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News Archive (2001)

Saint Vincent Benedictine Writes Third Book on John's Gospel

Saint Vincent Benedictine Writes Third Book on John's Gospel Thursday, December 6, 2001
 The third book by Saint Vincent Seminary faculty member Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., has been published by Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota. Entitled A Mystical Portrait of Jesus - New Perspectives on John's Gospel, the book has received praise from several reviewers. Read More

Saint Vincent Pancake Mix, Tote Bags, Bread Warmers

Saint Vincent Pancake Mix, Tote Bags, Bread Warmers Tuesday, December 4, 2001
 A new pancake mix made with Saint Vincent Gristmill flour, and tote bags and bread warmers featuring the Saint Vincent Gristmill, are the latest offerings from the Gristmill General Store on Beatty Road. The pancake mix is made from Saint Vincent unbleached flour. Each packet yields 18 four-inch pancakes, which should be cooked on a hot, lightly greased griddle. Read More

Saint Vincent Basilica Christmas Ornament Now Available

Saint Vincent Basilica Christmas Ornament Now Available Tuesday, December 4, 2001
 The fourth 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

C.J. Queenan, Jr. to Speak at Annual Red Mass

C.J. Queenan, Jr. to Speak at Annual Red Mass Thursday, September 20, 2001
 C.J. Queenan, Jr., Esq., will be the keynote speaker at the Thirty-Fourth Annual Red Mass in honor of the Bench and Bar, sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg and Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary. Bishop Anthony G. Bosco of Greensburg and Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B. of Saint Vincent will host the Red Mass and dinner, which will be held at noon Friday, Sept. 28 at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica in Latrobe. Read More

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows Monday, July 16, 2001
 Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, received the solemn vows of two Benedictines on Wednesday, July 11, during Mass at the Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Edward Mazich Ordained to Priesthood

 Edward Mazich Ordained to Priesthood Monday, July 16, 2001
 Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, July 14 by the Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg, in the Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Simple Vows Professed

Monday, July 16, 2001
 Two men have completed their novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey and made first profession of vows as Benedictine monks on July 10. The novitiate is a year of prayer and study designed to assist them in discerning their vocation as monks. Following their first vows, the monks remain as junior monks for three years before making solemn profession, or vows for life. Read More

Lee Yoakam Ordained to Priesthood

 Lee Yoakam Ordained to Priesthood Thursday, March 29, 2001
  Lee R. Yoakam, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19 by Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg in the Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Sixteen to Mark Jubilees in 2001

Tuesday, March 20, 2001
 Sixteen Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey will mark 60th, 50th and 25th jubilees of their priesthood ordinations and professions of vows in 2001. Read More

Gristmill Store Opens

Gristmill Store Opens Tuesday, March 20, 2001
 Since 1854, Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey have operated a Gristmill, grinding grains for the sustenance of the monks at the Archabbey, for students at Saint Vincent College and Seminary, and even for local farmers. They have always sold flour there, and at one time Saint Vincent Bread was famous throughout the region. Now the monks are expanding their efforts and their product lines with the grand opening on April 6 to 8 of the Gristmill General Store and Museum. Read More

Saint Vincent Benedictine Promoted to Full Professor at Fu Jen Catholic University

 Saint Vincent Benedictine Promoted to Full Professor at Fu Jen Catholic University Friday, March 16, 2001
 Br. Nicholas Koss, O.S.B., Prior of Wimmer Priory in Taipei, Taiwan, was recently promoted to full professor at Fu Jen Catholic University after receiving final approval from the Ministry of Education. Read More

A Fifth Book for Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B

A Fifth Book for Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B Friday, March 16, 2001
 Questions evolve from curiosity. Curiosity often leads to a deeper contemplation on the topic at hand, which can lead to research on said topic. Fr. Rene M. Kollar, O.S.B., not only likes research, but he enjoys pulling together all the facets of his research on a subject into articles - his vitae of published articles and reviews, papers and presentations has surpassed the century mark. Sometimes a series of articles on a particular subject become part of a book - he has had five books published and is working on a sixth. Read More

Flowers in the Desert Reprinted for Third Time

Flowers in the Desert Reprinted for Third Time Friday, March 16, 2001
 When Saint Vincent Seminary faculty member Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., published his first book in 1987, he hadn't given much thought to how commercially successful it would be - he was more interested in its content than its sales. But a little over a decade since Flowers in the Desert: A Spirituality of the Bible was released, the sales have drawn his attention. Read More

Father Damian's Family Tie to Baseball Pioneer

 Father Damian's Family Tie to Baseball Pioneer Friday, March 16, 2001
 Professional baseball and Benedictine monks are two topics that are not often brought up in the same conversation unless the conversation involves the Abbaticchio family of Latrobe. Father Damian A. Abbaticchio's father, Ed, was recently featured in an article by Larry Baldassaro in NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Social Policy Perspectives. Read More

Reserve to Honor Winnie Palmer

Reserve to Honor Winnie Palmer Thursday, March 1, 2001
 Arnold Palmer has announced the impending acquisition of a 25-acre tract of property along Route 30 near Latrobe that he and his family envision transforming into environment-supporting parkland to be known as the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve. Read More

Ash Wednesday in Rome

Ash Wednesday in Rome Thursday, March 1, 2001
 Br. Edward Mazich, O.S.B., (second from left) is pictured on the front page of the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, on March 2, while he serves as deacon at a Mass on Ash Wednesday at Santa Sabina Church in Rome. He is also pictured in several other photos with Pope John Paul II in that same edition of the newspaper, including the one at right where he receives ashes from the Holy Father. Br. Edward is currently pursuing graduate studies in Rome at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He is a Saint Vincent Seminary graduate and will be ordained to the priesthood this summer. Read More

Fire Department Featured in Ads

Fire Department Featured in Ads Thursday, March 1, 2001
 The Saint Vincent Fire Department is being featured in a series of national ads as part of an advertising program taking place during March by Mine Safety Appliances (MSA), a manufacturer of mine and fire safety devices.The ads will appear in March in a variety of fire service publications. MSA sent a special effects crew to set up the advertising photo shoot. Featured in the ads are Br. Joseph Adams, O.S.B., Captain in the Fire Department; Br. Cajetan Homick, O.S.B., Second Assistant Fire Chief, and Br. Matthias Marbach, O.S.B., a VFD member, as well as Saint Vincent College students who are members of the department. Four pages of full color ads appeared in the March issue of Firehouse. Read More

Lenten Series in Marguerite Focuses on Bible as Literature

Lenten Series in Marguerite Focuses on Bible as Literature Thursday, February 15, 2001
 Based on segments of 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, will offer a mini-course as part of a Lenten program on five Wednesdays this Lent. This is the second in a three-year series: last year on the Old Testament, this year on St. Luke's writings, and next year on St. Paul's letters. Read More

Lenten Series at St. Bruno's Church, Greensburg on prayer in the Bible

 Lenten Series at St. Bruno's Church, Greensburg on prayer in the Bible Thursday, February 15, 2001
  Two Saint Vincent Seminary professors will present an adult Bible study on prayer in the Bible at 7:15 p.m. in the Rectory chapel at St. Bruno's Church in South Greensburg on Wednesday evenings during Lent. The format will include a lecture followed by a coffee break and then an informal question-and-answer period. Read More