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News Archive (2004)

Seminarians Admitted to Candidacy

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Eight seminarians at Saint Vincent Seminary were admitted to candidacy for the priesthood on Monday, November 19, by Most Rev. Bernard W. Schmitt, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. One seminarian was from Saint Vincent Archabbey, three from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, one from the Diocese of Charlotte, one from Saint Benedict's Abbey in Atchison, Kansas, one from Saint Peter's Abbey, Saskatchewan, and one from Mary Mother of the Church Abbey, Richmond. Read More

Seminarians Installed to Ministry of Acolyte

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Eleven seminarians from seven dioceses and one religious community were installed in the Ministry of Acolyte on October 25 at Saint Vincent Seminary. The Most Rev. Donald Trautman, Bishop of Erie, presided over the installation, held at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Latrobe. Read More
Dr. Scott Hahn Named To Saint Vincent Seminary Chair

Dr. Scott Hahn Named To Saint Vincent Seminary Chair

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA – Saint Vincent Seminary has announced the appointment of noted author, speaker and professor, Dr. Scott Hahn, as the inaugural Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at Saint Vincent Seminary. Read More
Saint Vincent Seminary Classrooms Wired for Technology

Saint Vincent Seminary Classrooms Wired for Technology

January 27
Technology has changed how many people do their jobs. Priests are no exception. When the men studying for the priesthood arrived at Saint Vincent Seminary for the Fall 2004 semester, they found that the Seminary classroom building had undergone a dramatic transformation, including the addition of state of the art technology.During the summer, the John and Annette Brownfield Center, formerly Aquinas Hall, underwent a substantial renovation. If the renovation only included the new carpet and paint, the classroom reconfiguration, new electric and heating, the addition of air conditioning, and wireless Internet access, the improvements would have been dramatic. But in addition to everything mentioned above, each classroom was also equipped with cutting edge technology that will facilitate teaching and learning utilizing the most effective tools available today. Read More
Saint Vincent Seminary Announces Scholarship in Honor of Bishop Dattilo

Saint Vincent Seminary Announces Scholarship in Honor of Bishop Dattilo

January 27
Saint Vincent Seminary announced the establishment of a scholarship in honor of the late Bishop Nicholas C. Dattilo of the Diocese of Harrisburg on October 5, 2004. The Seminary initiated the funding with a commitment of $25,000. Read More
Dr. Kathleen Borres Appointed to Regular Faculty at Saint  Vincent Seminary

Dr. Kathleen Borres Appointed to Regular Faculty at Saint Vincent Seminary

January 27
Dr. Kathleen P. Borres of Pittsburgh, a member of the adjunct faculty at Saint Vincent Seminary since 2002, has been appointed to the regular faculty and in the fall semester will be teaching Biblical Christology and a Master of Arts Seminar in Sacred Scripture entitled “Suffering, Reconciliation, and Forgiveness.” Read More
Sr. Cecilia Murphy, R.S.M., to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Saint Vincent Seminary

Sr. Cecilia Murphy, R.S.M., to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Saint Vincent Seminary

January 27
Sister Cecilia Murphy, R.S.M., former Academic Dean of Saint Vincent Seminary, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Seminary Tuesday, October 5, at the annual Alumni Day Mass and Banquet. William Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, will preside at the 3:30 p.m. liturgy in the Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Seminary Welcomes 23 New Students

January 27
Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 23 new students for the fall semester. They represent eight dioceses and archdioceses, two abbeys, one archabbey and the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. There are also three new students in the master of arts program. The students are from many parts of the world, including the United States, Puerto Rico, Haiti, San Salvador, Poland, Slovakia, Brazil, France, Israel and India. Read More
Saint Vincent Seminary Names Academic Dean, Father Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B.

Saint Vincent Seminary Names Academic Dean, Father Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B.

