Venerable Georg Michael Wittmann

Venerable Georg Michael WittmannProfile

Studied with the Jesuits, then the Benedictines, and then at the University of Heidelberg. Ordained a priest in Regensburg, Germany on 21 December 1782. Parish priest in the German cities of Kenmath, Kaltenbrunn and Miesbrunn. Beginning in 1788, he served as professor and sub-regent at the seminary of Regensburg; regent of the seminary in 1802. Pastor of the cathedral of Saint Peter in 1804. Worked on a German translation of the New Testament that began to be published in 1808. Chosen auxiliary bishop of Regensburg and titular bishop of Comana Armeniae on 21 May 1829. Vicar general of Regensbur in 1830. Chosen titular bishop of Miletopolis on 14 March 1831. Bishop of Regensburg on 25 July 1832, he died a few months later without ever having taken his see. His greatest influence was his lifetime of work with the seminary, not just in teaching and school administration, but helping to build the zeal, piety and enthusiasm of over 1,500 young priests that he worked with during his time.




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