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Current Seminarians

Ryan Mann

Diocese of Peoria, Illinois

Birthday

February 9

Ordination Year

2026

Home Town

Ottawa, IL

Home Parish

St. Columba, Ottawa

Undergraduate

St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (BA in Philosophy and History)

Favorite Saint

St. Thomas Becket, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Maria Goretti, St. Martha of Bethany

Vocation Story

During my years of Catholic elementary and high school, I was blessed to have a number of priests as teachers and mentors. The witness of these priests prompted me to begin praying about my own vocation. The desire to be a priest began to grow in my heart during my freshman year of high school; by the time I came to my senior year, I knew I had to enter seminary after graduation.