O’Neill, Father Michael

1969, May 24

Date of Birth: 1910, December 14

Michael O’Neill was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 14, 1910. His early education was in various parochial schools in Baltimore from 1917 to 1925. In 1925 he entered St. Charles College in Catonsville, Maryland. He graduated in 1931. Thereupon he entered St. Mary’s Seminary, Paca Street, for his Philosophy. He received his B.A. in 1933. In that year he began his Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary, Roland Park, received his S.T.B. in 1935, and was ordained on June 10, 1937.

Father O’Neill spent 1937-1938 at the Solitude in Catonsville, Maryland. After Solitude he taught History and Greek at St. Charles College during 1938-1939. In 1939 he went to The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., from which he received in 1940 his M.A. in Latin and Greek.

In 1940 Father O’Neill was assigned to St. Edward’s Seminary in Seattle, Washington. He taught there chiefly Latin and Greek. In 1950 he was put in charge of the Senior Division of the Minor Seminary Department. At the beginning of 1956 he became Superior of the Minor Seminary while continuing to teach there. He was transferred to St. Stephen’s Seminary in 1965 and remained there until 1968. In that year he came to St. Patrick’s Seminary in San Francisco, California. He died on May 24, 1969.

Adapted from Father O’Neill’s “Personal Data” sheet.