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New Basilica Christmas Ornament Available

New Basilica Christmas Ornament Available Wednesday, November 22, 2000
 The third in a series of ornaments featuring aspects of Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica is now available in the Basilica Gift Shop, first floor of the Parish Center, adjacent to the Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Catholic University of America President to be Homilist at Red Mass

Catholic University of America President to be Homilist at Red Mass Monday, October 9, 2000
 The Rev. David M. O'Connell, 14th President of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will be the homilist at the Thirty-Third Annual Red Mass in honor of the Bench and Bar, hosted by the Diocese of Greensburg and Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary. Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg, will be principal celebrant at the Mass, which will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 20 at the Saint Joseph Center, Greensburg. Read More

Pastoral Appointments Listed

Thursday, August 24, 2000
 Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., has announced the following new appointments, effective August 24: Read More

New Subprior Appointed

New Subprior Appointed Friday, August 18, 2000
 Brother Anthony S. Kirsch, O.S.B., has been appointed subprior of Saint Vincent Archabbey by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. The subprior is responsible for assisting the archabbot and the prior in the daily operations of the monastery, and is one of the major superiors. Read More

Vocation Director Named

Vocation Director Named Friday, August 18, 2000
 Father Justin M. Matro, O.S.B., has been appointed vocation director of Saint Vincent Archabbey by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Read More

Two Make First Vows, Seven Renew Vows

Two Make First Vows, Seven Renew Vows Tuesday, July 18, 2000
 Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, accepted the first vows of two novices during ceremonies held at Saint Vincent Basilica on Monday, July 10. Read More

Three Begin Novitiate

Tuesday, July 18, 2000
 Three men began their novitiate with investiture ceremonies at Saint Vincent Archabbey on July 10. The novitiate is a year of prayer and study designed to assist them in discerning their vocation as Benedictine monks. Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., received as postulants Br. Dominic J. Shipsky of Poland, Ohio; Br. Gregory D. Montagna of Cardale, Pennsylvania and Rev. Joseph C. Linck of Pittsburgh. Read More

Three Make Solemn Profession

 Three Make Solemn Profession Tuesday, July 11, 2000
 Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, accepted the solemn vows of three Benedictines on Tuesday, July 11, during Mass at the Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Priesthood Ordination for Two Benedictines May 20

 Priesthood Ordination for Two Benedictines May 20 Tuesday, May 2, 2000
 Two Saint Vincent Archabbey Benedictines with ties to the Pittsburgh region will be ordained to the priesthood by Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg, on Saturday, May 20. Br. Philip Michael Kanfush, O.S.B., of Monaca, and Br. Matthew Thomas Laffey, O.S.B., of Pittsburgh, will be ordained at a 10 a.m. Mass at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Two Saint Vincent Benedictines Ordained Deacons April 10

Two Saint Vincent Benedictines Ordained Deacons April 10 Thursday, April 20, 2000
 Four seminarians attending Saint Vincent Seminary were ordained to the Diaconate by the Most Rev. J. Kevin Boland, Bishop of Savannah, Georgia on April 10 in the Archabbey Basilica. Two were Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey. Read More

Summer Retreat Schedule Announced For 2000

Summer Retreat Schedule Announced For 2000 Tuesday, April 18, 2000
 The 2000 Summer Retreat Schedule at Saint Vincent Archabbey has been announced by Brother Hugh Lester, O.S.B., Retreat Director. The series of six retreats will begin May 19 and conclude on July 23. Father Michael McKay, O.S.B., will conduct a retreat on "Benedictine Spirituality" from May 19-21. Read More

Francis Cardinal Arinze to Celebrate Mass, Dedicate Baptismal Font, Spires at Saint Vincent

Francis Cardinal Arinze to Celebrate Mass, Dedicate Baptismal Font, Spires at Saint Vincent Tuesday, April 18, 2000
 Francis Cardinal Arinze, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and a member of the Roman Curia, the Holy Father's direct staff, will visit Saint Vincent Archabbey and Seminary April 29 and 30. Read More

Fourteen Benedictines to Mark Jubilees this Spring

Friday, March 24, 2000
 Fourteen Saint Vincent Benedictines will mark a total of 670 years of service this spring when they celebrate the 60th, 50th and 25th jubilees of their ordinations or professions of monastic vows. Read More

Lenten Course Offered on Bible as Literature

Lenten Course Offered on Bible as Literature Tuesday, March 7, 2000
 Based on his introductory course "The Bible as Literature," currently offered in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh (Oakland), Fr. Stephen Honeygosky, O.S.B., Ph.D., pastor of St. Benedict's Parish, Marguerite, will offer a mini-course as part of an adult continuing education program Tuesdays during Lent. Each evening will consist of either Vespers or Mass at 7 p.m., followed by a presentation and discussion on selected biblical stories. The presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m., in the narthex of Saint Benedict's Church, concluding at 9 p.m. with light refreshments. Read More

Free Lenten Series on Gospel of Mark

 Free Lenten Series on Gospel of Mark Tuesday, March 7, 2000
 An internationally renowned scholar on the language of the New Testament and the theology of the Gospel of Mark will present a series of four talks on the Gospel of Mark on Wednesdays during Lent. Br. Elliott C. Maloney, O.S.B., professor of New Testament Studies and Biblical Languages at Saint Vincent Seminary, will offer the free presentations at 7:15 p.m. March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 in the daily chapel of St. Bruno's Church in South Greensburg. Br. Elliott is a popular speaker in Western Pennsylvania, bringing a keen awareness of the concerns of today's Christians and a deeply monastic sense of prayer to his lectures, but not without an irrepressible lilt of humor. Read More

New Book Details Historic Saint Vincent Archabbey and Brewery

New Book Details Historic Saint Vincent Archabbey and Brewery Wednesday, January 12, 2000
 A new 100-page softcover book details the history of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Gristmill and the former monastery brewery complex. The Saint Vincent Archabbey Gristmill and Brewery, 1854-2000, was written by Rev. Omer U. Kline, O.S.B., Archabbey historian and archivist. Father Omer is also the author of The Sportsman's Hall Parish Later Named Saint Vincent 1790-1846, published in 1990. Read More

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