Celebrating St. Benedict

On Wednesday,  March 21 the students of St. Benedict Academy united with the students of St. Anselm College  to celebrate  across cultures and generations, the transitus of  Saint Benedict.

This event has quickly become a favorite amongst teachers, parents, monks and students alike.  This year weather provided Saint Benedict students the opportunity to sit on the lawn in front of the St. Anselm Abbey and sing. A few of the third grade girls lead students in variety  of their favorite hymns. Several parents and grandparents were able to join us at the Abbey as well. Sr. Judy especially enjoyed the communion song ” it was joyous for us to hear the children’s voices expressing concern for the poor, when they sang The Lord hears the cry of the poor.”

This year’s celebration also included a surprise gift from the Knights of Columbus. Together with Ian Synder  the Knights donated lovely t-shirts with the St. Benedict logo and “Got Monks” on the back. Students were extremely thankful not only with the t-shirts but the opportunity to have a dress down day to show them off!