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Rev Fr Aloysius John Burggraff
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1898
Minnesota, USA
Death: May 29, 1966
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Father Aloysius Burggraff, CSP, was born in Royalton, Minnesota, on July 28, 1898. He was an engineering student at the University of Minnesota when the U.S. entered World War I. He promptly joined the U.S. Army Chemical Engineers for the duration.

After the war he returned to the U of M and completed his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering in 1920. That same year he entered the Paulist novitiate. He was professed on September 15, 1926 and ordained a priest on June 9, 1927.

Immediately after ordination he was appointed the first superior of the new Juniorate in Baltimore, teaching science at the Sulpician St. Charles College as well. After brief assignments as parish assistant and missionary in Minneapolis and Washington he returned to St. Paul's College as both teacher and rector while earning his PhD in Chemistry at Catholic University.

In 1944 Fr. Burggraff became pastor of St. Austin's parish in Austin, Texas, but three years later was transferred to New York City to work at the Information Center at St. Paul the Apostle parish there.

By 1952 he was back in Baltimore and director of the Information Center in that city. During this period he worked at the Center, wrote a column for The Baltimore Catholic Review and, in 1960, published his popular "Handbook for New Catholics."

By the mid-1960's his health began a steady decline and, when the Information Center moved to a new location in early 1965, he resigned his position and moved to Washington to teach Ethics at St. Paul's College.

In May of 1966 he suffered a fatal heart attack. He was 67 years old at the time of his death and did not quite reach his 40th Anniversary of Ordination. He is buried in Baltimore.

New Cathedral Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: Lot 1148, Section KK
Created by: Paulist Archives
Record added: Apr 09, 2011
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Rev Fr Aloysius John Burggraff
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Rev Fr Aloysius John Burggraff
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Rev Fr Aloysius John Burggraff
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Rest In Peace, Father Aloysius!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jul. 4, 2011

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