2022 Winter Saint Vincent Monks: Brothers Together As One

The winter 2022 edition of Saint Vincent Monks features the story of Saint Vincent de Paul, the patron of Saint Vincent, in honor of the new statue created for the Archabbey Basilica. Father Brian Boosel details his research in France, uncovering the story of this saint and, after being captured and sold into slavery, his […]

2021 Summer Saint Vincent Monks: Brothers Together As One

The summer 2021 edition of Saint Vincent Monks features the ordination of two new priests, four new deacons, five professions of vows and the arrival of four new novices. In addition to the many new faces, the Archabbey has a new prior, Father Killian Loch, as well as a new subprior, Father Joseph Adams, and […]

2020 Winter Saint Vincent Monks: Brothers Together As One

This issue of Saint Vincent Monks includes events from July of 2020 through the end of the year. This includes the installation of Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., as the twelfth archabbot of Saint Vincent by Bishop Edward Malesic, with excerpts from the bishop’s homily. It also includes profession of first vows for Brother […]

2020 Summer Saint Vincent Monks: Brothers Together As One

Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., was elected as the twelfth archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey. With his election comes a change in the name of the abbey magazine from Heart to Heart to Saint Vincent Monks. Archabbot Martin is pictured on the cover with Abbot John Klassen of Saint John’s Abbey, Minnesota, who presided […]

2019 Fall Heart to Heart

The fall edition features the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh’s recent concert in the Archabbey Basilica. The announcement of Father Paul Taylor, O.S.B., as the 18th President of Saint Vincent College is featured, as are the vows ceremonies of four junior monks and five solemnly-professed Benedictines. Ordinations of Brother Dominic Leo […]

2019 Spring Heart to Heart

Dr. Elizabeth Lev gave an address on Catholic art at the opening of the biennial National Juried Catholic Arts Exhibit. The story of one couple’s friendship—Anna and Tadeusz Kozminski—with Saint John Paul II led to their donation of a bust for one of the chapel on campus. One monk’s efforts helped build a food pantry […]

2018 Summer Heart to Heart

The summer Heart to Heart has a new illustration of campus by artist Robert Krupey. The 50th anniversary of the Saint Vincent Camerata was marked. Father Brian Boosel, O.S.B., earned his doctoral degree from the Catholic University of America in Early Modern European history. Five other monks graduated from Saint Vincent Seminary. The Campus Ministry […]

2018 Spring Heart to Heart

A special issue following the dedication of two new statues in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica honoring Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, dedicated and blessed the statues.

2017 Summer Heart to Heart

The loss of Archabbot Paul R. Maher, O.S.B., is the cover story of this issue. Archabbot Paul served as the tenth Archabbot of Saint Vincent and was abbot from 1983 until 1990. Father Canice McMullen was ordained to the priesthood. Newly-elected Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, O.S.B., visited. Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B., and Brother Lawrence Machia, […]

2017 Winter Heart to Heart

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Cardinal Donald Wuerl and a number of other rabbis and academians from both Catholic and Jewish faiths participated in a Catholic-Jewish Dialogue at Saint Vincent in the fall of 2016. Coverage of the event is included in this edition of Heart to Heart. Along with news of monks, upcoming ordinations, the issue […]

2016 Summer Heart to Heart

This 40-page issue details the 225th anniversary of Saint Vincent Basilica Parish, with a special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Chaput. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited our campus for a meeting on the opiod crisis in the region. Various news of monks is featured, including Father Justin Matro, O.S.B., who competed on the cooking television show […]

2016 Winter Heart to Heart

This issue pays tribute to the recent visit of Pope Francis to the United States with a special insert honoring the Pope. Father Vincent de Paul Crosby, O.S.B., designed several altar linens for the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia. News from around the Archabbey, including various art exhibits, the parish’s 225th anniversary year, the opening of […]

2015 Summer Heart to Heart

The episcopal installation of Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Diocese of Greensburg is featured on the cover. In light of the recent release of Laudato Si by Pope Francis, a feature looks at the Benedictines and stewardship. Renowned photographer Terry Deglau documents the Basilica. Isaac Haywiser, O.S.B. was ordained to the priesthood. The appointment […]

2015 Winter Heart to Heart

This issue of Heart to Heart features the dedication of the new Basilica organ; a visit of Saint Vincent students to Rome to see Pope Francis; the 2015 Summer Retreat schedule. An exhibition of rare books at the Saint Vincent Latimer Family Library was pictured. Brother Canice McMullen, Father Killian Loch, and Brother Joachim Morgan […]

2014 Spring Heart to Heart

This special edition of Heart to Heart pays tribute to two great men in the Catholic Church, Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II, upon their canonizations.

2014 Winter Heart to Heart

The winter 2014 edition of Heart to Heart, newsletter of Saint Vincent Archabbey, features Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council on the New Evangelization, who came to give the Pope Benedict XVI lecture in February. Abbot Primate Notker Wolf was honored at the fall honors convocation. Brother Michael Antonacci and Brother John Paul […]

2013 Spring Heart to Heart

Pope Francis is on the cover of this issue, which pays tribute to the service of Saint Benedict as well as to the new Holy Father. Information is available about the new book and DVD of the Saint Vincent fire of 1963, as well as forthcoming ordinations, events and other news around the monstery.

2013 Winter Heart to Heart

Saint Vincent planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the fire of January 28, 1963, and the cover of this issue and center spread reflect this. Francis Cardinal Arinze had a scheduled visit in the spring to mark the 50th anniversary of Vatican II. The Catholic Church, including Saint Vincent, prepared to celebrate the Year […]

2012 Spring/Summer Heart to Heart

This issue features monks, past and present, who have served in the military. Brother Mark Floreanini has a unique stained glass project for a military chapel. The camerata produced a sacred music CD, deacon and priesthood ordinations are featured. The dedication of the Mary, Mother of Wisdom chapel groundbreaking was held, and a Campus Ministry […]

2011 Fall Heart to Heart

Rita McGinley, a role model in her efforts to support students in the Pittsburgh area, was honored at the annual Founders’ Day of Saint Vincent College, in this issue’s cover story. Coverage of the Saint Vincent Seminary Alumni Day, honoring John C. Marous Jr., retired chairman of the Seminary Board of Regents, and Cardinal Donald […]