Junior Monks To Visit Saint Vincent

Temporarily Professed Benedictine Monks from across the United States, Mexico and Canada will visit Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, from June 14 to June 28 for a special summer program.

It is the first time Saint Vincent will host the program. The two weeks will both begin and end on Saturdays which will be travel days.

The primary aims of the Junior Summer School program include:

  • To provide additional educational experiences not available in most monastic formation programs.
  • To provide opportunities to meet temporarily professed monks from other Benedictine houses.
  • To provide an experience of participation in the life of another Benedictine community.

The theme for this year will be “Building a Dynamic and Joyful Community Spirit” (Unity in the midst of our diversity and diversity in the midst of our unity.)”

This year’s course instructors are:

  • Jerome Oetgen, author of Mission to America and An American Abbot.
  • Father Warren Murrman, O.S.B. faculty at Saint Vincent Seminary and current Novice Master.
  • Father Justin Matro, O.S.B. faculty member at Saint Vincent Seminary.
  • Father Earl Henry, O.S.B. prior of Saint Vincent Archabbey.
  • Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B. faculty member at Saint Vincent Seminary
  • Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B. program manager of WAOB Radio, Latrobe.

Extracurricular activities are planned to include:

  • Optional mini-course (2-3 afternoons/week) working with stained glass.
  • Optional day trip to Ohiopyle hiking and biking.
  • Visit to the Benedictine Sisters of Saint Emma’s Monastery.
  • Evening socials

Mid-session outing to either:

  • Pittsburgh tour for the day.
  • A day at our retreat house on the beautiful Chestnut Ridge

For registration information contact Brother Mark Floreanini, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA, 15650, 724-805-2286,