Liguori Muller, OFM
1917 – 1995
Fr. Liguori Muller, OFM, was born on June 24, 1917 in Philadelphia. He entered St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., and six years later, entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1937. He professed temporary vows in 1938, made his solemn profession in 1941, and was ordained in 1943.
His first assignment was to Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., where he taught Latin, Greek, and English for six years. He then entered The Catholic University of America, Washington, where he studied for his doctorate in the classics, receiving his degree in 1954. Fr. Liguori then went to St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary as a professor of classics, serving as rector and guardian from 1961 to 1967.
As rector, Fr. Liguori worked tirelessly at developing the highest standards in the classics and the arts, and is credited with raising the academic standards of the seminary education. In 1967, he returned to Siena College as vicar of the friary and a professor of the classics, a task that he performed with great energy and enthusiasm for 22 years.
He died on Dec. 3, 1995 at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J. Fr. Liguori was 78 years old, a professed friar for 57 years, and a priest for 52 years.