Father Jude O.S.B The following was taken from the Winter 2007 publication of The Benedictine:
Father Jude Brady, O.S.B., was named pastor of Saint Benedict Parish as of August 1, 2007. He had most recently served as president of Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia.
He attended Saint Anne’s Grade School, Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and graduated from Saint Luke's High School, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, in 1963. Father Jude received a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1967 from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey. He earned a master of arts degree in clinical psychology in 1972 and a license in clinical counseling in 1973 from Fairleigh Dickinson.
He received a master of divinity degree in 1979 from Saint Vincent Seminary, a diploma in spiritual counseling and direction in 1981 from Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, and a doctorate in pastoral counseling/counseling psychology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1986.
He entered the Saint Vincent Monastic community on July 1, 1974, made his simple profession of vows on July 10, 1975, and his solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1978. He was ordained a priest on May 24, 1980.
Father Jude worked as a grade school teacher, guidance counselor, and psychometerist for the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey (1967-1971), and was a staff psychologist intern at Fair Lawn Mental Clinic (1971- 1972). He was a curriculum coordinator for drug and alcohol education for Suffolk County Diocesan High Schools, Diocese of Rockville Center, Long Island (1972-1974).
At Saint Vincent Archabbey, Father Jude has served as socius of novices and vocations guestmaster (1975- 1979), academic committee representative (1976-1979), assistant director of vocations (1981-1982),director of vocations (1982-1993), member of the Human Resources Council as executive secretary and chairman (1985-1989). At Saint Vincent College he provided psychological counseling at the Counseling and Placement Center (1975-1980), staff member for Campus Ministry (1979-1980), director of counseling (1981-1983) and member of the Board of Directors (1995-2006). At Saint Vincent Seminary he has served as an instructor in spirituality (1982-1989), director of spiritual life (1983-1989), director of counseling services (1984-1989).
His pastoral work has included serving as pastor of Saint Bede Parish, Bovard (1985-1989), parochial vicar at Saint Mary’s Parish, Erie (1989-1990), pastor of Saint Mary’s Parish, Erie (1990-1995), and pastor of Saint Mary’s Parish, St. Marys (1995-1999). Father Jude has also served on the faculty of Saint Mark’s Seminary, Erie (1989-1995); as a counseling and consulting psychologist, Ecclesia Center, Girard (1989-1999); superior of Benedictine Priory, St. Marys (1995-1999), as an adjunct faculty member in psychology and theology at Gannon University (1996-19999), as regional coordinator for pastoral affairs, St. Marys (1997-1999), and as a member of the Board of Ethics at St. Marys Health Center of the Elk Regional Health System (1999). He was also chairman of the Subcommittee for Missionary and Pastoral Placement, Human Resources Council, Saint Vincent Archabbey (1998-1999). In 1999 he was named president of the Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia, and the prior of Benedictine Priory in Savannah. He has served as consulting and counseling psychologist for the Diocese of Savannah (1999-2007) and for the Diocese of Charleston (2000- 2007). He has also served as a forensic psychologist, Marriage Tribunal, Diocese of Savannah. In August of 2001, he was named to the adjunct faculty of Saint Leo University, St. Leo, Florida, Savannah Center.
His publications include “Neurosis as an Obstacle to a Happy Death,” 1980 (Rome, Italy, 1981); “The Sanctity of St. Margaret Mary Alocoque,” 1981, Rome, Italy; “A Guide for Director of Spiritual Formation,” Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1986; “The Eremetical Life,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor,1995; Clergy “The Future of Religious
Life,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, 1996; “The Rectory – Holy & Healthy,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, 1997; “The Roman Catholic Priest in a World of Abuse and Litigation,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, 1997; “The Riches of Spiritual Poverty,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, March 1999; “Sibling Rivalry in the Priesthood,” Priest Magazine, to be published.
He is the son of the late William Brady and the late Helen (Varallo) Brady.
Father Jude feels very grateful to be in our parish. The people of Carrolltown have made him feel very much at home. He is impressed by our Benedictine history and heritage. Father Jude’s goal in serving our parish is to try to bring God’s presence to everyone regardless of age or station in life. He wants us to know that God wants to be our best friend. As in most parishes, we have a lot to be done and Father Jude wants to finish all the projects that have been started. He brings a wealth of education and experience to us. His homilies make the Gospel live and seem to touch us all individually. We, too, are grateful for his presence in Saint Benedict Parish.
Brother Michael Miller, O.S.B.
Brother Michael is the son of Donald and Jo-Anne Miller of Allison Park. His sisters are Jean Lowden of McKees Rocks and Nancy Miller of Allison Park. His brother is John Miller of Centerville, Ohio.
He is a 1979 graduate of Shaler Area High School in Glenshaw. He studied at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy in 1985 from Don Bosco College in Newton, New Jersey. He taught elementary school at Saint Joseph Regional School in Newton before entering the monastery in 2001. He made his first vows on July 10, 2002. He earned a master of arts degree from Saint Vincent Seminary on May 11, 2007. He made solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2007. From 2005-2007 he served as an assistant in the summer retreat program. From 2007 until 2009 he taught second grade at Cardinal Wright Regional School in Pittsburgh. Since 2009 he has been teaching second grade at Saint Benedict School in Carrolltown.