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Father Jeremiah Lange, O.S.B.

Father Jeremiah Lange, O.S.B. November 11

Father Jeremiah Lange, O.S.B., of Pittsburgh is the son of the late George L. Lange of Murrysville and the late Margaret Meixelsberger. He is a 1974 graduate of Plum Senior High School.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Slippery Rock University in 1996, a Master of Arts/Ed.S. degree in counseling from the University of South Carolina in 2001, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Florida in 2005. He was employed as a district counselor of secondary education in the Osceola City School District; Park Place Behavioral Center, Kissimmee, as a drug and alcohol abuse counselor; a doctoral fellow at the University of Florida, and a psychometrist at the Counseling and Human Development Center of the University of South Carolina.

He earned the master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2013, with high honors. Additionally, Lange received the Honorable Judge Bernard F. Scherer Award, given by the faculty to the student who most exemplifies the qualities evident in the life of Judge Scherer. The criteria include breadth of learning, the integration of knowledge, faith and life, service to others through corporal works of mercy, and a strong witness of faith, hope and charity.

He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in July, 2007 and professed simple vows the following year. He made solemn profession of monastic vows on July 11, 2011. He was ordained to the diaconate on April 14, 2012 by Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, Bishop of Greensburg, in the Archabbey Basilica. His deacon assignment, was in campus ministry at West Virginia University. He was ordained to the priesthood May 25, 2013 by Bishop Brandt. Following ordination he was named director of campus ministry at West Virginia University and associate pastor of Saint John University Parish, serving there until 2014.

From 2008-2009 he served as a student advisor in the Opportunity Program at Saint Vincent College, assistant archivist, assistant director of the Oblate program, and assistant baker of Saint Vincent bread. He served as assistant to the director of the Oblate Program (2008-2013). He has served as sacristan and assistant master of ceremonies (2009-2013), assistant food service liaison (2009-2010), and a research and teaching assistant on the faculty of the Education Department of Saint Vincent College (2009-2010). From 2010-2013 he was a field supervisor for Catholic Schools in the college Education Department.

In 2014 he was named assistant to the director of vocations (communications/recruitment) for Saint Vincent Archabbey, director of spiritual life for Saint Vincent Seminary, and to the Seminary faculty.

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