the year was certainly our Luke 18 Retreat that has something for everyone. For this we are very thankful. we provided along with Our Lady of the Pillar. Luke 18 is a retreat Communication of the stewardship message has emphasis in for seventh and eighth graders emphasizing the need for us to ap- August and September. However, the education process is truly year proach the Lord as children of God. This year our theme was “Div- round. Meeting monthly, the Stewardship Committee consistently ing In.” Through this theme, we constantly challenged the teens not transmits the message, utilizing direct mail, each weekly bulletin, just to dive into their faith but to dive into every song and activity homilies, various brochures, and the Parish Guide and Directory. we provided on the Retreat. The Committee has also successfully become involved with Providing a Luke 18 Retreat requires much help. For this we several specific ministerial and organizational needs throughout enlist our high school students we call the Disciples. Disciples es- the year and responded favorably each time. In addition to host- sentially put on the majority of the Retreat. They give witness on ing several neighborhood home Mass receptions this year, we were how their faith in God benefits them while they are in high school. most gratified when the Parish Council endorsed the Home Mass They lead discussions with the Junior High students. Most of all Program as an annual parish neighborhood event. There has been they model how being Catholic is such a large part of their lives. substantial emphasis focused on other diverse methods to further They sing their hearts out during our music sessions, and they are increase Mass attendance as that time commitment and basic obli- prayerful during our times of Reconciliation and Adoration. gation is a critical element of good stewardship. The majority of the Also, Youth@St.Anselm has added a Junior High group to our many recommendations submitted by the Stewardship Committee program. Based on the success of Luke 18, we meet once a month, to the Parish Council in 2005 are already in place and development with the High School students taking a leadership role in each of continues. our activities. Junior High Group has a large social component that The Stewardship Committee is energized with several new includes dodge ball, broom hockey, obstacle courses and eating con- members and quite excited about experiencing another fine year of tests. We also encourage faith sharing that includes the topics of our interacting with the wonderful clergy, staff and parishioners of Saint Lenten journey, how Christ overcomes our fears and how we can be Anselm Parish. active in our Church. Junior High Group has been a great success St. Vincent De Paul Society and will continue through the summer into the fall. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is a worldwide Youth@St.Anselm will also continue our tradition of participat- Christian community founded in Paris in 1833 by a group of ing in the Christ Power Retreat this summer along with sending a Catholic lay people. The mission was and continues to be based on group to the Steubenville Midwest Youth Conference. A fall retreat love for our sisters and brothers. Our work includes any form of for our high school teens is also planned for the fall. Through all help that alleviates suffering or deprivation and promotes human these activities we continue to see the Spirit move within our teens dignity and personal integrity in all their dimensions. The Society as they grow closer to Christ. serves those in need regardless of creed, ethnic or social background, Stewardship health, gender or political opinions. Our Archdiocesan theme this year was “Service and Sacrifice: A Now in our 37th year, the Saint Anselm SVDP Conference has Life of Stewardship,” and again it directly tied in with our core stew- adapted to the