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 […]

Saint Vincent Monk Pens Account Of Aid Trip To Ukraine

Saint Vincent Benedictine Father Benoit Alloggia has been stationed at the international Benedictine university in Rome, Sant’ Anselmo, for the past several years. He recently made a trip to the city of Lviv, in Ukraine, to deliver supplies to a small monastery of Benedictine sisters, which is housing many refugee families. Here is his account, […]

Brother Benedict Janecko, O.S.B.

Brother Benedict F. Janecko, O.S.B., 83, a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey for more than 60 years, died Friday, May 20, 2022 after a brief illness. He was born November 22, 1938 in Marguerite, a son of the late Frank and Margaret (Kralik) Janecko. He had one brother, the late Thomas Janecko. He taught for […]

Gristmill General Store Now Online

Since 1854, Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey have operated a Gristmill, grinding grains for the sustenance of the monks at the Archabbey, for students at Saint Vincent College and Seminary, and even for local farmers. They have always sold flour there, and at one time Saint Vincent Bread was famous throughout the region. The monks […]

Three To Be Ordained To Priesthood May 14

Most Rev. Larry J. Kulick, J.C.L., bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, will ordain three Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey to the priesthood at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14 in the Archabbey Basilica. They are from Vinhedo, Brazil, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China, and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Bishop Kulick will also ordain one deacon, who is also […]

Ring Pittsburgh To Perform At Basilica May 22

Ring Pittsburgh Community Handbell Ensemble will make an appearance at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22. The concert, which will feature a wide variety of musical styles, is free and open to the public. Ring Pittsburgh was founded in 2016 as an auditioned community of musicians skilled in the art […]

Bishop Kulick To Speak On “Bodily Resurrection”

The Most Rev. Larry Kulick, J.C.L., Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, will give a presentation on “Bodily Resurrection” at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15 in the Parish Assembly Room at Saint Vincent Archabbey. The event is sponsored by the Oblates of Saint Benedict and is open to all Oblates, guests of Oblates, and other […]

Retreat Program Registration Now Open

Four Archabbey retreats will be offered on campus in 2022.  Please refer to the website: for descriptions and links to the online registration. Online registration is available at  Retreatmasters for the year will be Father Basil Burns, O.S.B., Father Isaac Haywiser, O.S.B., and Father Alfred Patterson, O.S.B. FATHER BASIL BURNS, O.S.B. Father Basil […]

Father Augustine Flood, O.S.B.

Father Augustine Flood, O.S.B., who served as the twelfth president of Saint Vincent College from 1982 to 1985, died Thursday, November 11, 2021. He was born May 29, 1938 in Hollywood, California, a son of the late James J. Flood and Lucile (Fleischer) Flood. He was the last surviving of his siblings among their four […]

Vows Professed At Wimmer Priory

While simple and solemn vows were professed at Saint Vincent Archabbey during the weekend of July 10-11 in honor of the Feast of Saint Benedict, two monks also professed vows at Wimmer Priory in Taipei. Father Augustine Yang, O.S.B., a classmate of Brother Gilbert Heater, O.S.B., and Brother Anselm Zhang, O.S.B., professed solemn vows before […]

Two Profess Solemn Vows

Two junior monks who completed a year in the notivitiate and three years of temporary vows made their solemn profession of vows—or vows for life—as Benedictine monks on Sunday, July 11. They are Brother Anselm Zhang, O.S.B., of China, and Brother Gilbert Heater, O.S.B., of East Stroudsburg. Brother Anselm is a 1993 graduate of Xingtai […]

Two Profess First Vows

Two Saint Vincent College graduates who completed a year of discernment as novices made their first vows as Benedictine monks on Saturday, July 10. The vespers service also saw the renewal of temporary vows from six junior monks.  Douglas J. Hough of Steubenville, Ohio and Alex James Rosa of Odenton, Maryland, made their first vows. […]