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Way of the Cross Performances Planned

 Way of the Cross Performances Planned Tuesday, January 22, 2008

 Saint Vincent Archabbey and Seminary are sponsoring presentations of The Way of the Cross, a dramatic and musical presentation of the Stations of the Cross, March 6-9, 2008. Written by Brother Elijah Cirigliano, O.S.B., the show was performed 19 times in New York and Connecticut, before making its Pennsylvania debut in February 2007. The performance will be directed by Joe Reilly, director of the professional summer theater at St. Vincent College, with musical direction by Tom Octave.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7, and for 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, and will take place in the Saint Vincent Theater in Carey Hall. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per student, with all proceeds from the show going to support vocation programs at Saint Vincent. Discounts are available for groups of more than 100 people.

Prior to joining the Benedictine community at Saint Vincent, Br. Elijah worked as a Musical Director at St. Mary Parish in Katonah, New York. The pastor there encouraged Br. Elijah to write a musical piece that became The Way of the Cross. The 2008 performances will include Brother Elijah singing and playing the piano, and will feature the St. Vincent College Choir.

Please call (724) 805-2041, or email Andy Walz at Andrew.walz@email.stvincent.edu to reserve your seats, or for further information.

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Saints Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus
On this day in 1864, Father Emmeran Bliemel, O.S.B., a monk of the Archabbey and priest trained at Saint Vincent Seminary became the first Catholic chaplain to be killed in action in the United States. He was decapitated by a cannon ball as he knelt to say a prayer for a mortally wounded soldier during the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia.

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