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 creative dialogue between phenomenology and traditional metaphysics.
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, the Metaphysical Society of America, and the International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein.
He serves as the new series editor of the Collected Works of Edith Stein (Institute of Carmelite Studies, Washington, DC).
His first book, Being Unfolded: Edith Stein on the Meaning of Being, is forthcoming from Catholic University of America Press.
Since 2018 he has ministered as a formation dean in the Seminary, and in 2019 he was appointed the Director of Pastoral Formation.