It was the idea of adventure that drew Deacon Steven Reeves of the Archdiocese of Louisville to the priesthood.

“Becoming a priest is an adventure – it’s doing something radical – but I think in other ways it makes perfect sense because if having a relationship with God is the most important thing in our lives then helping others have a close relationship with God is the best thing I can do with my life.”

Feeling prepared for a life of ministry, Deacon Reeves is excited to take what he learned at Saint Meinrad to the parishes that he will serve.

“The current situation in the Church is very hard and painful. I'm grateful for my formation at Saint Meinrad because the virtues that Saint Meinrad embodies are virtues that I’m going to bring to the Church – virtues of creating community focused on Christ, a focus on prayer and then taking our prayer and our worship of God seriously, and hospitality, being open to whoever God brings in front of us and being able to see Christ in them.”

“As a priest, my work will be to make disciples of Jesus Christ. As Church ministers, we’re here to be the presence of Christ in the world.”

At Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, we’re filled with hope for the future of the Church because of the witness of Deacon Steven Reeves and other students like him, who are willing to dedicate their lives in service to the Church and the world. Together with your support, we will continue to build a stronger Church with ministers known by their faith, hope, and integrity.

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