New Novicemaster In Brazil

Brother Martinho Zevallos Chávez, who will be ordained to the priesthood on August 18, has been named the new novice master at São Bento Priory in Brazil. A 2018 graduate of Saint Vincent Seminary, he is the son of Luis Ariel Zevallos Perez and Teresa Sara Chávez de Zevallos of Arequipa, Peru. He graduated from […]

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Two Benedictines of Saint Vincent Archabbey professed solemn vows or vows for life on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. They are Brother David Klecker, O.S.B., from Minnesota and Brother Dominic Leo, O.S.B., from India. BROTHER DAVID KLECKER, O.S.B. Brother David Klecker, O.S.B. of Saint Vincent Archabbey was born on July 26, 1975, the son of Robert […]

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Four To Profess Simple Vows

Following a year in the novitiate, four monks professed simple vows at 5 p.m. July 10, 2018, in the Archabbey Basilica. GILBERT (KAGAN) HEATER, O.S.B. Brother Gilbert (Kagan) Heater, O.S.B., is the son of Richard W. and Diane O. Heater of East Stroudsburg. He has three brothers, Nathaniel, Jered and Zephon. He studied at Lancaster […]

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Four New Novices at Saint Vincent

Four men joined the monastic community as novices on July1 for the coming year. SEAN COOKSEY, N.O.S.B. Brother Sean Cooksey is the son of Dr. Stephen Cooksey of Pittsburgh and Mary Frances Reidell of Pittsburgh. He has two brothers, Patrick of Colorado Springs and Daniel, of Seattle, and a sister, Erin Leet of Pittsburgh. He […]

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Catholic Press Awards Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart, the magazine of Saint Vincent Archabbey, won a second place Catholic Press Association Award in 2018 for Best Magazine/Newsletter of the Year: Religious Order Magazines. This is the fifth consecutive year the magazine has received CPA honors. Heart to Heart has also earned CPA awards for general excellence, religious order magazine, third […]

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Memorial Day Mass May 28

There will be a Mass at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28, Memorial Day at the Mary Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel. Celebrated by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., the Mass will honor those who have died while serving in our Armed Forces. Tours will be available throughout the Memorial Day weekend between the hours of […]

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Father Brian Boosel Earns Doctorate

Father Brian D. Boosel, O.S.B., graduated this spring from The Catholic University of America, where he completed his doctorate in Early Modern European History. His dissertation was entitled “A Crisis of Amity in Early Modern France: Jansenism and the Friendship between Vincent de Paul and Abbé Saint-Cyran.” While a doctoral student, Father Brian was awarded […]

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Monk To Present Exhibit

Father Robert Keffer, O.S.B., director of The Saint Vincent Gallery, will present a one-person exhibit of 25 of his realist and surrealist oil paintings in the Gallery. The exhibit will open with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, featuring a talk by Father Robert. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be […]

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