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Financial Support is Appreciated at the Seminary

Air Conditioning Installed in St. Gregory the Great Chapel

Kevin LeMelle is entering his second year of Theology as a seminarian at the Athenaeum of Ohio. He’s the first seminarian in 40 years from St. Bernard Parish, in Springfield. He’s one of the nearly 100 seminarians who are living and studying at the Athenaeum during the Fall semester. It’s the time of year when temperatures are starting to drop off, but even with the hottest days of the summer behind him, he still appreciates the central air conditioning installed this past Spring in St. Gregory the Great Chapel and the six remaining unairconditioned classrooms.


“It would get really hot in there [the chapel]. Part of it is that the kitchen is underneath, so you have the kitchen heat rising up through the floor. And we have pipes in the subbasement so we have two layers of stuff happening underneath [the chapel] with a lot of heat coming up from below. It really gets hot in there,” said Mr. LeMelle.

Seminarians spend upwards of 2.5 hours a day, on weekdays, in prayer in the chapel. They gather each morning for Morning Prayer and daily Mass, they gather for the midday praying of the Liturgy of the Hours, and they attend a Holy Hour and pray Evening Prayer together as well. The weekend schedule is slightly more relaxed.

Examples like the air conditioning installation, highlight the need for financial donations to continue with the upkeep of the 55-year-old building that houses the main chapel, dormitories and classrooms at the Athenaeum (the east wing of the Athenaeum, which also includes classrooms and dormitories, is nearly 90 years old).

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“I am very cognizant and aware of the financial support from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. I try to be aware of that when I don’t feel like studying or doing certain things, or seeing the purpose in certain things when it comes to formation. But this is what God is asking me to do and I recognize that it is being paid for by someone else,” said Mr. LeMelle.

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati continues to foster vocations with a financial commitment each year through the One Faith, One Hope, One Love campaign. Funds for this allocation are given to The Athenaeum of Ohio. In 2017 The Athenaeum received just shy of $2.5 million dollars. The funds were used for operating costs, endowments and tuition assistance. $439,417 of the 2017 funds were used to complete the air conditioning installation.


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