Father Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., Elected Twelfth Archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey

LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA—Father Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey for 40 years, who served as the 14th president of Saint Vincent College (1995-2000), has been elected as the twelfth archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Archabbot Martin has been serving as the administrator of the MACH1 (Monaca, Aliquippa, Center and Hopewell) Parish […]

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Benedictines To Elect Archabbot

On the evening of June 22, 2020, the Benedictine monastic community of Saint Vincent Archabbey gathered at Saint Vincent to elect a new major superior, the twelfth archabbot of Saint Vincent. The new archabbot will succeed the Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., who, on May 8, 2020, at the mandatory retirement age of 75, […]

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Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

In today’s first reading the prophet Jeremiah finds himself denounced and pursued on every side, though he does not lose heart, saying: “the Lord is with me, like a mighty champion: my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph. In their failure they will be put to utter shame, to lasting, unforgettable confusion” (Jer 20:11). […]

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Body and Blood of Christ

Today is the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ and this Feast probably means more to us this year than anytime in the past. This is a year when we were not permitted to receive Holy Communion because of the restrictions necessary to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.  As the old saying […]

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Trinity Sunday

As the seven glorious weeks of Easter end and the Church launches into the long season of “ordinary time” we are given several important feasts to remind us of the core elements of our faith.  First, we note that the Easter season concludes with the feast of Pentecost, when we mark the birth of the […]

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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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