January 27
Father Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B., formerly Chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Saint Vincent College, has been named Academic Dean of Saint Vincent Seminary. He previously served as acting Academic Dean in 2001, and continues as choir director for the Seminary, a position he has held since 2003. He is a native of Boulder, Colorado, where he began the study of piano and violin at an early age. Read More
Father David Brzoska Named Director of Pastoral Formation, Director of Hispanic Ministries

Father David Brzoska Named Director of Pastoral Formation, Director of Hispanic Ministries

January 27
Having been released to serve at Saint Vincent Seminary by Bishop Peter Jugis, J.C.D., Bishop of Charlotte, NC, Father David Brzoska has been named Director of Pastoral Formation and Director of Hispanic Ministries at Saint Vincent Seminary. Read More
Father Frank Pavone  to Speak at Saint Vincent Seminary

Father Frank Pavone to Speak at Saint Vincent Seminary

January 27
As part of its Catholic Speakers’ Series, Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, is offering a Responsible Citizenship Program examining the interplay between faith, politics and professional life. As part of this program, Father Frank Pavone, president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, will address pro-life issues on Monday, September 13. His talk is entitled “Faithful Citizenship: Catholic Social Teaching and the Political Process.” Father Pavone will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Center Amphitheater on the Saint Vincent campus. The program is free and open to the public. Read More
Saint Vincent Seminary Awards Honorary Doctorate to Jim Towey

Saint Vincent Seminary Awards Honorary Doctorate to Jim Towey

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Twenty-nine degrees were awarded at Saint Vincent Seminary’s annual commencement held on Friday, May 7. Mr. Jim Towey, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, received an honorary Doctor of Human Letters. Read More
White House Director of  Faith Based and Community Initatives to Speak at Seminary Commencement

White House Director of Faith Based and Community Initatives to Speak at Seminary Commencement

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — The Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Jim Towey, will be the speaker at the 158th annual commencement of Saint Vincent Seminary, scheduled for Friday, May 7 in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Seminary. Read More
Very Rev. Donald P. Breier to Speak at Scholarship Dinner

Very Rev. Donald P. Breier to Speak at Scholarship Dinner

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Very Rev. Donald P. Breier, Rector of Saint Paul Cathedral and Pastor of the Cathedral Parish, will serve as the speaker and honoree at the annual Saint Vincent Seminary Scholarship Fund Dinner at the Churchill Valley Country Club on April 29. A 1968 graduate of Saint Vincent Seminary, he was ordained by Cardinal Wright in 1969. He served at St. George in Pittsburgh, St. Michael in Pittsburgh and St. Anne’s in Castle Shannon before beginning his present assignment. In addition to his parish work, Father Breier has also served as the Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, a professor at the Duquesne University Graduate School of Religious Education, an active supporter of the youth and family counseling work of the Whale’s Tale, and as a mission representative to the Archdiocese of Cape Town in South Africa. Read More
Benedictine from India Ordained to Diaconate April 3

Benedictine from India Ordained to Diaconate April 3

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — A Benedictine monk from Asirvanam Monastery, India, was ordained to the diaconate Saturday, April 3 by Most Rev. Gilbert I. Sheldon, Bishop Emeritus of Steubenville, in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Seminarians Installed to Ministry of Lector

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Ten Saint Vincent seminarians from seven dioceses and one abbey were installed in the Ministry of Reader on March 8 by Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, D.D., Bishop of Youngstown at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Read More
Saint Vincent Benedictine Authors Book on Mark's Gospel

Saint Vincent Benedictine Authors Book on Mark's Gospel

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Br. Elliott C. Maloney, O.S.B., professor of New Testament Studies and Biblical Languages at Saint Vincent Seminary, and a member of the Religious Studies faculty of Saint Vincent College, has authored a book on the Gospel of Mark. Published by Continuum Books, Jesus' Urgent Message for Today, The Kingdom of God in Mark's Gospel, looks at the Evangelist's work from a new perspective. A book signing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the Foundations Room of Placid Hall on the Saint Vincent campus. The public is invited. Read More
Seminary Board of Regents Member Named New Bishop of Greensburg

Seminary Board of Regents Member Named New Bishop of Greensburg

January 27
GREENSBURG – Pope John Paul II has accepted the resignation of Greensburg Bishop Anthony G. Bosco and named Msgr. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D., chancellor of the Diocese of Erie, his successor. Read More
Seminary Receives $100,000 from First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association

Seminary Receives $100,000 from First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, the largest Slovak fraternal benefit society offering life insurance and annuities, recently allotted $1.5 million in donations to charitable organizations. Read More


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