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Brian Boosel

Father Brian Boosel, O.S.B., has been a contributor to several books published by Archabbey Publications, including The Saint Vincent Basilica: One Hundred Years, Saint Vincent Past to Present: A Visual Journey, and The Saint Vincent Coloring Book.

He was named assistant professor in the History Department at Saint Vincent College, where he teaches Early Modern and Modern European History. In 2019, Father Brian was named Director of the Saint Vincent College Honors Program. Prior to the start of his graduate work, he also served in the Archabbey Archives.

He received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Saint Vincent College in 1996. He earned the master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2002, and the master of arts degree in history from Slippery Rock University in 2004. Following completion of his second master’s degree, he enrolled in the doctoral at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where he is completed his dissertation in Early Modern French History, entitled: “A Crisis of Amity in Early Modern France: Jansenism and the Friendship Between Vincent de Paul and the Abbé Saint-Cyran.” He was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2018. Father Brian was awarded the Andrew Mellon Fellowship in French Paleography at the Newberry Library in 2010.