St. Peter’s College going back to Dark Ages with feast

MUENSTER — St. Peter’s College is continuing its wealth of tradition with its upcoming medieval feast.

Students, staff, brothers, and community members are gathering together on Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in costume to eat without utensils.

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The feast was started as a way for students to meet the Benedictine monks of the abbey and to maintain the connection between education and faith at the College.

“The monks are still heavily involved with it as well. They’re always coming to the event, help plan the event...We’re quite fortunate to have the members that we do,” said Matthew Washkowsky, student services officer with St. Peter's College, with the majority of students are willing to dress up and act the part for the feast, Danish Oven is also making the bread bowl dishware for the feast, and the brothers of the abbey also excited to take part.

“We try to make it authentic as possible given the constraints of 2020.”

The monks are an important part of St. Peter’s College, but Washkowsky says that even going into March, there are still students who have yet to meet the 14 Benedictine monks who live at St. Peter’s Abbey. Washkowsky says that he has to encourage students to go say hi to the monks that work so closely with the College.

“We try and make sure we’re all working together to promote student wellness.”

Entertainment is provided in house with games and trivia for the students.

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