Detective To Speak At Blue Mass November 13

Local and state police officers, firefighters and emergency medical service personnel are invited to participate in the Blue Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, November 13 at the Saint Vincent Basilica. The Blue Mass was first celebrated in 1934 at Saint Patrick’s Church in Washington, D.C., and since then has become a tradition in which local […]

Montserrat Boys Choir Coming To Basilica November 16

Saint Vincent College is hosting the world-renowned Montserrat Boys Choir at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Hailing from outside Barcelona, Spain, and comprised of nearly 50 boys, the Montserrat Boys Choir is one of the oldest and most well-respected choirs in Europe. The choir first performed at Saint Vincent […]

Father Damian J. Warnock, O.S.B.

Father Damian J. Warnock, O.S.B., 89, a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Friday, October 28, 2022. He was a son of the late James and Mary Myrtle (McClane) Warnock. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 21, 1932, he was one of ten children, including the late Ruth M. Gilardi. Violett Scott, John M., James […]

New Stained Glass Panels Now Available

The  new stained glass panels from Brother Mark Floreanini, O.S.B., are now available. On Corpus Christi Sunday 2022 the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will begin the National Eucharistic Revival. The revival is aimed at inviting Catholics to return to the source and summit of their faith, […]

Two Men Join Monastic Community As Novices

Two men have joined the Saint Vincent monastic community as novices. They will spend a year in discernment as they learn about life as Benedictine monks. Brother Aelred (Caleb), Whitlock (at left in photo) is the son of Scott and Elyse Whitlock of Mount Holly, North Carolina. He graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in […]

Father Vernon A. Holtz, O.S.B.

Father Vernon A. Holtz, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey for 66 years, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022. A Hastings, Pennsylvania native, born September 30, 1930, he was a son of the late Andrew E. and Marie Holtz. Surviving are one brother, John Holtz of State College, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was […]

Father Vernon A. Holtz, O.S.B.

Father Vernon A. Holtz, O.S.B., 91, a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey for 66 years, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Details of the visitation, viewing and funeral service will be forthcoming. A Hastings, Pennsylvania native, born September 30, 1930, he was a son of the late Andrew E. and Marie Holtz. Surviving are one brother, […]

Father Donald Raila, O.S.B., Has New Book

Father Donald Raila, O.S.B., continues his publications projects with the release of a fifth book, his fourth with Sacred Winds Press. It is entitled Joy in the Life of a Follower of St. Benedict: An Exploration of Joy in Lent and in the Whole of Christian Life. It will be available in September. “Our world […]

Rembert G. Weakland Services at Saint Vincent Archabbey

Most Reverend Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B., retired Archbishop of Milwaukee, died on August 22, 2022, at the age of 95. He was born in Patton, Pennsylvania, on April 2, 1927, one of the six children of Basil and Mary Kane Weakland. His siblings are Marion Weber  and Leora Forney. He was predeceased by his sisters, […]

East Meets West: Women Icon Makers of West Ukraine

The Verostko Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its Fall 2022 exhibition: East Meets West: Women Icon Makers of West Ukraine. The exhibit opens September 8 with a public reception being held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Dale P. Latimer Library at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. […]

Rembert G. Weakland

From the Archdiocese of Milwaukee: Announcing the Death of Archbishop Emeritus Rembert G. Weakland Most Reverend Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B., who served as the ninth Archbishop of Milwaukee from 1977 until his retirement in 2002, died overnight at Clement Manor in Greenfield, where he lived, after a long illness. He was 95. Weakland was appointed […]

Mural A Monk-Artist’s Dream

By Kim Metzgar Brother Mark Floreanini is a patient man. That could be said of anyone who completes an 18,000-piece jigsaw puzzle (it took four years). But his current project—albeit his off and on project for the past ten years—involves not just assembling pieces of a puzzle, but creating them. He’s working on a 12-foot […]

Cemetery Website Has New Features

The website for Saint Vincent Cemetery received a new look this spring and work will continue this summer to add new features to the site. Among the new features are maps of the various sections of the cemetery, and a listing of veterans buried in the cemetery. Still to come will be adding obituaries for […]

Monks’ Magazine Receives Ninth Consecutive Award

Saint Vincent Monks, the magazine of Saint Vincent Archabbey, received a third place Catholic Media Association Award in 2022 for Magazine/Newsletter of the Year: Religious Order Magazines and Print Newsletters. This is the ninth consecutive year in which the magazine has received CMA honors. The magazine, formerly known as Heart to Heart, also earned CMA […]

Father Paul Rubadue, O.S.B.

Father Paul Rubadue, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Thursday, July 21, 2022 after a brief illness. He was born July 29, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio, a son of the late Charles and Mildred (Downin) Rubadue. He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph Rubadue in 2020. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and […]

‘Brother of All Bake Sales’ At Forthcoming Parish Festival

In addition to the traditional Parish Bake Sale that will be happening at the Saint Vincent Basilica Parish Festival July 30-31, the Saint Vincent Gristmill booth will be featuring the “Brother of all bake sales.” Brother Angelo Lichtenstein, O.S.B., the monastery’s baker, is accepting pre-orders for various breads and bagels that can be picked up […]

Four Profess Solemn Vows In 2022

Four Benedictines professed solemn vows on July 11, three in Latrobe and one in Taiwan. ANDREW (DONGHA) KIM, O.S.B. Brother Andrew Kim, O.S.B., came to Saint Vincent in 2017 as a novice and made his simple vows on July 10, 2018. Following simple vows he began studies at Saint Vincent Seminary in the master of […]

Three Profess First Vows in 2022

Three Benedictines professed simple vows on July 10, while three junior monks renewed their temporary vows for one year. Professing simple vows were Brother Aidan Sheridan, Brother Bede Maxson and Brother Roman Pallone. Renewing their vows were Brother Francisco Whittaker, Brother Bosco Hough and Brother José Rosa. AIDAN SHERIDAN, O.S.B. Brother Aidan is from Lakewood, […]

Monastic Life Focus Of Worship + Work Exhibit

The Verosko Center for the Arts at Saint Vincent is featuring historic and new images of monastic life from two artists in an exhibit, Worship + Work, which opens Thursday, June 16, 2022 (reception from 4-7 p.m.) and runs through August 19, 2022. Photos centered on Benedictine life were taken in 1955 by Gordon Parks […]

Bagels, bagels, bagels: Father’s Day Bake Sale

The monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey will be holding a Father’s Day Bake Sale to benefit the Saint Vincent Gristmill. There are seven types of bagels to choose from: plain, everything, cinnamon raisin, sesame seed, poppy seed, cheddar and Swiss. Bagels are $1.25 each or buy six, get one free. All baked goods use Gristmill […]