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News Archive (2015)

Scripture Book Wins National Award

Scripture Book Wins National Award

July 30
A Scripture book by a former Saint Vincent Seminary faculty member received a national award from the Catholic Press Association in 2015. Read More
Seminary Alumnus Writes Autobiography

Seminary Alumnus Writes Autobiography

July 30
An Ordinary’s Not So Ordinary Life, an autobiography of The Most Reverend Bishop René Henry Gracida, was published in the fall of 2014. Bishop Gracida is a 1955 graduate of Saint Vincent College and a 1959 alumnus of Saint Vincent Seminary. Read More
Monsignor Becker Receives National Award

Monsignor Becker Receives National Award

July 30
Monsignor Michael Becker, adjunct professor of homiletics, has received a national Catholic Press Award for the book he edited, A Life of Daring Simplicity, by Liturgical Press. The book received a third place award in the book category Pastoral Ministry. Read More
Seminary Faculty Member Receives Book Award

Seminary Faculty Member Receives Book Award

July 30
Brother Elliott C. Maloney, O.S.B., a monk and professor of New Testament and Biblical Languages at Saint Vincent Seminary, has received an honorable mention award from The Catholic Press Association for his book, Saint Paul, Master of the Spiritual Life “in Christ.” The book received the recognition in the category Scripture: Academic Studies. It is the result of more than 40 years of teaching about Saint Paul. Read More
Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., New Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary

Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., New Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary

July 30
 Father Edward Michael Mazich, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, has been named the twelfth Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary. Read More
Degrees Awarded at 169th Annual Commencement

Degrees Awarded at 169th Annual Commencement

May 11
Nine men from the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Erie, Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Subiaco Abbey in Arkansas and Saint Joseph Monastery in California received degrees at the 169th annual commencement of Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe. Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak, Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown, received an honorary doctor of divinity degree and was the commencement speaker. Read More
Bishop Bartchak To Speak, Receive Honorary Degree at Seminary Commencement

Bishop Bartchak To Speak, Receive Honorary Degree at Seminary Commencement

April 28
The Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, will receive an honorary doctorate from Saint Vincent Seminary at the May 8 commencement. Read More
Three Ordained To Diaconate April 25

Three Ordained To Diaconate April 25

April 28
Three monks were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, April 25 by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D., Bishop of Greensburg, two from Saint Vincent Archabbey and one from Saint Andrew Abbey, Cleveland. Read More
Statement of Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., on the appointment of Very Reverend Edward C. Malesic, as Bishop-Elect of the Diocese of Greensburg

Statement of Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., on the appointment of Very Reverend Edward C. Malesic, as Bishop-Elect of the Diocese of Greensburg

April 24
“The Benedictine Community at Saint Vincent joins Bishop Brandt and the clergy, religious and lay persons of the Diocese in welcoming Bishop-elect Edward Malesic as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg,” said Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey. The Archabbot noted that “Bishop-elect Malesic brings a wealth of pastoral experience and administrative wisdom from his years of service in the Diocese of Harrisburg.” Read More
Five Instituted To Ministry of Reader

Five Instituted To Ministry of Reader

April 7
Five Saint Vincent seminarians were instituted to the Ministry of Reader on March 23 by Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown. Most Rev. Roger Foys, Bishop of Covington; Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., Seminary chancellor; Very Rev. Timothy Whalen, rector of Saint Vincent Seminary; Rev. Patrick Cronauer, O.S.B., academic dean; faculty members and alumni were among the concelebrants. Read More
Education Fund Dinner Planned

Education Fund Dinner Planned

April 7
Richard A. DiClaudio, a member of the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents, will be the featured speaker at the Annual Saint Vincent Seminary Education Fund Dinner, Thursday, April 9. He is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Blue Tip Energy Management, LLC. Read More
Seminary Affiliates With Sant' Anselmo

Seminary Affiliates With Sant' Anselmo

July 30
Although Saint Vincent Archabbey and Sant’ Anselmo, the international Benedictine university, have a history dating back to the support of Sant’ Anselmo by Saint Vincent’s founder, Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, in the 19th century, the Seminary in Latrobe and the university in Rome have not had a formal academic affiliation. In February, officials from Rome completed a visit to Saint Vincent Seminary to announce the Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) degree program. Most Rev. Piero Marini, Titular Archbishop of Martirano, and President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses; Very Rev. Juan Javier Flores Arcas, O.S.B., Grand Rector, Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’ Anselmo; and Rev. Eduardo Lopéz-Tello García, O.S.B., Delegate for Affiliations with the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’ Anselmo, spent three days at Saint Vincent to formally inaugurate the degree program. Read More


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