The Perchak Family African Community Scholarship Fund
Saint Vincent was founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a Bavarian Benedictine monk. As the largest Benedictine monastery in the world, Saint Vincent has significant outreach in the educational, pastoral and missionary activities in the Church. Wimmer was a man of vision, and contributed great time and effort to missionary work in many lands. In rome, Wimmer worked to establish the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm (Sant’ Anselmo), an international Benedictine University in the heart of the Catholic world.
The Perchak family supports the good works of Benedictine monks and nuns from around the globe at Sant’ Anselmo, particularly those who come from African countries where the Church is experiencing tremendous growth and challenges. John and Laurie Perchak have established a scholarship endowment fund to support the education of African monks and nuns at Sant’ Anselmo.
These men and women will then return to their native villages to continue and strengthen the educational, pastoral and missionary work among the African communities, particularly meeting the needs of young people in their schools. This scholarship is critical to the success of monks and nuns who are sent to Rome to study from monasteries with little or no means to send them. Your assistance will have a great impact on the lives of these promising men and women, and even more importantly the thousands of young people that they will help upon their return.
John and Laurie were moved at the plight of the young people and their families in Africa and looked to Saint Vincents and the Saint Benedict Education Foundation to help them meet their needs. All of your gift will support the educational needs of African monks and nuns at Sant’ Anselmo, please join John and Laurie to help these young people with such promise.
John R. Perchak, III is a 1969 graduate of Saint Vincent College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
For more information on this endowment contact:
Saint Benedict Education Foundation
Rev. Edward M. Mazich, O.S.B.
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650-2690