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St. Benedict Academy Alumnae Association

The purpose of the Saint Benedict Academy Alumnae Association is to promote and maintain the bond of the members, support the ministries of the Benedictine Sisters, promote Catholic education and support and encourage its members in their involvement in service to ministries that promote Benedictine Values and traditions.

We are committed to carrying out the philosophy of our Benedictine Education-to develop to our full potential, to build community wherever we are, and to offer our gifts for others so that in all things God may be glorified.

We learned to appreciate ourselves as independent and unique women, to stand alone when necessary, to live with purpose, to work as part of something greater than ourselves.

Classes who are planning reunions next year are eligible to receive a $35 check to help defray mailing costs. Also provided will be an updated class list from our database as well as a set of labels.  Please provide us with any information regarding your reunion that you would like posted on this website. We would also appreciate and follow up stories and photos you might wish to share. All we ask is that you provide us with new or updated addresses for the database.  It is one of the best ways we have to keep in touch with friends and classmates.

Please contact Ann Comstock. Call 814-899-0614 ext. 2573 or email [email protected]

School Song (until 1945) A cheer for SBA for dear old SBA. Let’s sing her memory in joyful song. A cheer for SBA for dear old SBA. The school we love The school we love. Throughout our future lives We’ll ever honor thee. Inspired by thy light shall be our loyalty Shall be, shall be our loyalty. A cheer for SBA for dear old SBA. We’ll voice our song thy praise prolong.

School Song (after 1945) A cheer for dear St. Benedict’s And many happy days With friends we never can forget, Who join us in our praise; Where e’er we go in future days Thy honor we’ll proclaim; Inspir’d shall be our loyalty And glory to thy name. Refrain: St. Benedict’s, St. Benedict’s We’ll always hail thy halls; We’ll always come to thee again When Alma Mater calls. We thank thee for thy guiding care And all we’ve learned from thee To fill our hearts with higher power And opportunity; To make the best of everything, Meet troubles with a smile, To hold aloft our highest aim, And hail thee all the while.

Our Mission and Purpose are accomplished through:

• COMMUNICATION with our membership:
All Alumnae receive our Association’s newsletter in The Mount magazine. The Saint Benedict Academy Alumnae pages are updated periodically.

• COMMITMENT to Catholic Education:
Twenty $250 parochial educational scholarships are awarded each year to relatives of members.  Recipients are determined by lottery at the annual spring brunch.

• SUPPORT of the Benedictine Sisters in their inner-city ministries:
Events are held each year by the Alumnae Association at which time members of the association are asked for donations that support the association goals and the inner-city ministries of the Benedictine Sisters.

• PARTICIPATION in annual Alumnae events:
The Spring luncheon; the alumnae liturgy at Mount Saint Benedict followed by Brunch; the annual purse bingo; the Christmas party; plus additional events planned throughout the year.