changes in our culture and the poverty so prevalent ardship message: “Everything, every blessing we have, comes from in our society. Our conference is made up of 65 members, over 150 God.” In the Scriptures we are called upon to thank God for those honorary members, and hundreds of benefactors whose financial blessings, and further directed to share them with others. Those sacrifice allows us to assist our clients who are facing difficult times. blessings are usually referred to as time, talent and treasure. Our members contribute their time, talent and treasure to fulfill This year, we again had excellent results from our annual stew- many important facets of our ministry. Among these are: 63 Parish projects. The individuals involved with Grand Endeavor bring about 1. Client Home Visits: Central to our ministry is meeting face- social change by assisting Most Holy Trinity School and Academy in to-face with those who have requested help. Typically we will fulfilling its mission of changing lives one person at a time. have between 10 to 12 home visits scheduled each Saturday. Over the past year Grand Endeavor Committee members and Our role in home visits is to do more than merely evaluating Saint Anselm parishioners have participated in numerous events the temporal needs of each client. We aspire to serve the poor at Holy Trinity in an effort to fulfill its mission. These events and cheerfully, listening to them and respecting their wishes and activities include: helping them to feel their own dignity. 1. School Library: Several parishioners donated books and 2. Food Pantry Assistance: A parish food drive is held the third physically set up a top quality school library for the students. weekend of every month. Members collect the food, stock 2. Tutoring: Parishioners routinely assist students with reading, the pantry and prepare the bags of groceries that our math and science. members will bring to every family we visit. Each family we 3. Saturday School: A group of parishioners go to the school visit will receive over $50 in groceries and personal products. two Saturdays per month to tutor, lead field trips, and help 3. Furniture Assistance: Almost one in five of our clients are fire with special educational programs. victims or those who have lost everything through eviction. 4. School Repainting: Parishioners joined United Way Beds are always our top priority. Our SVDP members pick volunteers to repair and repaint the school building. up furniture from our generous parishioners and deliver those 5. Trivia Night Fundraiser: Grand Endeavor Committee furnishings to our clients. Financial donations from our members participated in Holy Trinity’s first trivia night benefactors help us purchase beds at wholesale prices to meet fundraiser. the need that often exceeds the furniture donated. 6. Block Party: Saint Anselm parishioners joined Most Holy Trinity parishioners for Mass and the annual Block Party on 4. Special Events: We are deeply grateful to our membership and Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2010. so many others in the parish who help us raise funds. Our major fund-raising event is the Christmas Breakfast held each In addition to these actions, Saint Anselm parishioners once December. All of our members and many, many friends of again generously contributed financially to the scholarship program SVDP get involved to assure its success. Additionally, we have and helped some of the over 140 students attend Most Holy Trinity held a “Walk for the Poor” in September and a “Holiday School and Academy. Under the leadership of their new principal, Tent Sale” in November as fund raisers and fun ways to get Dr. Ann Russek, the school continues to excel and has successfully the parish more deeply involved with helping the poor. We initiated after school and Saturday enrichment programs. As a testa- staff two important clothing drives each year. We