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In Memoriam ~ Fr. Rene Thomas McGraw, OSB ’53

Fr. Rene Thomas McGraw, OSB ’53   Monk of Saint John’s Abbey Collegeville, Minnesota BORN: 19 JUNE 1935 PROFESSED: 11 JULY 1956 ORDAINED: 2 JUNE 1962 DIED: 20 NOVEMBER 2022   Thomas William McGraw was the second oldest of five children born to Joseph and Lucile Frances (Ryan) McGraw in Litchfield, Minnesota, on June 19, 1935. Thomas received […]

SJP Students Raise over $2,600 for Thanksgiving food drive

We are GratefulThanksgiving Food Drive Raises more than $2,600 for Local Families in Need Saint John’s Prep students, faculty and staff are sharing the spirit of Thanksgiving by donating food and money to the St. Joseph Community Food Shelf. The Thanksgiving food drive benefitting the Food Shelf was a huge success thanks to the efforts […]

My Thanksgiving is Perpetual

Head of School Jon McGee shared the following Thanksgiving message with our families this week. We hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are grateful for your support! I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. Henry David Thoreau Be present in all things and thankful […]

Prep Named Top Catholic School in Minnesota

SJP CITED AMONG THE TOP CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES & THE Top STEM SCHOOL IN STEARNS COUNTY Saint John’s Prep is thrilled to announce that we were recognized by Niche as the best Catholic high school in Minnesota in their 2023 Best School Rankings! We also were cited among the top 30 Catholic schools in the […]

SJP Cross Country Runners Compete at State Meet

The boys’ and girls’ cross country team ended the season on a rainy and cold day at the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 5 at St. Olaf College. Representing the girls’ team was Section 5A third place runner Olivia Pauly ’24. She placed 30th overall at the state meet, improving her 2021 placement […]

In Memoriam ~ john Krebsbach ’48

John Krebsbach ’48 (Non-grad) Father of Mark Krebsbach ’76    Memorial services celebrating the life of John Krebsbach, age 93, of St. Joseph will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. John passed away on Friday, October, 14, 2022 at the Assumption Home in Cold […]

Spiritual Reflection: A Dog’s Life

“It’s a Dog’s Life…”- we can only hope so! A reflection from Campus Ministry Director Chris Smith “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner One of the unexpected gifts of my 24 year old daughter moving in […]

Loren ’56 and Mary Ann Gross receive Benedictine Award

Loren ’56 and Mary Ann Gross are the 2022 Benedictine Award recipients from Saint John’s Preparatory School. The Benedictine Spirit Award is given in recognition of someone who has demonstrated long-term dedication to the mission of Saint John’s Prep. Their exceptional commitment continues to further our tradition of providing an exceptional Benedictine education as we prepare […]

Pat Held ’69 receives Compass Award

Head of School Jon McGee is proud to recognize Pat Held “69 as the 2022 recipient of the Compass Award. The Compass Award is given in recognition of an individual(s), business partner, or charitable foundation for their leadership, engagement, and support, which has provided direction and guidance for Saint John’s Prep. Below are the remarks […]

In Memoriam ~ Fr. Raymond Monsour ’55

Fr. Raymond Monsour ’55   Ordained February 2, 1963 Age 85, died October 4, 2022 Fr. Raymond George Monsour died on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.   Preceded in death by parents, Joseph & Sadie; and siblings, Tony, infant brother, Joe (Margo) and John (Shirley).   Survived by loving sisters, Mary Ann (Darrel) […]