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In Memoriam ~ Kelly Bitzan Zittlow ’02

Kelly Bitzan Zittlow ’02  October 23, 1983 – December 18, 2023   Kelly Marie Bitzan Zittlow, cherished daughter, sister, cousin, aunt and friend, passed away at the age of 40.   Kelly’s compassionate spirit, tender heart, sense of humor and delight in nature will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. She was an […]

Saint John’s Prep Middle School Students Raise $1,882 for Families in Need

Saint John’s Prep middle school students are supporting families in need this Christmas by raising over $1,800 for Anna Marie’s Alliance. With the help of Col. Frank Imholte of Black Diamond Auctions, the students took part in a “white elephant” auction to raise the funds. This fun tradition has been a part of the Prep […]

Student Perspective: Experiencing and Sharing Hospitality

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith and to pilgrims.” Rule of Benedict, Chapter 53 Student Perspective: Experiencing and Sharing HospitalityJaden Weniger ‘26 In […]

In Memoriam – Richard Mahowald ’64

Richard Mahowald ’64 May 9, 1946-December 8, 2023 Richard Butler Mahowald passed away from congenital heart failure on December 8, 2023. Richard was born on May 9, 1946, to Dr. Ralph & Dorothy (Butler) Mahowald in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended St. Mary’s grade school. Richard graduated from Saint John’s Prep in Collegeville, Minnesota in […]

Student Perspective: Tis’ the Season… for Moderation

ModerationBy Liam Spychala ’25 The following essay was shared during the November 30, 2023 Prayer Service by Liam Spychala ’25. Saint John’s Prep hosts prayer services three times a month in which students learn about a faith focused topic. Students and faculty are invited to share their perspectives on the topic. The November 30 prayer […]

Thanksgiving 2023: Gratitude and Gratefulness

Be still, my soul, and steadfast.Earth and heaven both are still watchingthough time is draining from the clockand your walk, that was confident and quick,has become slow. So, be slow if you must, but letthe heart still play its true part.Love still as once you loved, deeplyand without patience. Let God and the worldnow you […]

In Memoriam – William “Bill” Schneider ’51

William “Bill” J. Schneider July 28, 1933 – November 15, 2023   William “Bill” J. Schneider, age 90, of Victoria passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.   Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at St. Victoria Catholic Church (8228 Victoria Dr) […]

Boys’ Cross Country Team Earns 7th place at State

Nick Hansen ’24 earns third place in championship race MSHSL State Cross Country Class A Meet The Cross Country teams ended a historically successful season in spectacular fashion! On Saturday, November 4, our athletes competed at the state cross country meet at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the U of M campus on November […]

Saint John’s Prep Senior is the State Cross Country Champion

Olivia Pauly ’24 is the First Johnnie to Earn the State Title Saint John’s Prep is proud to congratulate Olivia Pauly ’24  for winning the MSHSL Class A State Cross Country Championship race on November 4. She is the first Johnnie athlete to earn the state championship title. The race was held at the Les […]

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