Three Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, July 13 by the Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg, in the Archabbey Basilica. They are Brother Thomas P. Curry, O.S.B., of Great Neck, N.Y.; Brother Brian D. Boosel, O.S.B., of Butler, Pa., and Brother Cajetan P. Homick, O.S.B., of Brackenridge, Pa.
Thomas Curry, O.S.B.
BROTHER THOMAS P. CURRY, O.S.B.
Brother Thomas P. Curry, O.S.B., is a native of Great Neck, New York. Born July 30, 1967, he is the son of Thomas P. Curry, Sr., and Mary Lou Curry of Great Neck. 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 elementary 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 earned the master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2002.
He made his simple profession of vows July 10, 1997 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica before Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2000. He has served as assistant director of vocations (1998-2000) and as an assistant in the summer retreat program. In 2000 he was named a residence hall moderator at Saint Vincent College and assistant pool manager.
Brian Boosel, O.S.B.
BROTHER BRIAN D. BOOSEL, O.S.B.
Brother Brian David Boosel, O.S.B., is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Boosel of Butler. His brothers are Jason A. Boosel of Prospect, Pa., and Adam C. Boosel of Butler.
He attended Butler Catholic Elementary School and Butler Area Senior High School, where he graduated in 1992. He received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Saint Vincent College in 1996 and was a graduate student in history at Slippery Rock University from 1996 to 1997. He earned the master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2002.
As a college student he was named to “Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities” in 1996 and received the Student Government Service Award in 1996. He was a four-year member of the Saint Vincent College Student Government Association and was president of the Saint Vincent College Student Government from 1995 to 1996. He is currently a fourth-year theology student at Saint Vincent Seminary, where he earned the master of divinity degree in 2002. He served as vice president of the Seminary’s Student Association in 2001-2002.
He made his first profession of monastic vows on July 10, 1998, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2001.
In 1998 he was named assistant archivist of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Archives, assistant master of ceremonies and sacristan. In 1999 he was named socius of novices in the Archabbey Formation Program. In 2000 he was appointed Director of Sacristies.
Cajetan Homick, O.S.B.
BROTHER CAJETAN (PAUL) HOMICK, O.S.B.
Brother Cajetan (Paul) Homick, O.S.B., J.D., was born September 13, 1968 in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. He is a son of Paul and Patricia Homick of Brackenridge.
He attended Fairmont Elementary School and is a 1987 graduate of Highlands Senior High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science, with highest honor, from Saint Vincent College in 1991 and a juris doctor degree from Duquesne Law School in 1994, and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree, magna cum laude, from the Pontifical Ateneo di Sant’ Anselmo, Rome, Italy, in 2002. He is continuing to pursue graduate studies in Rome.
Prior to his arrival at Saint Vincent Archabbey he served as an attorney for Fried, Kane, Walters, Zuschlag and Grochmal of Pittsburgh (1994-1998); as vice president of the Catholic Cemeteries Association, Inc., of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (1996-1998) and as vice president of the Pennsylvania Fire Services Institute, Inc., Harrisburg (1996-1998). He is presently a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association.
He made simple profession of vows on July 9, 1999, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2002. He was appointed as Administrative Secretary to the Archabbot (1999-2001) and Assistant Fire Chief with the Saint Vincent Fire Department. He served as Assistant Director of the Vocation Office (1999-2000). In 2000 he was named socius of novices for the Archabbey, a position he held until 2001, when he began graduate studies in Rome.