Saturday, April 21, 2007

Ad finem fidelis: Mons. Richard Schuler...

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)!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

He was a saint. He did so much. Liberals mocked and derided him but their taunt never made him stop. May he pray for St. Agnes!

Anonymous said...

http://www.legacy.com/TwinCities/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=87367333

Anonymous said...

Requiem aeternam, è tornato alla casa del Padre.

Anonymous said...

You are not wearing a nylon cotta, are you?

Anonymous said...

yes msgr. schuler is a saint

JPSonnen said...

Yes, the antique cotta is from the '20s or the like. I like it because it's like what my grandfathers wore at that time when they served at the altar.

JPSonnen said...

What benefits every youth is to have the mentor that I and so many others had in Msgr. Schuler. It would take a book for any one of us to extol and exult his greatness and the many little stories that he often shared with us.

He gave heed to the youth and we were inspired by his walking with integrity of heart like Moses, the man of God. We saw as other clergy around us had cast off our liturgical patrimony. The cares of his heart were many and he always gave cheer to all.

In one sense he still reigns - robed with majesty in the Roman style chasuble and girded with the maniple! He never forsake the liturgical ordinances of the Roman Rite and it was he who taught us Catholic heritage/culture. May God reward him!

al said...

http://www.startribune.com/614/story/1136242.html