New History of Saint Vincent Seminary

2007 News

LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — A new book by Saint Vincent Archabbey Publications details the history of Saint Vincent Seminary from its Origins to the Present. The book was written by Seminary graduate Daniel J. Heisey, a monk of the archabbey also known as Brother Bruno. The book has a foreword by Jerome Oetgen, author of two books about Saint Vincent, Mission to America and An American Abbot.

Saint Vincent Seminary is the oldest major seminary in the United States operated by Benedictine monks. Canonically established in 1855 by Pope Pius IX, the Seminary’s roots lie much farther back in time. With the new millennium, the Seminary enters its third century; during that time it has given the Church more than forty bishops and abbots, both in America and Europe. Also among its alumni are musicians and historians, labor priests and biblical scholars. This history traces the growth of the Seminary from its origins in Bavaria to its activities today, while keeping in view the wider field of Christendom.

Daniel J. Heisey is an alumnus of Dickinson College, where he studied classics, and Saint Vincent Seminary, where he studied theology. He has also pursued medieval studies at the University of Cambridge.

The book is available online from Saint Vincent Archabbey Publications