also host ment to the school’s educational quality, Holy Trinity graduates con- the Parish Donut Sunday each month. tinue on to many local Catholic High Schools including St. Louis University High, Rosati-Kain, CBC and St. Elizabeth Academy. To This year we will again assist more than 500 families throughout ensure continued excellence, Holy Trinity established a new school St. Louis City and County. Most of our clients are screened and board led by Saint Anselm parishioner Sam Sciortino and comprised recommended to us by organizations such as the St. Vincent de Paul of 15 individuals dedicated to the success of Catholic education in Council in Downtown St. Louis, the St. Jane Center, Holy Trinity– the City of St. Louis. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Pius V Immigration and Refugee Ministry, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, and St. Augustine– The Grand Endeavor Committee is excited about the future Wellston Center. and is looking forward to many more opportunities for parishio- ners of Saint Anselm and Most Holy Trinity to come together, pray In these difficult economic times, the SVDP is at the forefront together and work together. of helping families in crisis. We are the face of the parish to the poor. It is only through the generosity of our wonderful parishioners Haiti Committee that we can offer a helping hand to those in need. Thank you for The tragedy of the earthquake that hit Haiti in January has been sharing your blessings with us on behalf of the poor. exhaustively covered in the media. Unfortunately, it is only the latest Grand Endeavor in a sequence of natural disasters that have afflicted this nation over the last several years. The Haiti Fund contributed $50,000 to the The Grand Endeavor Committee, a joint effort between the Archbishop’s special collection to alleviate the immediate suffer- parishioners of Saint Anselm and Most Holy Trinity Parishes, ing created by this earthquake. In addition to this money, which continues its mission of providing opportunities for both parishes was transferred directly from the fund, the parish responded to this to come together, pray together and work together on common 64 F r o m T h e Pa r i s h special collection with another $10,000. (Father Ralph Wright, OSB, April 4, 2010) A bright spot in this tragedy is that this earthquake had minimal Our Committee is happy to report that in past years, over effects on the school that the parish had built in Boucan Carre in $25,000 of proceeds from our annual Candlelight Dinners have 2004. While there was some cosmetic damage to the building, it been given to Pregnancy Resource Centers. This helped them did not suffer any structural damage and continues to operate. The purchase ultrasound machines to offer free ultrasounds to expect- damage is so non-threatening that the recommendation is to wait ant mothers. Praying for God’s intervention in the catastrophe of until the building needs to be repainted before making the needed abortion is the Cenacle for Life’s Principle ministry. We invite and repairs. The school’s enrollment has now reached 1300 which has welcome anyone and everyone to come join us in our daily Rosary required the school to split into a morning and an afternoon session Crusade prayer. to accommodate this demand. Adult Education and Formation Communication with the PSST has still not been possible but The ministry of Adult Education and Formation involves the efforts continue to make this contact to learn what their reconstruc- process of reflection through which we look for mystery in our tion priorities are. The Haiti Fund still has some cash available sacred tradition and sacraments but it also includes our human to begin to address their needs to recover from this earthquake’s experiences both ordinary and extraordinary. Here we adults, both destruction. young and old, discover the presence of God. Pro-Life Committee (Our Lady of Guadalupe The various opportunities in Adult Education and Formation Cenacle for Life) at Saint Anselm Parish certainly make manifest that the God we Is it conceivable that the floodtide of abortion is about to end? look for is not always the God we find because God tends to be a “Women seeking an abortion must be told that the procedure surprise. We need to be open to a variety of human experiences to ends a human life, a federal judge ruled Thursday, upholding part of discover the mystery of God. These experiences in turn invite us a South Dakota law. