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News Archive (2007)

Eight Admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders

February 16
Eight Saint Vincent seminarians from seven dioceses and archdioceses and one abbey were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders on November 26 by the Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio. The seminarians were Abuchi Nwosu, Diocese of Patterson; Brother Joseph Adams, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; Brian Cline, Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio; Luis Fonseca, Diocese of Savannah, Georgia; Salomon Garcia-Cortes, Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia; Bradley Greer, Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio; Ernesto Rodriguez, Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and Dominic Tho Tran, Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

Eleven Installed in Ministry of Acolyte

January 27
 LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Eleven seminarians at Saint Vincent Seminary were installed in the Ministry of Acolyte on November 19 by The Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., Bishop of Birmingham. They are Thang Pham and Carlos Vargas of the Archdiocese of Atlanta; Raphael Onyeocha of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown; Jose Alexandre Missio of the Archdiocese of Campinas, Brazil; Michael Kirk of the Diocese of Charleston, SC; Christopher Barnes and Michael Polinek of the Diocese of Erie; Robert Fleckenstein of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Jorge Bedoya and Nicholas Passero of the Diocese of Savannah; and Brother Bonaventure Curtis, O.S.B. of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Read More
Scott Hahn to Lecture on Pope Benedict XVI's Biblical Christology

Scott Hahn to Lecture on Pope Benedict XVI's Biblical Christology

January 27
Dr. Scott Hahn will discuss Pope Benedict XVI’s Biblical Christology during the third annual lecture of The Pope Benedict Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at Saint Vincent Seminary. The title of the third lecture in the series is “The Person and Prayer of Jesus: Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI’s Biblical Christology.” Read More
Psalms Book Reprinted

Psalms Book Reprinted

January 20
The Psalms: The Heartbeat of Life and Worship, by Brother Benedict F. Janecko, O.S.B., has been reprinted for the third time through Archabbey Publications. Read More

Seminary Welcomes New Students

February 16
Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 22 new students for the 2007-2008 school year. They are from seven dioceses and archdioceses and four abbeys. One is a lay student in the Master of Arts program. Read More

Pittsburgh Attorney to be Keynote Speaker at Red Mass

January 20
Martin J. Hagan, Esq., an independent attorney in Pittsburgh, will be the keynote speaker at the fortieth annual Red Mass, to be held on Friday, September 21 at noon in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D., will be the principal celebrant. Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., will concelebrate. The Red Mass is sponsored by Saint Vincent Archabbey, Seminary, and College and the Diocese of Greensburg. Read More

Maxmilian: St. of Auschwitz Performance August 30

January 20
Leonardo Defilippis, director and star of the recently released motion picture, Therese, is currently on a national tour with his live production, Maxmilian: St. of Auschwitz. This inspiring one-man drama will be presented at Carey Carter Performing Arts Auditorium at Saint Vincent College and Seminary on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, although reservations are suggested. Reservations can be made between Aug. 13 and 28 by calling 724-805-2177. Read More
Archbishop Wuerl Receives Honorary Doctorate from Saint Vincent Seminary

Archbishop Wuerl Receives Honorary Doctorate from Saint Vincent Seminary

January 20
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA -- His Excellency Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, was the commencement speaker and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree at the Saint Vincent Seminary commencement held on May 11. Read More
April 11 Talk on Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body

April 11 Talk on Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body

January 27
Saint Vincent Seminary will host Dr. Michael Waldstein, who will speak on the significance of Pope John Paul II’s monumental work on theological anthropology: Theology of the Body. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Carey Performing Arts Center on the Saint Vincent campus. It is free and open to the public. Dr. Waldstein has recently published the definitive English translation of this work entitled, Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body. Additionally, he has written the 125 page "Introduction" to the work, which is considered to be a great contribution to the study of the writings of Pope John Paul II. Read More

Seminarians Called to Candidacy

January 20
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Six seminarians at Saint Vincent Seminary were admitted to candidacy for the priesthood on Wednesday, February 28, by The Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, D.D., Bishop of Steubenville. They are Stephen McGinnis of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston; Michal Zábrecky of the Diocese of Youngstown; Juan Francisco Anzora Rodas and Gilbert Exumé of the Archdiocese of Atlanta; Brother Michael J. Gabler, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey; and Brother Patrick Egan, O.S.B. of Saint Bernard Abbey. Read More

Eleven Installed in Ministry of Reader

January 20
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Eleven seminarians from Saint Vincent Seminary were installed to the Ministry of Reader on February 26, 2007 by The Most Reverend Donald Trautman, S.T.D., S.S.L., Bishop of the Diocese of Erie in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. The seminarians are from seven dioceses and archdioceses and one religious order. They are Michael Kirk of the Diocese of Charleston; Robert W. Fleckenstein of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Nicholas Passero of the Diocese of Savannah; José Manuel Escalante of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston; Christopher Barnes and Michael Polinek of the Diocese of Erie; José Alexandre Missio of the Archdiocese of Campinas; Carlos Florez, Thang Pham, and Carlos Vargas of the Archdiocese of Atlanta; and Brother Bonaventure Curtis, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Read More
Dr. Scott Hahn to Lecture on Scripture in the Life of the Church

Dr. Scott Hahn to Lecture on Scripture in the Life of the Church

January 20
Scripture in the Life of the Church is the theme of the annual lecture of The Pope Benedict Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at Saint Vincent Seminary. There will be two lectures, the first by Dr. Brant Pitre on "The Lord's Prayer and the New Exodus," and the second by Dr. Scott Hahn, on "The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI." Both Dr. Pitre and Dr. Hahn will be available after the lecture to meet those attending and to sign books." Read More
New History of  Saint Vincent Seminary

New History of Saint Vincent Seminary

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — A new book by Saint Vincent Archabbey Publications details the history of Saint Vincent Seminary from its Origins to the Present. The book was written by Seminary graduate Daniel J. Heisey, a monk of the archabbey also known as Brother Bruno. The book has a foreword by Jerome Oetgen, author of two books about Saint Vincent, Mission to America and An American Abbot. Read More
Dr. Scott Hahn to Lead Four-Day Summer Conference

Dr. Scott Hahn to Lead Four-Day Summer Conference

January 27
Saint Vincent Seminary, in conjunction with the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology, will lead a special four-day workshop for priests, deacons and seminarians on “Reading Scripture from the Heart of the Church: The Mystery Unveiled.”To be held at Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pa., June 4-8, 2007, the conference will feature noted authors Dr. Scott Hahn; Dr. Brant Pitre of Loyola University in New Orleans; and Dr. William Bales of Mount Saint Mary’s in Emmitsburg. Dr. Hahn teaches at Saint Vincent Seminary. Read More


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