Four novices joined the Saint Vincent monastic community on July 1 for a year of discernment and study. They are from Fort Worth, Texas; Catabato City, the Philippines; Lyndhurst, Ohio and State College, Pennsylvania.
BROTHER CHARLES HOPKINS, N.O.S.B.
Brother Charles R. Hopkins, N.O.S.B., is the son of Randy and Susan Hopkins of Fort Worth, Texas. He has one sister, Elizabeth Johnston.
He attended Wolfe Elementary School, Mayde Creek High School, graduating in 1997, and earned a bachelor of science in psychology/religion (2001) and a master of business administration degree (2009) from Texas Christian University.
BROTHER IGNATIUS CAMELLO, N.O.S.B.
Brother Ignatius Camello, N.O.S.B., is the son of Reynaldo and Desideria Camello of Cotabato City, the Philippines. He has three brothers, Roland, of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; Jose Rechie Camello of Cotabato City; and Elvin Camello of Cotabato City.
He attended Notre Dame Elementary School and graduated from Notre Dame High School for Boys in 1988. Both schools are in the Philippines. He earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Notre Dame University, Cotabato City, the Philippines, in 1992.
BROTHER MARK LIATTI, N.O.S.B.
Brother Mark L. Liatti, N.O.S.B., is the son of Lloyd and Kathleen Liatti of Lyndhurst, Ohio. He has four siblings: Paul, of Tucson, Arizona; Mary Hill of Tucson; Steven of Pittsburgh and David of Brooklyn, New York.
He attended Saint Gregory the Great and Saint Clare elementary schools, and graduated from Saint Joseph High School in 1983. He earned a bachelor of science degree in math and physics from the University of Dayton in 1987, a master of science degree in math from Auburn University in 1991 and a doctorate in math from Auburn in 2002.
He served in the United States Navy from 1992 to 1994.
His hobbies are chess, reading, writing, outdoor activities and sports.
BROTHER MATTHEW HERSHEY, N.O.S.B.
Brother Matthew D. Hershey, N.O.S.B., is the son of Bob and Mary Hershey of State College. Has has two brothers, Zach of Plainfield, Illinois and Ben of Bethesda, Maryland.
He attended Our Lady of Victory elementary school and is a graduate of State College Area High School. He earned a degree in special education from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2008.
He enjoys music, reading, sports and travel.