Novice To Make First Vows

Brother John Fisher Helms, O.S.B., of New Orleans, Louisiana, who completed a year in the novitiate, will profess his first vows on July 10, 2023. Brother John Fisher studied photography along with television, radio, and film production at Calhoun College. He has worked for both NBC and Fox Networks along with EWTN and Catholic TV, […]

Monks Magazine Wins Twelfth Award

Saint Vincent Monks, the magazine of Saint Vincent Archabbey, received a second place Catholic Media Association Award in 2023 for Magazine/Newsletter of the Year: Religious Order Magazines and Print Newsletters. This is the tenth consecutive year in which the magazine has received CMA honors and the twelfth award for the magazine. Kim Metzgar, managing director […]

Priesthood Ordination For Two Monks On June 10

Two Benedictines will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 10 by Most Rev. Larry J. Kulick, J.C.L., Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. The monks are Brother Celestine Xu, O.S.B., of Shanghai, and Brother Gregory Visca, O.S.B., of Valrico, Florida. CELESTINE XU, O.S.B. Brother Celestine was born […]

Brother Celestine Earns Degree

Brother Celestine Xu, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, earned the Master of Divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary on May 12. From left are Academic Dean Father Patrick Cronauer, O.S.B.; Brother Celestine and Very Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B., rector of Saint Vincent Seminary.

Seminary Honors Father Warren Murrman

Father Warren D. Murrman, O.S.B., a member of the Saint Vincent Seminary faculty for 54 years, was presented with the Nova et Vetera Award for distinguished service to seminary education and to his students on Friday, May 12, by Chancellor Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., Rector Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., and Academic Dean Father […]

Dr. Ralph Martin To Speak June 11

Dr. Ralph Martin, president of Renewal Ministries (, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization, will speak to the Oblates of Saint Benedict of Saint Vincent Archabbey on Sunday, June 11. Dr. Martin will give two talks, the first at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Robert S. Carey Center, and the second […]

Father Eric T. Vogt, O.S.B.

Father Eric T. Vogt, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey for more than 50 years, died Saturday, April 8, 2023. Father Eric served at parishes in the dioceses of Greensburg, Erie and Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, including in his native St. Marys, in Richmond, Virginia, and Savannah, Georgia. He served in various roles at Saint Vincent College, […]

Father Eric T. Vogt, O.S.B.

Eric T. Vogt, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey for more than 50 years, died Saturday, April 8, 2023. Father Eric served at parishes in the dioceses of Greensburg, Erie and Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, including in his native St. Marys, in Richmond, Virginia, and Savannah, Georgia. He served in various roles at Saint Vincent College, was […]

Living As A Monk With ALS

(Editor’s Note: In the fall of 2022 Father Nathan Munsch, O.S.B., gave a talk to a group of men inquiring about the monastic life. It was part of Saint Vincent Archabbey’s “Come and See” Vocations Retreat. His struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has gone through phases, from wondering “Why me?” to gratitude for the […]

BC Has New ‘Father Frank Way’

Benedictine Military School (BC) in Savannah, an apostolate of Saint Vincent Archabbey, announces that the new front driveway at Benedictine has been named “Father Frank Way” in honor of our beloved Headmaster. Father Frank has been the guiding force behind Benedictine since the summer of 2007. We are grateful for your leadership and steadfast guidance […]

Cross Cleaning

Previous Next The rising sun glints off the metal plaques and warms the black metal crosses that line the eastern edge of the Saint Vincent Cemetery in three long rows. Some monuments are more recent, while many have been there for years, as Matthew, the first gospel writer, notes, “Therefore, stay awake, for you know […]

Dr. Timothy O’Malley To Give Address On Saint Benedict’s Day

The monastic community of Saint Vincent Archabbey will celebrate the feast of the Transitus of Saint Benedict at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 with Mass in the Archabbey Basilica. Providing an address at the Mass will be Dr. Timothy Patrick O’Malley II, director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life and academic director […]

Brother Angelo On KDKA March 8

KDKA reporter Christopher DeRose visited Saint Vincent Archabbey on Wednesday, March 8 for a story on the baking ministry of Brother Angelo Lichtenstein, O.S.B., monastery baker (and seminarian at Saint Vincent Seminary). Brother Angelo, who hails from Sandyston, New Jersey, began baking for the monastic community in 2022. His products—which include bagels, hot cross buns, […]

Father Andrew Kim Ordained To Priesthood

Father Andrew (Dongha) Kim, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey currently serving at Wimmer Priory in Taiwan, was ordained to the priesthood over the weekend. He is the son of Ji Hyun and Heong Suk Kim. He was born in Seoul, Korea and has one sibling, Kyeong Ha Kim. He earned a master of […]

PRN Retreat March 18: A Day of Faith, Recovery, And Restoration For Healthcare Professionals

PRN: A Prescription For Your Spirit, a day to care for the caregivers, will be held Saturday, March 18 in DiPadova Hall of Saint Vincent Seminary. The event is free for those working in the healthcare field; however, pre-registration is required. Saint Vincent Archabbey Retreats director Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B., pharmacist, biology faculty member […]

2023 Retreats Now Available

The Saint Vincent Archabbey Summer Retreat Program will host three retreats in 2023, announced retreat program Director Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B. All three retreats this year will occur in July. Father Nathanael Polinski, O.S.B., will conduct the men’s retreat July 14 to 16. The topic will be “Put Out Into the Deep (Luke 5:4)” […]

DVD Commemorates Saint Vincent Fire

Fire and Ice, a Saint Vincent Archabbey Publications production commemorating the 50th anniversary of the destructive Saint Vincent fire of January 28, 1963, is  available on DVD. The DVD, produced for the 50th anniversary of the fire in 2013, offers 1 hour, 11 minutes of content highlighted by a 15 minute documentary featuring photographs and […]

Book Commemorates Saint Vincent Fire

Sixty years ago on January 28, 1963 fire destroyed five buildings on the Saint Vincent campus. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the fire, Fire and Ice, a history of the fire, was released by Archabbey Publications in 2013. Using archival photos and narrative accounts written by those who lived through the day of […]

Society of Catholic Scientists to host Gold Mass

The Saint Vincent College chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) will be hosting a Gold Mass at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 25th  in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. The Gold Masses for Scientists that are sponsored by the SCS follow in the tradition of special Masses that are held for members of a […]

New Photos Discovered Of Saint Vincent Fire

Joseph LaFaro, who was a student at Saint Vincent at the time of the fire on January 28, 1963, discovered some slides while going through some of his belongings. Upon closer examination, he realized that the slides were of images he took during the Saint Vincent Fire. He was kind enough to send his slides […]