Father Edward Michael Mazich, O.S.B., has been named President of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, which raises funds for the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’ Anselmo, the International Benedictine University in Rome.
He attended St. Joseph’s School in Danville, and is a 1990 graduate of Danville Area High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Penn State University in 1994 and received a master of arts degree in theology from Saint Vincent Seminary in May of 1998. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2000 he began graduate studies in Rome at the Biblicum, and continued those studies in 2003 at the Gregorian University in Rome. He has recently completed graduate studies at Oxford University in Great Britain.
Father Edward made his simple profession of vows on July 10, 1995 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, and his solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1998. He was ordained to the diaconate on April 10, 2000 in the Archabbey Basilica by Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah. Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, former Bishop of Greensburg, ordained him to the priesthood on July 14, 2001 at the Archabbey Basilica.
At Saint Vincent, he has served as an assistant to the master of ceremonies (1995-1998), computer lab tutor in the Computer and Information Science Department of Saint Vincent College (1995-1997) and instructor in the Mathematics Department (1997).
The son of Alice (Connolley) Mazich of Danville and the late John Mazich, he was born February 10, 1972. He is one of six children. His sister is Theresa Mazich of Palo Alto, California; and his brothers are Paul Mazich of Yorktown, Virginia; Richard Mazich of Fleetwood, John Mazich of Potter’s Mills; and James Mazich of Sparta, New Jersey.