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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Friday, April 20, 2007

RIP - Msgr. Richard Schuler

Requiem aeternam dona ets, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat ets.
Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam,
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem aeternam dona ets, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat ets.

Word has come that Msgr. Richard Schuler, the "keeper of the flame" at St. Agnes parish in St. Paul for maintaining transcendent beauty in the liturgy and in sacred music, has died, after faithfully joining his long-suffering to our Lord on the Cross.

I could go on for a very long time about the impact Msgr. Schuler has had on the Church and on so many of us individually -- perhaps most strikingly in the large numbers of priests who heard can trace their awareness of their call to the priesthood to his (and his fellow priests at St. Agnes) fostering of holy vocations.

So much to say, yet so little to tell in light of the joy that now awaits him!

I now direct you to a beautiful piece, written by one of Msgr. Schuler's fellow priests in Feb., 2006, which now works very nicely as an obituary: The Spiritual Impact of Msgr. Richar Schuler's Priestly Leadership and Example

Update: Funeral times will be available on the St. Agnes parish website as soon as they are known.


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