Cause for the Canonization of 

Servant of God 

Demetrius Gallitzin

"Apostle of the Alleghenies"




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2007 Prince Gallitzin Cross Award Recipient

Father Vincent Zidek is pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in Carrolltown and is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe.

Father Vincent is being recognized for his pastoral leadership skills, particularly his commitment to preserving the parish’s Catholic school which is now recognized as an educational leader in northern Cambria County.

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