Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., has recently announced the appointment of Brother Matthew T. Laffey, O.S.B., as director of vocations for Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Brother Matthew, a Pittsburgh native, attended St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic School in Pittsburgh, and is a 1972 graduate of Central Catholic High School there. He has attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Community College of Allegheny County and Saint Vincent College. He is currently studying for a master of divinity degree at Saint Vincent Seminary.
He made simple profession of Monastic vows on July 10, 1995. He made solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1998.
Before entering the monastery he worked for Allegheny Valley School for the mentally and physically impaired as a health provider. At Saint Vincent he has served as miller at the gristmill (1995-1996), assistant to the vocation director (1995-1998) and as socius of novices (1996-present).
He is the son of Alice (Kredell) Laffey of Pittsburgh and the late Edward Laffey. He is one of twelve children. His brothers and sisters are Regina Caldwell, Regis, Edward, Roseann Parker, Alice Leone, Margaret Vaughan, Helen Kondrich and Brendan, all of Pittsburgh; Theresa Laffey of Medina, Ohio and Monica Radkowski of St. Marys.