Pittsburgh Man Makes First Vows

After spending a year as a novice, Brother Sean Cooksey, O.S.B., of Pittsburgh, professed simple vows as a Benedictine monk before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., on July 10, 2019 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He will spend three years as a junior monk prior to making solemn profession of vows, or vows for […]

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Brother Barnabas Professes Solemn Vows

After spending a year as a novice and three years in temporary vows, Brother Barnabas O’Reilly, O.S.B., of Johnstown, professed solemn vows, or vows for life, on July 11 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Brother Barnabas (Michael) O’Reilly is the son of Lawrence and Eileen O’Reilly of Johnstown. […]

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Brother Cassian Professes Solemn Vows

After spending a year as a novice and three years in temporary vows, Brother Cassian Edwards, O.S.B., of Metairie, Louisiana, professed solemn vows, or vows for life, on July 11 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Brother Cassian (Lamar) Edwards, O.S.B., is the son of Angela Gonzalez of Metairie, […]

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Brother Luke Makes Solemn Vows

After spending a year as a novice and three years in temporary vows, Brother Luke Hsu, O.S.B., of Taiwan, professed solemn vows, or vows for life, on July 11 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Brother Luke Hsu, O.S.B., is the son of Shiang-Ming Hsu and Eu-Lien Liu of […]

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Solemn Vows Professed

After spending a year as a novice and three years in temporary vows, Brother Francis Jin, O.S.B., of Shanghai Province, China,  professed solemn vows, or vows for life, on July 11 at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. BROTHER FRANCIS JIN, O.S.B. Brother Francis Jin is the son of Wuxing […]

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Brother Stephen Nazaruk, O.S.B.

Brother Stephen Nazaruk, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died peacefully in the monastic infirmary on Thursday, July 25, 2019. He was born February 9, 1927 in West Leechburg, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Thomas Nazaruk and Tekla (Giworonik) Nazaruk. His parents were from the Ukraine and nearly everyone from their village there […]

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Brother Leo J. Monahan, O.S.B.

Brother Leo J. Monahan, O.S.B., 92, a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died peacefully Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the monastery infirmary. Brother Leo was born November 7, 1926 in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Raymond Monahan and Ethel Feeney Monahan. He was one of five children. Surviving are his brother […]

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