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‘Under the Hood’ Series Debuts

New video series features the Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey

A new video anthology capturing the memories, history and traditions that St. Benedict’s Prep was built on, debuted on March 22. Dubbed, “Under the Hood,” the series features the Benedictine monks of Newark Abbey, Abbot Augustine Curley, O.S.B. ’74, Fr. Albert Holtz, O.S.B. ’60, Fr. Edwin Leahy, O.S.B. ’63 and Fr. Philip Waters ’63, who provide fascinating firsthand accounts of the origin of many Gray Bee traditions, the closure and resurrection of St. Benedict’s in 1972 and 1973, as well as the historic changes that have allowed the Benedict’s community to grow and continue to thrive.

“Under the Hood” coincides with the 50th anniversary of The Hive’s revival. Abbot Augustine said the project is vital so that future generations of Gray Bees better understand their place in the St. Benedict’s story and legacy. “Archives hold the institutional memory of the community. Students can see how things have changed in many ways over the years and how things have not changed in important aspects,” he said. “Traditions are what give you connection. Adopted kids become part of the family by learning the family story. They need to be rooted, be connected.”

Watch the series in its entirety at sbp.org/underthehood.

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