Eight Admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders


Eight Saint Vincent seminarians from seven dioceses and archdioceses and one abbey were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders on November 26 by the Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio. The seminarians were Abuchi Nwosu, Diocese of Patterson; Brother Joseph Adams, O.S.B., Saint Vincent Archabbey; Brian Cline, Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio; Luis Fonseca, Diocese of Savannah, Georgia; Salomon Garcia-Cortes, Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia; Bradley Greer, Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio; Ernesto Rodriguez, Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and Dominic Tho Tran, Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia.


Salomon Garcia-Cortes is the son of Alfredo Garcia Garrio Bribiesca and Maria Delfina Francisca Cortes of Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. He is a 1998 graduate of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Morelia, Michoacan. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy at Saint Joseph Seminary College in Saint Benedict, Louisiana, in 2005.

Dominic T. Tran is the son of Cahn Tran and Ri Ha Tran. He is a 1991 graduate of Vinh An High School, Vietnam. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Divine Word College Seminary, Epworth, Iowa, in 2000.


Abuchi F. Nwosu is the son of Felicia Ukamaka Nwosu of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a 1993 graduate of the Model Comprehensive Boy’s School in Inyi, Enugu, Nigeria. He earned a bachelor of philosophy degree from Bigard Memorial Seminary in 1999.


Ernesto Rodolfo Rodriguez of St. John, Virgin Islands, is the son of Rosa Elena Mendizabal of Lima, Peru, and the late Julio E. Rodriguez. He is a 1984 graduate of Agustiniano San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Lima, in 1992.


Luis A. Fonseca is the son of Hector and Ana Granados de Fonseca of Bogota, Colombia. He is a 1994 graduate of Salesian School, Duitauia, Boyaca, Colombia. He earned degrees in the philosophy of education from St. Thomas Aquinas University, Bogota, in 1999, and from La Salle University in 2000.


Bradley W. Greer is the son of Larry W. Greer of Lenoir, North Carolina and Claudette I. Triplette of Simpsonville, South Carolina. He is a 1996 graduate of South Caldwell High School, Hudson, North Carolina. He studied English and history at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, and received his bachelor’s degree in those subjects from North Carolina State University, Raleigh in 1998.


Brian J. Cline is the son of James Cline of Austintown, Ohio, and Patricia Crawford of Elyria, Ohio. He is a 1999 graduate of Boardman High School in Boardman, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Pontifical College Josephinum in 2005.


Brother Joseph M. Adams, O.S.B., is a son of Paul V. and Rita A. Adams of Lusby, Maryland. He is a 1982 graduate of Wheaton High School, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Saint Vincent College in 2001. He began studies at Saint Vincent Seminary in 2005. He made simple profession of vows July 10, 1997 at Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2000.