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier said doctors to know God. This is especially true in the ministry of the Rite of must disclose to pregnant women that ‘the abortion will terminate Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Each year the RCIA team the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.” (Dakota and sponsors affirm how they are more blessed and transformed as Voice, August 23, 2009) they accompany others on their journey toward initiation into the Catholic Church. After the great Easter feast, we all share how the “The makers of MRI machines and CAT scanners the size of conversion of the participants influenced the intensity of our own minivans are now rolling out handheld ultrasound machines just faith. The RCIA rituals tend to stir up faith and prevent our own slightly larger than iPhones, hoping they’ll become as commonly faith from becoming merely a head trip. used as stethoscopes.” (The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2010) Every moment of our lives and every inch of our living space “Around the rim supporting the cupola in the Capitol at Jef- can be sacred time and sacred space because this is where we enjoy a ferson City there is a series of quotations etched in the marble. On breakthrough to divine mystery. Tuesday March 31st 2010 Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life, spoke eloquently about the role played by ultrasound in The Nursing Home Ministry is another area of faith forma- introducing mothers to those in their wombs waiting to be born. tion that fosters the breakthrough of the divine for those who are After her presentation, I went over and looked carefully at the in- involved as volunteers. The encounters of working with the residents scription on the rim facing her podium. It read: WHERE THERE of Town and Country Healthcare, the Cedars at JCA and Delmar IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PERISH. For almost a 100 years Gardens – West are truly full of wonder. We experience a mystery this inscription has stood there. Its message has rarely been more dimension when we interpret our interactions with the residents applicable than on that very day. For on that day, once again, the with the power of faith. House of Representatives of Missouri passed a bill and forwarded Seasonal offerings and traditions have an important place in it to the Senate that would require abortionists, 24 hours before our spirituality. The Parish Lenten Renewal again helped our faith performing an abortion, to offer their client the opportunity to see come alive this year. The richness of the variety of the presentations an ultrasound of the developing fetus in the womb… ” provided an opportunity to view ordinary circumstances of our lives “The figure of 90 percent has been quoted by those who work in in order to encounter the extraordinary. Also, two new seasonal counseling for women who, after viewing an ultrasound, decide not events were offered this past year, Advent by Candlelight and a Mass to have an abortion but to bring their child to birth. The Pregnancy for Mothers. These evenings offered us the enjoyment of hospitality Resource Centers that have been springing up in the vicinity of with each other while relaxing in the presence of the Lord. abortion clinics across the land provide testimony of this estimate.” 