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Calendar

Jan
17
Sun
Oblate Presentation, Monthly Meeting
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. The forthcoming meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. Sundays January 17, and February 21 in the Fred Rogers Center, at least until the coronavirus pandemic ends. A Study Guide for the Rule of St. Benedict with Reflections for Those Who Seek God will be discussed. On the same days as meetings in Latrobe, presentations on Benedictine spirituality are being held in the Archabbey Basilica Crypt (or, on some occasions, in the Rogers Center with the crypt is unavailable) from 3 to 4:15 p.m.  Attendees may also come to Evening Prayer (at 5 p.m. in the nave) and stay for supper. All who plan to attend should phone Father Donald (724-805-2291) in advance since attendance is limited to 25 people during the pandemic.

 

Spirituality Talk: Silence
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spirituality Talk: Silence

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is uncertain whether the talks will be in person or online.

The January 17 talk will be by Father Isaac Haywiser, O.S.B., on “Silence in Benedictine Spirituality.” Father Isaac has been a monk of the Archabbey since 2009. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2015 and recently completed a master of science degree in marketing from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He has served in parish ministry, in campus ministry and also teaches at Saint Vincent College.

Please contact the Oblate office to sign up for e-mail communications. Phone Father Donald (724-805-2291) for details.

 

Feb
21
Sun
Benedictine Spirituality Talk: Stability
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Benedictine Spirituality Talk: Stability

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is uncertain whether the talks will be in person or online.

The February 21 talk will be by Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., on “Stability in Benedictine Spirituality.” Father Killian has been a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey since 2010 and a priest for more than 40 years. He is presently director of campus ministry at Saint Vincent College, a position he has held since 2011. He writes a column on the Sunday Homilies for the Archabbey website, Jednota, the newspaper of the First Catholic Slovak Union, and the Diocese of Greensburg.

Please contact the Oblate office to sign up for e-mail communications. Phone Father Donald (724-805-2291) for details.

Oblate Presentation, Monthly Meeting
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. The forthcoming meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday February 21 in the Fred Rogers Center, at least until the coronavirus pandemic ends. A Study Guide for the Rule of St. Benedict with Reflections for Those Who Seek God will be discussed. On the same days as meetings in Latrobe, presentations on Benedictine spirituality are being held in the Archabbey Basilica Crypt (or, on some occasions, in the Rogers Center with the crypt is unavailable) from 3 to 4:15 p.m.  Attendees may also come to Evening Prayer (at 5 p.m. in the nave) and stay for supper. All who plan to attend should phone Father Donald (724-805-2291) in advance since attendance is limited to 25 people during the pandemic.

 

Mar
14
Sun
Benedictine Spirituality Talk: Lectio Divina
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Benedictine Spirituality Talk: Lectio Divina

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is uncertain whether the talks will be in person or online.

The March 14 talk will be by Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., on “Lectio Divina.” Father Edward has been a monk of the Archabbey since 1995, and presently serves as rector of Saint Vincent Seminary. He completed a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, and has been teaching Sacred Scripture at Saint Vincent Seminary since 2007. He writes a column on the Sunday Homilies for the Archabbey website, Jednota, the newspaper of the First Catholic Slovak Union, and the Diocese of Greensburg.

Please contact the Oblate office to sign up for e-mail communications. Phone Father Donald (724-805-2291) for details.

Mar
22
Mon
Solemnity of Saint Benedict
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For those who would like to plan ahead for Oblate events in 2021, the Solemnity of Saint Benedict will be transferred to Monday, March 22, 2021, since March 21 falls on a Sunday. A festive Mass will probably be celebrated at 4:00 P.M. Whether or not the celebration is public will depend on the status of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr
18
Sun
Oblate Presentation, Prayer: The Psalms
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oblate Presentation, Prayer: The Psalms

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is uncertain whether the talks will be in person or online.

The April 18 talk will be by Dr. Catherine Petrany, associate professor of theology at Saint Vincent College on “Prayer: The Psalms.” Dr. Petrany has doctorate and master of arts degrees from Fordham University and a bachelor of arts degree from Marshall University. She teaches a course on the Psalms and Wisdom Literature, and has also authored a book on the Psalms.

Please contact the Oblate office to sign up for e-mail communications. Phone Father Donald (724-805-2291) for details.

May
16
Sun
Oblate Presentation: Purity of Heart
May 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oblate Presentation: Purity of Heart

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is uncertain whether the talks will be in person or online.

The May 16 talk will be by Father Justin Matro, O.S.B., on “Purity of Heart.” Father Justin has been a monk of the Archabbey since 1984. A former rector of Saint Vincent Seminary, he continues to teach there, while also serving as pastor of Saint Bartholomew Parish, Crabtree. His community service has also included serving on the board of directors of the Union Mission, an area homeless shelter, and assisting with the local food bank. Known for his culinary skills, he has appeared on the television show “Chopped.”

Please contact the Oblate office to sign up for e-mail communications. Phone Father Donald (724-805-2291) for details.

Jun
13
Sun
Oblate Presentation: “Conversatio morum”
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oblate Presentation: "Conversatio morum"

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is uncertain whether the talks will be in person or online.

The June 13 talk will be by Brother Gregory Visca, O.S.B., on “Conversatio morum.” Brother Gregory is a student at Saint Vincent Seminary, having made his first vows as a monk in 2019. He is an assistant in the Archabbey Vocation Office and completed his undergraduate studies at Saint John Vianney College Seminary.

Please contact the Oblate office to sign up for e-mail communications. Phone Father Donald (724-805-2291) for details.

Jul
18
Sun
Talk on Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22)
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Talk on Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22)

Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings at the Archabbey. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is uncertain whether the talks will be in person or online.

The July 18 talk will be by Father Tom Hart, O.S.B., on “Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22).” Father Tom has been a monk of the Archabbey since 1984. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1988 and serves as assistant to the president for mission at Saint Vincent College. He has taught on the religious studies/theology faculty at the College.

Please contact the Oblate office to sign up for e-mail communications. Phone Father Donald (724-805-2291) for details.