Father Brian Miclot, 73, retired from the faculty of St. Ambrose University in Davenport on Dec. 31.
Born in Blue Island, Illinois, he attended St. Anthony grade school and Assumption High School in Davenport. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English from St. Ambrose College in Davenport. He completed theological studies at St. John University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and advanced studies for his PhD from the University of Notre Dame.
On May 31, 1974, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Gerald O’Keefe at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. Following ordination, Father Miclot was an associate pastor at St. Patrick Parish-Clinton and St. Thomas More Parish-Iowa City. He then served as administrator at St. Bridget Parish-Nolan Settlement and St. Bernadette Parish-West Branch. Father Miclot studied at the University of Notre Dame from 1984-1993. Since 1993, he has been on faculty at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. At his retirement, he was a professor of philosophy. He had helped at parishes in the diocese as needed.