Education: Father Diman

As they usually did, the 22 Benedictine monks around the hollow square of tables ate their simple noon meal in silence. But then, since it was a special occasion, they broke out the good Priory port, to toast the eldest of their number. It was the Rev. Dom John Hugh Diman's 83rd birthday. It was also a memorable fortnight for him. Last week his old school, St. George's (Episcopal), one of the top U.S. prep schools, celebrated its 50th year. This week another of his old schools, Portsmouth Priory (Catholic), marked its 20th. He founded both, and was their first headmaster.


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