St. Thomas More Priory is proud to present you its priests who pray and work for you everyday.
Fr. Marc Vernoy, Prior
Fr. Marc Vernoy grew up in Normandy, France, a few miles away from Lisieux, home of the Little Flower. He is the eldest of four children to very generous and hard-working Catholic parents. From a young age, he enjoyed attending the mass of the retired Arch-priest Thomas, who had married his parents and who baptized him. After the death of faithful Arch-priest, Fr. Vernoy was guided on his spiritual journey by Rev. Fr. Quintin Montgomery-Wright, one of the very first priests to support Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
After graduating from business school in Paris in 1988 and performing military service in Germany, Fr. Vernoy entered seminary in Econe, Switzerland. He was ordained on June 29, 1995 and then was assigned to India, where he served first as Assistant Priest and later as Prior. His apostolate covered all of Asia, focusing especially on the Philippines. After his assignment in Asia, Father served as Prior and Principal in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France, then as the first SSPX District Superior for all of Africa.
Father founded the SSPX priory in Florida on September 15, 2010 - the feast of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows. Fr. Vernoy is now an American citizen and loves his apostolate in the state where the first Mass was offered on the North American continent.
Fr. Louis Alessio
He was born in New Jersey and raised in a traditional Catholic family where he attended mainly traditional Catholic schools and the Tridentine Mass, and recited the daily family rosary. After graduating high school he worked for several years to help support his family and then entered the SSPX seminary in Ridgefield, CT, in 1987.
He was ordained in Winona, Minnesota on June 19, 1993. His first priestly assignment was at St. Aloysius Retreat House in Los Gatos, California where he assisted in preaching Ignatian retreats and covering the weekend Sunday Mass circuit until 1996. After a short stay at the priory in Browerville, Minnesota near the SSPX Sisters Novitiate and he was transferred to Zimbabwe, Africa in November of 1996. He assisted the Prior in Harare religious convert instruction, preaching Ignatian retreats at a small retreat house several times a year, as well as covering the Sunday mission Mass circuit from time to time.
In 2004, he was back to Los Gatos, CA and remained there for the next six years preaching retreats and covering the weekend Sunday Mass throughout California.
In 2010 he was transferred to a newly opened priory in Sanford, FL where he is presently stationed and assists the other priests in covering the weekend Mass circuits in Florida, as well as being the SSPX Third Order Chaplain for the Florida chapels. In June 2018 he celebrated the Silver Jubilee (25th anniversary) of his priesthood.
Fr. Pierre Duverger
Born in France, the ninth of eleven siblings his family was blessed to know Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in Dakar (Senegal) when he was Apostolic Delegate for Africa.
Father entered the seminary in 1988 on the steps his two brothers, Patrick and Loïc, also priests of the Society of Saint Pius X. Ordained in 1995 in Ecône, he served in France then seven years in Chile and Argentina as a parish priest and a school principal. After four more years in France, Father has been serving at the US District Headquarters for eight years. In 2017, he became an American citizen.
He arrived at St. Thomas More Priory in 2018 after heart surgery and stayed here, very appreciative of the warm welcome and climate of the Floridians. Father is Principal of St. Thomas More Academy. He loves the outdoors and camping with his scouts.
Fr. Sean Gerrity
Fr. Joshua Jacobs
Born in Iowa, he was blessed to have a great-great-grandmother, seven great grandparents and all his grandparents still living for most of my childhood. They lived within 10 miles of each other and were a very close family. Father has a twin brother who is married with six children and one younger brother.
Father grew up around the farm, raising chickens, ducks, and almost every other kind of poultry; he enjoyed riding horses, baling hay and helping the local farmers with various jobs.
After attending high school, he pursued a degree in Diesel Mechanics while working six years for a John Deere Implement Dealer.
Ordained a Priest on July 7, 2017, at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Dillwyn, Virginia, he has been sent at St. Thomas More Priory. Father is the pastor of two missions in Florida: Our Lady Queen of Angels Chapel in Ft. Myers and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in West Palm Beach.
Fr. Samuel Fabula
Born and raised in Maryland, Father grew up in a rural area of Northern Baltimore on 9 acres. He is the second oldest child of 8, 6 girls and 2 boys. Lacking a good school, all the siblings were homeschooled while participating in many extracurricular events: sports teams riding clubs, art classes, family coops. The whole family has grown up helping with the family business, specialized in wetland plants. In 10th grade, Father went to Blessed Virgin Mary of God Academy, an SSPX boarding school in Warners, New York.
In 2011, he entered St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary. He was ordained by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais on June 22, 2018.
In weekends, Father travels and serves the Shrine of Saint Philomena in Miami and Our Lady of Victory Church in Davie.