Twin Cities natives ordained

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Benedictine brother ordained to priesthood

Benedictine Father Michael Leonard Hahn was ordained a priest by Bishop Donald Kettler, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud, May 31 at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville.

Father Hahn grew up in Robbinsdale, attended Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School and graduated from St. John’s University in 2005 with a degree in political science. After graduation, he served with the St. John’s Abbey Benedictine Volunteer Corps at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J., teaching high school. After serving an additional two years in Newark, Hahn came back to St. Cloud and taught at Cathedral High School.

In 2009, Hahn joined St. John’s Abbey.

In living out his vocation as a monk, teaching in the college and serving as a faculty resident, he began thinking about priesthood as another way to serve the community.

After ordination, he will attend Boston College to earn a doctorate in Theology and assist at a local parish.

Minneapolis native ordained Jesuit priest

Christopher Johnson, 50, was ordained a Jesuit priest June 7 in Milwaukee. He was born in Minneapolis and raised in the St. Paul suburbs.

Following high school, he studied politics and economics, earning a bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Johnson entered the Jesuit novitiate in St. Paul in August 2004 after a 13-year career in the executive search industry and other professional experience that included the executive staff of the Boy Scouts of America and work for a national trade association.

After completing the novitiate and taking vows in August 2006, he studied philosophy, spiritual direction and theology at Fordham University in New York, earning a master’s degree in philosophy and an advanced certificate in spiritual direction in 2009.

Father Johnson will serve in pastoral ministry at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.


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