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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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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When I read the Gospel I thought of a verse from the letter of St. Paul to the Galatians; ”Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows, because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for […]

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

On Independence Day Americans remember our founding as a nation when the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Traditionally this day is marked by celebrations of national unity and remembrance of those who have served in the armed forces to preserve our freedoms—especially those who have died […]

Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

In the Gospel today Jesus asks a very difficult question. Who do we love most?  If one were to pose this question to people on the street most would likely answer; my husband/wife, mother, father, children, fiancé’, etc.  These are the people we have close contact with and hold close to our heart.  Married couples […]

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Another article on Archabbot Martin.
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When I read the Gospel I thought of a verse from the letter of St. Paul to the Galatians; ”Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows, because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit.”
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Today, Brother Placid Sellers, O.S.B. made his solemn vows. Below is a link to photos from the event.

https://archabbey.smugmug.com/2020-Solemn-Vows/
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Yesterday, Brother Francisco Whittaker, O.S.B. made his first profession of vows. Brother Gilbert Heater, O.S.B., Brother Anselm Zhang, O.S.B., Brother Andrew Kim, O.S.B., Father Augustine Yang, O.S.B., Brother Sean Cooksey, O.S.B., Brother Xavier Timothy O’Mara, O.S.B., Brother Angelo Kurt Lichtenstein, O.S.B., and Brother Gregory Visca, O.S.B. all renewed their vows. Below is a link to photos from the event.

https://archabbey.smugmug.com/2020-Simple-Vows/
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2020 Solemn Vows
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Is 6:1-8; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mt 10:24-33

Anyone, who catches a glimpse the LORD, never forgets it. Indeed, such a vision changes everything. This responsorial psalm paints a word icon of the unspeakable glory. The LORD is king and the sight of his glory takes away mere human breath.