65 Th e S a i n t L o u i s A b b e y C a l e n d a r 2 0 1 0 - 1 1 August Sat 13 SOC Annual Dinner (Luke Rigby Award) Wed 9 MCL Day of Recollection Tue 10 ALU Board Meeting Sun 14 SCH Open House Fri 11 OSB Vocations Vigil Thu 12 MCL Board Meeting/Mass/Luncheon Mon 15 SCH Review Day – No Classes Sat 12 SCH SAT I Fri 13 OSB Vocations Vigil Tue 16 PAR Council Meeting Sat 12 SCH Advisor Meeting Sun 15-21 OSB Monastic Retreat Tue 16-18 SCH Fall Term Examinations Mon 14-16 SCH Senior Retreat at LaSalle Mon 16 SCH Summer Proficiency Exams Fri 19 SCH Grading Day – No Classes Tue 15 PAR Parish Council Sun 22 MCL Xanadu Kick-Off Party Sat 20 SCH Advisor Meeting Fri 18 OSB School Mass Sun 22 OSB Conventual Chapter Mon 22 SCH Winter Term begins Fri 18-25 SCH Spring Break Begins Mon 23-27 SCH Faculty Days Tue 22 SCH AMC Math Contest – Junior School Sun 20-22 PAR Lenten Renewal Thu 26 SCH Back to School Roundup Wed 24 OSB School Mass Mon 28 SCH Classes Resume Sun 29 PAR Holy Trinity Scholarship Brunch Wed 24 OSB Ecumenical Prayer Service Mon 28 SCH Form V Mock Admission Meeting Sun 29 SCH Orientation for Class of 2016 Thu 25-26 SCH Thanksgiving Holiday (tentative) Sun 29 OSB New Parents’ Reception Mon 29 SCH School Resumes Mon 30 OSB School Mass – Classes Begin Mon 29 SCH Form IV Day of Recollection April Tue 31 FCL Fathers’ Club BBQ and General Meeting Tue 30 MCL Xanadu Meeting Fri 1 OSB School Mass Sun 3-5 SCH Form II Camp Ondessonk September December Wed 6 MCL Senior Moms' Retreat Thu 2 SCH Form VI Parent/Student College Night Fri 3 OSB School Mass Fri 8 OSB School Mass Fri 3 MCL Form I Mothers’ Coffee Sat 4 SCH SAT I and II Fri 8 SCH Junior Tie Blessing Fri 3 SCH Summer Reading Discussion Sat 4 SCH SSAT Test Fri 8 OSB Vocations Vigil Mon 6 SCH Labor Day – No Classes Sun 5 PAR Saint Vincent de Paul Breakfast Sat 9 SCH ACT with writing option Tue 7 SCH Form V-VI-JUM College Fair Tue 7 MCL Christmas Boutique Mon 11 SCH School Mass Wed 8 SCH Freshman Meet the Teacher Evening Wed 8 SCH Holy Day – No School Mon 11 SCH Field Day Thu 9 SCH Form V Parent/Student College Night Thu 9 SCH Form II Parents’ Orientation Thu 14 SCH Chorale Concert/Art Exhibit Fri 10 OSB School Mass Fri 10 OSB School Mass Fri 15 SCH Awards Day Fri 10 OSB Vocations Vigil Fri 10 OSB Vocations Vigil Sun 17 SCH Orientation – Class of 2017 Sat 11 SCH ACT with writing option Sat 11 SCH ACT with writing option Tue 19 PAR Council Meeting Mon 13 SCH Form III Day of Recollection Sat 11 SCH Priory/Visitation Dance @ Viz Wed 20-25 SCH Easter Break – dismissal 4:30 p.m Tue 14 SCH Form I Parents’ Program Tue 14 SCH Form IV College Evening Tue 26 SCH School Resumes Wed 15 SCH Parent Network Speaker Fri 17 OSB School Mass Thu 28 MCL Board Meeting Fri 17 OSB School Mass Sun 19 OSB Monks’ Mass/Open House Thu 28 MCL Spring Luncheon Fri 17 SCH Class Pictures Tue 21 PAR Council Meeting Fri 29 SCH School Mass Fri 17 ALU Alumni Soccer Game Tue 21 SCH Christmas Break Begins – 3 p.m. dismissal Fri 29 SCH Junior Ring Ceremony and Reception Fri 17-19 ALU Reunion Weekend Wed 22 ALU Alumni Christmas Party Sat 30 SCH Junior/Senior Prom Fri 17 FCL Junior School Recreation Night Sat 18 ALU Grant’s Farm Party January 2011 May Tue 21 PAR Parish Council Meeting Mon 3 SCH Classes Resume Sun 1 PAR First Eucharist Wed 22 SCH Senior Essay Writing Workshop Mon 3 SCH Rebel Rendezvous Mon 2-13 SCH Advanced Placement Exams Thu 23 OSB Terry Barber Concert (Abbey Church) Mon 3 SCH Form VI Parents’ Graduation Meeting Tue 3 SCH Orientation – Class of 2018 Fri 24 OSB School Mass Tue 4 MCL Xanadu Meeting Thu 5 MCL Volunteer Appreciation Mass & Brunch Sat 25 SCH Advisor Meeting Fri 7 OSB School Mass Fri 6 OSB School Mass Tue 28 MCL Xanadu Meeting Mon 10 SCH Conversation with the Headmaster Fri 6 SCH Junior School Mixer Wed 12 SCH Forms III and VI Parent/Teacher Conference Sat 7 SCH SAT I and II October Thu 13 SCH