Michael Dubruiel

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Michael Albert Dubruiel (born November 16, 1958 in Keene, New Hampshire; died February 3, 2009 in Birmingham) was priest, author, and Director of the New Evangelization and Stewardship for the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham.

Dubruiel was the son of Albert and Barbara Dubruiel. He served in the U. S. Army before completing his bachelor of arts in philosophy at St Meinrad College in Indiana. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality at Creighton University and Master of Divinity at St Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was ordained for the Diocese of St Augustine, Florida in 1987. As a priest he served parishes in Jacksonville, Orange Park and Gainesville and taught homiletics and spirituality at his alma mater. He left the active ministry in 1993 and was "laicized" in 1996.

Dubruiel taught theology at Tampa Jesuit High School from 1994 to 1998, then moved to Huntingdon, Indiana to serve as acquisitions editor for Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. He married Amy Welborn of Birmingham in 2000 and moved here with her in 2008 to work for the Diocese. He also authored several books on spirituality and was a popular speaker.

Dubruiel suffered a fatal heart attack while exercising at the Mountain Brook YMCA in 2009 and was survived by his wife and two children. His funeral mass was celebrated at the Cathedral-Basilica of St Augustine, Florida.


  • Dubruiel, Michael & Amy Welborn (1994) The Biblical Way of the Cross. Ave Maria Press ISBN 087793519X
  • Staudacher, Joseph M. & Michael Dubruiel (2001) Lector's Guide to Biblical Pronunciations. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 0879739908
  • Reilly, Lambert & Michael Dubruiel (2001) Latin Sayings for Spiritual Growth. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 0879739436
  • Sheen, Fulton J., Michael Dubruiel & Benedict Groeschel (2002) Praying in the Presence of Our Lord with Fulton J. Sheen. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 0879737158
  • Dubruiel, Michael (2004) The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to your life. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592761003
  • Groeschel, Benedict, John Bishop, Glenn Sodanno & Michael Dubruiel (2004) There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592761208
  • Baker, Robert J., Benedict Groeschel & Michael Dubruiel (2005) When Did We See You, Lord? Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592760686
  • Dubruiel, Michael & Amy Welborn (2005) Praying the Rosary: With the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, & Glorious Mysteries. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592761518
  • Dubruiel, Michael (2005) How to Get More Out of Mass. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592760732
  • Dubruiel, Michael (2005) How To Get The Most Out Of The Eucharist. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592761399
  • Dubruiel, Michael (2006) The Church's Most Powerful Novenas. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 159276097X
  • Groeschel, Benedict & Michael Dubruiel (2007) Questions and Answers About Your Journey to God. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592763332
  • Dubruiel, Michael (2007) The How-To Book of the Mass. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592762697
  • Dubruiel, Michael (2007) A Pocket Guide to the Mass. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 159276293X
  • Dubruiel, Michael (2007) A Pocket Guide to Confession. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592763316
  • Dubruiel, Michael, Amy Welborn & Michael D. O'Brien (2009) Pope John Paul's Biblical Way of the Cross. Ave Maria Press
  • Baker, Robert J., Michael Dubruiel & Amy Welborn (2009) Christmas Joy: From Christ's Birth to His Baptism. Our Sunday Visitor ISBN 1592766927


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