Msgr. Schuler

Today would have been the 88th birthday of Msgr. Richard J. Schuler, former pastor of St. Agnes Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Requiescat in pace.

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  1. John says:

    Speaking of St. Agnes, where is Father Altier these days? Has Archbishop Nienstedt rehabilitated him from his pariah status at a nursing home?

  2. I will remember Monsignor during my Holy Hour this evening

  3. Does any know if Monsignor Schuler was a fan of Dvorak?

  4. Franzjosf says:

    I’ve always admired Msgr. Schuler from afar. Is there a book that tells his story? I’ve always wondered how he withstood the tide of the ‘spirit of VII’ that swept the country. Was there episcopal pressure that he had to withstand? I’m sure that when he had to stand firm he did so with grace.


  5. Fr. Bryan J. B. Pedersen says:

    Mass in D flat was sung often by the Chorale. The tenor solo “Christe, Christe, eleison” is quite memorable.

  6. I attended St Agnes from 2002-2007 but didn’t get to see Msgr all too often. I first found out about the Twin Cities Chorale in the Adoremus Bulletin. I’m happy I did after moving to the liturgical wasteland of the Dio of Winona.

  7. Tim Ferguson says:

    I am going out with friends tonight, and will be sure to toast “himself.”

    In cleaning up some old papers I recently came across a holy card of Bl. Karl von Hapsburg and some letters which Monsignor wrote to me. I think of and pray for him frequently.

  8. John Enright says:

    Me too, Father. Requiescat in pace.

  9. Chris says:

    Having only been a member of St. Agnes since earlier this year, I never had the privilege of knowing Monsignor. But it is apparent to me that many of the things I love about the parish exist as a direct result of his decades of ministry and work there, and for that reason I feel personally indebted to him. I will remember him in my prayer today. Thanks for letting us know, Father.

  10. Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae says:

    Fr. Altier has not been freed by Abp. Nienstadt but he is regularly presiding the TLM at St. Augustine’s in South St. Paul, MN at 11:30 each Sunday.

  11. Knowing Fr. Altier’s love for the contemplative life, I would imagine he is making the most of his time at the nursing home, although we certainly miss his “voice in the wilderness.”

    Regarding Msgr. Schuler, eternal memory!

  12. Fabrizio says:

    Un vero romano.

  13. Fabrizio: A high compliment indeed!

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