Form V Parent/Student College Night Mon 9 SOC Board Meeting Fri 1 OSB School Mass Fri 14 OSB School Mass Fri 13 OSB School Mass Fri 1-3 ALU Alumni Retreat Fri 14 OSB Vocations Vigil Fri 13 OSB Vocations Vigil Sat 2 SCH “Priory” CC Invitational Mon 17 SCH M.L.King Holiday - No Classes Sun 15 ALU Grant’s Farm Picnic Sat 2 PAR Candlelight Dinner Tue 18 PAR Council Meeting Sun 15 OSB Evensong Sun 3-5 SCH Form I – Camp Ondessonk Wed 19 SCH Form II and V Parent/Teacher Conference Tue 17 PAR Council Meeting Mon 4 SCH Faculty Professional Day – No Classes Thu 20 SCH Form I and IV Parent/Teacher Conference Thu 19-21 SCH Spring Play Mon 4 PAR Pet Blessing Fri 21 OSB School Mass Fri 20 SCH School Mass Wed 6 SCH Form I Parent/Teacher Conference Sat 22 SCH SAT I and II Mon 23 SCH Review Day – No Classes Thu 7 MCL Mass and Luncheon Sat 22 SCH SSAT Test Tue 24-26 SCH Final Exams Thu 7 SCH Form II Parent/Teacher Conference Sat 22 FCL Father/Son Banquet Wed 25 MCL Senior Mother/Son Mass/Lunch Fri 8 OSB School Mass Wed 26 SCH Form III Parent/Student Meeting Thu 26 MCL Form II Picnic Fri 8 SCH Admission Coffee Fri 28 OSB School Mass Thu 26 SCH End of Year Faculty Meeting Fri 8 OSB Vocations Vigil Sat 29 SCH Advisor Meeting Sat 28 SCH Form II Mass/Reception Fri 8 SCH Junior School Mixer Sat 29 MCL Junior School Mother/Son Mass/Lunch Sun 29 SCH Senior Graduation Sat 9 ALU Homecoming Sun 29 MCL Senior Lock In Sat 9 SCH SAT I and II February Mon 11 SCH Parent Network –Spirituality Presentation Tue 1 SCH Blood Drive June Tue 12 SCH Form III and IV Parent/Teacher Conference Fri 4 OSB School Mass Wed 1 SCH Advisors Meeting Wed 13 SCH PSAT Exam Day –Forms IV and V Fri 4 MCL Xanadu Auction Preview Party Sat 4 SCH SAT I and II Thu 14 AMC Mass and Luncheon Sat 5 MCL Xanadu Auction 2011 Sun 5 FCL Float Trip Thu 14 SCH Form V and VI Parent/Teacher Conference Mon 7 SCH Faculty Development – No Classes Sun 5 PAR Picnic Fri 15 OSB School Mass Tue 8 SCH ASHME (High School Math Exam) Tue 7 ALU Board Meeting Sat 16 MCL Trivia Night Tue 8 ALU Mass/Dinner/Board Meeting with Monks Fri 10 SCH Aim High Begins Tue 19 PAR Council Meeting Wed 9 SCH Parent Network Speaker Fri 10 AMC Margarita Party Wed 20 SCH PLAN Exam Day - Sophomores Fri 11 OSB School Mass Fri 10 OSB Vocations Vigil Fri 22 OSB School Mass Fri 11 OSB Vocations Vigil Sat 11 SCH ACT with writing option Fri 22 ALU Career Day Fri 11 FCL Junior School Recreation Night Mon 13 SCH Summer School Begins Sat 23 SCH High School Dance Sat 12 SCH ACT with writing option Tue 21 PAR Council Meeting Sat 23 SCH ACT with writing option Tue 15 MCL Xanadu Wrap-Up Sun 24 OSB St. Louis Collegium Vocale Concert Tue 15 PAR Council Meeting July Wed 27 SCH Mock Admission Interview Workshops- Thu 17-20 SCH Winter Musical Fri 8 OSB Vocations Vigil Seniors Fri 18 SCH Junior School Mixer Fr 22 SCH End of Summer School Fri 29 OSB School Mass Mon 21 SCH Presidents’ Day – No Classes Sat 31 OSB Fiscal Year Ends Tue 22 SCH Form I, II & V Exams November Fri 25 SCH Grading Day – No Classes Mon 1 SCH Holy Day – No Classes Sun 27 MCL Senior Mother/Son Prom Tue 2 MCL Xanadu Meeting Mon 28 SCH Spring Term begins Thu 4 FCL Happy Hour Mon 28-1 SCH Junior Retreat LaSalle KEY: ALU Alumni Fri 5 OSB School Mass FCL Fathers’ Club Sat 6 SCH SAT I and II March MCL Mothers’ Club Thu 3 FCL Happy Hour OSB Monastery Mon 8 SCH Blood Drive – High School Commons Fri 4 OSB School Mass Tue 9 ALU Board Meeting PAR Saint Anselm Parish Fri 4 SCH High School attend Repertory Theatre SCH Saint Louis Priory School Wed 10 MCL Board Meeting Sun 6 OSB Vespers @Church of St. Michael & St. Fri 12 OSB School Mass SOC Saint Louis Abbey Society George Fri 12 SCH Class Picture Re-Takes Tue 8 SCH Winter Sports Assembly Dates are subject to change Fri 12 OSB Vocations Vigil Wed 9 OSB School Mass – Ash Wednesday 66 Th e S a i n t L o u i s A b b e y O r g a n i z at i o n s 2 0 1 0 - 1 1 THE BENEDICTINE Barry