The Spring at Saint Vincent brings with it a time of completion as the academic semester ends, and a time of renewal as the summer begins. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Benedictine monks at Saint Vincent remain prayerfully occupied with the work of the Lord.
Trinity Sunday is a movable feast, celebrating the Most Holy Trinity, the Christian belief that God is Three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—and yet One God.
Ordination to the Priesthood
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Father Jeremiah Lange, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent
Archabbey, was ordained to the priesthood by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D.,
Bishop of Greensburg. Also concelebrating was Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B.
Pentecost Sunday May 19, marks the end of the Easter season in the Church calender celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Pentecost falls 50 days after Easter.
The Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation, celebrates the day that Christ, in the presence of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven. The Ascension occurred on the 40th day of Easter, so it falls on a Thursday, and thus is often called Ascension Thursday
Seminary Commencement 2013
Saint Vincent Seminary Awarded 20 degrees at its May 10 commencement, including an honorary doctorate to Rev. Joseph Mele, rector of Saint Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh, and a former faculty member of Saint Vincent Seminary. Four students received dual degrees. In addition to monks and lay persons from the dioceses of Greensburg and Pittsburgh, they are from the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the dioceses of Harrisburg, Charleston, Covingotn, Erie and Wheeling-Charleston; Conception Abbey in Missouri and Monastery of Christ in the Desert, New Mexico.
Ordination to the Diaconate
Brother Michael Antonacci, O.S.B., and Brother John Paul Heiser, O.S.B., were ordained to the diaconate on April 27, 2013 by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, J.C.D., Ph.D., Bishop of Greensburg, in Saint Vincent Archabbey
Year of Faith Lecture Series
His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze gave a series of lectures at Saint Vincent Archabbey, Seminary, and College on April 17 and 18, 2013, and also celebrated Mass with Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., and members of the Saint Vincent Community, where relics of Blessed Pope John Paul II and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha available for veneration. The lectures were part of the Archabbey Year of Faith Lecture Series and the topic was Vatican II.
Mass of Thanksgiving in memory of
Blessed Pope John Paul II