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Cincinnati native to be ordained as Jesuit priest

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Along with four others from the Jesuit provinces of California and Oregon, Robert W. Stephan, was scheduled to be ordained  at a Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood on June 8.

The five are part of a larger group of 16 men who will be ordained as Jesuit priests in the U.S. this summer.

Stephan 40, is a native of Cincinnati. The oldest of five, Stephan attended Covington Latin in Kentucky, a small Catholic high school across the river from his hometown. At Cincinnati’s Xavier University, Stephan earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1995. Although he was baptized at Xavier’s Bellarmine Chapel, Stephan’s time as a college student at Xavier was his first real exposure to Jesuits in the classroom.

Stephan was missioned to the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry where he earned a Master of Divinity degree while serving as a deacon at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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