Mount Saint Mary's Seminary
James Madison University
Hey, my name is Chase Imoru. I grew up in a small immediate 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.
Alongside the JMU Catholic Campus Ministry and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, I grew in my appreciation for the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist and his continued presence in the Church. I was blessed to work with The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham in support of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a few years. My discernment process began with the inspiration of a friend who decided to seriously consider God’s calling to the religious life. After several months 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 Saints: St. Michael the Archangel, St. Thomas More
- Favorite Book: The Once and Future King by T. H. White, A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt, Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly
- Home Parish: Blessed Sacrament, Harrisonburg, VA
- Favorite Painting: The Archangel Michael Defeating Satan by Guido Reni