Pastoral Appointments Listed

 Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., has announced the following new appointments, effective August 24: Appointed to ministry within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown by Bishop Joseph V. Adamec is: Father Jeremy Bolha, O.S.B., parochial vicar, Saint Benedict Parish, Carrolltown. Appointed to ministry within the Diocese of Erie by Bishop Donald W. Trautman is: Father Matthew Laffey, […]

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New Subprior Appointed

 Brother Anthony S. Kirsch, O.S.B., has been appointed subprior of Saint Vincent Archabbey by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. The subprior is responsible for assisting the archabbot and the prior in the daily operations of the monastery, and is one of the major superiors. Brother Anthony returns to the Archabbey after 33 years at its […]

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Vocation Director Named

 Father Justin M. Matro, O.S.B., has been appointed vocation director of Saint Vincent Archabbey by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Fr. Justin, born in Montgomery, Alabama. is a son of Nicholas P. Matro of Crabtree and the late Marguerite (Monnich) Matro. He attended Highland Avenue Grade School, Midland Park, New Jersey and is a 1976 […]

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Two Make First Vows, Seven Renew Vows

 Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, accepted the first vows of two novices during ceremonies held at Saint Vincent Basilica on Monday, July 10. Making their simple profession of vows were Br. Matthias Marbach, O.S.B., and Br. Anthony Costello, O.S.B. They recently completed the novitiate at the Archabbey, a year of […]

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Three Begin Novitiate

 Three men began their novitiate with investiture ceremonies at Saint Vincent Archabbey on July 10. The novitiate is a year of prayer and study designed to assist them in discerning their vocation as Benedictine monks. Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., received as postulants Br. Dominic J. Shipsky of Poland, Ohio; Br. Gregory D. Montagna of […]

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Three Make Solemn Profession

 Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, accepted the solemn vows of three Benedictines on Tuesday, July 11, during Mass at the Archabbey Basilica. After spending one year as a novice and three years as junior monks, a period of reflection and monastic formation, the Benedictine brothers may petition for solemn vows, […]

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