Pentecost

The actual Pentecost event occurred on the Jewish Feast of Pentecost. The Jewish Feast is also known as the Festival of Weeks which was the completion of the seven weeks following Passover. This was a time of Thanksgiving during which the harvest took place and the first fruits were brought to the Temple. The day […]

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Seventh Sunday Of Easter

Today’s scriptures reflect on the experience of the disciples following the Ascension; Saint Luke reports the Ascension of Jesus twice, once at the end of his Gospel (Luke 24:50-53) and again at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 1:6-12), which we hear today. In the dioceses of Pennsylvania we celebrated the Ascension […]

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One Priest, One Deacon Ordained May 23

Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, ordained one Benedictine monk a priest and one a deacon on Saturday, May 23, at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ordination Mass was not open to the public. Father Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., has been serving in the Diocese […]

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Online Memorial Day Service

Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., will celebrate an online Memorial Day Service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, from the Mary Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel on the Saint Vincent campus. The service will honor those who have died while serving our country. The service can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/user109924459, on the Archabbey and Seminary […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

This Gospel is part of what is known as the Last Supper Discourse.  They had a difficulty understanding this when they heard it before the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.  We hear it, not only after these events, but also after both the Ascension and Pentecost. We also have two thousand years of Christianity […]

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

An important dimension of the life of the Church which has become visible in the last fifty years is the order of deacons.  By now many Catholics are familiar with the kind of deacons who are married men serving as critical co-workers of priests in parish ministry and in other forms of specialized pastoral ministry […]

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57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

4 p.m. Talk by Father Canice McMullen, O.S.B., assistant director of the vocation office, on prayer and lectio divina. 6 p.m. Monks Live: Vocation Chat with Father Maximilian, Father Canice, Brother Albert Gahr, O.S.B., Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., and Father Edward. 7 p.m. Holy hour and talk by Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B 8 p.m. Compline […]

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57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

3 p.m. Talk by Brother Gregory Visca, O.S.B., and Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., director of campus ministry at Saint Vincent College, on the Rule of Saint Benedict 4 p.m. Talk by Father Canice McMullen, O.S.B., assistant director of the vocation office, on prayer and lectio divina. 6 p.m. Monks Live: Vocation Chat with Father Maximilian, […]

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57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

2 p.m. Talk by Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., rector of Saint Vincent Seminary, on Benedictine formation. 3 p.m. Talk by Brother Gregory Visca, O.S.B., and Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., director of campus ministry at Saint Vincent College, on the Rule of Saint Benedict 4 p.m. Talk by Father Canice McMullen, O.S.B., assistant director of the […]

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