Saint Vincent Archabbey Winter 2014-2015
A Joyful Sound for the Lord
Celebrating the New Basilica Organ
Organ Dedication November 23, 2014
Alan Morrison March 21, 2015
Fr. Cyprian G. Constantine, O.S.B. April 19, 2015
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ear Friends, As we begin 2015, this issue of Heart to Heart takes a retrospective look at events of the past year at Saint Vincent Archabbey. Our community accepted four men into solemn vows, Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B., Brother Canice McMullen, O.S.B. and Brother Martinho Zevallos, O.S.B.; while three men, Brother Mark Liatti, O.S.B., Brother Matthew Hershey, O.S.B., and Brother Isaac Camello, O.S.B., professed simple vows. One novice, Brother George DeFazio, N.O.S.B., joined our community for a year of discernment, and currently we have four postulants. Two monks were ordained to the priesthood, Father Michael Antonacci, O.S.B., and Father John Paul Heiser, O.S.B., while Brother Isaac Haywiser, O.S.B., was ordained to the diaconate. We celebrated the jubilees of 13 confreres, as well as the 50th jubilee of Mother Mary Anne Noll, O.S.B., prioress of Saint Emma Monastery in Greensburg, and of Sister Helen Herbstritt, O.S.B., who recently transferred from the Benedictine Sisters of Saint Joseph Monastery
in St. Marys to Saint Emma Monastery. We recently dedicated the Mary, Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel, and the new Basilica Gallery Organ. We also celebrated Catholic Art in this edition of Heart to Heart, with the fifth National Catholic Art Exhibit. The exhibit honored our confrere Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., who initiated the exhibit about ten years ago. Brother Nathan died unexpectedly in July. Heart to Heart received a national award this year from the Catholic Press Association for general excellence among religious order magazines. A national award was also given for the cover of the Saint Vincent Fire by Jordan Hainsey. This past year Saint Vincent Archabbey hosted junior monks from throughout the country. Our Father Killian accompanied a group of students from Campus Ministry to Rome, where they had the opportunity to see Pope Francis. The Office of Campus Ministry also hosted student service programs in Taiwan, Mainland China, Brazil, Alaska and other regional and local sites. Father Maximilian Maxwell, our vocation director, accompanied students to Alaska.
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. The first Sunday of Advent began The Year of Consecrated Life. The year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Lumen Gentium (the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Church), which has a specific chapter dealing with consecrated life. It will be celebrated throughout the new liturgical year. Next year we also plan a conference on College Campus Ministry and The New Evangelization. Please pray that we continue to be blessed with vocations to the monastic life. May God’s blessings be with you. Know that you are remembered in the daily prayers of our community. Sincerely in Christ,
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B.
from the Latin “Cor ad Cor Loquitur,” or “Heart Speaks to Heart,” is the motto of Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. It refers to the Archabbot’s prayer that giving and receiving authentic love may always be the chief characteristic of the Saint Vincent monastic community. This was also the motto of John Henry Cardinal Newman.
This newsletter is published by the Benedictines of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Publisher Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. Executive Director, Archabbey Apostolates and Endowments Paul R. Taylor, O.S.B.
Director of Archabbey Public Relations/Editor Kimberley A. Metzgar Public Relations Associate Jordan Hainsey Saint Vincent Archabbey 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe, PA 15650-2690 724-805-2601 email@example.com www.saintvincentarchabbey.org
Director of Archabbey Development Bonaventure Curtis, O.S.B. 2
Contributors to this issue: Rev. Aaron Buzzelli, O.S.B. Tim Cairns Jordan Hainsey Barbara McAlister Kim Metzgar Dr. Nancy Rottler Cover: The new Basilica Organ was dedicated on November 23, capping a twoyear project to complete the organ. Below are, from left, Jonathan Young of Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, Champaign, Illinois, who played the dedication concert; Alan Morrison, who will perform on March 21 and Rev. Cyprian Constantine, who will perform on April 19.
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Saint Vincent College Students Visit Pope Francis Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., left, and Dr. Nancy Rottler, director of the Saint Vincent College Opportunity SVC / Act 101 / Student Support Services (SSS-TRIO) program, led a group of Saint Vincent College students to Rome to visit the Vatican and sites related to the Benedictine history and heritage, including Montecassino and Subiaco. While there, Father Kurt Belsole, O.S.B., at right, director of liturgical formation and formation advisor at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, shared his expertise with them as they visited these sites. The students had an opportunity to see Pope Francis at the Vatican. Dr. Rottler, third from right, took the photos of Pope Francis.
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Father Rene Kollar, O.S.B., dean of the School of Humanities and Fine Arts, has published a number of articles recently, including: “Convents, the Bible, and English Anti-Catholicism in the Nineteenth Century” in Women’s History Magazine; “An Old Tradition and a New Beginning: The Evolution of Freshman Orientation at Saint Vincent College” in Gathered Fragments, a publication of the Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Book reviews included Saint Benedict in His Time by Richard Newman, American Benedictine Review; Monastic Wales. New Approaches by J. Burton and K. Stȍber in Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture; Christian de Chergé: A Theology of Hope by Christian Salenson in American Benedictine Review; Sexual Politics in the Church of England, 1857-1957 by Timothy Willem Jones in the Journal of British Studies. He also attended the American Historical Association Conference, Washington, D.C. ***** Brother Rogério Miranda de Almeida, O.S.B., of the Pontifical Catholic University, Brazil,
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Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik is pictured blessing Father Martin Bartel, O.S.B., as pastor of Saint Francis Cabrini Parish. Father Martin had been assigned to the parish to assist Father Joseph Kleppner, and was officially appointed pastor upon Father Kleppner’s retirement. Bishop Zubik has also appointed Father Martin Bartel, O.S.B., to the Priest Advisory Council (PAC) to the Planning Commission for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and to the Board of Directors of Serra Catholic High School where Saint Vincent College alumnus Timothy Chirdon is principal. had an article published on “Nietzsche’s Revaluation of Christianity Contradition or Paradox?” in The Paradox of Nietzschean Atheism, Issue 1, Volume 4. ***** Father Paschal Morlino, O.S.B., led a group on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May. While there he visited the renovation of two wings that were completed at the Saint Louis
Hospital in Jerusalem. He assisted in raising the funds for these renovations. Saint Louis is a hospice for the elderly and poor to have a decent place to spend their final days. It is run by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition. While there Father Paschal celebrated Mass in a different shrine of the Holy Land each day for the group. Father Paschal met several Oblate groups from the Oblate Congress in eastern Europe this summer. He met with the regional coordinator from Czech Repub(Continued on Page 6)
Brother Elliott Gives Talk On Saint Paul Brother Elliott C. Maloney, O.S.B., recently gave a talk on his latest book to parishioners at Saint Vincent Basilica Parish. “Saint Paul, Master of the Spiritual Life “in Christ” is the result of more than 40 years of teaching about Saint Paul. Copies of the book, published by Liturgical Press, are available at the Basilica Gift Shop as well as online at www.stvincentstore.com. Cost is $24.95.Brother Elliott, a member of the Benedictine monastic community at Saint Vincent since 1965, has taught Biblical languages as well as courses at Saint Vincent Seminary and Saint Vincent College since 1976. At the Seminary, he teaches courses on Saint Paul, the Synoptic Gospels, and the Gospel of Mark. 4
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2015 Summer Retreats Scheduled Self-Directed Retreat Rev. Robert Keffer May 15-17, 2015 This retreat is designed as a self-directed retreat weekend. There are no conferences. Retreatants are welcome to pray and to attend mass with the monastic community. There are opportunities for spiritual direction from Father Robert Keffer and others. Retreat master Father Robert Keffer studied theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as The Angelicum, Rome. He is a hospital chaplain at Excela Health, Latrobe. Benedictine Spirituality The Corpse Revived Rev. Jeffrey Nyardy, O.S.B. May 29-31, 2015 It is true that we can only change ourselves and not others but, often, others can inspire us to change through their love for us. This retreat will explore the parable of the Prodigal Son and how God’s love can work through our brothers and sisters to bring us to a conversion of heart—an essential theme of Benedictine spirituality.
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Retreat master Father Jeffrey Nyardy, O.S.B., is junior master at Saint Vincent Archabbey. He was a member of the faculty and staff at Benedictine Priory and Military High School, Savannah, Georgia, for 19 years. Charismatic Prayer Retreat The Joy of the Holy Spirit Rev. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B. June 12-14, 2015 Pope Francis said, “The charismatic renewal is a great force meant to serve the preaching of the Gospel in the joy of the Holy Spirit.” (Address to the 37th National Convocation of the Charismatic renewal June 1, 2014). In this retreat we will reflect on the joy of the Holy Spirit and how better to “preach” the Gospel with that joy in our daily lives. During the retreat there will be an opportunity to receive personal prayer ministry (to be prayed over) in addition to Confession, Masses, and talks. May the Lord fill us with joy and renew our zeal for the mission! Retreat Master: Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., was ordained to the priesthood in 2004. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Vincent College and assists with programming at WAOB Radio. Silent Retreat The Practice of Christian Discipleship: Timeless Wisdom for All Christians Rev. Edward Mazich, O.S.B. June 19-21, 2015 This retreat will examine several of the essential practices on which Christian discipleship has traditionally
rested, namely: self-discipline, works of charity, restraint of speech, heartfelt prayer, and trust in God’s redeeming mercy. Practical advice will be offered which will help all who strive to be faithful disciples of Jesus to enter more deeply into the mystery of Christian life, and to focus clearly on these simple yet effective means of doing so. Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., is a faculty member and director of Human Formation at Saint Vincent Seminary. He co-authors the Sunday Homily column appearing in The Catholic Accent and Jednota. Silent Retreat Actively Seeking A Fresh Anointing Rev. Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B. June 26-28, 2015 One might think that a “life in the Spirit” is confined to those who express the specific charismatic gifts described in the 12th chapter of Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Not so! According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, life in the Holy Spirit fulfills everyone’s vocation, is made up of divine charity and human solidarity, and is graciously offered to us as salvation. Any time God calls us to accomplish some task to build His Kingdom, He pours out a “fresh anointing” of the Spirit, providing the power and gifts to bring the task to completion. This weekend we will actively pray for an anointing of the Spirit and wait, with Mary in the Upper Room, for that unique enlightenment that comes only from the Spirit of the Living God. Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B., ordained in 2007, teaches in the Biology Department at Saint Vincent College.
