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The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West forms laypeople and priests for ministry. The third oldest seminary in the U.S. and the oldest west of the Appalachian Mountains, it’s built of granite in the Lombard Romanesque style. I looked forward to every day I went to the

Perhaps the last untold story of the American Civil War is the heroic work of Catholic chaplains and religious sisters who served on both sides of the conflict. While the story has been untold for well over a century, it wasn’t unwritten. Irish journalist David Power Conyngham wrote a manuscript

By Rebecca Sontag The Lord in his teachings says, ‘Beg the harvest master. The harvest is great but the laborers are few.’ The people of this archdiocese have been begging the harvest master for approximately the last 10 years, and the Lord answers our prayers.”– Archbishop Dennis Schnurr For the

Father Earl Fernandes has been named Pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola in Monfort Heights. He has been a member of the Staff of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. for the past three and a half years. Prior to that, from 2008-2016, he was the Dean of the Athenaeum of

Dr. William Kurtz and Father David Endres, a Catholic Telegraph contributor of A Question of Faith, will discuss the recently-published Soldiers of the Cross, a long-forgotten account of the war that offers the fullest record of the Catholic Church’s involvement in the conflict. Composed at the close of the war,

Deacon Halver L. Belcher age 76 formerly of Minster passed away at 5 PM on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at his home in Celina. He was born February 18, 1943 to the late Elster and June (Hess) Belcher. His mother survives in Mouthcard, KY. He married Sharon Neumeyer on September

It was the first day of classes at the Athenaeum of Ohio for the 2019-2020 Academic year. Here’s a look at our seminarians and faculty as we pray for them to have a blessed year!    

Every Catholic should know the definition of a sacrament as “an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace.” And what s grace? The “Catechism of the Catholic Church” calls grace “participation in the life of God.” That is a font that never runs dry. Moreover, the grace poured out

Are you interested in singing the great works of the Church in a beautiful space? Consider joining the Athenaeum Chorale, a liturgical choral group that sings in the Seminary Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at the Athenaeum of Ohio. The Chorale season includes two Solemn Vespers liturgies, a beloved

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati joyfully celebrated the largest class of priests being ordained in 40 years. They are, Father Alex Biryomumeisho, Father Mark Bredestege, Father Zach Cecil, Father Christian Cone-Lombarte, Father Ambrose Dobrozsi, Father Andrew Hess, Father Elias Mwesigye, Father Jeff Stegbauer and Father Jedidiah Tritle. Check back later this