Fr. Michael Monshau, O.P.


Dominicans (Province of St. Albert the Great)

Position/Role, Current Assignment

Professor and Formator at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN

Ordination Year



Aquinas Institute, St. Louis, MO

College / Graduate School(S), Degrees

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; S.T.L. (Homiletics), The Angelicum, Rome (Spiritual Theology); M.A., Vanderbilt; (Homiletics) M.A. Mundelein College, Chicago (Religious Studies); M.A. Aquinas Institute, St. Louis, MO (Theology); M. Div., Aquinas Institute, St. Louis, MO; B.A, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL (English)

Significant Previous Assignments

Professor at The Pontifical University of St. Thomas (The Angelicum), Rome; Professor at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA; Professor at Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, MO; Prior of St. Albert the Great Priory (Western Province Dominican House of Studies) Oakland, CA; Prior of St. Dominic Priory (Chicago Province Dominican House of Studies), St. Louis, MO.


Joliet, IL

Previous Career (If Applicable)




Favorite Bible Verse

Psalm 122

Favorite Saint

St. Joseph

Fun Fact

I remained very close to my First Grade teacher, Sister Andrea Prindes of the Joliet Franciscan Sisters, throughout my life until her death near the age of 100 just a few years ago. Every time I have ever written or published anything, whether it was a book or a chapter or an article, the very first copy always went to her with the same note on it that read: Dear Sister Andrea, You taught me how to read and write in the First Grade. This is your work, not mine. Love from Your First Grader, Father Michael, O.P.