Monsignor Richard J. Schuler, Ph.D., priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, passed away peacefully yesterday, April 20, at an elder-care facility near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Monsignor Schuler was born into a Catholic familiy of German immigrants in Minneapolis in 1920. He attended all Catholic schools and was ordained a priest in 1945 and in 1970 he was named a monsignor.
Monsignor Schuler had been hailed by many as the greatest living Church musician of the latter twentieth century. His great loves were for sacred music as well as for the liturgical patrimony of the Roman rite. He was always popular with the youth and had a gift for promoting vocations to the religious life.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Vivit post funera virtus (virtue lives on after the grave). Manet (he remains)!