All Invited to Seminary for Vigil Praise
Spend Friday evening in Holy Hour of Adoration and music with seminarians and faculty at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati) praying in th beautiful chapel of St. Gregory the Great at the fall Vigil Praise prayer event.
The quarterly Vigil Prayer Holy Hours combine Adoration with music, a homily, and opportunity for Confesssion. Hosted by the seminarians, the events are sponsored by The Athenaeum of Ohio, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Encounter Cincinnati, Parrhesia, and the St. James Project.
Friday’s event will be followed by a reception in the seminary’s Marian Courtyard.
Vigil Praise gives area Catholics a chance to visit the seminary and grounds, to pray for vocations and personal intentions, and to gather in fellowship with each other and the men being trained as priests for Archdiocese and dioceses around the country.
Fr. Chris Geiger, who was ordained this spring, will give a homily about the story of the woman caught in adultery from the Gospel of John, explaining how that story relates to mercy and the importance of going to confession.
Fr. Geiger’s home parish is St. Susanna (Mason, OH), where he attended grade school. After graduating Mason High School, Fr. Geiger attended the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and mathematics. He now serves as associate pastor at St. Andrew Parish and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (Milford).
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West is the third oldest seminary in the United States and is also home to the Eugene Maly Library and The Athenaeum of Ohio, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s graduate school for clergy and laypeople, and The Athenaeum Chorale. It hosts public lectures, prayer services, and adult education courses throughout the year. In 2016-2017, thanks to a generous donation, all classes for lay people are half price (for information see our story here).
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