Seminarian profile: Keith Hart

Seminary: St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad

Projected ordination year: Priesthood Ordination Class of 2025

Home Parish: St. Peter Parish, Montgomery

Parents: Bud and Anita Hart

Siblings (and their spouses/children): Matthew and Alison Hart, Wade, Hank, Jack and Blair; Nathan and Ashley Hart, Ivy, Maeve, Ellis and Colt

High School / College (prior to seminary):

Barr-Reeve High School in Montgomery

Marian University in Indianapolis

Favorite meal or snack: Anything from Red Lobster, Cheddar Bay biscuits 

What I do in my “down time:” Read 20th Century American literature 

Bucket list vacation destination: London; I love British history and culture. 

The priest or deacon who baptized you: Father Lowell Will

The priest who heard your First Confession: Father Jim Koressel

Your Confirmation Saint: My parish at that time did not have us pick confirmation saints, so I just used my baptismal name when I was confirmed. I was baptized on July 16, 1997, the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and I have a love and devotion to Mary under this title.

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:33-39; I don’t really have a favorite Bible verse. Different scriptures resonate with me at different times depending on what is going on in my life, but the language of Romans 8 consistently strikes me for its beauty and dramatic passion. It is St. Paul at the height of his love for God and confidence of faith through Christ Jesus.