My first visit to Saint Louis Priory School was hosted by Father Gregory Mohrman, recently returned to the position of Head of School after a period of time serving the monastery in other roles. I enjoyed a personal tour of the school and abbey and deep discussion on topics ranging from the of the accreditation process to principles of Catholicism. This was a moment in which I reflected on just how much I learn as I visit ISACS schools.
Priory’s mission is to provide a Benedictine, Catholic, college preparatory education of the highest excellence so as to help talented and motivated young men develop their full potential as children of God. Founded in 1956, today the school serves 432 boys in grades 7 through 12. Priory is sponsored, owned, and operated by the Benedictine monks who make their life at the abbey and is independent of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The faculty includes 16 monks and 53 lay teachers.
This recent video offers an introduction to the school:
What one aspect of Saint Louis Priory would Father Gregory most like to highlight for his ISACS colleagues? He states:
With a growing monastic community of younger monks (now totally 33), all of whom are committed to teaching and being active in our school, Priory is in a unique position to foster an atmosphere where the sacred and the secular intersect. Throughout its 1500 year history, Benedictine monasticism has cherished learning, and has seen in education a path to greater spiritual awareness. This is the legacy we can give to our students, and our graduates’ appreciation of the the values and perspectives they have received from their Priory education is a testament to the monks’ fidelity to their long tradition of handing on a vision of Christian humanism.