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Brian Boosel, O.S.B., and Thomas Curry, O.S.B., Ordained to Priesthood May 17

Brian Boosel, O.S.B., and Thomas Curry, O.S.B., Ordained to Priesthood May 17 Sunday, March 23, 2003

 Br. Thomas Curry, O.S.B., and Br. Brian Boosel, O.S.B., were ordained to the priesthood on May 17 by Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of Greensburg at the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica.

Fr. Thomas is the son of Thomas P. Curry, Sr., and Mary Lou Curry of Great Neck, New York. His sisters are Mary Elizabeth Williams of Floral Park, New York, and Kathleen Mangels of Valhalla, New York.

Fr. 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. As a college student he was named to "Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities" in 1989. He is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity and served as secretary and president at the Theta Sigma Chapter at St. John's University.

He made his simple profession of vows July 10, 1997, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2000. He has served as an 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.

Fr. Brian is the 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 entered the monastery from Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen Parish, 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 served as vice president of the Saint Vincent Seminary 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. He was ordained to the diaconate on July 13, 2002.

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.

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