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Brother Nathan Cochran’s spiritual legacy is remembered

November 6, 2014 at 4:19 am 0 comments

  Immersed as he was in the study of fine arts and the education of Saint Vincent students, Br. Nathan Cochran, O.S.B. also left behind a spiritual legacy that reaches all the way to the Vatican. Cochran, a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey and professor at Saint Vincent College, passed away on July 30, 2014 at age 57. Students and colleagues may have known Cochran primarily as an art scholar and enthusiast, but his monastic and spiritual accomplishments were of equal weight, and his artistic legacy was intertwined with his spiritual endeavors as a Benedictine monk. Cochran espoused religious artwork, especially artwork in the Catholic religious tradition. He admired both golden age western Christian art and contemporary Christian works. Cochran created the Nationwide Juried Catholic Art Exhibition, in which he recruited noted art critic Sister Wendy Beckett to judge its third iteration. Cochran curated and designed over 60 exhibitions atRead More

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Haunting stories abound on campus

October 28, 2014 at 10:59 pm 0 comments

The Saint Vincent property has been around for hundreds of years, and this long past has helped create numerous ghost stories about different locations all over campus. The ghost stories all concern different people: small children, monks that have passed away, even Saint Vincent’s founder, Boniface Wimmer himself. Many of the tales are based on real events that took place throughout the years here. One story is the story of Boniface Wimmer, the founder of Saint Vincent who died on Dec. 8, 1887. Each year, on the day of his death, people have reported seeing him in the basilica celebrating mass for those who have passed away. He is also said to walk around, checking to see how the campus is doing. A different spirit is supposed to reside on the seventh floor of Aurelius Hall. It is the spirit of a college student who died when a fire brokeRead More

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Professor publishes book on spiritual life according to Saint Paul

October 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

Saint Vincent College and Seminary professor Brother Elliott Maloney, O.S.B. recently published a book entitled “St. Paul: Master of the Spiritual Life ‘in Christ,’” intended to explain how Saint Paul would instruct people how to live in a religious way. Maloney has a 50-year history at Saint Vincent. He attended the college in 1964, and began his novitiate a year later in 1965. He now teaches courses in his specialty of New Testament studies each semester. During the fall semester, he teaches the synoptic gospels and in the spring he offers a course on the life and teachings of Saint Paul. Maloney now plans on using his newly-published book as course material. Maloney said he got the idea for the book by realizing that he “just didn’t see that people approached the spirituality of Saint Paul directly.” “Saint Paul is enormously rich in spirituality,” said Maloney, “so here’s what IRead More

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A Monk Remembered: Brother Nathan Cochran’s Legacy

October 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

In late July, Saint Vincent College Art Professor and Director Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., passed away at age 57. When Saint Vincent students, faculty and art patrons in the community attend a performance from the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, come to see an art exhibit at the Saint Vincent Gallery or simply walk the halls of the college, they can see that the memory of the late Cochran remains present and clear. All around campus, numerous displays honoring the Benedictine monk’s memory have been set up, such as a gallery PowerPoint slideshow tribute of photos, a portrait of him hung in a stairwell leading up to Placid Hall and a display of his habit along with a sketch of his portrait in the glass display outside the gallery on the third floor of the Carey Center. Saint Vincent Summer Theatre dedicated the run of the final show of theRead More

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Yo-Yo Ma gives recital at SVC, receives honors

September 24, 2014 at 10:16 pm 0 comments

Internationally celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma came to Saint Vincent College on May 23. Ma became the first recipient of the Fred Rogers Legacy Award and gave a recital in the Saint Vincent Basilica. The recital was held to raise money to support the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media through the Rogers Early Career Fellows Program and the Fred Rogers Scholars Program. The money raised from the event exceeded the initial goal of 1 million dollars. The award was created and given to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the founding of the Fred Rogers Center. “It started off: ‘how do we create an award that really represents Fred?’” said Rick Fernandes, the executive director of the Fred Rogers Center. “So it really was about the Fred Rogers Legacy Award and who represents Fred’s values and what Fred stood for, and then you start thinking, ‘okay, who isRead More