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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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30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Old Testament reading at this Sunday’s mass is drawn from a long passage of the Book of Exodus which recounts the giving of the Mosaic law at Mount Sinai. At first the words of Exodus are reassuring, reminding us that God is a faithful protector of the innocent and the vulnerable: “You shall not molest or oppress an alien…You shall […]

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Whenever this Gospel passage come up with the well-known saying of Jesus; “repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God” I think of Thomas Jefferson’s view of “separation of church and state” which led to the Supreme Court ruling that stated; “The First Amendment has erected a wall between […]

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Lord’s providence for his holy people is again the theme of this Sunday’s scripture readings, with a focus on the Kingdom of Heaven being the surpassing realization of the prophetic anticipations of the Old Testament. The first such prophecy of God’s gracious kindness to his people comes from Isaiah, arguably the greatest of the biblical prophets and the one from whom we hear most […]

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A little project from this past summer with Father Lawrence Machia and maple sugaring ... yes, in the summer!
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Sweet Saint VIncent
Father Lawrence Machia, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, undertakes maple sugaring—in July! While most maple sugaring is done in the spring, 2020…
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Eph 6:10-20; Ps 144:1-2, 9-10; Lk 13:31-35�

Our only victory is in the LORD. The LORD is blessed indeed! He is our rock. Not only does he provide shelter, shade, and security he also trains our hands for the battle and our fingers for the war. Our only battle is with the evil one, sin, and vice. Indeed, our only war is within our deepest self, in our heart of hearts.
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“Let God push your boat out into the deep, toward the unfathomable depths of the interior life” (Diary of Saint Faustina Kowalska).
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The Old Testament reading at this Sunday’s mass is drawn from a long passage of the Book of Exodus which recounts the giving of the Mosaic law at Mount Sinai. At first the words of Exodus are reassuring, reminding us that God is a faithful protector of the innocent and the vulnerable: “You shall not molest or oppress an alien…You shall not wrong any widow or orphan.
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Bishop Mark Bartchak of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown moderated the Saint Vincent Seminary formation day programming on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Maureen E. Lally-Green assisted in moderating the panel. Joining the four-part panels, which focused on legal issues, were friends, alumni, and Board of Regents members. They included Very Rev. Lawrence A. DiNardo; Rita Joyce, Esq.; Christopher Ponticello, Esq. and Anna B. Torrance, Esq., all of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, for the first session.
The second session included Marie Milie JOnes, Esq., Jones Passodelis; Joni Mangino, Esq., Zimmer Kunz; P. Michael Pohl, Esq., Jones Day. Session three featured Rev. Mark Begley, Rev. Charles Bober and Msgr. James Gason. The final session featured John Marous, John Hans and Pohl.