Priesthood, Deacon Ordination May 25

Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey will be ordained to the priesthood and to the diaconate on May 25 by Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Brother Dominic Sylvester Leo, O.S.B., the son of M. Leo Joseph and Rita Leo of Bangalore, India will be ordained […]

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Food Bank For Northern Cambria County

In the summer of 2017, Heart to Heart reported on the efforts of Father Thaddeus Rettger, O.S.B., and a group of volunteers from Saint Bernard Parish, Hastings, to establish a food pantry to serve the northern Cambria County area. The group, which does a twice-a-month distribution by the non-profit Peter Lemke Council of the Saint […]

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2019 Summer Retreats

Five retreats will be offered this summer as part of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Summer Retreat Program. All are three-day retreats beginning with the first session at 5:30 p.m. Friday and ending at 1 p.m. Sunday. Fees are $185 per person, with registration beginning at 3 p.m. in Leander Hall. Online registration is available through […]

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Translation of Early Boniface Wimmer Book Published

The first English translation of a longstanding history of Saint Vincent founder Archabbot Boniface Wimmer , O.S.B.,—Boniface Wimmer: Abbot of Saint Vincent in Pennsylvania—has been released by Archabbey Publications. Written in German by Father Oswald Moosmüller, O.S.B., and published by Benzinger Brothers in New York in 1891, the book was translated by Dr. Maria Von […]

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Father Robert To Give Talk On Saint Bernard Of Clairvaux

Father Robert Keffer, O.S.B., will present a lecture entitled Amplexus Bernardi—The Mystical Theology of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in the Saint Vincent College Luparello Lecture Hall on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. Keffer, a teacher of art history and an accomplished painter, will provide a PowerPoint presentation that will explore St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s […]

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Stained Glass: Basilica Remembrance

Brother Mark Floreanini, O.S.B., stained glass artist, has been making a limited quantity of stained glass crosses from the old clerestory windows of the Archabbey Basilica. The windows were installed over 100 years ago. A new stained glass square, approximately eight inches in dimension, continues to provide the faithful with a token from the Basilica […]

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Monks Studying At Seminary

Studying at Saint Vincent Seminary for the 2018-2019 school year are nine Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe. Pictured, front, from left, Deacon Lawrence Sutton, Ph.D., director of pre-theology formation; Rev. Nathan Munsch, O.S.B., director of pastoral formation; Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B., rector; Rev. John-Mary Tompkins, O.S.B., vice rector and director of human formation; […]

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Seventh National Catholic Arts Competition

The seventh Biennial Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Competition and Exhibition will be held at the Saint Vincent Gallery this fall. Entries were being accepted through August 3 for the exhibit, which will open on Sunday, October 28. The exhibition will run during regular gallery hours through December 2. The nationwide exhibition was established in 2001 […]

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