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Two to Profess First Vows

Two to Profess First Vows Tuesday, June 15, 2004
 Two novices will make their first profession of monastic vows on Friday, July 9 in the Saint Vincent Basilica. Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, will receive the first vows of Brother Linus T. Klucsarits and Brother Matthias Martinez. The two men have spent a year learning about the Benedictine order as novices. They will spend the next three years as junior monks, a period of reflection and monastic formation, at which time they can petition for solemn vows, which are a commitment to monastic vows for life. Read More

Boniface Hicks Ordained to the Priesthood

Boniface Hicks Ordained to the Priesthood Wednesday, May 19, 2004
 Brother Boniface (Patrick) Hicks, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 15, at the Archabbey Basilica, by Most Rev. Lawrence Brandt, Bishop of Greensburg. Read More

New Videotape on Religion and Spirituality

New Videotape on Religion and Spirituality Saturday, April 24, 2004
  In October 2003, Penn State Catholic Campus Ministry, staffed by St. Vincent Benedictine Monks, held a symposium on a currently very popular, pressing topic: the relationship between religion and spirituality. Fr. Stephen Honeygosky, Ph.D. Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Penn State, organized the conference under the title "Religion and Spirituality: Bridge-Building in the Postmodern World." Read More

Phyllis Thompson to Speak at May 16 Oblate Meeting

Phyllis Thompson to Speak at May 16 Oblate Meeting Thursday, April 22, 2004
 Mrs. Phyllis Thompson, an Oblate of Saint Benedict affiliated with Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck, North Dakota, will be a guest speaker at Saint Vincent on Sunday, May 16, at 6:45 P.M. in the Foundations Room in Placid Hall. Her talk, entitled "The Cellarer in Each of Us: Some reflections on the Rule of St. Benedict 31:10-11," is being sponsored by the local Oblates of Saint Benedict. Mrs. Thompson has written many articles on Benedictine spirituality and has given numerous retreats and presentations to Benedictine monks and sisters and to Oblates of Saint Benedict. The presentation will last until 8:00 P.M. It is open to the public and is free of charge. Read More

New Book On Wimmer Memorial Statue

New Book On Wimmer Memorial Statue Friday, March 26, 2004
 The statue of Saint Vincent founder Abbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B., was one of the crowning achievements in the career of Austrian sculptor Ferdinand Seeboeck. In a new book just released by Archabbey Publications, the long lost story of the memorial statue is told in words and photos. Read More

Fifteen Benedictines Marking Jubilees in 2004

Monday, March 15, 2004
 Fifteen Benedictines of Saint Vincent Archabbey will celebrate anniversaries of their professions or ordinations in 2004, marking a combined 660 years of service. Read More

Six Retreats Being Offered At Archabbey in 2004

Six Retreats Being Offered At Archabbey in 2004 Thursday, March 4, 2004
 Saint Vincent Archabbey will again offer a series of six retreats this spring and summer for men, women, married couples and Benedictine Oblates. Read More

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