Special Vocation Day May 3 and Welcome to Saint Vincent Archabbey!

Spring online events in the Basilica (the same link every week).

Masses weekdays, 8 a.m. https://vimeo.com/event/44172

Masses Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. https://vimeo.com/event/4583

Masses Sundays with Father Paul, Father Maximilian and Brother Barnabas, 10 a.m. https://vimeo.com/event/44377

Ways to watch: https://vimeo.com/user109924459

YouTube channels: https://www.youtube.com/user/StVincentArchabbey/

Or https://www.youtube.com/user/SaintVincentSeminary

Or https://www.facebook.com/SaintVincentSeminary/

Or find links from our websites:




Special This Sunday, May 3, 2020, is the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Father Maximilian Maxwell, O.S.B., director of vocations for Saint Vincent Archabbey, lays out the schedule for our online observance of this special day. We invite everyone interested in a vocation to the religious life, family members and friends to join in this day, which will begin with the 10 a.m. Mass in the Archabbey Basilica. After Mass at https://vimeo.com/event/44377

Join on one of our social channels or visit this direct link to see all of the events, do a rosary walk, and pray with the monks live on Sunday evening. https://vimeo.com/400218256

The schedule of events includes:

10 a.m. Mass with Father Paul Taylor, O.S.B., president of Saint Vincent College, and Father Maximilian.

11 a.m. Talk by Brother Barnabas O’Reilly, O.S.B., and Brother Cassian Edwards, O.S.B., who are presently seminarians at Saint Vincent Seminary on monastic vows.

1 p.m. Rosary walk for consecrated life and vocations.

2 p.m. Talk by Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., rector of Saint Vincent Seminary, on Benedictine formation.

3 p.m. Talk by Brother Gregory Visca, O.S.B., and Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., director of campus ministry at Saint Vincent College, on the Rule of Saint Benedict

4 p.m. Talk by Father Canice McMullen, O.S.B., assistant director of the vocation office, on prayer and lectio divina.

6 p.m. Monks Live: Vocation Chat with Father Maximilian, Father Canice, Brother Albert Gahr, O.S.B., Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., and Father Edward.

7 p.m. Holy hour and talk by Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.

8 p.m. Compline with Benediction.

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.