The Athenaeum of Ohio (Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West)

Founded as St. Francis Xavier Seminary and the Athenaeum College

Opened May 11, 1829

The first bishop of Cincinnati, Edward Fenwick, organized the foundation of the diocese's seminary, the first such institution west of the Alleghenies.




M.E. Hussey, A history of the seminaries of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1829-1979