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Three Ordained to the Diaconate at Saint Vincent Archabbey

Three Ordained to the Diaconate at Saint Vincent Archabbey Tuesday, July 16, 2002
 Three Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, July 13 by the Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg, in the Archabbey Basilica. They are Brother Thomas P. Curry, O.S.B., of Great Neck, N.Y.; Brother Brian D. Boosel, O.S.B., of Butler, Pa., and Brother Cajetan P. Homick, O.S.B., of Brackenridge, Pa. Read More

Two Profess Solemn Vows

Two Profess Solemn Vows Tuesday, July 16, 2002
 Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, received the solemn vows of two Benedictines on Thursday, July 11, during Mass at the Archabbey Basilica. After spending one year as novices and three years as junior monks, a period of reflection and monastic formation, the Benedictine brothers may petition for solemn vows, which are a commitment to monastic vows for life. Making their professions were Brother Cajetan P. Homick, O.S.B., of Brackenridge and Brother Boniface P. Hicks, O.S.B., of State College. Read More

Two Men Enter Novitiate at Saint Vincent

Two Men Enter Novitiate at Saint Vincent Thursday, July 11, 2002
 Two men entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in July. The novitiate is a year of prayer and study designed to assist them in discerning their vocation as Benedictine monks. The novitiate is followed by a minimum three-year period of simple profession which provides an opportunity for continued discernment prior to solemn or final profession of monastic vows. Read More

Six Make First Vows as Benedictine Monks, Two Renew Vows

Six Make First Vows as Benedictine Monks, Two Renew Vows Wednesday, July 10, 2002
 Six men 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

Eight Benedictines to Mark 335 Years of Service in 2002

Tuesday, April 2, 2002
 Eight Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey will mark 75th, 70th, 60th, 50th and 25th jubilees of their priesthood ordinations and professions of vows in 2002. Members of the jubilarian class include Rev. Flavian G. Yelinko, O.S.B., who has served in parishes in Baltimore, Saint Marys, Pittsburgh, Hastings, Carrolltown, Youngstown, Virginia Beach and others. He recently became the longest-lived monk in the history of Saint Vincent Archabbey, at 95 years and six months of age. He is marking 75 years of profession of vows. Read More

Gristmill General Store Marks Anniversary

 Gristmill General Store Marks Anniversary Friday, March 22, 2002
 The Saint Vincent Gristmill General Store will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a number of events and activities. Located on Beatty Road, the Gristmill is on the National Register of Historic Places, and features a Museum with items from the Gristmill and other old tools and equipment relating to the baking of Saint Vincent Bread. Read More

Pysanki Program to be Offered

Pysanki Program to be Offered Monday, March 11, 2002
 Father Cuthbert Jack, O.S.B., will offer a free presentation on the art of pysanki, or Easter egg decorating, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Saint Vincent Gristmill on Beatty Road. The public is invited to attend. Read More

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