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Feast of the Transfiguration of the LORD

Dn 7:9-10,13-14; Ps 97:1,2,5,6,9; 2Pt 1:16-19; Lk 9:28-36 For several years now more Catholics have been meditating on this the fourth Luminous Mystery of the Rosary. Although our holy father John Paul II wrote many and various letters and reflections, his assigning five other biblical icons to what he called the school of contemplation will undoubtedly […]

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18th Sunday of the Year

“Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities!  All things are vanity!” (Qoh 1:2).  I am delighted to have a reading this Sunday from the Book of Ecclesiastes, also known as the Book of Qoheleth.  I am pleased first and foremost since this book conveys much wisdom and prudent advice, and it does so in […]

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Brother Gregory Makes First Vows

After spending a year as a novice, Brother Gregory Visca, O.S.B., of Valrico, Florida, 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 […]

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Brother Xavier Makes First Vows

After spending a year as a novice, Brother Xavier O’Mara, O.S.B., 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 life. Brother […]

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