Current Seminarians

Brian Geary

Diocese of Joliet, Illinois


March 19

Ordination Year


Home Town

Mokena, Illinos

Home Parish

St. Mary Mokena


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Music Education)

Previous Career

Instrumental Music Teacher


Reading, Writing, Music Composition, Genealogy

Favorite Saint

St. Joseph & St. Thomas More

Vocation Story

I was born and raised Catholic, but I only began to discover the beauty of the Catholic faith through my involvement at the University of Illinois Newman Center. It was there that I met many good and holy priests, and I began to wonder if God could be calling be to that life as well. Following college, I worked as a band director for several years in the Chicago suburbs. However, the thought of priesthood always persisted. I realized that the only way to know if this call was from God would be to apply to seminary. After being accepted by the Diocese of Joliet, I spent two years of pre-theology studies at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH. I greatly look forward to my theology studies here at Mundelein! Thanks for your prayers!