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Blessing of Archabbot Martin To Be Broadcast Live On Friday, July 10

Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, will preside at the Mass for Blessing of the Twelfth Archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., on Friday, July 10, 2020. The event will be broadcast live at 10 a.m. at this link: https://vimeo.com/436169336. Archabbot Martin, a monk of […]

Brother Placid Sellers, O.S.B., To Make Final Vows

Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., will receive the solemn vows of Brother Placid Sellers, O.S.B., or vows for life, on the Feast of Saint Benedict, July 11 at 10 a.m. Brother Placid, of Penn Hills, is the son of the late Philip L. and Emmeline M. Sellers. Born on September 18, 1957, he has […]

Brother Francisco Whittaker To Make First Vows

The Saint Vincent monastic community will receive the simple vows of one monk at 5 p.m. Friday, July 10 in the Archabbey Basilica. Brother Francisco Whittaker, O.S.B., will profess simple vows on July 10 at Vespers, while eight junior monks will renew their temporary vows for another year. Brother Francisco (Samuel James) is the son […]

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18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

As a new student monk residing at Sant’ Anselmo, the Benedictine motherhouse in Rome, one of the first small tasks I had to master was to memorize the Latin version of one of the traditional monastic forms for grace before meals. The opening of this prayer was an adaptation of the Psalm we sing together […]

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel begins with a series of short sayings about finding things of value; a buried treasure, a precious pearl, and a net full of fish. Jesus compares these to the Kingdom of Heaven.  Jesus is instructing us that the Kingdom of Heaven is the most important and valuable treasure there is. Just like those […]

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Book of Wisdom we hear from today was composed quite late in the Old Testament era, likely less than a hundred years before the birth of Jesus. Its inspired author wrote in Greek rather than the Hebrew language in which the earlier books of the Old Testament were written, and he had developed a […]

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Na 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7 Deut 32:35CD-36AB, 39ABCD, 41 Mt 16:24-28

“Learn then that I, I alone, am God,
and there is no god besides me.
It is I who bring both death and life,
I who inflict wounds and heal them.”

This quote found in the Book of Deuteronomy is a part of our Responsorial for today’s Mass. The sovereignty of God, the Almighty is still a great mystery to us, even today.
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Dn 7:9-10,13,14; Ps 97:1,2,5,6,9; 2Pt 1:16-19; Mt 17:1-9

Only eyes full of faith can see the fullness of The Glory. It is the gift of faith that enables us to go beyond all our senses to behold the truth that the LORD is king. In this faith-vision we see what cannot be seen until the beatific vision of the future kingdom.
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Jer 31:1-7; Jer 31:10,11,12ab,13; Mt 15:21-28



The Prophet Jeremiah makes outrageous claims. His prophecy seems like a taunt to broken Israel and scattered Jacob. Yet, the LORD announces his hessed, his faithful love, “I will be the God of all the tribes of Israel, and they shall be my people.”
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Jer 31:1-7; Jer 31:10,11,12ab,13; Mt 15:21-28



The Prophet Jeremiah makes outrageous claims. His prophecy seems like a taunt to broken Israel and scattered Jacob. Yet, the LORD announces his hessed, his faithful love, “I will be the God of all the tribes of Israel, and they shall be my people.”
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Saint Vincent Archabbey & Seminary3 days ago
Jer 30:1,2,12-15,18-22; Ps 102:16-21,29,22,23; Mt 15:1,2,10-14

Saint John Vianney gave himself over to sinners, just like the Lord Jesus. He spent countless hours celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation. He had little time for sleep, and often his rest was disturbed by the evil one.
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As a new student monk residing at Sant’ Anselmo, the Benedictine motherhouse in Rome, one of the first small tasks I had to master was to memorize the Latin version of one of the traditional monastic forms for grace before meals.