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Mission

The Institute for Ministry Formation (IMF) is an extension of Saint Vincent Seminary’s commitment to the formation and education of priests, laity, and religious.  The Christian life is about service, and service is ministry!  Using new technology and traditional methods for learning and gathering, the IMF gathers this community, grows and supports their faith, and helps guide their response to God’s call by forming their hearts and minds.
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Events

View our upcoming events from the Institute and other parts of Saint Vincent below!
Dec
5
Thu
7:00 PM Camerata: Lessons and Carols @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Camerata: Lessons and Carols @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Dec 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Camerata: Lessons and Carols @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Start off the Christmas season with the Saint Vincent Camerata’s traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols in the Saint Vincent Basilica. The Camerata was created in the spirit of the Florentine “Camerata dei Bardi”, a[...]
Dec
7
Sat
7:00 PM Handel’s Messiah @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Handel’s Messiah @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Dec 7 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Handel’s Messiah @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Thomas Octave, conductor Saint Vincent College Singers and Festival Choir Thomas Octave is associate professor of music at Saint Vincent College. He has degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. As a conductor, he[...]
Dec
14
Sat
7:00 PM Saint Vincent Family Christmas C... @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Saint Vincent Family Christmas C... @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Dec 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saint Vincent Family Christmas Concert @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Thomas Octave, conductor Thomas Octave is associate professor of music at Saint Vincent College. He has degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. As a conductor, he is frequently seen presenting a multitude of[...]
Dec
15
Sun
3:00 PM Benedictine Spirituality Talk @ Brownfield Center, Saint Vincent Seminary
Benedictine Spirituality Talk @ Brownfield Center, Saint Vincent Seminary
Dec 15 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The talks take place in the Brownfield Center on campus as part of the regular schedule of Oblate meetings at 3 p.m. Following the talks, Oblates are invited to pray Sunday vespers with the Benedictines.[...]
Jan
21
Tue
7:30 PM Special Concert: Mark Schultz @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Special Concert: Mark Schultz @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Jan 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Special Concert: Mark Schultz @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Tickets: $20 | Non-SVC students $10 with ID As a new contemporary Christian artist Mark Schultz sold more than a million albums. In the past two decades he has created ten more albums and had[...]

Programs

The greater the number of people who come together to do good the more good can be done.  We gather like-minded people using the latest in education technology and our vast and historic network of theologians, ministry leaders, subject experts, and spiritual directors to continue to form the hearts those in ministry.  Our goal is to become a single source of learning connecting you with others across the US or across the world.  These links will help us listen to your needs while creating a unique outlet to share our collective wisdom.  Join us and become a part of the Institute for Ministry Formation.   Explore our programs, events, and virtual and electronic content.  Gather with us and grow with us.

Listen to New Testament Topics with Brother Elliot

The one-on-one dynamic of spiritual direction, with its focus on Christ, facilitates self-discovery, an integration of faith, healing, and personal transformation. It is a powerful setting in which individuals deepen their relationship with Christ and experience His healing and merciful love."

Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., & Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.: "Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father's Love"

Latest News & Podcasts

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Contributors

Meet the people behind the Institute for Ministry Formation!
Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B.
Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B.

Seminary Rector

Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B., Rector of Saint Vincent Seminary, has been a Benedictine... Read More

Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.
Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.

Director

Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., has been a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey since... Read More

Father Philip Kanfush, O.S.B., Ed.D., B.C.B.A.
Father Philip Kanfush, O.S.B., Ed.D., B.C.B.A.

Archabbey Procurator/Chief Financial Officer

Father Philip Kanfush, O.S.B., Ed.D., B.C.B.A., has been a member of the Saint Vincent monastic... Read More

Father Killian Loch, O.S.B.
Father Killian Loch, O.S.B.

Director of Campus Ministry

Father Killian Loch, O.S.B., has been a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey since 2010. Prior to... Read More

Michael & Alicia Hernon
Michael & Alicia Hernon

Contributors

Michael & Alicia Hernon are founding a nonprofit online ministry seeking to encourage and empower... Read More

Father Nathanael Polinski, O.S.B.
Father Nathanael Polinski, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Nathanael Polinski, O.S.B., studied metallurgical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh... Read More

Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.
Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Thomas P. Acklin, O.S.B., is a priest and monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe. He is... Read More

Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B.
Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B., earned a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2007... Read More

Father Donald Raila, O.S.B.
Father Donald Raila, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Donald Raila, O.S.B., is director of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Oblate Program. He is the author... Read More

Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B.
Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B., has a master of arts, master of divinity and bachelor of sacred theology... Read More

Father Jeffrey Nyardy, O.S.B.
Father Jeffrey Nyardy, O.S.B.

Contributor

Father Jeffrey Nyardy, O.S.B., earned a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary... Read More

Brother Elliott Maloney, O.S.B.
Brother Elliott Maloney, O.S.B.

Contributor

Brother Elliott C. Maloney, O.S.B., has been a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey since entering... Read More

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Contact Us

Address
300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, PA 15650
E-mail: imf@stvincent.edu Phone: (724) 532-6600