15 Jul 2020

R.I.P Abad Ricardo

The abbots and monks of the Congregation offer our sincere condolences to the monastic community at Tepeyac in Izcalli, Mexico on the passing of Abad Ricardo Tintos Delgado, O.S.B. from this life to eternity.  Be assured of our remembrance of him in our prayers.  May flights of angels now lead him into paradise!

11 Jul 2020

Diaconate Ordination

Brother Asiel Maria Rodriquez, O.S.B. was ordained to the diaconate at St. Mary’s Abbey Church, Newark, New Jersey by the Most Rev. Manuel A. Cruz, Regional Bishop for Essex County in the Archiocese of Newark.

11 Jul 2020

Solemn Profession

Brother Placid (Douglas) Sellers, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows on the Feast of St. Benedict at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

10 Jul 2020

Simple Profession

Brother Francisco (Samuel James) Whittaker, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In addition, eight junior professed monks renewed their temporary vows for another year during the same ceremony.

10 Jul 2020

Blessing of Archabbot

The Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, presided at the Rite of Blessing of Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., as the twelfth Archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey on July 10, 2020 in the basilica of the archabbey and in the presence of the monastic community.

09 Jul 2020

Extraordinary General Chapter

Due to the various travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus throughout the country and abroad, the Abbot President’s council has decided to cancel the Extraordinary General Chapter that was scheduled for July 27-28, 2020 at St. Benedict’s Abbey in Kansas.  In accordance with the proper law of the Congregation, Abbot John Klassen, O.S.B. (Collegeville) will … Continue reading Extraordinary General Chapter

07 Jul 2020

New Abbot elected

Saint Martin’s Abbey in Lacey, Washington announces the election of their ninth abbot, the Right Rev. Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen, O.S.B. Abbot Marion was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle in 2004 before joining the Abbey, making his first profession of monastic vows in 2013.  Immediately prior to his election, he has been pursuing … Continue reading New Abbot elected

02 Jul 2020

Ordination of Bishop Elias

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., ordained three auxiliary bishops on June 30, 2020 in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey: the Most Rev. Elias R. Lorenzo, O.S.B., the Most Rev. Michael A. Saporito and the Most Rev. Gregory J. Studerus. The apostolic nuncio to the U.S.A., Archbishop Christophe Pierre, was present … Continue reading Ordination of Bishop Elias

28 Jun 2020

Episcopal Ordination Livestream

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will ordain Bishops-Elect Elias R. Lorenzo, O.S.B., Michael A. Saporito and Gregory J. Studerus at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, D.D. and the Most Reverend John W. Flesey, S.T.D. … Continue reading Episcopal Ordination Livestream

26 Jun 2020


Abbot Larwence Stasyszen, O.S.B. and the moanstic community welcomed Mr. Ford Nguyen into the postulancy at St. Greogry’s Abbey in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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