Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, accepted the solemn vows of three Benedictines on Tuesday, July 11, during Mass at the Archabbey Basilica.
After spending one year as a novice and three years as junior monks, a period of reflection and monastic formation, the Benedictine brothers may petition for solemn vows, which are a commitment to monastic vows for life.
Making their professions were Br. Joseph Adams, O.S.B., Br. Thomas P. Curry, O.S.B., and Br. David Ho, O.S.B.
Brother Joseph Adams, O.S.B.
Brother Joseph M. Adams, O.S.B., is a son of Paul V. and Rita A. Adams of Lusby, Maryland. He has two brothers, Paul L. Adams of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and David T. Adams of Gaithersburg, Maryland; and two sisters, Julie M. Gonzales of Dale City, Virginia and Jennifer M. Adams of Lusby, Maryland.
He attended St. Catherine Laboure Parochial School in Wheaton, Maryland and is a 1982 graduate of Wheaton High School. He made simple profession of monastic vows July 10, 1997.
He has served as socius of novices, miller at the Saint Vincent Gristmill, and is captain of the Saint Vincent Fire Department.
Brother Thomas Curry, O.S.B.
Brother Thomas P. Curry, O.S.B., is the son of Thomas P. Curry, Sr., and Mary Lou Curry of Great Neck, New York. His sisters are Mary Elizabeth Curry Williams of Floral Park, New York, and Kathleen Curry Mangels of Valhalla, New York.
Brother Thomas attended St. Aloysius grade school and is a 1985 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in quantitative analysis from St. John’s University in 1989, and studied business at the University of West Florida.
He made his simple profession of monastic vows July 10, 1997. He has served as assistant director of vocations and as an assistant in the summer retreat program.
Br. David Ho, O.S.B.
Brother David Ho, O.S.B., of Taiwan, has served as assistant master of ceremonies and sacristan and is assigned to the summer work project at Wimmer Priory, Taipei, Taiwan.