Two To Be Ordained To Diaconate

Two monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, July 23, by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D., Bishop of Greensburg, in the Archabbey Basilica. They are most recently from Savannah, and the Duquesne area of Pittsburgh. Brother Francis (George) Ehnat, O.S.B., born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New […]

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Four Reflect on Year in Novitiate

The feast day of Saint Benedict, patriarch of western Monasticism and co-patron of Europe, is celebrated each year on July 11. Focused around that feast day are other events within the monastic community that hold special significance for those in formation. At the beginning of that month those men who are accepted as novices into […]

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Three Make Solemn Vows

Three men made solemn profession of monastic vows, or vows for life, on Monday, July 11, 2011 at Saint Vincent Archabbey. They are from Jeannette, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Brother Michael A. Antonacci, O.S.B., of Jeannette, is the son of Jerome and Sheila Antonacci. Brother Michael, a 2003 graduate of Hempfield High School, is a 2007 […]

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Four Novices Make Simple Vows

Four novices have completed a year of contemplation and study designed to discern a vocation as a Benedictine monk, culminating in their professing simple vows on Sunday, July 10 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Father Killian Loch Father Killian (Richard) Loch, O.S.B., is the son of Frank J. Loch of Wilkes-Barre and the late Catherine […]

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Gregorian Chant Workshop

In the past 60 years Gregorian Chant research on the ancient manuscript notation and on the evolution of the Gregorian modal system has brought about major changes worldwide in its performance practice. These include the recovery of ancient modes, a more accurate notation used in the new printed editions of chant, and a greatly augmented […]

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Christian Unity Service Planned

The Latrobe Ministerial Association will hold a Prayer Service for Christian Unity Sunday, January 23, in Saint Vincent Basilica, Latrobe. Scheduled for 3 p.m., this year’s theme comes from the Christian Churches of Jerusalem, “One in the Apostles’ Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer” (Acts 2:42). Guest speaker will be Rev. Thomas M. Hart, […]

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