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(Continued from Page 4) lic and celebrated Mass in the Abbey of Emmaus in Prague with some of their group. He was interviewed by Cathoilc Radio in Prague about Benedictine Oblate Life and what it means for the Oblate. ***** Father Killian Loch O.S.B., director of postulants, spoke at the Diocese of Greensburg Catholic Men’s Fellowship Conference this fall. Additionally, he was a principal speaker at the National Leaders’ and Ministries Conference held in early November in Pittsburgh. The conference was sponsored by the National Service Committee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal. ***** Father Thomas Curry, O.S.B., ran in his second Pittsburgh full marathon on May 4th. ***** Father Maximilian Maxwell, O.S.B., vocation director of Saint Vincent Archabbey, has also been named assistant director of Campus Ministry for Saint Vincent College. Campus Ministry is not new to Father Maximilian, as he was an assistant campus minister for athletics from 2008-2009. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 7, 2013. ***** Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B., submitted his doctoral dissertation before Christmas and will have his doctoral defense in the spring. ***** 6
Brother Norman Hipps, O.S.B., Saint Vincent College president, examines a photo during a special exhibit at Saint Vincent Gallery created for the 2014 Benedictine Pedagogy Conference. The conference is an annual gathering of faculty, staff and administrators from Benedictine colleges and universities throughout the U.S. The late gallery director Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., and Jordan Hainsey worked to gather photographs—primarily aerial views—from each of the colleges and universities participating in the conference. Brother Mark Floreanini, O.S.B., has been teaching art/craft workshops at Bethlen Homes Wellness Center, Ligonier. He taught needle felting one day, pinch pots another, and watercolor painting another. He donated a stained glass window to the Saint Benedict Education Foundation for auction. Students in the Saint Vincent College stained glass class taught by Brother Mark in the Department of Fine Arts, have been designing and installing stained glass panels in the hallway windows of the Alfred Hall administration building for the past three years. It is one of nearly 30 projects that have been completed to date. ***** Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., is collaborating on research into a psychoanalytic approach to addiction, focusing on narcissism. ***** Saint Vincent College Camerata Scholars, directed by Father Stephen Concordia, O.S.B., pre-
sented a program of choral music entitled “Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs” this summer at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. It featured a varied selection of works including liturgical chant from the ancient church, sacred and secular pieces from the Renaissance Court of Bavaria, antebellum American shapenote hymns and 20th century American a cappella classics. It was performed in conjunction with the 2014 Benedictine Pedagogy Conference. The Camerata performed recently in the Basilica welcoming the arrival of the new gallery organ. The program, entitled “Rejoice at the Sound of the Pipe!” celebrated the partnership of mixed choral ensemble with the pipe organ, and featured 19th and 20th century choral masterpieces from Great Britain, France, Germany and the U.S. The program was repeated at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Carnegie. Father Stephen also conducted the Saint Vincent Camerata Scholars in “Madrigals and Motets from the Court of Bavaria–Orlando di Lasso Kappelmeister” (1556-1594) at Immaculate Conception (Continued on Page 8) Volume 25, Number 1
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Rare Books Exhibited At Library Elizabeth DiGiustino, cataloger and technical services librarian in the Latimer Family Library at Saint Vincent coordinated an exhibit of rare books from the library’s collection in conjunction with the Benedictine Pedagogy Conference hosted at Saint Vincent College. Many of the books were from the collection of Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B. However, the exhibit also included books from the Stanbrook Abbey Press, one of the oldest private presses still in operation in England; signed books including an 1874 edition of The Book of Mormon inscribed by Brigham Young; a Rule of Saint Benedict dating to 1500 A.D.; a first edition, printed in 1880, of the Album Benedictinum, conceived, organized, and printed at Saint Vincent by Abbot Boniface Wimmer and his monks to note the 1400th observance of the birth of Saint Benedict
and his twin sister, Saint Scholastica. Other exhibit items included leaves from various 14th- and 15th-
Priest Day 2014 Most Rev. Roger W. Gries, O.S.B., auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland, right, was the principal celebrant and homilist for the annual Priest Day event hosted by Saint Vincent Archabbey and Seminary each summer for alumni and diocesan priests. He is pictured with retired Auxiliary Bishop William Winter of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, an alumnus of Saint Vincent Seminary.
century illuminated Books of Hours from France, Italy and England; a church calendar, 1477 A.D. brought from Benediktbeurn in Bavaria in 1857; Hard Not to Be King, a limited 1st edition, 1951, signed by Robert Frost; and You Are Special: Words of Wisdom from America’s Most Beloved Neighbor, inscribed by Fred Rogers, 1994. Above, Brother David Kelly, O.S.B., director of libraries, is pictured viewing a copy of The Saint John’s Bible, which was brought by a representative from Saint John’s Abbey and exhibited in the same room. The Bible brought together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical Christian approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality. The book pictured in the inset was a gift to Boniface Wimmer upon his election as the first abbot of Saint Vincent from the abbot of Einsiedeln, Switzerland. It was part of the rare book exhibit at the Latimer Family Library.
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Father Frank Ziemkiewicz, O.S.B., headmaster, was happy to report that Benedictine Military School students celebrated the Cadets’ 2014 Georgia High School Association Class AA state championship at BC. BC defeated Greater Atlanta Christian, 7-2, in the third and final game of the series. It was BC’s first state title since 1961. Benedictine finished with a 31-7 record. Photo by Noell Barnidge, Benedictine Military School Communications and special events coordinator. Father Jerome Purta, O.S.B., nears completion of cataloging the printed music in the Boniface Wimmer Music Collection. With the help and astute suggestions of skilled assistant students Jake Very and George Petree, work-study members at the library, updated labelling has been done for boxes (files) containing the more than 4,300 computer entries in the collection. Detailed information has been recorded for each of the titles (composer, publisher, dates, description, remarks, etc.) as well as separate biographical research done on each composer. The assignment began in 1997 as an inventory requested by then director of the library, Father Chrysostom Schlimm, O.S.B., and soon developed into a special collection not yet open to the public. ***** Father Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B., gave a paper at the Catholic Biblical Association annual conference at Providence College in Rhode Island, entitled “Spirit and Holy Spirit in Mark: A Context for John.” ***** Father Jeremiah Lange, O.S.B., gave a day of recollection for the Oblates of Saint
Benedict this fall on “The Life of Prayer.” He also gave two talks this fall for the Day of Recollection for Saint Vincent Basilica Parish on “Everyday Mysticism for Today’s Christian— Responding to the Call to Holiness.” ***** Father Cyprian G. Constantine, O.S.B., conducted a workshop for the parish church musicians this fall at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Emlenton, in the Diocese of Erie. Seminary alumnus Father William Barron is the pastor. ***** Father Anthony Joseph Grossi, O.S.B., has been named to the advisory board of Computer Works of Chicago, Inc., makers of Booklog® Inventory Software, a leading software used throughout the College Bookstore Industry. In this capacity, Father Anthony will advise the company of trends, suggestions, etc. to improve the software based on needs of (Continued on Page 10) Volume 25, Number 1
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Saint Vincent Monk-Chaplain Remembered At 150th Anniversary Of Jonesboro Father Brian Boosel, O.S.B., a member of the Saint Vincent Community and doctoral student in Church History at the Catholic University of America, spoke at a memorial ceremony held this summer honoring Civil War chaplain Father Emmeran Bliemel, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey who was the first military chaplain to be killed in battle in a war on American soil. The event was held in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Jonesboro. Father Emmeran died August 31, 1864 while anointing a dying Confederate colonel on the battlefield. He was decapitated by a cannon ball while performing his duties as a chaplain with the Confederate Army on the first day of the battle. “Ed Buscek, and his wife Marlene, did a fine job of organizing such a fitting tribute to our confrere Father Emmeran Bliemel,” Father Brian said. “The day began with a public memorial service on the front lawn of the Clayton County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Georgia. This
Father Brian Boosel, O.S.B., speaks about Father Emmeran Bliemel, a Catholic chaplain with the Confederate Army who died while anointing a soldier during the Battle of Jonesboro. The 150th anniversary of the battle was commemorated this summer. (Photo at left by Michael Alexander, The Georgia Bulletin. Emmeran Bliemel photo from the Saint Vincent Archabbey Archives.) event included a welcome from the Clayton County Commissioners, an invocation by the local Catholic pastor, a formal wreath laying at the site of Father Emmeran Bliemel’s death, a twenty-one gun salute, and several ceremonial color
guard displays both by the United States Army and the Emmeran Bliemel Council of the Knights of Columbus.” Father Brian gave a eulogy during the ceremony. “The next event was a detailed visit (Continued on Page 13)
2015 Summer Retreats (Continued From Page 5) Men’s Retreat Love God By Transforming Your Life Rev. Bonaventure Curtis, O.S.B. July 17-19, 2015 Our contemporary world confuses pleasure with happiness. We are told that money, travel, pleasure, power, and other attractions will make us happy. However, no matter how hard we try, such allurements never satisfy us. But Jesus teaches us the path to abiding happiness. This three day retreat for Catholic men will examine the core of Jesus’ teachings through lectures, group dis-
cussion, and one-on-one counseling with the retreat master.” Father Bonaventure Curtis, O.S.B., is on the business school faculty at Saint Vincent College, while also serving as director of development for Saint Vincent Archabbey and Seminary. Father Son Retreat The New Evangelization In The Lives Of Men Father Killian Loch, O.S.B. July 24-26, 2015 What is the New Evangelization? We will look at the development of the call for a New Evangelization from Saint John Paul II, Pope
Emeritus Benedict XVI to Pope Francis. How can we embrace the New Evangelization in our lives for a deeper personal conversion? The challenge is to look within ourselves so as to discern whether our beliefs have shifted away from the teachings of the Sacred Scriptures and of the Church. How do we touch the lives of others through the New Evangelization? Through prayer, discernment of our particular gifts, and a survey of various methods of the New Evangelization, we can become aware of the ways that we can announce and share the faith we profess. Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., is director of Campus Ministry at Saint Vincent College and co-authors the Sunday Homily column appearing in The Catholic Accent and Jednota.
