Update from Sept 11th: Father will have a wake on Weds, the day that Cicadas will be coming out. It probably doesn’t mean anything, but these sorts of coincidences are interesting to me. Thanks to a reader for letting me know.
Edit: I just heard this now. It’s an opportunity to offer prayers for the good of his soul and if God wills, his recovery.
Born in 1951, Anthony Cekada studied at De Sales Preparatory Seminary and St. Francis Seminary College in Milwaukee, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Theology in 1973. He also studied organ and composition at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Already discontent with the Vatican II changes, he entered the Cistercians of the Common Observance, a conservative monastic order.
In 1975 he entered St. Pius X Seminary in Ecêne, Switzerland, completed his studies, and was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1977.
Following his ordination, Father Cekada taught seminarians at St. Joseph's House of Studies Armada, Michigan, and St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Ridgefield, Connecticut.