Order of Prémontré

Rev. Andrew C. Micke, O. Praem.
b. Friday, Apr. 3, 1908 – d. Saturday, Apr. 12, 1975

Our brother Andrew Micke was born in Dundas , Illinois in 1908.  After graduating from St. Norbert High and the college, he joined the Order in 1927 and was solemnly professed in 1932.

With a bachelor’s degree in hand from the college, he began teaching biology there in 1930.  In 1934, along with the other “Founding 16” he joined the faculty at Southeast Catholic.  Spending his summers at Camp Tivoli , he was the Riding Master from 1938 until 1941. 

Andy was appointed to Central Catholic in 1942 and moved on to Premontre, when the new school opened in 1955.  On sick leave from teaching from 1956 on, Andy held the position of assistant pastor at St. Willibrord, Green Bay, Lincoln, Wisconsin and Cut Bank and Hingham , Montana .

“Poor Father,” as he called himself, retired to the abbey in 1965.  Though not always responsible for his actions, Andy was clever enough never to break a rule.  For example, no one was permitted to be on the ground floor of the abbey without wearing a habit unless he was going out.  Andy never appeared on the ground floor without a golf club in his hand so he could explain at any hour that he was about to go out to hit a few! 

While watching television on day, Andy slipped away so quietly and peacefully, other confreres in the room were not aware of his passing for several minutes.  He died on Saturday, April 12, 1975 at the age of 67.

If you have a photograph of this Norbertine, we would love to hear from you.

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Memento, Domine, 
Fratrum et Sororum Nostrorum,
Qui Nos Praecesserunt
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Remember, Lord
our brothers and sisters
who have preceeded us
and now sing in Your Presence.
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Rappelez-vous, Seigneur,
nos confrères et consoeurs
qui nous ont précédés
et chantez maintenant dans Votre Ciel
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Gedenk, Heer, 
Onze Medebroeders u. Medezustern
Die Ons Zijn Voorgegaan
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Erinnern Sie Sich, Herr, 
Unsere Mitbrüder und Mitschwestern, 
die vor uns gegangen sind,
In Ihrer Anwesenheit zu singen
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Recuerde, Señor,
nuestros hermanos y hermanas,
que nos han precedido
y ahora cante en su cielo
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Recorde, Senhor,
nossos irmãos e irmãs
que nos precederam
e cante agora em Seu Céu.
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Rest in Peace
Pray for us in our need
as we pray for you.