2017 Seminary Commencement
Abbot Gregory Polan, O.S.B., the newly-elected Abbot Primate of the worldwide Benedictine Order, spoke at the 171st annual commencement of Saint Vincent Seminary, held on Friday, May 12, in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Abbot Gregory, who, until his election as Abbot Primate, was the Abbot of Conception Abbey in Missouri, represents the International Federation of Benedictine Abbeys throughout the world. He was also presented with the doctor of divinity degree, honoris causa.
Twelve degrees were awarded to seminarians from the Archdiocese of Beijing, the Dioceses of Altoona-Johnstown, Covington, Erie, Conception Abbey in Missouri and Saint Vincent Archabbey.