Father Anthony's Background

Born -- July 1, 1947
Place -- Fort Wayne, Indiana

Resides in the in the USA in Stevensville, Montana in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Ravalli County, a county named after the early 19th century Jesuit missionary, Fr. Anthony Ravalli, a missionary placed here to minister to the Salish-Kootenai native American indians and settlers by Fr. DeSmet, the Jesuit Superior.

Father Anthony Ronald Curley, OSB+ is the Abbot General of the Benedictine Community of Saint Anthony, an American Old Catholic Benedictine Community. 

Ministry now --

Pastoral Ministry at St. Benedict's  -- see website --  http://www.commstanth.org/

Fr. Anthony comes from a fairly broad background, a former ordained protestant minister who pastored with the Southern Baptist and Nazarene denominations. He was raised to honor the Holy Scriptures as the inspired words of God. He was firmly convinced of the 16th century Lutheran reformation principles of "sola scriptura" and "sola fide." However, as he came to know the scriptures more fully through study, and he became convicted of the truths of the Catholic Church and often found himself as a protestant defending the Roman Catholic dogmas. Eventually, following a major series of personal crises in his life, he entered into the Church formally. The healing process of Jesus and His Blessed Mother are having their Merciful effect on him. He senses that he is "Home" now. God is leading him daily into a deeper walk and relationship with Christ, Mary, the Saints and the Church. He shares his thoughts and theological reflections now with us and asks that they be read and reflected on prayerfully to the greater glory of God through Jesus and Mary.

He graduated from --

_Point Loma Nazarene College with a B.A. -- (Church History and Religion)

_California State University in Fresno, California with a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health with Highest Honors

_Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho with a Master in Ministry degree with Highest Honors

_ Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington

_Th.D. doctorate conferred in 2003 from Golden State School of Theology

Formerly, the Director of the Office of Emergency Management for Ravalli County in Hamilton, Montana (USA)

_He a retired Naval Officer: Lieutenant Commander

_Environmental Health Officer -- Medical Service Corps, Allied Health Sciences
United States Navy in 1989

His Pastoral Ministry experience has included: Neuse River Baptist Church in North Carolina -- Broad Creek Baptist Church in North Carolina -- Waldport Baptist Church in Oregon -- Church of the Nazarene in Victor, Montana

Now, he pastors the newly formed St. Benedict Church -- an American Old Catholic Community in Stevensville, Montana

Father Anthony has a deep love for the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Father and Mary our Mother.

Pray for the ecumenical union of the Churches.