Brother Gregory Visca, O.S.B., was ordained to the diaconate by Most Rev. Larry Kulick, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, on Saturday, November 26, 2022 in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica.
Brother Gregoryis a native Ohioan, but his family moved to Florida when he was six. That family includes his parents, Michael and Victoria Visca of Valrico, Florida and a sister, Brittany McMeans of Spring Hill, Tennessee. He graduated from Bloomingdale High School in 2007 and experienced the call to priesthood in eighth grade. That call has led him to the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, Saint John Vianney College Seminary, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree, Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, and eventually to Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Entering the monastic community as a novice in 2018, he made first vows on July 10, 2019 and professed solemn vows on July 11, 2022. He has served as a sacristan and assistant master of ceremonies, assistant to the director of vocations, assistant manager of the Basilica Gift Shop, and theology teacher at Benedictine Military School in Savannah. Prior to coming to Saint Vincent he was a pro-life and chastity missionary for an organization called Generation Life, which was where he first encountered monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey and he eventually discerned the call to religious life.