August 24 Pope Pius IX issued Inter ceteras, a papal bull raising Saint Vincent to the rank of an abbey fully exempt from control by any bishop, on this day in 1855. (Saint Vincent Seminary Origins to Present page 34). Also on this day, in 1905, the Saint Vincent Basilica was consecrated by Bishop J.F. Regis Canevin, fifth Bishop of Pittsburgh, who studied at Saint Vincent.
Saint Bartholomew, Apostle
Brother Ferdinand, monastery greenhouse, circa 1940s

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