Saint Vincent Archabbey
|Established||October 24, 1846|
|Mother house||Metten Abbey (Founded 766)|
|Diocese||Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg|
|Founder(s)||Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B.|
|Abbot||Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., B.A. M.Div., Ph.D.|
|Prior||Very Rev. Earl J. Henry, O.S.B.|
|Location||Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA|
Saint Vincent Archabbey, is a Benedictine Monastery in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in the city of Latobe. It is the oldest Benedictine monastery in the United States and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The Benedictine monks of St. Vincent operate and teach Saint Vincent Basilica Parish, Saint Vincent College, and Saint Vincent Seminary. The monks also provide pastoral care for Catholics in the Dioceses of Baltimore, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Altoona-Johnstown, and Richmond. The monks also run a military school in Savannah, Georgia (Benedictine Military School). The Archabbey also oversees Wimmer Priory in Taiwan, and Saint Benedict Priory in Brazil.
The current archabbot of St. Vincent's is Rt. Reverend Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B. who was elected by the monastic community in 1991 and reelected in 2010.
Monks from this abbey founded Saint John's Abbey (Collegeville, Minnesota), Saint Bernard Abbey (Cullman, Alabama), Saint Benedict Abbey (Atchison, Kansas), Saint Mary's Abbey (Morristown, New Jersey), Saint Bede Abbey (Peru, Illinois), Saint Procopius Abbey (Lisle, Illinois), and Mary Help of Christians Abbey (Belmont, North Carolina).
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