Easter 2014

Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed!

This is the clarion call of the Church throughout the centuries, as we celebrate again the great mystery of our Redemption in the Paschal Mystery of the suffering, death and Resurrection of Jesus. God, in Christ, has triumphed over the power of sin and death, and brought us into  the kingdom of His Son.

Our prayer is that all of you in the Abbey family may know the power of that grace in your lives this Easter.

With many blessings,

The monks of Saint Louis Abbey

Loving and gracious God, 

In this season of celebration, 

We thank you for the gift of your Son, 

Whose Passion, Death and Resurrection

Have freed us from from the snares of death

And brought us into the Kingdom 

Which you have prepared for us from the foundation of the world.


As we renew our faith in the Risen Lord this Easter

Help us to strive ever more fully

To live as He taught us

To love one another with His selfless love

And to witness to the power of the Spirit at work in the world,

Now and every day of our lives.



Congratulations to the following students who were elected by their classmates to serve on the Student Council next year:



Urban Cornett

Grant Dow

Jack Gorczyca

Dan Kelly

Stephen Millsap



David Holmes

Liam Mardis

Connor Wright



Nick Boveri

Dan Cogan

Tejas Sekhar



Richard James

Sohan Kancherla

Matt Spellman


Parent Network

Mary Clipart

Thursday, May 1

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Notre Dame High School
320 E. Ripa Ave.
St. Louis, Mo. 63125

All parents are welcome!

The Parent Network Day of Prayer is a beautiful way to wrap up the year. We will begin the day at Notre Dame at 9:00 AM with the Rosary by the Mary Statue followed with a brief reception and reflection by one of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the Mother House around the front of the building. The rest of the day is yours to do special prayerful activities at your respective High Schools.

Directions: Take I-270 South (Turns into 255 East by 55 exits.) to Telegraph Road. Make left onto Telegraph. It will turn into Kingston as you go straight. Follow Kingston to Ripa Ave. and make a right at the corner (by the Honda building and park). You will see the School and Mother House; proceed straight to the parking lot. The Mary Statue is located in the courtyard directly off the parking lot and in front of Romana Hall. 

The school is in Lemay overlooking the Mississippi River and next door to Jefferson Barracks Park.


Mr. O'Connell writes...

I don’t want to come across as desperate or anything, but

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!(too many exclamation points?)

I really need some Priory families who will serve as hosts for these 2 Chilean boys who will be with us from August to the end of February 2014-15.  If you think you can help for all or part of the time, please contact me ASAP.  Thanks, Kevin O’Connell (ext. 122) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is unlikely they will resemble these particular children, but they might! Actual photos are being shipped by steamer through the Panama Canal…apparently.
Chileans Chileans

Hosting them means bringing them into the daily life of your family life and providing them with parental supervision just as you would with your own children, transporting them to school and school functions.  While they are here, they are regular Priory students.  They are not on vacation, but will  have homework, tests, quizzes, exams, papers, grades, sports etc. just like your own son and they will obey your every command too …just like your own son. 

Their families have agreed to contribute $400/month to host families to help defray some of the expense.


Mr. O'Connell writes...

Summer '15 Trip Hey Kids!

How about a
trip to Italy
and Greece next

Summer 15 Trip Map
Summer 14 trip

John Belushi will NOT be chaperoning.  He’s unavailable.

No need to pack
much…just a
change of togas.

More info will soon appear on the bulletin board in the High School hallway.

If you’re interested in learning more, an informational meeting for students and parents will be held after the Easter holiday.  Let me know to put you on the list for a personal invitation to it.  -  Kevin O’Connell, International Coordinator Extraordinaire

Download a brochure about the trip


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