Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monsignor Richard J. Schuler, PhD in 1941

My mentor, Fr. Schuler.  Although he was a monsignor since 1970, he always signed his name: "Fr. Schuler."   

Seminarian friends in 1941: Monsignor Lavin, Monsignor Schuler, and Monsignor Dulac. 

Photo taken at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota (incidentally, the same seminary that Archbishop Sheen graduated from in 1919, and where he frequently returned to preach retreats).

I was privileged to know all three of these eminent men of learning and holiness.  Nicest guys you could ever imagine.  Princes among men.

I can still remember Mons. Dulac giving lowly old me the pax at Solemn High Mass when I was an altar boy.

These men loved the priesthood of Jesus Christ.  They loved the Church.  They were very good at being priests.  They also gave their lives to the College of St. Thomas (today the University of St. Thomas).  They believed firmly in Catholic education.  

May their reward be heaven.  We, their spiritual sons and heirs, continue their legacy.  They gave their lives for the salvation of souls.   

Thank you to Fr. Tim Ferguson for the pic!     

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