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Heart to Heart Father Nathan Munsch, O.S.B., assistant professor of theology at Saint Vincent College, was among the theology faculty members who helped plan the annual Convention of the College Theology Society (CTS) held at Saint Vincent this year. The CTS is the second largest Catholic theological society in the U.S. and brought to Saint Vincent 250 professors and teachers of theology. At the conference he was a participant and presenter in a panel discussion book review of a book Called to Serve: A History of Nuns in America. He was also the homilist at the Saturday evening Mass. The following weekend the annual Benedictine Pedagogy Conference was held at Saint Vincent. He was a member of the steering committee that planned the Conference, which was open to faculty and administrators from Benedictine schools throughout the country. The theme was: “Benedictine Education: What Makes Us Unique?” Father Nathan delivered a presentation on “Boniface Wimmer’s legacy in Benedictine Education.” He also participated in a panel discussion on service learning in Benedictine schools. On June 15, Father Nathan and Father Benoit Alloggia, O.S.B., participated in a soccer match they organized between the religious education students of Saint Michael’s Parish, West Salisbury, where Father Nathan and Father Benoit serve, and some Benedictines. The Saint Vincent participants included Brother Matthew Nguyen, O.S.B., Brother Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., Brother Mark Liatti, O.S.B., Brother Matthew Hershey, O.S.B., Brother Martinho Zevallos, O.S.B., and Silvio Garcia. Saint Vincent lost, 11-4. This fall, Father Nathan organized and led a silent retreat for theology majors, held at Saint Emma’s Monastery. The theme was “Consciousness Examen” as a practice preparatory for silent prayer and lectio divina. This fall Father Nathan is teaching a new course in the seminary on “Thomas Aquinas’s Theology of God.” *****
A number of monks from the archabbey have given presentations to the Oblates of Saint Benedict at Saint Vincent, including Brother Bruno Heisey, O.S.B., “Saint Benedict and His Rule”; Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., “Conversion of Heart (Conversatio Morum)”; Brother Benedict Janecko, O.S.B., “Prayer in Benedictine Spirituality”; Father Andrew Campbell, O.S.B., “On Holiness and Benedictine Spirituality”; Brother Canice McMullen, O.S.B., “The Eucharist in Benedictine Spirituality”; Father Thomas Hart, O.S.B., “Work in Benedictine Spirituality”; Father Robert Keffer, O.S.B., “Silence in Benedictine Spirituality”; Father William Beaver, O.S.B., “Hospitality in Benedictine Spirituality”; Father Frederick Byrne, O.S.B., “Obedience in Benedictine Spirituality” and Brother Lawrence Machia, O.S.B., “Poverty and Simplicity of Life in Benedictine Spirituality.” ***** Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B., who recently completed his doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University, received the Laura A. Woods Award for Research Excellence Among Doctoral Students in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Father Shawn Matthew is now on the biology faculty of Saint Vincent College. ***** Father Philip M. Kanfush, O.S.B., was an invited presenter at the Tennessee Association of Behavior Analysists annual conference in Nashville this fall. ***** Brother Cosmas Wolf, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey and 19th century church designer, was the topic of an article in the magazine for The Institute for Sacred Architecture written by the late Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B, in volume 25, spring 2014, (www.sacredarchitecture.org).
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Top photo: Brother Canice McMullen, O.S.B., reads his vows before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., and Deacon Isaac Haywiser, O.S.B., looks on. Middle photo: Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., signs his lifelong monastic vows before Junior Master Father Jeffrey Nyardy, O.S.B., and Novice Master Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B. Bottom photo: Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B., receives the Psalter from Archabbot Douglas.
Three monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey professed solemn vows, or vows for life on July 11 in the Archabbey Basilica. They are Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., of Wilkes-Barre; Brother Canice McMullen, O.S.B., of State College, and Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B., of White Lake, Michigan. Father Killian is currently director of Campus Ministry at Saint Vincent College. Brother Canice is an assistant to the director of vocations and Brother Joachim is an assistant in the Oblate office. Brother Canice and Brother Joachim are also students at Saint Vincent Seminary. All three men entered the Benedictine community as novices on July 1, 2010, and made simple profession of vows in 2011. FATHER KILLIAN (RICHARD) LOCH, O.S.B. Father Killian (Richard) Loch, O.S.B., is the son of the late Frank J. Loch and Catherine Durkin Loch. He is a graduate of Saint Nicholas High School, Wilkes-Barre. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Scranton in 1975; a master of divinity degree in theology from Saint John Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts and a master of education degree in administration from Boston College in 1989. He was ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Scranton by Bishop James C. Timlin in 1978 and ordained a priest of that diocese by Bishop J. Carroll McCormick on September 1, 1979. Prior to coming to Saint Vincent, his work as a priest in the Diocese of Scranton included serving for two years as a director of religious formation and five years as principal of a diocesan high school (1985-1992), working in three pastoral assignments (1992-2005); serving as regional vicar for the diocese (2005-2006); and working as vicar for priests for the diocese (2006-2010). In 2011, he was appointed director of Campus Ministry at Saint Vincent Col-
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National Catholic Art Exhibition The Fifth Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition was held this fall at The Saint Vincent Gallery. This juried competition, established by the late Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., seeks to foster the arts of the Western Christian tradition and other artistic traditions of Christian subject matter. Jordan Hainsey, graphic designer for the Archabbey and Seminary, had two works chosen for exhibition,
including for “Saviour,” a digital photograph which won an honorable mention, while Father Robert Keffer, O.S.B., had two paintings, including “Saint Francis,” chosen for exhibition. The model for Saint Francis was Brother Canice McMullen, O.S.B., a monk of the Archabbey. This year’s exhibition received widespread attention, including a feature by Maryann Eidemiller that was picked up by
Clockwise, from top, left, “Temptation in the Wilderness,” first prize winner by Neilson Carlin; “Saviour,” by Jordan Hainsey, honorable mention; and “Saint Francis” by Father Robert Keffer. 12
The Washington Post. A series of pictures and the same article were also featured by The Huffington Post. This year’s juror, Janet McKenzie, was an artist internationally known for her distinctive iconography of sacred subjects. Her works have been chosen for exhibition in the three Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Competitions, and she has won prizes twice. She has won numerous awards and had solo exhibitions across the United States. The first prize for the competition has been named The Brother Nathan Cochran Award in Sacred Arts in honor of the competition’s founder. The winner was Neilson Carlin of Kennett Square for his oil painting, “Temptation in the Wilderness.” An acclaimed sacred artist, Carlin recently completed a commission from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia—an icon image of the Holy Family for the World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia next year. Second prize was awarded to Gwyneth Holston of Merrimack, New Hampshire, for her oil painting, “Saint Catherine of Siena.” Bernadette Carstensen of Circleville, Ohio, won third prize for “Saint John’s Revelation,” a triptych in gouache. The other honorable mentions were awarded to Zach Brown of Mars for “Saint Sebastian”; Pasquale Pristera, of Pittsburgh for his sculpture “Pietà”; and Christopher Ruane, also of Pittsburgh for his photograph, “Rebuild My Church.” Father Robert Keffer, a Connellsville native and monk of the Archabbey, has studied at Ivy School of Professional Art, Pittsburgh; the Academy of Art College, San Francisco; American Academy of Art, Chicago; Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia; as well as privately with Philip Salamone of Madison, Wisconsin and Peggy Baumgaetner of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He has a studio at the Gristmill. His work specializes in “Nostalgic Realism,” allegorical portraits and industrial landscapes. His favorite artists are Edward Hopper, Salvador Dali and Caravaggio. Hainsey, of Hollidaysburg, began working for the Archabbey and Seminary while still a college student, and is in his third year as a full-time employee. Volume 25, Number 1
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Saint Vincent Monk-Chaplain Remembered (Continued from Page 9) and tour of the Confederate cemetery in Jonesboro. We visited and prayed at the graves of more than a thousand soldiers who died with our confrere on August 31st and September 1, 1864. “Archbishop Wilton Gregory of the Archdiocese of Atlanta offered the solemn mass of remembrance. Archbishop Gregory spoke beautifully about the sacrifice of Father Emmeran and alluded to him as one of the ‘Sons of Thunder’ as referenced by our Lord in the Gospels. The mass was held at Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church. Archbishop Gregory compared Father Emmeran to Father Thomas O’Reilly, who stopped General William T. Sherman from burning Catholic churches in Atlanta.
“Father Emmeran felt the strong influence of the Holy Spirit calling him in the words of the prophet Isaiah to ‘bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and release to prisoners,’” Archbishop Gregory said in the Clayton Times-Daily. “In fulfilling his priestly ministry, Father Emmeran gave public witness to his bravery by laying down his life on the battlefield in the midst of his fellow soldiers.” Father Emmeran, who had been serving a parish in Nashville, was a chaplain with the Confederate Army, choosing to continue to serve his parish by ministering to the Army where his parishioners had been called to serve. He joined the forces somewhere around Chattanooga and Dalton and was assigned to be a chaplain for the 10th Tennessee Regi-
Three Profess Solemn Vows On July 11 (Continued from Page 11) lege. In 2013 he began co-authoring the Sunday Homily column that appears on the Archabbey website as well as in The Catholic Accent, Greensburg diocesan newspaper. Father Killian has been active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, serving as chairman of its National Service Committee (2009-2010) and a member from 2002-2010. BROTHER CANICE MCMULLEN, O.S.B. Brother Canice (Daniel) McMullen, O.S.B., is the son of Craig and Ruth McMullen of State College. He is a 2006 graduate of State College Area High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University in 2010. He began studies at Saint Vincent Seminary in 2011. He served as assistant to the Business Office (2011-2012) and the Archabbey Investment Committee (2011-present). He was named assistant to the director of Archabbey Finances and Investments in 2012 and sacristan in 2012, and has served as assistant to the master of ceremonies for the Saint Vincent Archabbey (2011-present), and assistant to the
Bishop John M. Dougherty, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Scranton, and a friend of Father Killian’s, attended the vow ceremony. director of vocations (2011-present). BROTHER JOACHIM MORGAN, O.S.B. Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B., is the son of Charles and Laura Morgan of White Lake, Michigan. He is a 2006 graduate of Ludington High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in French from Central Michigan University in 2009. He enrolled at Saint Vincent Seminary in 2011. In 2011, He served as assistant to the manager at the Saint Vincent Gristmill General Store (20112013) and assistant for the summer retreat program (2011-present). In 2013 he was named assistant to the director of the Oblate Program.
