Saint Vincent Seminary Welcomes New Students

2000 News

LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 23 new students for the 2000-2001 school year. The new students are from ten archdioceses and dioceses, four Benedictine abbeys and a religious order from Nigeria. The student enrollment at the Seminary is 114, including 96 men in the ordination program, and 18 lay and religious men and women in graduate studies.

The Seminary’s enrollment, as it has throughout most of the past decade, has been growing, making Saint Vincent the eighth largest Roman Catholic Seminary in the United States. New students, depending on their previous fields of study, will take up to two years of pre-theology coursework, or enter into the four-year theology program. Saint Vincent Seminary offers the master of divinity, master of arts and bachelor in sacred theology degrees.

Br. Mark A. Purcell, O.S.B., of Mary Mother of the Church Abbey, Richmond, Virginia; Br. Gabriel A. landis, O.S.B., of Saint Benedict Abbey, Atchison, Kansas; Br. Matthias Marbach, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; Br. Paul B. Paproski, O.S.B., of St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada; Samuel Odeh and John-Paul Otwana of the Via Christi Society, Diocese of Makurdi, Nigeria; Alex Andrua of the Diocese of Arua, Uganda; Neil J. Herlihy and Samuel E. Utomi of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia; Alejandro Ayala, John D. Atkinson and Andrew K. Suelzer of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina; David J. Young of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio; Alan N. Polczynski of the Diocese of Greensburg;James F. Fair of the Diocese of Harrisburg; Sean M. Francis and Peter G. MacLellan of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Michael F. Barrett and Henry Christopher Foxhoven of the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio; Stephen D. Cotter of the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Charles E. McGinnis, Jr., John D. Mulcahy, Douglas A. Ondeck and Christopher M. Turner of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia.