Ten Degrees Awarded At Commencement

Saint Vincent Seminary awarded nine master of divinity degrees and one bachelor of sacred theology degree at its 173rd annual commencement on Friday, May 10. Dr. Frank Yamada, executive director of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), gave the commencement address. Seminarians receiving degrees were from the dioceses of Covington, Kentucky; Metuchen, New Jersey; the […]

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Three Join Adjunct Faculty

Three  new members have joined the adjunct faculty of Saint Vincent Seminary. REV. DR. CHRISTIAAN W. KAPPES Father Kappes presently serves as academic dean and professor of liturgy and patristics at SS. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh. He earned a doctorate in sacred liturgy from the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’ Anselmo, Rome; a […]

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2019 Spring Leaven

The 2019 Spring Leaven features the seminarian pilgrimage to Rome on the cover and inside. Seminarians met Bishop Robert Barron at a stop during the trip. Dr. Philip Jenkins, author of more than 25 books, will speak at the Seminary on October 29, while Dr. Frak Yamada, executive director of the Association of Theological Schools, […]

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ATS Executive Director Commencement Speaker

Dr. Frank Yamada, executive director of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), will speak at Saint Vincent Seminary’s 173rd annual commencement, Friday, May 10, The vespers and commencement will be held in the Archabbey Basilica. As executive director of the ATS, Dr. Yamada serves as administrator to the Association and its Commission on Accrediting. The […]

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Summer Conference On Spiritual Direction

Saint Vincent Seminary faculty members Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., professor of theology, and Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., director of spiritual formation, will conduct a weeklong summer conference, Spiritual Direction I: Art of Accompaniment, June 24-28 on campus. The event is being sponsored by the Seminary Institute for Ministry Formation, which is an extension of the […]

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2019 Ministry of Lector

Nine seminarians were instituted into the Ministry of Reader on Wednesday, February 27, by Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The ministry of lector permits these seminarians to proclaim the readings (other than the Gospel) at Mass and other sacred celebrations. The seminarians, who are in the first year of theology […]

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New Website Manager For Seminary

David J. Rodkey of Vintondale has joined the Seminary staff as the new website/technical manager and also as manager of the Seminary’s Institute for Ministry Formation website. A 2018 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in management information systems and information technology, he has previously been employed as audio/visual […]

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2018 Fall Leaven

In this fall issue of Leaven, the Saint Vincent Seminary magazine, Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., rector, offers a commentary on the sexual abuse news affecting the Catholic church. The Seminary also announced the establishment of a new Institute for Ministry Formation. News of our commencement from spring, new students for fall, faculty and alumni news […]

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