Name: Zachary Cecil
Home Parish: St. Mary, Piqua
When did you enter the seminary? 2010
What is your expected ordination year? 2019
Where are you currently studying? Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Cincinnati, OH
What are some of your favorite things to do? Some of my favorite activities are playing sports and watching movies. One of the great things about the seminary is that there are always guys who are willing to play some indoor soccer or hang out and watch a movie.
Do you struggle in your prayer life? If so, how do you respond to that struggle? As I have progressed through seminary I have found that I am continually being called to deeper conversion. This is a beautiful gift, but it is also a challenging call. I have grown immensely in my relationship with Jesus Christ, and everyday I am being called to deepen that relationship. There are many blessings and challenges that come from this call.
Why did you enter seminary? I entered seminary because I felt Jesus calling me to the priesthood. At first, I did not really know what seminary would be like, but I soon found out that seminary is a time to prepare oneself to give that unconditional yes to Christ. Everyday I think God for calling me to the seminary and if it be his will the priesthood.