Benedictines Celebrate Jubilees

 Sixteen Benedictines of Saint Vincent Archabbey are celebrating jubilees marking 775 years of service to the Monastic community this year. Brother Bernard (John Francis) Lewitzke, O.S.B., will celebrate 70 years of his profession of monastic vows on July 2. Celebrating 60 year jubilees are Father Emmeran Rettger, O.S.B., who was ordained a priest on June […]

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Grants to Help Restore Gristmill

 Its products have sustained many generations of monks at Saint Vincent and at one time members of the local community, too. Now, the Pennsylvania Heritage Parks Program and two regional foundations have provided grants totalling $250,000 to help sustain it. The Saint Vincent Gristmill, listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, will […]

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Six Begin Novitiate

 Six novices began their novitiate with investiture ceremonies at Saint Vincent Basilica on July 10. The novitiate is a year of prayer and study designed to aid them in determining their vocation as Benedictine monks. The Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Archabbot of Saint Vincent, received the following postulants: Brother Cajetan (Paul) Homick of […]

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