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Eighth in a Series of Ornaments Now Available

Eighth in a Series of Ornaments Now Available Thursday, December 8, 2005
  The eighth in a series of ornaments featuring the 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

White House Director Keynote Speaker at Red Mass

White House Director Keynote Speaker at Red Mass Thursday, October 13, 2005
 Jim Towey, Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, was the keynote speaker at the thirty-eighth annual Red Mass, held Friday, September 30 in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D., was the principal celebrant. Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., concelebrated and gave the homily. The Red Mass is sponsored by Saint Vincent Archabbey, Seminary, and College and the Diocese of Greensburg. Read More

Two Enter Novitiate

Two Enter Novitiate Thursday, October 13, 2005
 Two men have joined the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Charles Cirigliano of Waccabuc, New York, and Ronald Polinski of Duquesne. The novitiate is a year of prayer and study about the Benedictine order. Read More

New Items in Time for Christmas

New Items in Time for Christmas Wednesday, October 12, 2005
 The new Christmas ornament for the Archabbey Basilica is now available. The new window ornament honors the Basilica’s one hundredth anniversary by depicting the Saint Vincent de Paul triptych window. It is available for $14.95 through http://www.stvincentstore.com, at the Basilica Gift Shop and also the College Bookstore. There are a limited number of the Millstone and Gristmill painting ornmanets from previous years, as well as the Basilica Facade, and Lamb of God ornaments from previous years. The Basilica ornaments are all limited edition collectables. Read More

Brother Maurus Mount Ordained to Diaconate Sept. 28

 Brother Maurus Mount Ordained to Diaconate Sept. 28 Monday, October 10, 2005
 Brother Maurus M. Mount, O.S.B., was ordained to the Diaconate September 28 by The Most Reverend Lawrence E. Brandt, Bishop of Greensburg, in theArchabbey Basilica. Brother Maurus is the son of Frank E. and Alina M. Mount of Indialantic, Florida. He is a 1996 graduate of Melbourne High School and earned abachelor of arts degree in classical languages from Marquette University in 2000. His brother is Michael C. Mount, who is presently serving in the United States Navy in Jacksonville, Florida. Read More

16th Annual Oblate Day Planned

16th Annual Oblate Day Planned Thursday, September 1, 2005
 Benedictine Oblates affiliated with St. Vincent Archabbey will travel from around the country to attend the annual St. Vincent Archabbey Oblate Day on September 18. The event held every September is a day focused on enriching the lives of the Oblates and strengthening their relationship with Jesus Christ through the Rule of St. Benedict, the founder of the Benedictines and the Father of Western Monasticism. The day will begin with Mass at 10:00 AM. The Oblates will pray Midday Prayer, have the opportunity for confession, and gather for Evening Prayer with the monastic community. Read More

Paul R. Whiteside Named to Head Development Office

Paul R. Whiteside Named to Head Development Office Friday, August 12, 2005
 Paul R. Whiteside of Pittsburgh has been appointed as Director of Development for Saint Vincent Archabbey and Seminary. Read More

Four Make Solemn Vows

 Four Make Solemn Vows Friday, July 22, 2005
 Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, received the solemn vows of four Benedictines on Tuesday, 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 Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B., of Noiseau, France; Brother Shawn M. Anderson of Clearfield; Brother Daniel J. Heisey of Mechanicsburg and Brother Maurus Mount of Indialantic, Florida. Read More

Two Profess First Vows July 10

Two Profess First Vows July 10 Friday, July 22, 2005
 Two novices made their first profession of monastic vows on July 10 in the Saint Vincent Basilica. Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, received the first vows of Brother Bonaventure Curtis and Father Peter Augustine Pierjok. The two men 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

Saint Vincent Anniversary Book Prepublication Sales Offer

Saint Vincent Anniversary Book Prepublication Sales Offer Tuesday, July 12, 2005
 In honor of the Basilica's anniversary, Archabbey Publications will release a 344-page picture book on its history, featuring more than 275 color photos and over 90 historic photos of the Basilica. Edited by Kim Metzgar, Director of Archabbey Public Relations, the book was co-authored by Father Brian D. Boosel, O.S.B., Brother Nathan M. Cochran, O.S.B., and Father Philip M. Kanfush, O.S.B. Read More

Cardinal Arinze Will Mark Basilica Anniversary on July 23

Cardinal Arinze Will Mark Basilica Anniversary on July 23 Tuesday, July 12, 2005
 His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in the Roman Curia, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at a Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23 celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Benedictine Interpreting Mass in American Sign Language

Benedictine Interpreting Mass in American Sign Language Friday, April 1, 2005
If you know Brother Linus Klucsarits, O.S.B., manager of the Gristmill General Store, you may recently have noticed him on the altar at the Saint Vincent Basilica 9:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. He stands between the altar and the lector during the entire Mass, making him visible to the majority of the congregation. He is providing his skills in American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation to interpret Mass for the deaf community in the area. Read More

Benedictine Publishes Reflections Book

Benedictine Publishes Reflections Book Wednesday, February 23, 2005
 Saint Vincent Archabbey Publications announces the release of Renewed Each Morning, by Father Philip Kanfush, O.S.B. This collection of reflections is based upon his popular parish bulletin column, Reflections from the Rocking Chair. Read More

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