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Month: June 2020

In Memoriam ~ Howard “Bud” Prairie, Jr. ’44

Howard “Bud” Raymond Prairie, Jr. ’44, age 91 of Brooklyn Park, MN passed away peacefully on June 12, 2020 after a several week journey of physical setbacks that became too challenging to overcome. Bud was born 8/18/1928 in Marshall, MN. He worked for many years driving a semi and knew all the cafes in town […]

In Memoriam – Fr. Joel Kelly, O.S.B.

Father Joel Kelly, OSB  Monk of Saint John’s Abbey Collegeville, Minnesota Born: September 1, 1939 Professed: July 11, 1960 Ordained: June 4, 1966 Died: June 8, 2020 Father Joel died on Tuesday 8 June in the Abbey retirement center. He is survived by his sister, Karen Hartneck, Crystal, and three brothers, David, Minneapolis, Jerry, Chandler, […]

Hope and Community

The following message was sent to students, parents, alumni and friends of Saint John’s Prep. June 2, 2020 Dear Prep Community, It has been a week of profound tragedy and sorrow for our state and our country.The killing of George Floyd painfully reminds us of the human cost of racism and violence. It forces us […]