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.

Elijah Cirigliano, N.O.S.B.

Charles, who has chosen the monastic name of Brother Elijah, is the son of Caesar and Patricia Cirigliano of Waccabuc, New York. His sister is Patricia Cirigliano Kohn of Weston, Connecticut. His brother, Caesar, is from Nashville, Tennessee. He is a 1990 graduate of John Jay High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Duke University in 1993.

Nathanael Polinski, N.O.S.B.

Ronald, who has chosen the monastic name of Brother Nathanael, is the son of Mary Ann Polinski of Duquesne and the late Raymond E. Polinski. He has two brothers, Raymond J. of New Kensington and Richard V. of Bethel Park. He is a 1983 graduate of Serra Catholic High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. He received a master of business administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993.

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Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop, Religious Founder
Beginning on October 24, 1846, the date usually placed as the foundation of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Seminary, and College, Wimmer and his young companions began to pray the Divine Office of the Church. Daily they began with, “Deus in adjutorium meum intende; Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina.” These time-honored words had begun the day for Christians for over eighteen centuries in the western Church. At this time, they began the day, everyday, at the first Benedictine monastery in the United States. (Rev. Brian Boosel, O.S.B., master's thesis, Slippery Rock University)

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