ment. He was buried on the courthouse property. Before the Mass, the U.S. Marine Corps Legion Detachment 1196 in Griffin conducted a 21-gun salute. A military wreath was laid at his memorial at the grounds of the historic courthouse by the honor guard from 94th Air Wing at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta. “[He is] an individual whose life still changes lives 150 years after his passing,” Father Brian said. “We commemorate—we pause to memorialize—this priest and monk and faithful friend who gave his life in complete service to another. “The thing is he’s the first military chaplain to die in action in any American battle,” Bucsek said in news coverage of the event. A member of the Knights of Columbus chapter at Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro, he added that “There were other priests who served before him in other actions but none of them were ever killed.” Bucsek said Bliemel, riding on a mule, carried paperwork that said he was being sent to replace another priest, named Orango, in Tennessee, so that he would not be stopped by Union troops along his way. “He wasn’t going there to replace him, but that’s how he got around,” said Bucsek. “He got credentials to travel because nobody, even the priests, was allowed to move around back then. But if you had credentials and you could show that, you could move around, and that’s how he got through the [Union] lines and everything. He was pretty sharp on what he did.” Father Emmeran met the Confederate Army around Chattanooga or Dalton after the Battle of Chickamauga, and was administering last rites to Colonel William Grace, when he was killed. The site was somewhere between the present day sites of Saint Philip Benizi and First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, said Bucsek. Father Emmeran’s body was later moved to a Benedictine parish in Alabama. The Knights of Columbus Father Emmeran Bliemel O.S.B. Assembly has established a scholarship fund to help support priestly vocations to serve the military.
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Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., conducts the blessing of the Mary, Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel.
Mausoleum Chapel Dedicated Saint Vincent Archabbey dedicated the Mary, Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel November 8. The new mausoleum chapel offers a place for quiet meditation to remember and to pray for departed loved ones. An arched entryway leads to a vaulted rotunda with a replica of Michaelangeloâ€™s Pieta at its center. Skylights offer soft, natural light. Chapels dedicated to Saints Benedict and Scholastica provide a place for the rite of committal and daily prayer. The chapel corridors pay honor to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the angels. Father Vincent de Paul Crosby, O.S.B., designed and supervised creation of the artwork in the Mausoleum Chapel, including the stained glass window behind the altar, which depicts the Risen Christ ascending in glory; the tables and benches in the wing corridors; the altar itself, made from marble that was in the Archabbey Basilica; and the processional cross. The marble was imported from Italy. The mausoleum chapel also contains a Memorial Cross made from metal of the World Trade Center, destroyed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, and donated by Mrs. Mary Lou Curry. The stations of the cross were originally used in a German parish in Covington, Kentucky staffed by Saint Vincent monks and later brought to Saint Vincent. They were recently restored. The cemetery offices have now moved to the Mausoleum Chapel. For information call 724-805-2651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is www.saintvincentcemetery.com.
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Former Saint Vincent College President James F. Will participated in the mausoleum chapel blessing.
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Jubilarians pictured above include, from left, Brother Benedict Janecko, O.S.B., 50 years a deacon; Father Job Foote, O.S.B., 25 years a priest; Father Earl Henry, O.S.B., 50 years a priest; Father Daniel Wolfel, O.S.B., 60 years a priest; Father Noel Rothrauff, O.S.B., 60 years a priest; Father Thomas More Sikora, O.S.B., 25 years in vows; Father Ralph Tajak, O.S.B., 25 years in vows; Brother Norman Hipps, O.S.B., 50 years in vows and Brother Anthony Kirsch, O.S.B., 50 years in vows.
Jubilarian Day 2014 Thirteen Benedictines of Saint Vincent Archabbey celebrated jubilees of their ordinations to the priesthood and profession of monastic vows in 2014. Their celebrations account for 545 years of service to Saint Vincent and the Catholic Church. Celebrating 60 year anniversaries of their ordinations to the priesthood were Father Noel H. Rothrauff, O.S.B., Wilkinsburg, who presently serves as foreign mission director of the Archabbey and Father Daniel Wolfel, O.S.B., St. Marys, presently serving in St. Marys. Three brothers marked 50 years of profession of vows, including Brother Anthony Kirsch, O.S.B., Nicktown, presently subprior of the Archabbey; Brother Nicholas Koss, O.S.B., Beaver, who has spent most of his career at Wimmer Priory in Taiwan; and Brother Norman Hipps, O.S.B., Carrolltown, president of Saint Vincent College. Two priests had 50-year ordination anniversaries, including Father Earl Henry, O.S.B., Whitney, prior of the Archabbey; and Father Augustine Flood, O.S.B., of California. Brother
Benedict Janecko, O.S.B., Marguerite, director of the Saint Vincent Post Office, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the diaconate. Father Thomas More Sikora, O.S.B., Avonmore, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, St. Marys, and Father Ralph Tajak, O.S.B., Natrona Heights, assistant to the director of spiritual formation at Saint Vincent Seminary, had 25-year
anniversaries of their monastic vows. Three priests with 25-year ordination anniversaries, included, Father John Peck, O.S.B., pastor of Saint John University Parish, Morgantown; Father Job Foote, O.S.B., pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle Parish, Annville; and Father Justin Matro, O.S.B., pastor of Saint Bartholomew Parish, Crabtree.
Brother Norman Hipps, O.S.B., third from left, president of Saint Vincent College, was among the monks marking jubilees. He is pictured with Father Thomas More Sikora, O.S.B., left, Father Ralph Tajak, O.S.B., second from left, and Brother Anthony Kirsch, O.S.B., subprior of the Archabbey.
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Funeral For Abbot Joachim Concelebrants at the funeral Mass of Abbot Joaquim de Arruda Zmith, O.S.B., who died on November 10, were Rt. Rev. Paulo Demartini, O.Cist., abbot of Abadia de Nossa Senhora de São Bernardo (São José do Rio Pardo); Rt. Rev. Filipe da Silva, O.S.B., abbot president of the Benedictine Congregation of Brazil and abbot of Abadia de Nossa Senhora do Monserrate, Rio de Janeiro; Dom Afonso Maria Vieira Pinto, O.S.B., deacon, Abadia de São Geraldo, Hungarian Congregation; Most Rev. Airton José dos Santos, Metropolitan Archbishop of Campinas, presider; Very Rev. Paulo S. Panza, O.S.B., prior of São Bento Priory in Vinhedo; Most Rev. Pedro Carlos Cipolini, Bishop of the Diocese of Amparo (abbot Joaquim preached the retreat for his episcopal ordination); Rt. Rev. Mathias Tolentino Braga, O.S.B., abbot of Abadia Nossa Senhora da Assunçao, Mosteiro de São Bento de São Paulo, who gave the homily. A complete obituary appears on page 25.
Brother Isaac Ordained A Deacon Brother Isaac (Paul) Haywiser, O.S.B., was ordained to the diaconate on May 3 by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D., Bishop of Greensburg. He has been assigned to Saint Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper Saint Clair for his deacon year. The son of Mark and Ellen Haywiser of Bethel Park, he is a 2005 graduate of Bethel Park High School, Bethel Park. He earned a bachelor of science degree in 2009 in management from Saint Vincent College. He entered the novitiate of Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2009 and made simple professon of monastic vows on July 9, 2010. He made solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2013. His service to the Archabbey includes assistant to the manager, Gristmill General Store (2010-2011), assistant in the summer retreat program (20102012) and assistant director, Archabbey guests and guest facilities (2010-2014). From 2013-2014 he served as assistant
Following his ordination to the diaconate on May 3, Brother Isaac Haywiser, O.S.B., is congratulated by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., and Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D., Bishop of Greensburg. to the director, Archabbey finances and investments as well as sacristan and assistant master of ceremonies. He has also worked as assistant to the director
at the Saint Vincent College bookstore (2011-2014). He will be ordained to the priesthood on May 2, 2015 in the Archabbey Basilica.
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The dedication of the new Archabbey Basilica Gallery Organ was held on November 23. Nearly 1,000 persons attended the concert by Jonathan Young, Tonal Department associate at Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, of Champaign, Illinois, the firm that constructed the organ. He played a key role in the construction of the new organ. Young is pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance and literature at the University of Illinois, where he studies with Dr. Dana Robinson. The organ of 51 independent stops (or voices) and 72 ranks (sets) of pipes was installed beginning in July and completed in October, having spent the previous two years in construction. The organ is the culmination of 18 years of thought, prayer, vision and tenacity on the parts of the Benedictine Commmunity and the organ builder. The largest pipe in the façade, low CCC of the 16-foot pedal first open diapason, weighs 350plus pounds and required six men to hoist into the gallery. The smallest pipe’s speaking length is only an eighth of an inch. The first part of the project was completed in 2010 with installation of an apse organ for smaller liturgical functions. Since that time, Buzard, a master organ builder, has been working on the second phase. The acquisition of a new organ is one of the last major investments to be made since the restoration of the Basilica began in 1995. Father Cyprian G. Constantine, O.S.B., served as coordinator of the project, with Father Vincent de Paul Crosby, O.S.B., as design consultant. “This has been a long project in the making and we’re very glad that it is coming to fruition,” Father Cyprian said “There are now two organs, one in the apse of the Basilica where the monks have their services, and the second one in the gallery. The same console controls both organs. The organist will be able to play both organs from the console or each organ
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., blesses the new organ at a dedication ceremony attended by nearly 1,000 persons.
