Benedictine Publishes Reflections Book

Saint Vincent Archabbey Publications announces the release of Renewed Each Morning, by Father Philip Kanfush, O.S.B. This collection of reflections is based upon his popular parish bulletin column, Reflections from the Rocking Chair.

The new book includes more than 80 reflections on the wisdom and grace that we need to lead healthy, happy lives rooted in the teaching of Jesus Christ. These stories provide a framework for illustrating lifes lessons and the opportunities for spiritual growth that can result from being attentive to the voice of God in the surprisingly ordinary moments of daily life. Beginning with the choices we make each day and progressing through brief essays on coming home to the Lord, the power of Gods love working in our lives and more, these reflections provide practical wisdom, gleaned from both Scripture and contemporary life, which can be easily applied in our daily lives.

Softcover, 262 pages. Now available online at, as well as at the Basilica Gift Shop and Saint Vincent College Bookstore. A book signing and afternoon of reflections will be held following the noon Mass at St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Aliquippa, Father Philip’s home parish, on Sunday, April 24.

Father Philip is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Kanfush, Jr., of Center Township, Monaca, Pa. Father Philip Michael Kanfush, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint Vincent Archabbey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at Saint Vincent College. Father Philip completed both the Master of Arts degree in Sacred Scripture and the Master of Divinity degree at Saint Vincent Seminary. He holds both a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Education degree in Special Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Licensed as a Secondary Social Studies teacher, a Special Educator and a Reading Specialist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Father Philip currently teaches at the Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Education Department at Saint Vincent College. Renewed Each Morning is available at the Archabbey’s online store.