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News Archive (2009)

Eleven Installed To Ministry Of Acolyte

January 20
Eleven Saint Vincent seminarians from six archdioceses and dioceses and two abbeys were installed in the Ministry of Acolyte on November 30 by Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Two are from the Archdiocese of Atlanta, one each from the dioceses of Covington, Harrisburg, Nan Chong, Pittsburgh, Saginaw and Mary, Mother of the Church Abbey and three from Saint Vincent Archabbey. Read More

"Covenant and Communion" Lecture Topic for Scott Hahn November 9

January 20
Dr. Scott Hahn, author, speaker and professor, will lecture on “Covenant and Communion” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 9, at the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center at Saint Vincent College. Dr. Hahn is The Pope Benedict XVI Chair in Biblical Theology and Homiletics for Excellence in Preaching at Saint Vincent Seminary. The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 724-805-2177. Read More

Three Admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders

January 20
Three men studying for the priesthood at Saint Vincent Seminary were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders on October 26 by Most Rev. David R. Choby, D.D., Bishop of Nashville. The seminarians were from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Saint Bede Abbey, Peru, Illinois, and Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama. Read More

Saint Vincent Seminary Welcomes 28 New Seminarians This Fall

February 15
Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 28 new seminarians for the fall semester, in addition to four men who will study for the permanent diaconate and two lay students. The seminarians are from eight dioceses and six abbeys and monasteries. Read More

Saint Vincent Seminary Annual Alumni Day Set

January 27
Right Rev. Lambert W. Reilly, O.S.B, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Saint Vincent Seminary Annual Alumni Day Mass to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 at 4 p.m. in the Saint Vincent Basilica. Read More
Attorney Kevin Passarello To Keynote September 18 Red Mass

Attorney Kevin Passarello To Keynote September 18 Red Mass

January 20
Kevin Passarello, Esq. will be the keynote speaker at the forty-second annual Red Mass sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg and Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary. On Friday, Sept. 18, at noon, Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt of Greensburg and Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B, of Saint Vincent will celebrate the Red Mass at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica in Latrobe. Read More
Bishop Foys' Full Commencement Address

Bishop Foys' Full Commencement Address

January 20
Commencement Address Read More

Covington Bishop Speaks to Seminary Grads

January 20
His Excellency Roger J. Foys, bishop of the Diocese of Covington, Ky., offered the commencement address to 17 graduates during Saint Vincent Seminary’s 163rd commencement exercises. Foys also received an honorary doctor of divinity degree as part of the ceremony. Read More

Nineteen Degrees Awarded At Seminary Commencement on May 8

January 20
Thirteen students at Saint Vincent Seminary received the master of divinity degree, four the master of arts degree and two the bachelor of sacred theology degree during the Seminary’s annual commencement on May 8. They represent nine dioceses and two religious orders. Three are lay students. Two students received dual degrees. Read More
Bishop Foys to Receive Honorary  Doctorate, Serve as Commencement Speaker

Bishop Foys to Receive Honorary Doctorate, Serve as Commencement Speaker

January 20
Bishop Roger J. Foys of the Diocese of Covington will receive an honorary degree and serve as commencement speaker at Saint Vincent Seminary's annual commencement, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009 in the Archabbey Basilica. Read More

Fourteen Installed to Ministry of Reader

January 27
LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Fourteen seminarians from Saint Vincent Seminary, representing one archdiocese, seven dioceses, and two abbeys, were installed to the ministry of reader on March 16, 2009 by Most Rev. Joseph Adamec, Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown, in the Saint Vincent Basilica. They are from the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Cong Nguyen and Tri John-Bosco Nguyen; the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Thomas Trofino; the Diocese of Covington, John Joseph Michniuk; the Diocese of Erie, Brandon Kleckner; the Diocese of Harrisburg, Matthew Larlick; the Diocese of Nan Chong, China, Huang Wenhong; the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Kevin Fazio; the Diocese of Savannah, Edwin Rodrigo Rojas-Florian; Mary, Mother of the Church Abbey, Brother John Mary Lugemwa, O.S.B.; and, from Saint Vincent Archabbey, Brother Elijah Cirigliano, O.S.B., Brother Francis Ehnat, O.S.B., Brother Gabriel Myriam Kurzawski, O.S.B., and Brother Nathanael Polinski, O.S.B. Read More

Two Named to Seminary Board of Regents

February 15

Nine Admitted to Candidacy

January 20
LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA — Nine Saint Vincent seminarians from six dioceses, archdioceses and abbeys were admitted to Candidacy for the priesthood on November 17 by Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie, in the Archabbey Basilica. Read More


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