Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, received the solemn vows of four Benedictines on Tuesday, July 11, during Mass at the Archabbey Basilica. After spending one year as novices and three years as junior monks, a period of reflection and monastic formation, the Benedictine brothers may petition for solemn vows, which are a commitment to monastic vows for life. Making their professions were Brother Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B., of Noiseau, France; Brother Shawn M. Anderson of Clearfield; Brother Daniel J. Heisey of Mechanicsburg and Brother Maurus Mount of Indialantic, Florida.
BROTHER BENOIT ALLOGGIA, O.S.B.
Brother Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B., is the son of Dante Alloggia and Margueritte Rabette of Noiseau, France. He is a 1986 graduate of St. Jean Baptiste de le Salle High School in France. He earned a degree in philosophy from St. Thomas Pontifical University in Rome in 1991 and a degree in nursing in 1995 from the school of nursing in Rieti, Italy. His siblings are Pierre of Paris, France; Samuel of Jamaica; Sebastien of Paris; Jean Baptiste of Noiseau, France, and Claire of Paris.
He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in July of 2001, and made his first vows on July 10, 2002. He made solemn profession of monastic vows on July 11, 2005. In 2002-2003 he served on the staff of the monastery infirmary and an assistant in the Vocation Office. He began graduate studies at Middlebury College in Vermont in 2003. In 2004, he was named Socius of Novices at Saint Vincent Archabbey as well as food service liaison for monastery food services. He was appointed to the Saint Vincent College Faculty in 2004.
BROTHER SHAWN MATTHEW ANDERSON, O.S.B.
Brother Shawn Matthew is the son of Colleen L. Anderson of Clearfield, Pennsylvania and the late James C. Anderson. He is a 1987 graduate of Clearfield Area High School. He received a bachelor of science in pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in 1992 and has studied philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is currently enrolled in the third year of theological studies in Saint Vincent Seminary. His sister, Mary (Anderson) Hansen and her husband Darrek are currently serving the Peace Corps in Mauritania, Africa.
He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in July of 2001 and made his first vows on July 10, 2002 and solemn vows on July 11, 2005. He currently serves as an assistant in the Archabbey Vocation Office, a teaching assistant in the Saint Vincent College Biology Department and as the monastery bread baker.
BROTHER BRUNO D. HEISEY, O.S.B.
Brother Bruno Daniel Heisey, O.S.B., is the son of Jacob L. and Ina H. Heisey of Mechanicsburg, and brother of the late Bradford T. Heisey. He is a 1984 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in Latin and history from Dickinson College in 1988. He is former Deputy Recorder of Deeds for Cumberland County. He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in July of 2001, and made his first vows on July 10, 2002. He made solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2005. He made solemn profession of monastic vows on July 11, 2005.
In 2003 he served as assistant director of Archabbey Publications and was made assistant to the rare book librarian at Saint Vincent Library. In 2004, he earned the master of arts degree in monastic studies from Saint Vincent Seminary and was named assistant curator of the Archabbey Coin Collection and Stamp Collection. He is also an assistant in the Archabbot’s office.
BROTHER MAURUS MOUNT, O.S.B.
Brother Maurus Mount, O.S.B., is the son of Frank E. and Alina M. Mount of Indialantic, Florida. He is a 1996 graduate of Melbourne High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in classical languages from Marquette University in 2000. His brother is Michael C. Mount, who is presently serving in the United States Navy in Jacksonville, Florida.
He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in July of 2001, and made his first vows on July 10, 2002 . He made solemn profession of monastic vows on July 11, 2005. In 2002 he was named assistant guestmaster and assistant master of ceremonies/sacristan. In 2004 he was named manager of the Basilica Gift Shop.