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Month: February 2024

The Gretchen Wenner Butler Student Wellness Fund

The Need Mental health and wellness are key to our students’ overall health and wellbeing. Good mental health is as important as good physical health. Diagnoses of neurodiversity, anxiety, and depression together represent the most diagnosed mental health conditions among school-age children nationally. Those diagnoses become even more prevalent during the teen years. We experience all these […]

Lenten Reflection: Caring for Others

Junior Elizabeth St. Hilaire shared the following reflection about serving others during Lent. As we prepare to celebrate the resurrection at Easter, Lent is a time to consider sacrifice, prayer, charity, and helping others.  “You will never regret helping someone.“ Charity and almsgiving are pillars of this Lenten season. Because I am myfather’s daughter, this task […]

Lenten Reflection: Giving Alms

Physics Teacher and Esports Coach Charles Miller shared the following reflection about almsgiving (giving) is a way to live out our gratitude for all that God has given us, and as way of showing that we are responsible for each other. When I was a kid, my dad told me a quote that completely confused […]

Prep Alums Turn Poetry into Action 

Emiliana Cofell ’12 & Rebecca Hare ’11 Find Inspiration in Benedictine Values in Collaboration of Social Justice Publications Emiliana Cofell ’12 met Rebecca Hare ’11 in the halls of Saint John’s Prep in 2009 where they both discovered their love of poetry. Solo contributors to the school’s literary magazine, The Triangle, they didn’t become literary […]

In Memoriam ~ Michael M. Donahue ’50

Michael M. Donahue ’50   Michael Martin Donahue, age 91, of Plymouth passed away on February 3, 2024, of natural causes. Michael was born in St. Cloud to Garrett and Erma Donahue. He attended St. John’s Preparatory School and Saint John’s University, graduating with an Economics degree.   Michael married his childhood sweetheart Mary Donahue […]