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News Archive (2001)

Saint Vincent Benedictine Publishes Book on John's Gospel

Saint Vincent Benedictine Publishes Book on John's Gospel

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA —The third book by Saint Vincent Seminary faculty member Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., has been published by Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota. Entitled A Mystical Portrait of Jesus — New Perspectives on John’s Gospel, the book has received praise from several reviewers. Read More

Seminarians Installed to Ministry of Acolyte

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Fifteen seminarians from eight dioceses, and three religious communities were installed in the Ministry of Acolyte on November 5. The Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D., Bishop of Pittsburgh, presided over the installation, held at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Latrobe. Read More

Seminary Welcomes 22 New Students from Around the World

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 22 new students for the 2001-2002 school year. The new students are from seven archdioceses and dioceses and seven monasteries of three religious orders. The student enrollment at the Seminary is 99, including 84 men in the ordination program, and thirteen lay and religious men and women in graduate studies.New students, depending on their previous fields of study, will take up to two years of pre-theology coursework, or enter into the four-year theology program. Saint Vincent Seminary offers the master of divinity, master of arts and bachelor in sacred theology degrees. Read More
Acting Academic Dean Appointed

Acting Academic Dean Appointed

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA —Very Rev. Kurt J. Belsole, O.S.B., Father Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B., has been named Acting Academic Dean of Saint Vincent Seminary during the sabbatical of Sr. Cecilia Murphy, O.S.M. Read More
New Director of Spiritual Formation Named

New Director of Spiritual Formation Named

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA —Rev. Thomas More Sikora, O.S.B., has been named Director of Spiritual Formation at Saint Vincent Seminary. He most recently directed the Opportunity SVC/Act 101 program at Saint Vincent College. He has been an academic advisor and tutor in the program, which was established at the college in 1975 under state legislation designed to assist economically disadvantaged students. Read More
New Dean of Students Appointed

New Dean of Students Appointed

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Very Rev. Kurt J. Belsole, O.S.B., Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary, has announced the appointment of Rev. Kevin Dominik, of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as Dean of Students. Read More
Newly Ordained Priest Dies Before Celebrating Mass

Newly Ordained Priest Dies Before Celebrating Mass

January 20
By Paul Ruppel Read More

Twenty-Seven Degrees Awarded at Saint Vincent Seminary Commencement

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Twenty-seven degrees were awarded at Saint Vincent Seminary’s 155th annual commencement ceremony held Friday, May 11 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Six Ordained to Diaconate

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Six seminarians attending Saint Vincent Seminary were ordained to the Diaconate by the Most Rev. Edward J. Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 28 in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Read More
Francis Cardinal George To Receive Honorary Doctorate from Saint Vincent Seminary

Francis Cardinal George To Receive Honorary Doctorate from Saint Vincent Seminary

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, will receive an honorary doctorate from Saint Vincent Seminary at its 155th annual commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Read More
Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Named Seminary Rector

Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Named Seminary Rector

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Associate Professor of Theology and Monastic Studies, been named the Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B, Seminary Chancellor. Fr. Kurt was appointed Assistant Rector in January of 2000. Read More

New Additon to Website is Dedicated to Vocations

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — “Am I being called by God to the priesthood? Is this God’s plan for me?” Now the answers to those questions may be just a mouse click away. In the newest section of the Saint Vincent Seminary website, men contemplating the priesthood can read the stories of others discerning a vocation and learn about how they came to realize they were being called to the priesthood. Read More
Saint Vincent Seminary Announces Faculty Appointment

Saint Vincent Seminary Announces Faculty Appointment

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Father Drew Morgan, C.O., of the Pittsburgh Oratory, has joined the Saint Vincent Seminary faculty as an adjunct professor. Read More

Sixteen Installed to Ministry of Reader

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - Sixteen seminarians attending Saint Vincent Seminary were recently installed in the Ministry of Reader by the Most Rev. Gilbert I. Sheldon, Bishop of Steubenville, Ohio, at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Latrobe. The seminarians, from nine dioceses and two abbeys, were installed on March 12. Read More
Spirituality  Book of Saint Vincent Seminary Faculty Member Reprinted for Third Time

Spirituality Book of Saint Vincent Seminary Faculty Member Reprinted for Third Time

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA - When Saint Vincent Seminary faculty member Father Demetrius R. Dumm, O.S.B., published his first book in 1987, he hadn’t given much thought to how commercially successful it would be — he was more interested in its content than its sales. But a little over a decade since Flowers in the Desert: A Spirituality of the Bible was released, the sales have drawn his attention. Read More
Pittsburgh Auxiliary Bishop To Speak at Scholarship Dinner for Saint Vincent Seminary

Pittsburgh Auxiliary Bishop To Speak at Scholarship Dinner for Saint Vincent Seminary

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Most Rev. David A. Zubik, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General and General Secretary of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, will be the main speaker at the annual Scholarship Dinner of Saint Vincent Seminary. The dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at Churchill Valley Country Club. The annual event helps provide scholarship aid for students who are preparing to be priests. According to Very Rev. Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., Rector, “Saint Vincent Seminary has been preparing priests for the Church for 154 years. We are grateful for the prayers and for the support which enables us to continue this tradition of educating and preparing our future priests for pastoral service in the Church.” Read More
Saint Vincent Seminary Offers Summer Courses

Saint Vincent Seminary Offers Summer Courses

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Saint Vincent Seminary will offer four graduate courses, in three summer sessions for qualified men and women, both lay persons and members of religious orders. Read More
Lenten Series on Prayer

Lenten Series on Prayer

January 26
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Two Saint Vincent Seminary professors will present an adult Bible study on prayer in the Bible at 7:15 p.m. in the Rectory chapel at St. Bruno’s Church in South Greensburg on Wednesday evenings during Lent. The format will include a lecture followed by a coffee break and then an informal question-and-answer period. Read More


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