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News Archive (2000)

Seminarians Installed to Ministry of Acolyte

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Twelve seminarians from seven dioceses and two abbeys were installed in the Ministry of Acolyte on November 6. The Most Rev. Bernard Schmitt, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, presided over the installation, held at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Latrobe. Read More

Saint Vincent Seminary Launches $6.1 Million Capital Campaign

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA -- At the Saint Vincent Seminary Alumni and Planned Giving Associates Banquet on October 3, Board of Regents Chairman John C. Marous, Jr. announced the launching of a $6.1 million capital campaign to meet several needs resulting from years of enrollment growth and program enhancement. The campaign can be divided into four components: construction, program development, student financial assistance and the library. Read More
Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Named Interim Rector at Saint Vincent Seminary

Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Named Interim Rector at Saint Vincent Seminary

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Associate Professor of Theology and Monastic Studies and Assistant Rector, been named the Interim Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B, Chancellor of Saint Vincent Seminary. Fr. Kurt will serve as Interim Rector during the sabbatical of the Rector, Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B. His duties will include the daily administration of the seminary as well as responsibilities in the areas of recruitment, planning, and development. Read More

Saint Vincent Seminary Welcomes New Students

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 23 new students for the 2000-2001 school year. The new students are from ten archdioceses and dioceses, four Benedictine abbeys and a religious order from Nigeria. The student enrollment at the Seminary is 114, including 96 men in the ordination program, and 18 lay and religious men and women in graduate studies. Read More

Thirty-Seven Degrees Awarded at Commencement

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Thirty-seven degrees were awarded at Saint Vincent Seminary's 154th annual commencement ceremony held Friday, May 12 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. One student received dual master's degrees. Read More
Cardinal Arinze to Celebrate Mass, Dedicate Font, Spires

Cardinal Arinze to Celebrate Mass, Dedicate Font, Spires

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - Francis Cardinal Arinze, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and a member of the Roman Curia, the Holy Father's direct staff, will visit Saint Vincent Archabbey and Seminary April 29 and 30. Read More

Four Ordained to Diaconate

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - Four seminarians attending Saint Vincent Seminary were ordained to the Diaconate by the Most Rev. J. Kevin Boland, Bishop of Savannah, Georgia on April 10 in the Archabbey Basilica. They were Br. Lee Yoakam, O.S.B., and Br. Edward Mazich, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey; Wayne Morris of the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio and Stuart Crevcoure of the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read More
Pope's Biographer to Speak at Saint Vincent Seminary Commencement

Pope's Biographer to Speak at Saint Vincent Seminary Commencement

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - The biographer of Pope John Paul II, Mr. George Weigel, will be the speaker at Saint Vincent Seminary's 154th annual commencement, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Archabbey Basilica. He will receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of his monumental contribution to the understanding of the role of religion in public life. Read More
Seminary Scholarship Dinner May 4

Seminary Scholarship Dinner May 4

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA —Father William J. Fay, Vice Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary, will be the keynote speaker at the Seminary’s annual Scholarship Dinner, to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Churchill Valley Country Club. Read More

Sixteen Installed to Ministry of Lector

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - Sixteen seminarians attending Saint Vincent Seminary were recently installed to the Ministry of Lector by the Most Rev. Nicholas C. Dattilo., Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvanina, at Saint Vincent Basilica, Latrobe. The seminarians, from one archdiocese, seven dioceses and two abbeys, were installed on March 13. Read More
Three Named to Seminary Board

Three Named to Seminary Board

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - Two new members have joined the Saint Vincent Seminary Board of Regents, along with another member who returns to the board after a seven-year absence. Read More
Scholarship Honors Atlanta Priest

Scholarship Honors Atlanta Priest

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - Saint Vincent Seminary has announced the establishment of the Rev. Adrian C. H. Pleus Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship will assist with the cost of education at Saint Vincent Seminary for students with need who demonstrate strong leadership qualities. Read More
Free Talks on Gospel of Mark

Free Talks on Gospel of Mark

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - An internationally renowned scholar on the language of the New Testament and the theology of the Gospel of Mark will present a series of four talks on the Gospel of Mark on Wednesdays during Lent. Br. Elliott C. Maloney, O.S.B., professor of New Testament Studies and Biblical Languages at Saint Vincent Seminary, will offer the free presentations at 7:15 p.m. March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 in the daily chapel of St. Bruno's Church in South Greensburg. Br. Elliott is a popular speaker in Western Pennsylvania, bringing a keen awareness of the concerns of today's Christians and a deeply monastic sense of prayer to his lectures, but not without an irrepressible lilt of humor. Read More

Summer Graduate Courses Planned at Saint Vincent Seminary

January 20
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - Saint Vincent Seminary will offer graduate courses, "Ecclesiology," "M.A. Seminar: The Eucharist," "Mariology," and "Spiritual Direction Principles," in two summer sessions. All courses are three credits. Read More
New Book By Seminary Professor Emeritus Details History of Gristmill and Brewery

New Book By Seminary Professor Emeritus Details History of Gristmill and Brewery

January 20
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA --A new 100-page softcover book details the history of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Gristmill and the former monastery brewery complex. The Saint Vincent Archabbey Gristmill and Brewery, 1854-2000, was written by Rev. Omer U. Kline, O.S.B., Archabbey historian and archivist. Father Omer is also the author of The Sportsman's Hall Parish Later Named Saint Vincent 1790-1846, published in 1990. Read More
Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Named Assistant Rector at Saint Vincent Seminary

Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Named Assistant Rector at Saint Vincent Seminary

January 20
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Associate Professor of Theology and Monastic Studies, has been named the Assistant Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B, Chancellor of Saint Vincent Seminary. Fr. Kurt's duties will include assisting the Rector, Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., in the daily administration of the seminary as well as in the areas of recruitment, planning, and development. Read More

Saint Vincent Seminary Authorized to Grant S.T.B. Degree

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - Saint Vincent Seminary recently received word that it has been authorized to grant the Bachelor in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) degree, in affiliation with the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. The Seminary becomes only one of about ten seminaries in the United States which can grant the degree. The approval comes from the Congregation for Catholic Education at the Vatican, which authorized the affiliation with the Dominican House. Read More

Seminary Web Page Launched

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - Saint Vincent Seminary now has a presence on the Internet with the recent launch of its home page. Read More


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