Father Virgil Michel, OSB (1890–1938) Virgil Michel

Born George Michel in St. Paul, Minnesota, he joined the Benedictines of St. John's Abbey in 1913. He was a major writer on social issues and on the liturgy. A leading figure in the liturgical reform movement in the United States, he founded Orate Fratres (later Worship) in 1926.

Photo courtesy of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota




R.W. Franklin and R. Spaeth, Virgil Michel: American Catholic 



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