Current Seminarians

Ben Rahimi

Archdiocese of Chicago


September 19

Home Town


Home Parish

St. Theresa


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Accountancy)

Graduate Degree

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Previous Career

Tax and Financial Consulting


English, Spanish, Italian


I love to cook, play piano, write, and workout.


I had the opportunity to serve Christmas Eve Mass for Pope Francis.

Favorite Saint

St. John Bosco

Favorite Devotion

I have a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Priest Aspirations

I look forward to hearing confessions, celebrating the Mass, and witnessing Jesus’ power to save and transform lives.

What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?

My favorite time at the seminary has to be the large seminary events where we come together to celebrate a feast day or some other festivity. In particular, the Christmas party is always a great time. The wit and good humor of the evening always makes it an event to look forward to.

How can Mundelein's donors and community pray for you?

Please continue to pray the rosary for us. Ask for us seminarians to be given the grace of perseverance, humble hearts, and attentive spirits so that we might be good, holy priests who live in such a way that points people to Jesus.