Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, will preside at the Mass for Blessing of the Twelfth Archabbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Archabbot Martin de Porres Bartel, O.S.B., on Friday, July 10, 2020. The event will be broadcast live at 10 a.m. at this link: https://vimeo.com/436169336.
Archabbot Martin, a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey for 40 years, who served as the 14th president of Saint Vincent College (1995-2000),had been serving as the administrator of the MACH1 (Monaca, Aliquippa, Center and Hopewell) Parish Grouping in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. In July of 2013, he was appointed pastor of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, Center Township, by Bishop David A. Zubik. In September 2017 he assumed responsibility for Saint Titus Parish, Aliquippa, and Our Lady of Fatima, Hopewell. With the diocesan reorganization initiated in October of 2018, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Monaca, became part of the grouping, and Archabbot Martin became the administrator of all four parishes.
With his election, Archabbot Martin also becomes chancellor of Saint Vincent College and of Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The archabbot of Saint Vincent is the spiritual head and Father of Saint Vincent Archabbey, the first Benedictine monastery in America. The Saint Vincent monastic community is comprised of more than 150 monks who are priests or brothers. They serve at Benedictine Priory in Savannah, Georgia, Wimmer Priory in Taipei, Taiwan, and São Bento Priory in Vinhedo, Brazil. Saint Vincent Benedictines also operate Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia, and the Roman Catholic campus ministery program at Pennsylvania State University, and serve in parishes in Savannah; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; and the dioceses of Greensburg, Altoona-Johnstown, Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania.
To read more about Archabbot Martin visit this link: https://saintvincentarchabbey.org/2020/06/23/father-martin-de-porres-bartel-o-s-b-elected-twelfth-archabbot-of-saint-vincent-archabbey/