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.