Priest Day

Blue Mass 11:30 a.m., Archabbey Basilica
Memorial Service, Arnold Palmer, 11:00 a.m., Archabbey Basilica
Diocesan Day of Mercy, 5 p.m. Mass Bishop Edward C. Malesic, Celebrant/Homilist 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reception, Fred Rogers Center
Closing of the Holy Year Door of Mercy 9:30 a.m. Mass, Archabbey Basilica. Reception: Parish Assembly Room

Pope Francis Receives Steelers Football

Saint Vincent Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., presented an autographed Pittsburgh Steelers football to His Holiness Pope Francis at an audience with the Holy Father this morning. Photo is courtesy of © L’Osservatore Romano. Read More.

Archabbot Douglas Prayed With Arnie

Benedictine Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was with Arnold Palmer when the golfing great died September 25 in Pittsburgh. It wasn't the first time Archabbot Nowicki had visited Palmer that day. Palmer, 87, was in a hospital awaiting a heart operation scheduled for Sept. 26. "I went to say a prayer and give him a blessing. About an hour after I'd departed, I got a call" that Palmer's health was failing rapidly, the archabbot told Catholic News Service in a September 26 telephone interview. Read More.

Blue Mass October 2

Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary and the Diocese of Greensburg will hold a Blue Mass, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 2, in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, to honor local and state police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel. Father Joseph Adams, O.S.B., director of public safety at Saint Vincent College, will be principal celebrant and homilist. Read More.

Saint Jerome, Presbyter, Doctor of the Church
In September of 1911, the Saint Vincent Journal noted that "Although Saint Vincent College has been lighted by electricity for a number of years, yet this light was furnished in the morning and in the evening only until 9 o'clock. Now we shall have electric light also by night. A new dynamo will be installed and a new line of electric wires will be placed in the corridors, sleeping apartments, and at the entrances of the building."

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