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ABBEY, abbatia, is a society of religious persons, having an abbot or abbess to preside over them. Formerly some of the most considerable abbots and priors in England had seats and votes in the house of lords. The prior of St. John's of Jerusalem, was styled the first baron of England, in respect to the lay barons, but he was the last of the spiritual barons.

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I spent a short week at the Archabbey, going about the daily monastic routine, before assembling with others in the basilica for my final oblation ceremony.
In the preface to this lengthy and admiring new history of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Jerome Oetgen explains that he set out "to provide a detailed history of Saint Vincent and its apostolates within the context of both monastic history and the history of the American Catholic Church" (viii).
Towey, who served for four years at the White House as Assistant to the President of the United States and director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, now heads the 160-year-old Catholic college of the liberal arts and sciences which is sponsored by the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Towey, who served for four years as Assistant to the President of the United States and director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, becomes head of the 160-year-old Catholic college of the liberal arts and sciences which is sponsored by the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, where representatives of several Benedictine women's monasteries gathered in late June.
Towey, who served since 2002 as Assistant to the President of the United States and director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, becomes head of the America's First Benedictine College -- a 160- year-old Catholic liberal arts college which is sponsored by the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Archabbot and Chancellor of Saint Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Saturday afternoon:
Founded in 1846, it is sponsored by the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Meinrad Archabbey pursuant to the laws of the Roman Catholic church.
The Benedictine Community at Saint Vincent Archabbey extends heartfelt congratulations and warmest wishes to Bishop-elect Michael Brandt on the occasion of his appointment as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg.
Our confidence and motivation are drawn from the early work of our founder, Boniface Wimmer, and his Benedictine successors of Saint Vincent Archabbey, whose dedication, intellectual and spiritual strengths have led the multi-faceted Saint Vincent community for more than a century and a half.
He had a long-term relationship with the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey and with the administrators and faculty of Saint Vincent College.