Benedictine Spirituality Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
May 24 @ 3:00 PM – May 26 @ 1:00 PM

Registration and more information on the retreat masters is available at the retreat website.

Father Donald Raila, O.S.B.

Hospitality: Responding to God’s Generous Welcome to Us

From a Christian, Benedictine perspective hospitality involves far more than providing comfort for guests.  This retreat will reflect on ways in which God welcomes us, ways in which we are summoned to welcome Him, and ways in which we can make room for others and thus have our hearts expanded in the love of Christ.


2019 Priest, Deacon Ordinations @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
May 25 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Oblates are invited to attend the priesthood ordination of Brother Dominic Leo, O.S.B., and the diaconate ordination of Brother Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., at 10 a.m. in the Archabbey Basilica by Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg.

Charismatic Prayer Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jun 14 @ 3:00 PM – Jun 16 @ 1:00 PM

Let Your Kingdom Come

At the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles, the disciples ask Jesus, “Lord, at this time are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts1:6). He does not directly answer the question, but tells them to go and pray, and that they will receive power from on high to be his witnesses in the world. In short, Jesus establishes the kingdom anywhere his followers, empowered by the Holy Spirit, make his presence and his Church present in the world. This is what the world needs today–outward, tangible, visible manifestations of God’s transformative and restorative power! In short, we still await God to definitively answer the prayer of Pope St. John XXIII, “Renew your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! Let Your Kingdom come!

Retreat Master: Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B., earned a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2007 and a doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in pharmacology. He serves as an assistant professor of biology.

Check-in: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Leander Hall. Retreat ends at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Assembly of Deanery Representatives @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jun 22 all-day

Contact the Oblate Office for details.

Poverty and Simplicity in Benedictine Spirituality @ Brownfield Center, Saint Vincent Seminary
Jun 23 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Brother Barnabas O’Reilly as he talks on Poverty and Simplicity in Benedictine Spirituality at the monthly meeting of the Oblates of Saint Benedict of Saint Vincent Archabbey. The talks take place in the Brownfield Center on campus as part of the regular schedule of Oblate meetings at 3 p.m. Following the talks, Oblates are invited to pray Sunday vespers with the Benedictines.
Oblates or others wishing to purchase DVDs of the talks can visit the Saint Vincent College Bookstore.

Benedictine Spirituality Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jun 28 @ 3:00 PM – Jun 30 @ 1:00 PM

The Humility of the Sacred Heart in Benedictine Spirituality

June 28-30, 2019

As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, during this weekend retreat, we remember the simple beautiful invocation of the Litany of the Sacred Heart, “Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.” St. Benedict lived long before the Revelation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary, but he already highlighted a key virtue of the Sacred Heart: humility. In this retreat we will reflect on humility in Benedictine spirituality and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Retreat Master: Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., was ordained to the priesthood in 2004. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Vincent College and assists with programming at WAOB Radio

Check-in: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Leander Hall. Retreat ends at 1 p.m. Sunday.

NAABOD Biennial Conference @ The Brownfield Center
Jul 5 – Jul 10 all-day

Next year’s biennial meeting of the North American Association of Benedictine Oblate Directors will take place on July 5-10. The theme will be “Continuing the Sacred Tradition: Benedictine Spirituality Today and Tomorrow.” Information for registration will be obtained in January, 2019.  Two Oblates from each participating monastery are welcome to attend. If you are an Oblate who has been active in the Oblate Program in your area and would like to consider attending, please contact the Oblate Office.

Simple Vows @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Jul 10 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Novices will make first vows as Benedictine monks while junior monks will renew their temporary vows at Vespers.

Solemn Vows @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Jul 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Oblates are invited to attend the solemn profession of monastic vows of junior monks who have completed one year in the novitiate and three years in temporary vows during a Mass in the Archabbey Basilica.

Men’s Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jul 19 @ 3:00 PM – Jul 21 @ 1:00 PM

Courage: The Virtue of Fortitude In Our Troubled Times 
July 28 to 30, 2017

The Catholic Faith will provide all the strength needed for you to battle the growing darkness of our troubled times – if you take Christ as your Captain. This retreat will focus on the special challenges facing men in our post-Christian social environment and ways to cultivate the virtue of fortitude. The teachings of the Church on the virtue of fortitude and the pursuit of holiness will be illustrated by Church history and the lives of the saints.

Retreat Master: Father Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B., has a master of arts, master of divinity and bachelor of sacred theology degrees from Saint Vincent Seminary, a master of arts degree in classical languages from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate in classical philology from the University of Vienna, Austria. He is an assistant professor of classical languages at Saint Vincent Seminary and a member of the faculty of Saint Vincent College.

Check-in: 3:00—5:30 p.m., Leander Hall