H. Beracha Daniel E. Richardson ’60 Philip L. Willman ’71 COMMUNITY Andrew D. Busch ’81 Jerry E. Ritter vice PresiDent Christina M. Busch Fred N. Sauer ’63 Charles F. Garvin ’76 abbot William K. Busch ’78 J. Joseph Schlafly III ’69 Abbot Thomas Frerking Donald W. Bussmann, M.D. Thomas F. Schlafly ’66 FATHERS’ CLUB Prior John R. Capps ’68 Patrick T. Stokes Father Gregory Mohrman ’76 PresiDent Julian L. Carr Frederick M. Switzer III David L. Taiclet, Sr. sub Prior Julie S. Constantino James D. Switzer ’64 Father Paul Kidner George C. Convy ’61 Chairman vice PresiDent Michael C. Convy ’66 Terrence R. Tobin ’71 Daniel Bruns in solemn voWs John E. Cramer III ’60 William J. Travis ’64 Father Luke Rigby treasurer Harriet Switzer Cronin, Ph.D. Larry D. Umlauf Daniel Wagner Father Timothy Horner Louis F. Desloge, Jr., John R. Wagner, M.D. Father Ralph Wright Chairman Emeritus John G. Wilmsen secretary/communications Father Benedict Allin Robert C. Dunn, Jr., M.D. ’60 Andrew R. Zinsmeyer Christopher P. McKee Father Finbarr Dowling Nancy E. Galvin Father Laurence Kriegshauser Walter J. Galvin SAINT LOUIS PRIORY MOTHERS’ CLUB Brother Symeon Gillette Charles F. Garvin, M.D.’76 SCHOOL PresiDent Father Gerard Garrigan Margaret B. Garvin heaDmaster Michelle Moen Brother Mark Kammerer Terri Goslin-Jones Father Dominic Lenk Father Michael Brunner vice PresiDent Frank J. Guyol, Jr. Father Bede Price boarD oF trustees Michele Forshaw Stephen J. Hall ’67 Father Augustine Wetta The Abbot, Prior and monks in F. Lee Hawes corresPonDing secretary Father Michael Brunner solemn vows form the Board of Florence W. Hawes Trustees which governs Saint Louis Jana Swanger Father Ambrose Bennett Frederick L. Hawes, Jr. ’79 Priory School. The Trustees are recorDing secretary Brother Aidan McDermott David H. Hoffmann chaired by the Abbot. Jane Keating Brother Linus Dolce Jerri Hoffmann Brother Maximilian aDvisors treasurer Beatrice H. Human The Advisors, appointed for Toczylowski ’00 Jonathan W. Igoe ’70 Joanne Welsh Brother Alban Salinas ’99 three-year terms, assist the Trustees Sarah D. Igoe in the governance of Saint Louis Brother Francis Hein Robert G. Jones XANADU XLI Priory School by providing advice Brother Sixtus Roslevich Gene E. Kalhorn and counsel. They are ex officio AUCTION Brother Andrew Senay Stephen M. Keller, M.D. members of the Saint Louis Abbey chair Brother Cassian Koenemann ’97 Robert V. Kerwin Society Board of Directors for the Pattie Schafer Theodore A. Kienstra, Jr. ’60 duration of their terms as Advisors. co-chair Jeffrey T. Kochelek in temPorary voWs James L. Nouss, Jr. ’72, Jean Hively Mary Kochelek Brother Cuthbert Elliott ’02 Chairman Mark A. Luning ’73 Brother John McCusker ’01 Thomas J. Byrne, Jr. ’85 ALUMNI MOTHERS’ D. Brad Marrs, M.D. novice Sarah D. Igoe CLUB James K. McAtee ’64 Brother Dunstan Holms William J. McKenna Judge Michael T. Jamison PresiDent Brother Edward Mazuski ’05 Robert M. Merenda ’65 Theodore J. MacDonald, Jr. Sarah D. Igoe Sam J. Merenda, M.D D. John Sauer ’93 choir oblate James D. Switzer ’64 Brother Philip O’Donnell Elizabeth J. Mudd SAINT ANSELM J. Gerard Mudd ’75 Father Peter Weigand, OSB PARISH SAINT LOUIS ABBEY Richard W. Mullen ’63 ex oFFicio aDvisors Pastor SOCIETY BOARD OF James J. Murphy, Jr. ’61 Martin S. Fitzgerald Father Gerard Garrigan DIRECTORS Alfred R. Naunheim Joseph V. Gleich associate Pastor Members of the Abbey Society James L. Nouss Julie C. Lohr Father Benedict Allin provide counsel, assistance and James L. Nouss, Jr. ’72 Dawn M. Szatkowski financial support to the monastic Christian B. Peper Philip L. Willman ’71 community. Raymond C. Plas PARISH COUNCIL James D. Barnes ’61 Charles F. Pollnow, Jr. ’80 PresiDent ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Geoffrey Gorse, M.D. Linn H. Bealke ’62 Anna Polozzi-Keller Peter F. Benoist ’66 Robert G. Potter PresiDent
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