Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today the Church marks the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, when we recall a solemn article of our Catholic faith; namely, that Mary, “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.”  In some ancient western Christian traditions and in many eastern Christian traditions […]

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Condolences to Drake Family

“The Saint Vincent community extends its deepest sympathy to Coach Drake’s family, friends and the entire Steelers organization. As a member of the Steelers’ family, Darryl was also a member of the Saint Vincent family and we mourn together during this difficult time. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a passionate leader […]

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18th Sunday of the Year

“Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities!  All things are vanity!” (Qoh 1:2).  I am delighted to have a reading this Sunday from the Book of Ecclesiastes, also known as the Book of Qoheleth.  I am pleased first and foremost since this book conveys much wisdom and prudent advice, and it does so in […]

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Brother Gregory Makes First Vows

After spending a year as a novice, Brother Gregory Visca, O.S.B., of Valrico, Florida, professed simple vows as a Benedictine monk before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., on July 10, 2019 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He will spend three years as a junior monk prior to making solemn profession of vows, or vows […]

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Brother Xavier Makes First Vows

After spending a year as a novice, Brother Xavier O’Mara, O.S.B., professed simple vows as a Benedictine monk before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., on July 10, 2019 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He will spend three years as a junior monk prior to making solemn profession of vows, or vows for life. Brother […]

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New Jersey Man Makes First Vows

After spending a year as a novice, Brother Angelo Lichtenstein, O.S.B., of Sandyston, New Jersey, professed simple vows as a Benedictine monk before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., on July 10, 2019 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He will spend three years as a junior monk prior to making solemn profession of vows, or […]

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Pittsburgh Man Makes First Vows

After spending a year as a novice, Brother Sean Cooksey, O.S.B., of Pittsburgh, professed simple vows as a Benedictine monk before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., on July 10, 2019 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He will spend three years as a junior monk prior to making solemn profession of vows, or vows for […]

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Brother Barnabas Professes Solemn Vows

After spending a year as a novice and three years in temporary vows, Brother Barnabas O’Reilly, O.S.B., of Johnstown, professed solemn vows, or vows for life, on July 11 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Brother Barnabas (Michael) O’Reilly is the son of Lawrence and Eileen O’Reilly of Johnstown. […]

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Brother Cassian Professes Solemn Vows

After spending a year as a novice and three years in temporary vows, Brother Cassian Edwards, O.S.B., of Metairie, Louisiana, professed solemn vows, or vows for life, on July 11 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Brother Cassian (Lamar) Edwards, O.S.B., is the son of Angela Gonzalez of Metairie, […]

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