Fr. Gregory Visca, O.S.B., joins the Benedictine Military School Theology Department from Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pa., where he completed his second year of simple vows and a second year of theological studies in the seminary. Fr. Gregory is pursing a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Monastic Studies. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami, Fla.
His discernment of a religious vocation spanned four more years after his time as a missionary until he entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey as a novice in 2018 and made first profession of vows July 10, 2019. He has worked in the office of vocations and as assistant master of ceremonies, sacristan, and assistant gift shop manager as juniorate assignements.
In 2021, he was assigned to teach theology at Benedictine Military School. He returned to Saint Vincent in the fall of 2022 to complete his studies for the priesthood. He was ordained to the diaconate on Nov. 26, 2022, by Most Rev. Larry J. Kulick, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg. Fr. Gregory was ordained to the priesthood June 10, 2023, by Most Rev. Larry J. Kulick, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica.
Fr. Gregory enjoys reading, learning about monasticism and Christian spirituality, and evangelization. He also is enthusiastic about technology, video games, multimedia, and community life. Over and above all things is his deep love for Christ, which he desires to share with the people of God through authentic witness and service.
Fr. Gregory was born in Kent, Ohio, before moving to Tampa, Fla. In eighth grade, he started to seriously discern a religious vocation. After graduating high school, he applied to enter seminary for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, where he spent six years in formation.