Blessing of Archabbot Martin
The blessing of Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., as the twelfth Archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey, will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 10 in the Archabbey Basilica. Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, will preside at the Mass. The event will be broadcast live at 10 a.m. at this link: https://vimeo.com/436169336.
Archabbot Martin will receive the solemn vows of Brother Placid Sellers, O.S.B., or vows for life, on the Feast of Saint Benedict, July 11 at 10 a.m. The event will be broadcast live at this link: https://vimeo.com/436174988.
The Saint Vincent monastic community will receive the simple vows of one monk at 5 p.m. Friday, July 10 in the Archabbey Basilica. Brother Francisco Whittaker, O.S.B., will profess simple vows on July 10 at Vespers, while eight junior monks will renew their temporary vows for another year. The event will be broadcast live at this link: https://vimeo.com/436173875.
Two Saint Vincent Graduates To Enter Monastery
Two Saint Vincent College graduates, Alex “Jimmy” Rosa, and Douglas John (D.J.) Hough, will officially enter the monastery at Saint Vincent Archabbey as novices at morning prayer on Friday, July 10. They will spend a year in prayer and discernment as they determine their vocations as Benedictine monks. To watch the event live at 6:15 a.m. Friday, visit this link: https://vimeo.com/436171142.
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Established in 1846 by Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, Saint Vincent Archabbey is not only the first and oldest monastery in the United Sates, but with more than 150 monks in our community, we are currently one of the largest monasteries in the world. Out of our common life of prayer and the celebration of the Eucharist flows our apostolic works and missionary spirit.
Some of our apostolic works include: operating a Basilica Parish, teaching in our College and Seminary, and providing pastoral care for Catholic men and women in the Diocese of Baltimore, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Altoona-Johnstown, and Richmond. Saint Vincent Monks work as parish priests, spiritual directors, military and hospital chaplains, and foreign missionaries; we are a community of students, professors, psychologists, musicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, artists, tailors, cooks, gardeners, and firemen. Although we come from different and diverse backgrounds, we are each united by a single desire to seek Christ with our entire heart.
If you are considering a religious vocation as a monk, there is a Guidance Summary Sheet online. Please fill this out. This is not an application, and all information is kept confidential. The process of filling out this online form will help you to further discern your vocation. After your form is completed by you and read by the vocation committee, you will receive further information on Saint Vincent Archabbey. Once this information is considered, you may arrange a visit to our monastery.
For more information on vocations at Saint Vincent Archabbey, email Father Maximilian Maxwell, O.S.B., Vocation Director, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe PA 15650-2690, or call us at 724-532-6655.