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Christendom Grad, Mount St. Mary’s Seminarian to Be Ordained Deacon

A graduate of Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., who has spent the last five years studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., will be ordained a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Arlington on May 31.

Noah Morey grew up homeschooling in Seattle with his seven siblings—one of whom is a Benedictine priest and another of whom is a Discalced Carmelite nun.  The Arlington Catholic Herald reports:

During his sophomore year in high school, he added two practices that were pivotal in his vocational discernment: He became a sacristan at his local parish, regularly helping out at Mass, and he started reading Scripture daily.

…Morey went on to attend Christendom College in Front Royal, where he continued to stay close to Mass and Scripture. He graduated in 2008 with a degree in theology.

…His time in the seminary has been “characterized by a lot of peace,” he said. But it also has been fairly secluded and academic-focused, and Morey said he’s looking forward to serving at a parish during his diaconate year and putting “meat on the bones of what we are learning.”

Christendom College and Mount St. Mary’s University—which shares a campus with the seminary—are recommended in The Newman Guide for their strong Catholic identity.

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