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January
Concert Series, Xavier Foley, double bass, 7 p.m., Carey Center.
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January
March for Life, Washington D.C.
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February
Feast of Saint Scholastica


Pope Francis Receives Steelers Football

Saint Vincent Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., presented an autographed Pittsburgh Steelers football to His Holiness Pope Francis at an audience with the Holy Father this morning. Photo is courtesy of © L’Osservatore Romano. Read More.

Archabbot Douglas Prayed With Arnie

Benedictine Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was with Arnold Palmer when the golfing great died September 25 in Pittsburgh. It wasn't the first time Archabbot Nowicki had visited Palmer that day. Palmer, 87, was in a hospital awaiting a heart operation scheduled for Sept. 26. "I went to say a prayer and give him a blessing. About an hour after I'd departed, I got a call" that Palmer's health was failing rapidly, the archabbot told Catholic News Service in a September 26 telephone interview. Read More.

 
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February
Saint Porphyry of Gaza
"Brother Gallus (Maier, O.S.B.) was enticed into the military and fought in the three-week campaign in Maryland. He was wounded in the bloody battle at Antietem and had to be hospitalized. He was discharged, however, and is home again."—Boniface Wimmer in a letter written on this day in 1863. (Letters of An American Abbot).

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