Fr. Tom Colucci was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York in May of 2016. He is a retired captain of the Fire Department of New York. After his retirement, he joined the Benedictines in 2004, made final vows in 2009 and took the name Brother Thomas Bernadette. He studied at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA for three years and then left the Benedictines in 2012 to pursue the diocesan priesthood.