Chase Imoru


Mount Saint Mary's Seminary
James Madison University

I grew up in a small family in Alexandria, VA.  I enjoy illustration, creative writing, singing, stargazing, and watching the twilight sky.  I received my early education at Queen of Apostles Catholic School and Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria.  I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

I grew in my trust and appreciation for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist during Mass and Adoration with the JMU Catholic Campus Ministry.  I was blessed to work with The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham for over two years after college.  My discernment process began with the inspiration of a friend who decided to seriously consider God’s calling to the religious life.  I realized I needed to see if the priesthood was God’s call for my life.  I applied and was accepted to enter priestly formation for the Diocese of Richmond at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD.  Please pray for the holiness of all seminarians, priests, and laity.  May Our Lady, Star of the Sea guide us home.

  • Favorite Book: The Once and Future King by T. H. White, A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt, Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly
  • Favorite Saints: St. Michael the Archangel, St. Thomas More
  • Home Parish: Blessed Sacrament, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Favorite Painting:  The Archangel Michael Defeating Satan by Guido Reni