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Honoring Benedictine Teachings B ill Phelps is a retired professor of constitutional and corporate law. His wife, Sayre Weaver, is a veteran trial lawyer who works for justice for victims of gun violence. Bill and Sayre have given Saint John’s Abbey their vacation cabin, with a retained life estate. They want to honor Benedictine teachings on peace, governance and stewardship, which shaped their approach to their careers as attorneys. “I would like to thank all teachers of Benedictine values, particularly Fr. Edward Arth ’43, Bill Weiler ’51 and Tom Matchie ’57, SOT ’62, who brought Saint John’s to my tiny North Dakota high school,” says Bill. It’s your will. To learn more about making a bequest to Saint John’s, contact Jim Dwyer ’75, director of planned giving, toll free at (800) 635-7303 or

Saint John's Magazine Summer/Fall 2013

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