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separately. Some pipes from the old Möller organ have been reconditioned and were reused in the new organ. “This is all hand-crafted and hand-designed for our particular acoustics, our particular worship needs, chanting and singing hymns, and parish liturgies, organ literature and teaching,” he said. “There is no other instrument like it. This is a relatively small gallery as galleries go, so the organ had to be well-engineered so that it could all fit together as a puzzle in this space,” Father Cyprian said. “The Buzard company has done an excellent job in working with that and providing a beautiful sounding instrument for us.” Father Cyprian will perform a concert with the new organ on Sunday, April 19 in the Archabbey Basilica. He received his undergraduate education in violin and organ at the University of Colorado, the master of music degree in organ and church music from Northwestern University and the doctoral of musical arts degree in organ from the University of Colorado. In addition to serving as principal organist and choirmaster for the monastic community and director of the Saint Vincent Camerata, he is chair of the Music Department and assistant professor of fine arts at Saint Vincent College. A forthcoming Saint Vincent College Concert Series performance will feature Alan Morrison, one of America’s premier organists, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21 in the Basilica. Morrison has recorded ten critically acclaimed CDs for Gothic Records, ACA Digital Recording, and DTR. These and other performances are regularly featured on American Public Media’s Pipedreams and Performance Today. On television he has been featured on two episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In 2003, He appeared with Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma for the Fred Rogers Memorial Service at Heinz Hall.
Father Cyprian G. Constantine, O.S.B., principal Archabbey Organist, will perform an organ recital on Sunday, April 19.
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Sunday Homilies Now Available In Book Form The popular Sunday homily column from the Saint Vincent Archabbey website now has available in print the scholarship and wisdom of Father Demetrius Dumm, O.S.B., and Father Campion Gavaler, O.S.B. The column had been on numerous websites, and newspaper columns, including The Catholic Accent of the Diocese of Greensburg and Jednota, the newspaper of the First Catholic Slovak Union. The first book, Sunday Homilies: Saint Vincent Archabbey, Cycle B, contains reflections on the Scripture readings of Cycle B, which is the cycle for 2015. Cycle C will be released in spring and Cycle A in the summer of 2015. All books, in paperback, retail for $12.95 and will be available on www.stvincentstore.com. Orders can also be mailed to Archabbey Publications, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe, PA 15650, and should include an additional $3 for shipping and handling. The reflections “are a collection of scholarly insights on the gospel that contain a beautiful simplicity; they are the result of both priests being immersed in monastic contemplation. Their commentaries go directly to the essence of the gospel message without useless details and distinctions that distract from its spirit. Their down-to-earth applications of the gospel to daily living also reveal that their profound under-
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standing of it cannot but be the result of the powers of contemplation for comprehending the essence of life,” said Rev. Eugene Hemrick, National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood, in a review of the book. Sister Patricia McCann, R.S.M., former associate professor of Church History at Saint Vincent Seminary wrote that “Father Demetrius and Father Campion enable Gospel passages long familiar to us to find new life in their relevance to our own experience. These homilies, based on sound scholarship, will provide an excellent resource for homilists, teachers, religious, and lay persons who are seeking a deeper understanding of
what it means to live a life of biblical faith in the contemporary world.” Father Demetrius (1923-2013), a former rector and professor of Scripture at Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was the author of Flowers in the Desert: A Spirituality of the Bible; Cherish Christ Above All: The Bible in the Rule of Saint Benedict; A Mystical Portrait of Jesus, New Perspectives on John’s Gospel; Praying the Scriptures, and So We Do Not Lose Heart: Biblical Wisdom for All Our Days. In addition to studies at Saint Vincent Seminary, Father Demetrius earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology Degree from the Pontifical Institute of Sant’ Anselmo, Rome. Father Campion studied at Saint Vincent Seminary, Notre Dame, and received the S.T.L. degree from Sant’ Anselmo in Rome. His article “Theology of the Sermon as Part of the Mass” (Worship March 1964) explains that the purpose of a homily is to convey the good news of the Lord’s presence to redeem our present situation —however hopeless it may appear to be. He taught theology at Saint Vincent College and Seminary, and was visiting professor at Penn State and Seton Hill. He also has served as academic dean, provost, and acting president of Saint Vincent College.
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New Book On Benedictine New STained Glass Windows, Monasticism Brother Bruno Daniel J. Heisey, Ornaments Available O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent ArchIn addition to books written by monks of the Archabbey, Archabbey Publications has a number of other new products available, including new stained glass windows by Brother Mark Floreanini, O.S.B., and a new Basilica window ornament. Brother Mark, stained glass artist, has been using the vine and ivy glass from the old clerestory windows in the Basilica to create a new crucifix design. These are limited-edition crosses, with only 200 made, are available on a first-
ordered, first-served basis at www.stvincentstore.com. They are $95. The eighteenth ornament in a series portraying aspects of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica is now available in the Basilica Gift Shop, and online. The new ornament is a miniature replica of the Saint Benedict window in the apse of the Archabbey Basilica. Saint Benedict is portrayed with the Holy Rule, a guideline for seeking God that he wrote in the sixth century.
Fire Book, DVD still Available When Boniface Wimmer arrived near present-day Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1846 to establish a Benedictine monastery—the first in North America—he brought 18 followers with him. Living a life of prayer and work, the Benedictines had been praying, working, evangelizing and teaching every day for 117 years. However, on January 28, 1963, just before the start of the spring semester, fire broke out in the college’s biology laboratory, a fire that devastated the campus. Five buildings were destroyed by the flames and two others were severely damaged, taking out the heart of campus. The monks were devastated by what seemed to be an apocalyptic destruction of their monastery and schools. But even as the flames burned, the monks’ daily routine of prayer continued, and they resiliently began planning for the rebirth of a campus. Using archival photos and narrative accounts written by those who lived through the day of “fire and ice,” The Saint Vincent Fire traces the story of the fire and the subsequent rebuilding of the Saint Vincent Campus, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the blaze on January 28, 2013. The book and DVD are available at www.stvincentstore.com.
abbey, recently published a new book on Benedictine monasticism through Sacred Winds Press of Augusta, Missouri, Prayer, Study, and Work: Renewing the Benedictine Ideal. Brother Bruno explores what Benedictines and other Christians immersed in a modern suburban culture can learn from the vision of monastic saints such as Benedict and Basil. Using the documents of the Second Vatican Council and other texts, Brother Bruno, of Mechanicsburg, reflects upon ways to pursue a path of renewal through the Benedictine ideals of prayer, study, and work. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, and Saint Vincent Seminary, he is a 1984 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree with honors, in Latin and history from Dickinson College in 1988. He is former Deputy Recorder of Deeds for Cumberland County. He is an adjunct faculty member of Saint Vincent Seminary. He has published widely in such publications as The American Benedictine Review, Cistercian Studies Quarterly, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review. The book is available at www.stvincentstore.com or from www.sacredwindspress.com.
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Heart to Heart Wins National Awards Kim Metzgar, director, and Jordan Hainsey, graphic designer, have won national awards from the Catholic Press Association for their work for Saint Vincent Archabbey publications. Hainsey, of Hollidaysburg, earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Saint Vincent College in 2011, and joined the Archabbey Public
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Relations staff upon graduation. He received a third place in the national awards competition for best magazine color cover for his design of the Archabbey Magazine, Heart to Heart, and the cover “Saint Vincent Fire.” It is his first CPA award. Judges noted that the cover was a “great combination of graphics and images melding old images with new. The simplicity of the cover blurb and the clean design really pulls the reader in. I want to read the story!” Metzgar, of Derry, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Seton Hill University, and has directed the Archabbey and Seminary Public Relations
Office since 1997. Editor of Heart to Heart, she and designer Hainsey won a third place national award for general excellence, religious order magazines. Judges noted that “this magazine puts campus life at the center of its content and writes purpose into contemporary Catholic college life.” It is the third award for her work from CPA, in addition to her editorial work on a book award winner, Renewed Each Morning, in 2006, and The Saint Vincent Basilica, One Hundred Years, which received a second place award for book design and production in 2006.
Archabbey Welcomes Novice George (Brian) DeFazio of Pittsburgh entered the novitiate of Saint Vincent Archabbey on July 1. He is the son of Victor and Carol DeFazio of Pittsburgh. He has one brother, Jonathan. A 2009 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy/history from Duquesne University in 2013. He studied at Saint Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh, while a student at Duquesne. Brother George has participated in Boy Scouts of America, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. 22
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Monks, Oblates Contribute To New Book On The Rule Three dozen monks affiliated with Saint Vincent Archabbey, and 45 Oblates have contributed to a new book of commentaries on the Rule of Saint Benedict, founder of western monasticism. The Rule of Saint Benedict is a guide written in the sixth century that contains instructions for living the common life in a monastic setting, spiritual wisdom on the basic monastic virtues of humility, silence, and obedience, as well as directives for daily living in peace. Newly-released, The Rule in Bits and Pieces addresses how to apply these values to modern-day life. The book includes over 140 reflections covering each chapter of the Rule. Father Donald Raila, O.S.B., the director of Oblates at Saint Vincent Archabbey, collected each reflection and edited the book. Published by Sacred Winds Press of Augusta, Missouri, the 268-page book is available in both hardcover ($31.95) and softcover ($19.95).
Each contributor has brought to the book his or her unique understanding of the power of the Rule as a tool for directing daily 21st century lives toward balance and fullness in Christ. Through this diversity of writings, Abbot Jerome Kodell, O.S.B. of Subiaco Abbey believes that readers “will be impressed at the way the Rule can
speak to various ways of life.” The Rule is traditionally read in 122 sections; thus, a monastic community or an Oblate works through the small book three times a year, reflecting on one small segment of the book. It is “a book of Christian wisdom, based largely on Scripture as well as on several centuries of monastic tradition,” said Father Donald. “It is to be savored, prayed over, and lived out. “Indeed, there are many regulations,” Father Donald said. “But these are not generally followed literally today; many of them could not be. However beneath the regulations and beneath all the passages of the Rule are underlying values which remain relevant for monks and Oblates today. The purpose of reading the Rule is to encounter God, to listen to God, and to participate in his loving plan wholeheartedly.” To order online visit www.stvincentstore.com or www.sacredwindspress.com.
