OSTDIEK, Gilbert. b. Lawrence, Nebraska, 20 March 1933. Ostdiek is a pre-eminent liturgical scholar and educator, a member of the Franciscan Order, an ordained presbyter in the Roman Catholic Church. He is one of ten children born to Henry Stephen and Dora Rita (née Rempe) Ostdiek. Ostdiek attended the minor seminary and junior college of the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, Mayslake, near Westmont, Illinois, Quincy College (now Quincy University) (AB 1957), St Joseph Seminary, Teutopolis, Illinois (priesthood studies, 1957-1961), the Pontifical Athenaeum Antonianum, Rome (STL, 1962; STD, 1967); with post-doctoral studies at Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the...
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