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Saint Vincent Seminary is the fourth oldest Roman Catholic seminary in the United States and is located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, forty miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A seminary is a specialized university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in theology, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... Latrobe is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ...


It was founded by Father Boniface Wimmer in 1846, who came from Saint Michael’s Abbey in Metten, Bavaria, to establish Saint Vincent Archabbey as the first Benedictine monastery in North America. Archabbot Boniface Wimmer (1809-1887) was a German monk who in 1846 founded the first Benedictine monastery in the United States, Saint Vincent Archabbey, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, forty miles southeast of Pittsburgh. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Bold textTHIS IS THE PAGE THAT A.S. REALLY NEEDS!! THIS IS NOW MARKED!!! ] ps i like A.O. This article is about an abbey as a Christian monastic community. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Saint Vincent Archabbey, founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, is the oldest Benedictine monastery in the United States. ... ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


The seminary was officially established on August 24, 1855 through an Apostolic Brief of Pope Pius IX. Civil degrees are conferred by virtue of a charter granted by an act of the Pennsylvania State Legislature on April 18, 1870. Pius IX, born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti (May 13, 1792 – February 7, 1878), was Pope for a record pontificate (not counting the Apostle St. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ...


Since 1870 over 300 students have earned the Master of Arts degree and 400 Master of Divinity degrees. Also more than 2,400 diocesan and religious students have been ordained priests.


Reference

  • Oetgen, Jerome (2000). Mission to America: A History of Saint Vincent Archabbey, the First Benedictine Monastery in the United States. Washington: Catholic University of America Press. ISBN 0-8132-0957-9.

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Saint Vincent Seminary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (195 words)
Saint Vincent Seminary is the fourth oldest Roman Catholic seminary in the United States and is located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, forty miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
It was founded by Father Boniface Wimmer in 1846, who came from Saint Michael’s Abbey in Metten, Bavaria, to establish Saint Vincent Archabbey as the first Benedictine monastery in North America.
The seminary was officially established on August 24, 1855 through an Apostolic Brief of Pope Pius IX.
Saint Vincent Store (111 words)
Saint Vincent Seminary is the fourth oldest Catholic seminary in the United States.
Saint Vincent Seminary is a Roman Catholic Seminary grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the living tradition of the Church in accord with the magisterium, and shaped by the Benedictine heritage of liturgical prayer, study, hospitality and community.
As such, the Seminary is a center for the spiritual formation, human development, and academic and pastoral preparation of candidates for the priesthood.
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