Two Make Solemn Vows at Saint Vincent Archabbey

 Two monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey made solemn profession of monastic vows on July 11 in the Saint Vincent Basilica before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. They included Brother Matthias Martinez, O.S.B., and Brother Michael Miller, O.S.B.

Brother Matthias Martinez is the son of Lynda C. Martinez of Latrobe and the late Edelmiro Martinez, Jr. He is a 1993 graduate of Northfield Mt. Hermon High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy in 1999 from Saint John Seminary College, and has also studied at Babson College and Saint John Seminary. He has one sister, Janalyn Pentlow, of Astoria, New York. In 2004, he was named assistant archivist and assistant master of cermonies/ sacristan at Saint Vincent Archabbey. In 2005 he was named assistant curator of the archabbey music collection. He also serves as the Benedictine Resident of Wimmer Hall at Saint Vincent College and as a Campus Ministry Assistant. He made simple profession of monastic vows on July 9, 2004.

Brother Michael Miller is the son of Donald and Jo-Anne Miller of Allison Park. He is a 1979 graduate of Shaler Area High School, Glenshaw. He studied at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy in 1985 from Don Bosco College, Newton, New Jersey. He taught elementary school at St. Joseph Regional School in Newton, before entering the monastery. His sisters are Jean Lowden of McKees Rocks and Nancy Miller of Allison Park. His brother is John Miller of Shepherdsville, Kentucky. He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in July of 2001, and made his first vows on July 10, 2002. From 2002 to 2003, he was assistant guestmaster and From 2002 to 2007, he served as assistant master of ceremonies/sacristan, and from 2005 to 2007, he was assistant of the summer retreat program.