Eight Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey will mark 75th, 70th, 60th, 50th and 25th jubilees of their priesthood ordinations and professions of vows in 2002. Members of the jubilarian class include Rev. Flavian G. Yelinko, O.S.B., who has served in parishes in Baltimore, Saint Marys, Pittsburgh, Hastings, Carrolltown, Youngstown, Virginia Beach and others. He recently became the longest-lived monk in the history of Saint Vincent Archabbey, at 95 years and six months of age. He is marking 75 years of profession of vows.
Others are Br. Lambert Berens, O.S.B., who has served the Archabbey in a variety of ways, marking 70 years of monastic vows; Br. Placid Cremonese, O.S.B., a musician who once baked the famous Saint Vincent Bread, celebrating sixty years of profession of vows; and Br. Miguel Savieto, O.S.B., a monk from the Archabbey’s mission in Brazil, marking 50 years of profession of vows.
Four Benedictines will celebrate 25 year jubilees. They are Rev. Aaron Buzzelli, O.S.B., who has served in Saint Marys and Johnstown, and is currently pastor of Forty Martyrs Parish, Trauger, celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination and Rev. Cyprian G. Constantine, O.S.B., the Archabbey’s principal organist, and a well-known organ recitalist, marking the 25th anniversary of his ordination. Celebrating 25 years of profession of vows are Br. Timothy Brown, O.S.B., who teaches at Benedictine Military School, Savannah, Georgia and manages the school media center; and Rev. Andrew Campbell, O.S.B., who is chairperson of the Communication Department at Saint Vincent College and a campus minister.