Father Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B., ex officio member

Father Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B., ex officio member July 16

Father Edward Michael Mazich, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey.

He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Penn State University in 1994 and received a master of arts degree in theology from Saint Vincent Seminary in May of 1998. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2000 he began graduate studies in Rome at the Biblicum, and continued those studies in 2003 at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he received a licentiate degree. He earned a doctorate from the University of Oxford in Great Britain in 2009.

Father Edward made his simple profession of vows July 10, 1995 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, and his solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1998. He was ordained to the diaconate on April 10, 2000 in the Archabbey Basilica by Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah. Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, former Bishop of Greensburg, ordained him to the priesthood on July 14, 2001 at the Archabbey Basilica.

At Saint Vincent, he has served as an assistant to the sacristan (1994-1998), assistant to the master of ceremonies (1995-1998), computer lab tutor in the Computer and Information Science Department of Saint Vincent College (1995-1997) and instructor in the Mathematics Department (1997).
From 2007-2010 he served as President of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, which raises funds for the international Benedictine University in Rome, Sant' Anselmo. In 2010 he was named a consultant for the foundation. He served as assistant master of ceremonies (2007-2009) and began serving on the seminary faculty in 2007, teaching Sacred Scripture. In 2008 he was named Director of Solemnly Professed Benedictine and Other Religious Seminarians and Assistant Director of Human Formation. He was appointed Novice Master of the monastic community in 2009.