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St. Vincent Archabbey

Spiritual Leader
St. Vincent Archabbey

Saint Vincent College

Campus Minister, Math Professor, Provost
Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College


Education of the Diocese of Pittsburgh


Northwestern University

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"Boniface Wimmer is an important figure ...

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"Boniface Wimmer is an important figure because he always looked to the future," said Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, the spiritual leader of St. Vincent.

"After Vatican II, many seminaries seemed ...

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"After Vatican II, many seminaries seemed to polarize into liberal and conservative blocs," said Archabbot Douglas Nowicki of St. Vincent Archabbey.

Father Selle understood that the changes of the council were not intended as innovations, but were rooted in a desire for a "creative return" to the Bible and the early church fathers as the main source of liturgy and theology, Archabbot Nowicki said.

"Boniface Wimmer was a man with ...

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"Boniface Wimmer was a man with a strong personality," said Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, chancellor of Saint Vincent, who has been with the school since he was a 13-year-old prep student nearly 50 years ago.

"He was always stretching the limits and capacities," Archabbot Nowicki said.
"His letters revealed the tremendous challenges that he faced," Archabbot Nowicki said.
"It's important in our world that everyone today has educational opportunities," Archabbot Nowicki said.


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A new sign for the complex will be unveiled and blessed by Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B., Chancellor, St. Vincent College and Seminary, Latrobe.Archabbot Nowicki was Secretary for Education of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and was instrumental in the establishing of the Crossroads Foundation 15 years ago.

Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, ...

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Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, the college chancellor, sought recommendations from faculty and staff before identifying Brother Norman as "a primary candidate" among several monks with academic experience, the archabbot said. Among the most compelling reasons to choose Brother Norman was his lead role in planning the biggest project in the school's history, a $39 million science pavilion, whose first phase is due to open in the fall, he said.

Brother Norman, a native of Carrolltown, north of Johnstown, didn't pursue ordination as a priest, although he has the required background in philosophy and theology. He earned a doctorate in mathematics from Northwestern University in 1976 and has served St. Vincent College in roles including campus minister, math professor, provost and academic dean.
In prepared remarks, Brother Norman spoke of major projects he was inheriting, including the development of a new master plan for the campus. He closed with a promise of cooperation with the board, faculty, staff and students.
"We will continue to prosper by working together," he said.
In an interview, he acknowledged that there were tensions on campus, attributing them to many changes that had taken place at the school as it grew over the past decade. "We're in a better place now than we were 10 years ago. Tension can be creative," he said.
He also he acknowledged that he was taking the helm in the worst financial climate academia has ever experienced.
"St. Vincent has always worked hard to make the most of what we have," he said. But he named fundraising as his first priority.
"It's essential that we keep education affordable. We will work hard to make sure financial aid is available for students," he said.

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