Sunday, January 21, 2007

Monsignor Richard Schuler has suffered a mild stroke

Monsignor Richard J. Schuler, age 86, pastor emeritus of St Agnes Parish in St Paul, MN, suffered a mild stroke at his residence on January 10, 2007. He has recovered somewhat from this stroke and is mentally clear, able to speak without noticeable problems, and is appropriate in his responses. However, he needs therapy and at the present time is not able to return to his previous residence in Hopkins, MN.

At this time, he needs continued rest to recover from the effects of the stroke. He also needs rest from some therapy he will be receiving. In accord with his own wishes and that of his medical team, his family requests that no one visit him or call him on the phone. He and his family are very grateful for all of the prayers offered on his behalf and ask that these prayers continue. From the St Agnes Parish Bulletin

Today, incidentally, is the feast of day of St Agnes, virgin and martyr, the patroness of the parish. Msgr. Schuler, who earned a PhD in Music, perhaps more than anybody is the individual responsible for preserving much of the music of the pre-Vatican II Mass and is the founder of St Agnes' world famous symphonic, choral and schola Masses. Today it was the Mass of St. Cecilia by Gounod. Marvelous!

You prayers are urgently requested for the health of Monsignor Schuler. He is well known by Catholics around the world. So spread the word.

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