Msgr. Michael J. Witt & Northland strolling through historic Sainte Genevieve, Missouri.

Teilhard and Dr. Mary Beckmann in Msgr. Witt's Office
Teilhard & Dr. Mary Beckmann in Msgr. Witt's Office

Monsignor Michael Witt

Professor of Church History
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Recorded in the studios of Covenant Network
with Theresa Holman

Saint Louis, Missouri

Qui me amat, amat me et canum meum.

Last update: January 6, 2010

Msgr. Michael John Witt was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis in 1990. Before that he served the Church for twenty-two years as a Christian Brother teaching in Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee.  He holds a Ph.D. in Modern European History from Saint Louis University and a Masters in Divinity from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.  He has served the archdiocese as associate pastor, pastor and Director of Continuing Formation for Priests and Director of the Permanent Diaconate.  Besides publishing two books on Catholic topics and contributing journal articles, Msgr. Witt is assembling this 169-part series in Catholic Church history.

He currently teaches at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and pastor of All Saints Catholic Church in University City.

For five months Msgr. Witt walked alone.  On May 30, 2009, Northland entered into his rest.  Since then an Australian Cattle Dog/Yellow Lab mix named Teilhard la Chienne has stolen the priest's heart and he no longer walks alone. The two have been joined by a yellow Lab, Annie de Lubac.  To view a memento of the most remarkable life of Nortland, a most remarkable dog, click here. (Download takes two minutes.)