Two Installed To Ministry Of Acolyte One monk from Saint Vincent Archabbey wasinstituted into the Ministry of Acolyte at Saint Vincent Seminary by Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, on November 24. Pictured at the institution are Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B.; Brother Canice McMullen, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; Bishop Gainer; and Very Rev. Timothy Whalen, Rector.
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Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B. Brother Nathan M. Cochran, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born June 24, 1957 in Marion, Ohio, a son of the late Blaine R. and Ruth E. (Roach) Cochran. A brother, Blaine A. Cochran of Edison, Ohio, survives him. He is survived by Phyllis Disbrow of Edison, who with her late husband, and her daughter, Sue Arter and her husband, David, of Westerville, Ohio, were dear friends. He studied vocal music at Bowling Green State University from 1975-1977, and received a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies from The Pontifical College Josephinum in 1980. He earned a master of divinity degree with honor from Saint Vincent Seminary in 1985, and did graduate studies in art history at the University of Pittsburgh from 1985 to 1986. In 1998 he earned a master of science with Pratt Honors in the theory, criticism and history of art architecture and design at the Pratt Institute. Brother Nathan entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in 1982, made his simple profession of monastic vows July 10, 1983, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1986. He served as curator for the Saint Vin-
cent Archabbey Art Collections (1983present), and in 1998 he was named as the director of The Saint Vincent Gallery and a lecturer in fine arts at Saint Vincent College. In 2007, he was also named the artistic director of the Saint Vincent Concert Series, and in 2008, he was appointed Chair of the Department of Fine Arts. At Saint Vincent College his past appointments include: assistant registrar (1985-1986), registrar (1986-1997), director of the King Ludwig Gallery (1986-1994) residence hall moderator (1994-1997), co-director of the Saint Vincent Gallery (1994-1997) study abroad advisor (1998 to 2007), and moderator for the Review, the student newspaper, and the college yearbook (1998-2002). He was registrar of Saint Vincent Seminary (1989-1997), director of public relations at Saint Vincent Archabbey (1989-1997), and teaching assistant at the Pratt Institute (1997-1998). On Founders’ Day in 2011, Brother Nathan was the first recipient of the Saint Vincent College Projektenmacher Award, which honors an individual who, in the spirit of Saint Vincent Founder Boniface Wimmer, made a valuable difference to the campus community through creativity, imagination and vision. “Since his arrival in 1982, Brother Nathan was a patient and tireless lobbyist at the college to revive the great tradition of Sacred Christian art in western civilization,” said Brother Norman W. Hipps, president. “He reminded the monks and the faculty of the simple but profound message of the founder of Saint Vincent, Boniface Wimmer, who said: ‘I am firmly convinced that a monastic school, which does not strive to advance art as much as science and religion, will be deficient in its work’.” “He played an important role in the revival of the tradition of Catholic religious art, architecture and music. While he loved the classical works of the golden age of western Christian art, he readily
embraced the work of contemporary artists who created sacred art,” said Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. “He was committed to the exhibition of the sacred works of arts through his biannual sacred art exhibition.” Of particular note, he initiated a Nationwide Juried Catholic Art Exhibition. For the third national Catholic arts exhibit, Brother Nathan successfully enlisted famed British art historian Sister Wendy Beckett to serve as judge. She praised his endeavors, noting that “artists often come to understand their faith by the actual creation of artworks. We need these artworks, these attempts by artists known or unknown, to share with us their understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Would that there were hundreds of Brother Nathans in all countries!” He curated and designed over 60 exhibitions at Saint Vincent, including the national juried Catholic arts exhibit, the fifth exhibit which opened this fall; exhibits featuring artists such as Dai Morgan, William M. Hoffman, Jr., Barbara KernBush, Lynn Johnson, Naijun Zhang and Hung Liu, Alexis Dillon; regional exhibitions and faculty and student exhibitions from Saint Vincent College, and many on the history of Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Parish. Brother Nathan was the author of Gifts of a King: The Treasured Art of Saint Vincent Archabbey (Latrobe, Pa.: 1986), and has served as editor of The Benedictine Monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey Monastery Newsletter, now Heart to Heart (1989-1997), of which he was founding design editor. He is co-author with Annemarie Spring of “German-American Art at a Pennsylvania Benedictine Archabbey: Saint Vincent, Latrobe,” a paper presented at the Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Penn State University (1994) and has written and contributed to a number of exhibition catalogues at Saint Vincent and for the Cincinnati Art Museum’s An
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American Abroad: Frank Duveneck’s European Years (Cincinnati, Oh.: 1987). Brother Nathan was a contributor to Saint Vincent: A Benedictine Place (Latrobe, Pa.: 1995), and principal co-author of The Saint Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, One Hundred Years (Latrobe, Pa.: 2005), which received a national Catholic Press Association Award in 2006. In 2004, he worked at Vatican City as the special secretary for the Beatification of Emperor Karl I of Austria. He coordinated and organized the various beatification celebrations in Rome; and wrote, edited and oversaw the translation, printing and distribution of various publications and press releases in eleven different languages. The principal ceremony in Saint Peter’s Square was attended by over 75,000 people, and was the last major public event celebrated by Pope John Paul II. He curated an exhibit in the Saint Vincent Gallery, “Karl I: The Peace Emperor, The Last Habsburg
Abbot Joaquim (Fábio) de arrudA zamith, o.s.b. Abbot Joaquim de Arruda Zamith, O.S.B., was born in Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil, on July 28, 1924. His family was originally from Amparo, also in the state of São Paulo, and his parents were Dr. Uberto de Siqueira Zamith and Mrs. Collatina de Azevedo Arruda Zamith. He completed Elementary
Emperor of Austria-Hungary” (2002), served as a contributor and on-camera expert for “Karl: The Last Habsburg Emperor,” a documentary produced by George Lucas to accompany the DVD release of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, 2007. Brother Nathan received the Signum Memoriae Civilian Medal of Honor from H.I.R.H. Otto von Habsburg, Archduke and Crown Prince of Austria and King of Hungary. It is the first time the medal has been bestowed since 1898, and was presented in honor of Archduke Otto’s 95th birthday. His memberships have included the American Association of Museums, Carnegie Museums, College Art Association, Kaiser-Karl-Gebetsliga für den Völkerfreiden, (Emperor Karl League of Prayers for Peace Among the Nations), Constantian Society, Smithsonian Associates and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. At Saint Vincent, he was a member
of many committees, including those on Educational Standards, Founders’ Day, renovation committee for Kennedy Hall; member of the Council of Seniors, Saint Vincent Archabbey (1993-1994); and member and co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee (1993-1996). His community service has included membership on the board of directors of the Greensburg Area Cultural Council (1996-2000); and board of directors, Westmoreland County Choral Society (1993-1998). He also was a religious services volunteer at the State Correctional Institution at Greensburg (1989-1996). Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., August 2 in the Archabbey Basilica. Interment followed in the Saint Vincent Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund, Saint Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.
School at Externato Assis Pacheco and High School at Colégio de São Bento de São Paulo. As he prepared for undergraduate studies at Escola Politécnica, he joined the Catholic University Youth Movement (JUC). However, after discerning a monastic vocation, he entered São Bento Monastery in São Paulo in February 1945, studying philosophy and theology at the Theological School of the Benedictine Congregation of Brazil which, at the time, was located at São Bento Monastery in Rio de Janeiro. When World War II began, in spite of being a religious order monk, Abbot Joaquim was required to undergo military training, an experience that made a profound impact on him and of which he took advantage throughout his life. Abbot Joaquim professed solemn vows on March 29, 1948, and was ordained to the priesthood on December 23, 1950. Soon after his ordination, Abbot Joaquim was sent to further his studies at the Pontifical Institute Athenaeum at Sant’ Anselmo, where he received a doctorate in June 1955. Through his experience at Sant’
Anselmo, Abbot Joaquim developed an appreciation for other cultures and great pleasure in traveling and visiting other countries, something he did with obvious joy throughout his life whenever his vocational commitments permitted. After completion of his doctorate, Abbot Joaquim returned to his monastery and taught philosophy for fourteen years at the Philosophical Institute at São Bento Monastery in São Paulo. In 1969, he was appointed prior by Abbot Tito Marchese, O.S.B. In 1974, he was elected abbot by the Community of São Bento Monastery in São Paulo and held this office until January 1989. Between 1989 and 1996, Abbot Joaquim received permission to preach retreats and teach courses on monastic spirituality and Sacred Scripture in many monasteries of men and women of the Benedictine Congregation of Brazil, as well as in monasteries of other congregations and in dioceses throughout Brazil. His influence can still be noticed on those who had the privilege of participating in his spiritual conferences and
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Abbot Joaquim (Continued from page 25) courses. During the General Chapter of 1996, Abbot Joaquim was elected abbot president of the Benedictine Congregation of Brazil, an office he held until the completion of the mandated six-year period in 2002. Since 2002, Abbot Joaquim resided at São Bento Priory in Vinhedo, São Paulo, Brazil, where he taught the monks in formation and assisted with the pastoral activities of the community. On April 9, 2005, Abbot Joaquim transferred his stability to Saint Vincent Archabbey and the American-Cassinese Congregation, expressing a desire to live his remaining years closer to his roots. At São Bento Priory in Vinhedo, Abbot Joaquim lived a simple life, giving witness to an exemplary faithfulness to the celebration of Divine Office and the Eucharist. His piety was visible and inspiring. He also continued his mission of preaching the Gospel, giving retreats to many deacons, priests, bishops, religious order men and women, and the laity. His intellectual and spiritual activities never diminished, and on the eve of the stroke that would take his life, being very weakened by the chronic leukemia with which he had been diagnosed, Abbot Joaquim gave an impromptu and brilliant conference to a friend who had come to visit him. Abbot Joaquim enjoyed sharing texts and reading references to everyone with whom he came in contact. He was also a discreet and very generous shepherd to the people of the region assisted by the monks of São Bento Priory. He took part in the monastic life of the community with a jovial spirit. His presence always proved to be constructive and inspiring. Abbot Joaquim died on November 10, 2014, after being consoled by the reception of the sacraments and the prayers of the community of São Bento Priory. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Campinas, the Most Rev. Airton José dos Santos, D.D., on November 12. Interment followed in the monastic cemetery.
