The Black Monks of Nashotah House fell to the students of Sacred Heart School of Theology and St. Francis Roman Catholic Seminary in a hard-fought football game played on October 18 before a screaming crowd of several. The loss was the first in six years for the fabled Black Monks, who entered the game hobbled by a recent rash of catastrophic injuries, graduations and ordinations. “It’s a hard loss to swallow,” said disconsolate Black Monks Coach and Quarterback Mark Polley, ’11, who during pre-game warm-ups aggravated an old injury to his shoulder suffered while swinging a thurible. “It would be one thing to lose to a bunch of Jesuits. Even a bunch of Dominicans. But Franciscans! I always thought Franciscans were supposed to be harmless.”
The St. Laurence Cup pits Covenant Nashotah House and Sacred Heart School of Theology against each other for possession of the St. Laurence Trophy. The two schools formed a sister school relationship in 1981, pledging to remember each other in prayer during celebrations of the Eucharist, to include each other in liturgical celebrations, to share each other’s facilities and programs and to work together for the common good. After the game, both teams joined in a service of Solemn Vespers in the Chapel of St. Francis Seminary.
2011 Match time TBD