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Athenaeum of Ohio

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Athenaeum of Ohio In 2003, the Athenaeum of Ohio-Mount St. Mary’s of the West is rekindling a vibrant past as it reflects a changing church in a new millennium.

There are clear indications the seminary’s enrollment is rebounding. There were 41 seminarians studying for the priesthood in 2002-2003. Students from other dioceses without seminaries have found an outstanding priest formation program at Mount St. Mary’s of the West

The decline in seminary enrollment, however, pushed the seminary to broaden its scope. Today it is the theological center of the archdiocese. There are more than 150 men and women enrolled in the institution’s Lay Pastoral Ministry Program, created in 1975 as one of the country’s first lay ministry programs. It is designed to train lay Catholics in the various ministries of the present-day Catholic Church.

Additionally, the Athenaeum of Ohio-Mount St. Mary’s Seminary includes the Catholic deacon formation program and a pastoral counseling program. Total enrollment exceeds 250, most in graduate degree programs.


Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Counseling, Education, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Language, Pastoral Ministries, Pastoral Studies, Theology

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Theological seminaries


6616 Beechmont Avenue
OH 45230 Cincinnati
United States
Phone: (513) 231-2223
Fax: (513) 231-3254

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6616 Beechmont Avenue
OH 45230Cincinnati
United States
Phone: (513) 231-2223

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