Father William A. Beaver, O.S.B. Father William A. Beaver, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, died on January 15, 2015. He was born January 28, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a son of the late Richard Joseph Beaver and Inez Catherine (Callahan) Beaver. He is one of four children, including Mary Beaver Adlesic, Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, the late Richard and Joseph Beaver and Margaret Beaver Spratt. He was a 1947 graduate of Carrick High School. Following high school he enlisted in the Army Air Force and was sent to Lackland Air Base for basic training. After some time he became a Catholic chaplain’s assistant, where he served for three years. He transferred to Shepherd Air Force where he again was a chaplain’s assistant and began to discern a vocation. He attended Saint Vincent College; Canada College, California; the College of Notre Dame, California; and the University of San Francisco, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English, with honors, in 1956. He received a master’s degree in education from the University of Chicago in 1961 and a master of divinity degree with highest honors from Saint Vincent Seminary in 1984. He made simple profession of
monastic vows on July 10, 1981 and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1984. He was ordained a priest on May 25, 1985, by the late Bishop William G. Connare of Greensburg. He worked in the Archabbey Foreign Mission Office and the Archabbey Public Relations Office (1980-1981); was assistant to the director of financial aid at Saint Vincent College (19811984); was parochial vicar at Saint Benedict Parish, Covington, Kentucky (1985-1987); and chaplain of Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Covington (1986-1987). He then served as parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Parish, Jeannette, (1987-1989); as pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish, Pittsburgh (1989-1993); and as pastor of Saint Bernard Parish, Hastings, (1993-1996). He then returned to serve as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Jeannette, until 2002. In 2003, he was named senior priest at Sacred Heart Parish, Youngstown, and Saint Cecilia Church, Whitney, where he served until 2007, when he was named senior priest at Saint Peter Parish, North Side, Pittsburgh. He has also served on the Archabbey Council for Human Resources and was chairman of the Subcommittee on Pastoral and Missionary Apostolates. Father William was a frequent contributor to the magazine The Priest, writing on such topics as ministry to children and those related to elements of the Mass. Recent articles accepted for publication included “Preaching and Personality,” “Renaissance of Devotion as Spiritual Growth,” and “Priest as Evangelizer: In Baptism and The Rite of Funerals.” An article, “The Nullity Petition: The Significance of the priest-counselor in the process,” appeared in the January 2015 issue. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki on January 24 in the Basilica. Interment followed in the Saint Vincent Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund, Saint Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. Volume 25, Number 1
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Junior Monks Have Summer Program At Abbey Junior monks and simply professed Benedictine monks from across the United States, Mexico and Canada, visited Saint Vincent Archabbey June 14 to 28 for a special summer program, the first time Saint Vincent has hosted the program. The primary aims of the Junior Summer School program include: • To provide additional educational experiences not available in most monastic formation programs. • To provide opportunities to meet temporarily professed monks from other Benedictine communities. • To provide an experience of participation in the life of another Benedictine community. The theme for this year was “Building a Dynamic and Joyful Community Spirit,” and “Unity in the midst of our diversity and diversity in the midst of our unity.” This year’s course instructors included: • Jerome Oetgen, author of Mission to America and An American Abbot. • Father Warren Murrman, O.S.B. faculty member at Saint Vincent Seminary and current novice master.
• Father Justin Matro, O.S.B. faculty member at Saint Vincent Seminary. • Father Earl Henry, O.S.B. prior of Saint Vincent Archabbey. • Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B. faculty member at Saint Vincent Seminary • Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.
program manager of WAOB Radio, Latrobe. The guests visited the Benedictine Sisters of Saint Emma’s Monastery, toured the Pittsburgh area, including Ohipyle and participated in activities such as working with stained glass.
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., and Deacon Raymond Zadzilko are pictured with Mother Mary Anne Noll, O.S.B., of Saint Emma Monastery, Greensburg. Mother Mary Anne celebrated her 50th jubilee this June. Archabbot Douglas celebrated the Mass for her jubilee.
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wo Benedictines from Saint Vincent Archabbey were ordained to the priesthood May 17, in the Archabbey Basilica by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D., Bishop of Greensburg. They are Father Michael A. Antonacci, O.S.B., of Jeannette, and Father John Paul Heiser, O.S.B., of Bethel Park. Father Michael earned the master of divinity degree in 2014 from Saint Vincent Seminary and received the Diakonia Award, given to the student nominated by the entire seminary community and chosen by the faculty. The award honors a graduate who exhibits praiseworthy academic performance as well as service to the seminary community through building student morale and spirit, exercising leadership within the community, and demonstrating creative outreach to others. He began graduate studies in physics at the University of North Carolina in 2014. A native of Jeannette, he is the son of Sheila Antonacci and the late Jerome Antonacci. Father Michael is a 2003 graduate of Hempfield High School, a 2007 graduate of Saint Vincent College, where he earned bachelor of science degrees in mathematics and physics with highest honors. He entered the novitiate in July 2007 and made simple profession of vows the following year. On July 11, 2011, he made solemn profession of monastic vows. He was ordained to the diaconate on April 27, 2013 by Bishop Brandt. He served his deacon year at Saint Mary Parish, St. Marys. He has served as assistant miller (2008-2012) and then miller (20122013) for the Saint Vincent Gristmill as well as teaching assistant for the Saint Vincent College Physics Department (2008-2014). Father John Paul was named associate pastor of Saint John University Parish in Morgantown, West Virginia, and director of Campus Ministry at West Virginia University following his ordination. He began studies at Saint
Father Michael Antonacci, O.S.B., top photo, and Father John Paul Heiser, O.S.B., bottom photo, are pictured as they are ordained priests by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph. D., Bishop of Greensburg, on May 17 in the Archabbey Basilica. Brother Isaac Haywiser, O.S.B., served as deacon for the Mass. Vincent Seminary in the fall of 2009, and earned the master of divinity degree in 2014 as well as the bachelor of sacred theology. The son of Randy and Sherry Heiser of Bethel Park, he is a 2004 graduate of Bethel Park High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in international politics and psychology from Penn State University in 2008. He entered the novitiate of Saint Vin-
cent Archabbey in 2008 and professed simple vows on July 10, 2009. He made solemn profession of monastic vows on July 11, 2012. He was ordained to the diaconate on April 27, 2013 by Bishop Brandt. He has served as sacristan (20092013, assistant master of ceremonies (2009-2013), assistant to the director of vocations (2009-2014) and assistant archivist (2009). Volume 25, Number 1
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The monastic community at São Bento Priory in Vinhedo, Brazil, came together this summer to celebrate the solemn vows of Brother Martinho Zevallos Chávez, O.S.B. They include, front, from left, Brother Fábio Tosi di Donato, postulant; Brother Renato de Souza, postulant; Brother Samuel Pinheiro, O.S.B.; Brother Martinho; Brother José Matias, O.S.B. and Brother Pio de Souza da Silva Lopes, N.O.S.B.; back, from left, Brother João Cassiano da Silva, N.O.S.B.; Aliberti de Vasconcelos, postulant; Edson Pereira Lopes, a candidate; Brother Emanuel Carneiro do Prado; Brother Elredo França, O.S.B., a monk of Transfiguration Abbey, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, who was visiting.
Brother Martinho Professes Solemn Vows Brother Martinho Zevallos Chávez, O.S.B., professed solemn vows at the Archabbey’s dependent priory in Brazil, São Bento in Vinhedo. Father Prior Paulo Panza, O.S.B., received the solemn vows of Brother Martinho on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Brother Martinho is the son of Luis Ariel Zevallos Perez and Teresa Sara Chávez de Zevallos of Arequipa, Peru. He graduated from Coronel Gregorio Albarracin, Tacna, Peru, in 1989 and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru, in 1995. He also has a doctorate in physics from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2003. He began studies at Saint Vincent Seminary in 2012, and has worked as assistant in the Foreign Mission Office, while at Saint Vincent. Volume 25, Number 1
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(Continued from Page 35) Mr. Frank J. Novak Mr. and Mrs. James F. Scarpelli Jr. + Rev. John F. Murtha, O.S.B. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Mangarella + John, +Bern and +Margaret Oâ€™Hara Mr. and Mrs. John K. Small + Anthony Pacienza Mr. T. R. Campbell + Anthony Pacienza Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cherubini Mr. and Mrs. John Enlow Mrs. Rosemary Gates Ms. Emily Just Ms. Marylou McLaughlin Ms. Gina M. Mediate Mr. Frank A. Mediate Mr. and Mrs. Dominic F. Mediate Ms. Carmelita Myers Mr. and Mrs. Clarence B. Smail Mr. and Mrs. Jerry J. Suman + Bernadette Palmer Ms. Kathy Constantine + Anna and George Pastor Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert D. Pastor + Robert J. Patterson Rev. Alfred S. Patterson O.S.B. + Ronald J. Polak Mr. and Mrs. Zoltan Kristof + Mr. Wayne P. Rebar Mr. and Mrs. David A. Rebar Jr. + John and Katie Rebi Mrs. Irene B. Pocratsky + Loretta E. Repasky Mr. and Mrs. William J. McGarrity + Mr. Kenneth Riling Mrs. Anna Golofski + Rev. Geno G. Rivi Michael T. Flaherty + Dan and Margery Root Root Family Trust + Rev. Melvin C. Rupprecht, O.S.B. Mr. John C. Rapa + Ronald E. Saffer Mr. Edward L. Mazur + Rev. Sebastian A. Samay, O.S.B. Rev. Michael M. Camara Mr. and Mrs. Chester M. Chorzempa Mr. and Mrs. Fortunato A. Cusato Rev. Joseph J. Kleppner Ms. Laurie Nicholson Mr. and Mrs. James J. Valvano + Edward B. Schneider Ms. JoAnn Borgo Mr. and Mrs. John K. Burnett Jr. Mr. Mark Clair Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. DeSimone Mr. Fred P. Fanto Heights Prescription Pharmacy, Inc. Mr. Tasso Liartus Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Madia
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Mr. Alexander Micklow Mr. Richard F. Rivers Jr. Mr. Henry J. Rossi Mr. and Mrs. Matthew D. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. John C. Scrabis Mr. Paul Tallarom Mr. Francesco A. Tirone + Bob Schreiber Mrs. Ellen Schreiber + Mildred Schwab Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Mulich + Thomas P. Soich Westmoreland Intermediate Unit + Dorothy L. Soisson Dr. Fred L. Soisson, Jr. + Thomas Q. Spitzer, M.D. Mr. T. Quinn Spitzer, Jr.
