Yesterday at the Benedictine Abbey on River Road the Corps of Cadets celebrated St. Benedict’s Day. This is an annual corps event with physical challenges and games, as well as a time for fellowship and worship alongside the monks. The day began with a mass and homily from Fr. Gregory, see below for the text of the homily. The Cadets then took to the athletic fields for several games including frisbee, volleyball, soccer, and dodgeball. After a delicious BBQ lunch the Cadets enjoyed the first of many centennial celebrations that will take place throughout the 2011-12 school year. The Cadets heard a motivational speech from Mr. Grapes and enjoyed over 500 cupcakes kindly baked by cadet parents. The cupcakes were artfully laid out in the “100 years”, and BHS shapes before being devoured by all the hungry Cadets. After this, the military department took over and the Cadets engaged in tug-of-war, tire flipping, and weighted running competitions. Thank you to all who joined us and helped out with this great celebration.
See below for the homily, photos, and a video from the day’s events.