Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Fr. Thomas Gricoski, OSB


Head shot of Fr. Thomas Gricoski, OSBDepartment: Systematic Theology
Title: Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Education History:

  • PhD in Philosophy (Catholic University of Louvain, 2015)
  • MDiv (Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, 2010)
  • MA (Catholic University of Louvain, 2004)
  • BA (University of Scranton, 2002)


Fr. Thomas is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, where he professed his vows in 2006 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2010.

His research focuses on the metaphysics of St. Edith Stein (Sr. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD), and her attempt to bring phenomenology and traditional metaphysics into a creative dialogue.

Other research interests include contemporary Thomisms and the philosophy of William Desmond, who was his mentor at Louvain.

He is a member of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein.

While pursuing doctoral studies in Belgium, he also helped minister to the pastoral needs of the English-speaking community at Sint-Kwinten parish.