+ Rev. Mr. John E. Sroka Ms. Karen J. Sroka + Rev. Simon J. Toth, O.S.B. Anonymous + Rev. Cronan R. Tyms, O.S.B. Ms. Kara McNulty + Rev. Remigius B. Verostko, O.S.B. Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Pawlak + Rev. Canice T. Welsh, O.S.B. Ms. Barbara A. Bensaia + Edward White, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James D. Bendel + Rev. Flavian G. Yelinko, O.S.B. Mr. and Mrs. Patsy Testa + Katherine Young State College Deanery of Oblates Mrs. Katharine S. Tittmann
News From Savannah
Top photo, Danny Britt, head football coach at Benedictine Military School, Savannah, and several players hold the 2014 Georgia High School Association Class AA Football State Championship tropy. The school also won the state baseball championship (photo on page 8). Top photo by Noell Barnidge, Benedictine Military School Communications & Special Events Coordinator. Bottom photo, junior monks from Saint Vincent Archabbey had the opportunity to visit Benedictine Military School and the priory in Savannah, Georgia, during spring break. From left are Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B.; Father Ronald Gatman, O.S.B., campus minister at Benedictine; Father Frank Ziemkiewicz, O.S.B., headmaster; Brother Canice McMullen, O.S.B. and Brother Lawrence Machia, O.S.B. The juniors helped celebrate the liturgy on Ash Wednesday.
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Father Paschal Celebrates 30 Years In Baltimore Father Paschal Morlino, O.S.B., marked the 30th anniversary of his arrival at Saint Benedict Parish in Baltimore this summer. Archbishop of Baltimore Denis Madden visited the parish for the celebration. “I thought when I first arrived there is much to be done and lots of things that needed attention,” he said. “Most importantly the people whom I was called to shepherd. The single most important mission here is to bring God’s people to know Christ better and to help them work out their salvation. That I have tried to do is foremost in my priorities. The Archabbot at the time, Paul Maher, when he asked me if I would be willing to come to Baltimore mentioned that he had hoped that I could revive this parish and bring it back to life, as it was in a rather sad condition, and so it was I was soon to find out. This would have been my fourth pastoral assignment, having been trained as a teacher and librarian and not as a pastor. I had hoped to go back into the
library and teaching. The other three assignments were real challenges for me and were wonderful experiences, but my heart was still yearning to be in the library and the classroom. “The church itself was in need of a general facelift and cleaning, inside and out. Challenge was certainly the word with no money and lots of needs, but many hands came and helped and put things in good order and by the end of the year the house was looking good,” Father Paschal said. “The church had some major electrical wiring upgraded and was cleaned. The participation by the parishioners had picked up and we were on the upswing. How we got through those difficult days was only by prayer and determination. “Prayer has been a very important part of the life of the parish. We began on the first Monday morning the 16th of July, with morning prayer before daily Mass, and eventually introduced daily vespers and then noon prayer. These are mainstays of the parish prayer life along with
weekly exposition of the Eucharist each Wednesday,” Father Paschal said. “In my estimation these have been the support of sustaining our continued growth. Prayer is the most important thing we do, helping us to deepen our relationship with Christ Jesus in order to reflect him more in our homes, families, work places, school and places of social interaction. “I can truly say I have been blessed being here and I look forward to the future with an open mind and heart.” Father Paschal’s current project is to build 80 apartments for low and medium income seniors on the 2600 block of Saint Benedict Street. Through the years he has helped the parish acquire the entire block, except for one parcel. He plans to build a gathering space between the church and parish center or school building, and provide a space for the gift shop. Plans include a new entrance to the parish center building and easy access to the parish center from the church. Finally, he plans to convert the heating and air conditioning for the church to geothermal heating and solar energy, making the buildings more cost-effective and lower utility costs. The parish hopes to obtain grants for these projects.
Prayer And Poetry Latest Wimmer Lecture Book Father Rene Kollar, O.S.B., Dean of the School of Humanities and Fine Arts and professor of history at Saint Vincent College, has edited a book, Prayer and Poetry by Helen C. White, one in a continuing series of books reprinting the Wimmer Memorial Lecture Series. Father Wulfstan Clough, O.S.B., professor of English at Saint Vincent College, wrote the introduction to the new edition. Helen C. White was a distinguished literature scholar who won numerous awards for her work. But much of her work also involved the connections between spirituality and literature. Her studies of William Blake, John Donne, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, among others, analyzed the spiritual and religious dimensions of their work and how one informed the other. In addition, she distinguished herself with her activities involving UNESCO, women in the military, and the National Association of the Arts. In all of these ways, White was both a pioneer of women’s roles in academia and the professional world, and an
exemplary practitioner of Catholic values in both her professional and private life. In Prayer and Poetry, White argues that the poet and the mystic both reflect the spiritual aspect of life; and although they do so in different ways, they ultimately reach the same point. Prayer and Poetry was the eighth lecture in the Wimmer Memorial Lecture Series (1947-1970) at Saint Vincent and was given in 1954. Other books reprinted include The Wisdom of Saint Anselm by Gerald B. Phelan; Man’s Approach to God by Jacques Maritain; The Movement Towards Christian Unity in the Nineteenth Century, Christopher Dawson; A Commitment to Truth, John Tracy Ellis; and History and Relevance, Howard Mumford Jones.
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Three Profess Simple Vows Three men who spent a year as novices in the Saint Vincent Archabbey monastic community professed simple vows on July 10. They were Brother Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., of the Philippines; Brother Mark Liatti, O.S.B., of Lyndhurst, Ohio and Brother Matthew Hershey, O.S.B., of State College. These monks will then spend three years in temporary vows prior to professing solemn vows, or vows for life. Junior monks renewing their vows included Brother Lawrence Machia, O.S.B., and Brother Rafael Quesada, O.S.B. BROTHER IGNATIUS CAMELLO, O.S.B. Brother Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., is the son of Reynaldo and Desideria Camello of Cotabato City, the Philippines. He attended Notre Dame Elementary School and graduated from Notre Dame High School for Boys in 1988. Both schools are in the Philippines. He earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Notre Dame University, Cotabato City, the Philippines, in 1992. BROTHER MARK LIATTI, O.S.B. Brother Mark L. Liatti, O.S.B., is the son of Lloyd and Kathleen Liatti of Lyndhurst, Ohio. He attended Saint Gregory the Great and Saint Clare ele-
MEETING ARNOLD PALMER
Brother Pio Adamonis, O.S.B., who coaches golf, recently had the opportunity to meet golfing legend Arnie Palmer at the Yo-Yo Ma Concert at Saint Vincent this spring. Brother Pio told Palmer that â€œyou are to golf what Yo-Yo Ma is to music.â€? Brother Pio also golfed in a charity golf outing benefitting the nuns of Saint Emma Monastery, representing the Archabbey and Seminary.
Professing first vows as Benedictine monks this summer were, from left, Brother Ignatius Camello, O.S.B., Brother Mark Liatti, O.S.B., and Brother Matthew Hershey, O.S.B. Father Warren Murrman, O.S.B., Novice Master, is in the background. mentary schools, and graduated from Saint Joseph High School in 1983. He earned a bachelor of science degree in math and physics from the University of Dayton in 1987, a master of science degree in math from Auburn University in 1991 and a doctorate in math from Auburn in 2002. He served in the United States Navy from 1992 to 1994.
BROTHER MATTHEW HERSHEY, O.S.B. Brother Matthew D. Hershey, O.S.B., is the son of Bob and Mary Hershey of State College. He attended Our Lady of Victory elementary school and is a graduate of State College Area High School. He earned a degree in special education from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2008.
Junior monks renewing their temporary vows included, from left, Brother Lawrence Machia, O.S.B., and Brother Rafael Quesada, O.S.B.
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UPCOMING EVENTS FEBRUARY 21 Saint Vincent College Concert Series, Tony DeSare, jazz singer and pianist, 8 p.m., Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center Auditorium. MARCH 21 Solemnity of the passing of Saint Benedict. Saint Vincent Concert Series, Alan Morrison, organ recital, 8 p.m., Archabbey Basilica. EASTER AT THE BASILICA Holy Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday, April 3, Commemoration of the Passion and Death of the Lord, 1:30 p.m., Tenebrae at 8 p.m.; Easter Vigil, April 4, 8:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, April 5, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. APRIL 18 Saint Vincent College Concert Series, Soheil Nasseri, piano, 8 p.m., Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center Auditorium.
APRIL 16 Threshhold Lecture, Thomas Tull, CEO, Legendary Entertainment, 7:30 p.m., Fred M. Rogers Center. Reservations required. 724-805-2177. APRIL 19 Father Cyprian G. Constantine, O.S.B., organ concert, 3 p.m., Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. MAY 8-9 Saint Vincent Seminary Commencement, 6 p.m. May 8; Saint Vincent College Commencement, 2 p.m. May 9. JUNE 11 Jubilarian Day, Mass, 4 p.m., Archabbey Basilica. JULY 10-11 Simple vows, 5 p.m., July 10, Archabbey Basilica; solemn vows, 10 a.m. July 11, Archabbey Basilica.
Visitors to Saint Vincent such as Mrs. Joanne Rogers, Yo-Yo Ma, and Jill Hornor, wife of Yo-Yo Ma, join Archabbot Douglas for a ride on the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Trolley. Yo-Yo Ma received the Fred Rogers Legacy Award at Saint Vincent in May.
This issue of Heart to Heart features the new Basilica organ; a visit of Saint Vincent students to Rome to see Pope Francis; the 2015 Summer...
Published on Feb 10, 2015
This issue of Heart to Heart features the new Basilica organ; a visit of Saint Vincent students to Rome to see Pope Francis; the 2015 Summer...