Father Myron Kirsch, O.S.B., the son of the late Herman A. and Catherine (Kritzer) Kirsch of Nicktown, Pennsylvania, was born in Spangler, Pennsylvania on April 22, 1946. He is one of nine children. His brothers and sisters are: Sister Celine Marie Kirsch, R.S.M. of Guyana, South America, Shirley (Mrs. Charles) McNulty of Nicktown, Marge (Mrs. Paul) Smego of Cleveland, Ohio, Ronald Kirsch of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Reginald Kirsch of Grafton, Ohio, Maxine (Mrs. Michael) Bender of Brook park, Ohio, Zelda (Mrs. Thomas) Ochocki of Parma, Ohio, and Marilyn Kirsch of Bradford, Massachusetts. He attended Saint Nicholas Parochial School in Nicktown, and is a 1964 graduate of Bishop Caroll High School in Edensburg. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Saint Vincent College in 1969 and a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 1973. In 1977, he received a Master of Business administration degree from Loyola University in Chicago. He entered the Benedictine Monastic Community of Saint Vincent Archabbey in 1966. He made simple profession of vows on July 11, 1967, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1970. He was ordained a priest in Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica by the Most Reverand William G. Connare, Bishop of Greensburg, on May 12, 1973. Father Myron has served the monastic community in its educational apostolate. At Saint Vincent College, he was assistant campus minister (1977-79), residence hall moderator (1979-84), instructor of business administration (1977-81), assistant baseball coach (1980-83), and dean of students (1984-1994). He has been an assistant professor of business administration since 1981 and has served as athletic director since 1983.