Mr. Terry Monihan, a former teacher at Seton, died this week. His Mass of Christian Burialwas celebrated last Saturday (Nov 27, 2010) at All Saints Catholic Church. Mr. Monihan taught geography and Latin at Seton and Latin at our sister school St. John Neumann. Mr. Monihan was a brilliant Latin scholar who was virtually bilingual in the language, which was very much alive to him. He knew Latin so well that he was able to continue teaching even after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He was also noted for his sense orf humor and, above all, his deep and abiding love for his Catholic Faith.
We extend our sympathies to his sons, Nicholas and Christopher, both of whom attended Seton, and to his loving wive Peggy, who devotedly cared for him during his illness. The marriage vows read “I will be true to you in good times and in bad”. But Peggy is living proof that in a truly Christ-centered and self-giving marriage, there are no “bad times”, only opportunities to give love.
Seton Graduate Sean O’Reilly, who plays D1 men’s soccer for St. Francis University in Loretto, PA, was named to ESPN’S Academic All American- First Team. He is in his senior year at St. Francis.
- Sean is a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal VA
- After being homeschooled for 11 years he attended Seton High School in Manassas his senior year of High School
- During that year, Sean was part of the Seton’s State Championship Team with players like Stephen Duran, Jake Arnold, the Flynn brothers and the Rangel brothers.
You can follow the link below to see the teams as named.
ESPN Academic All American Soccer Teams
“O’Reilly’s Two Goals Lift Red Flash Past Sacred Heart in NEC Semifinal”
“Fleming, O’Reilly Garner ESPN Academic All-America Honors” is Here:
Video Highlights of NEC SemiFinals at You Tube
In 1981, Tom and Mary Ellen Vander Woude moved their (at the time) five sons from Georgia to Manassas, VA to attend Seton School. Over the years, Tom served on Seton’s Board of Directors, ran the homeschool, coached the junior varsity and varsity boys’ soccer and basketball teams. He served as a jack of all trades to provide for Seton’s needs including installing its current wood floor, bleachers, curtain, and even electricity. Six of his sons graduated from Seton, but all seven of them were involved in Seton’s basketball program. Tom even coached his grandson Tim on the junior varsity. Two years ago, on the Feast of Our Lady’s Nativity, he died as he lived – giving generously of himself to save his youngest son, Joseph.
On the second anniversary of his death, Seton dedicated the gym floor in his memory. The ceremony began with the rosary led by his former players, altar boys and granddaughter Maggie. Afterward, Mrs. Carroll and Mr. Tim Heisler read tributes written by Mr. Westhoff, Bishop Loverde, Archbishop Chaput and others. Father Tom Vander Woude then blessed the court and the student body. Fittingly, due to all the Marian days hosted at the Vander Woude home, the ceremony opened and closed with hymns to Our Lady. Thank you to all the students, parents, friends and alumni who attended the event.
Service to Seton:
Member of the Board
Director of Seton Homestudy
Varsity Basketball Coach
Varsity Soccer Coach
JV Basketball Coach
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Links to transcripts of tributes:
Please pray for Dominic Raphael Buser
Beloved son of Michalene and Vincent Buser (C’???)
who was born, baptized and died on: July 28, 2010
at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
In lieu of flowers or gifts please consider a donation to:
Center for Womens Health
c/o Dr. Manning; Perinatal Palliative Care
423 North 21st Street, Suite 202
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Over the Fourth of July weekend, The Benin family was in a serious car accident in France. Joe, and two of his children are fine, but his wife Rachel continues to be hospitalized. After many tests, doctors seem to think there was miraculously no harm done to the unborn baby. Rachel sustained many injuries. Please for her healing.
Sean O’Hare ’99 has a new Princeton, NJ based start-up energy company off of the ground and beginning to soar. Read all about it by clicking here.