2024

  • January

    ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Sam Geha '14 qualifies for U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon at 10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 3) in Orlando, Fla.

    By Noell Barnidge
    For Sam Geha, Benedictine Military School Class of 2014, running the race of his life has resulted in the opportunity of a lifetime. At 10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 3), Geha will be among the nation’s elite male and female long-distance runners competing in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, on a course through downtown Orlando, Fla., to qualify to represent Team USA in the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.

    Geha, 28, qualified to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials when he ran the Grandma’s Marathon in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 25 seconds June 18, 2022, in Duluth, Minn. Saturday, he will be among approximately 200 hopefuls competing for one of only three men’s roster spots on Team USA.
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  • SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Benedictine in Savannah began by educating emancipated persons

    By Noell Barnidge
    In May 1874, Benedictine monks Fr. Oswald Moosmuller, O.S.B., and Fr. Maurice Kaeder, O.S.B., came to Savannah from Europe by way of Saint Vincent Monastery in Latrobe, Pa., at the request of Savannah Bishop William Gross, who sought to educate and convert the recently emancipated persons in accordance with the directives of the Council of Baltimore and the Catholic Bishops.

    True to the Bishop’s commitment, the founding of St. Benedict’s parish occurred soon after the monks’ arrival and a school followed in 1875. The school prospered and another was built at Isle of Hope to make it more accessible to the Black community in the rural areas south of town. The Benedictines bought a plot of land on Isle of Hope and Dr. DuPont donated an additional plot. The Benedictines founded the first monastery in the South on these two plots. The new school and small monastery opened in the summer of 1876. Although several recruits joined, within a year the monastery members died of yellow fever.
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