Saint Martin's University

Fr. Gerard (Denys) Kirsch, O.S.B.

Father Gerard Kirsch

Title and discipline: assistant professor, history

Contact information
Office location: Old Main 361
Phone: 360-438-4349
Email: fr_gerard@stmartin.edu

Areas of specialization: European history, especially Western Civilization.


Fr. Gerard was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on 25 March, 1943. He attended Saint Martin's High School where he graduated in 1961. After completing his bachelor of arts at Saint Martin's College in 1965, he entered Saint Martin's Abbey and was ordained in 1970.


Areas of interest (professional / personal): British history and European history

Education: B.A., Saint Martin's College; Mount Angel Seminary; M.A., University of Illinois