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Six Begin Novitiate

Thursday, January 22, 1998

 Six novices began their novitiate with investiture ceremonies at Saint Vincent Basilica on July 10. The novitiate is a year of prayer and study designed to aid them in determining their vocation as Benedictine monks.

The Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Archabbot of Saint Vincent, received the following postulants: Brother Cajetan (Paul) Homick of Brackenridge; Brother Ignatius (Joseph) Kury of Akron, Ohio; Brother Finnian (John) Gorg of Herndon, Virginia; Brother Boniface (Patrick) Hicks of Groton, Connecticut; Brother Patrick (Stephen) Doering of Denver, North Carolina and Brother Vinh Nguyen of Chester, Pennsylvania, a native of Vietnam.

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In the fall of 1932 the Saint Vincent Journal reported: "one of times sees a considerable knot of collegians and others congregated around the bleachers on certain evenings. The curiosity is Father Jerome Rupprecht, O.S.B., feeding his rattlesnakes…. Both rattlers are excellent specimens."

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