Fr Raymond Jude Nogar

Fr Raymond Jude Nogar

Birth
Death 17 Nov 1967 (aged 50)
Burial Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 70346283 · View Source
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Born of Christian Science parents in Monroe, Michigan, on November 19, 1916, Nogar received his early education in the public schools of Monroe and his college education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. There he also pursued graduate studies in the social sciences for three years.

While at the University he was received into the Catholic Church and entered the Dominican Order at the Dominican House of Studies, River Forest, Illinois, where he made profession on September 15, 1942. There also he received the Lectorate in Sacred Theology, and there too he received the Doctorate in Philosophy from its Pontifical Institute of Philosophy.

Father Nogar specialized in the philosophy of nature and was a member of the Albertus Magnus Lyceum. He taught in the House of Studies in River Forest until his death, except for a year when he was Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Angelicum, Rome. He also taught Theology in summer schools for the Dominican Sisters, Springfield, Illinois, and during six years gave Thomist lectures there for the benefit of the Sisters and lay members of the Thomist Association. For several years he also taught Philosophy at St. Xavier College, Chicago, and figured largely in the St. Xavier Plan of Liberal Education.

Besides his teaching apostolate and many articles in scientific journals, he wrote two highly successful books: The Wisdom of Evolution and The Lord of the Absurd. It was the first of these works which brought him into national prominence in the rô1e of lecturer and preacher, especially among university and college students. His book on evolution has been translated into French and Spanish.

Father Nogar's quiet and retiring disposition was not changed by the publicity attendingthe fame of his publications. He remained ever humble and always available to his students whose minds he was table to reach and whose hearts he knew how to raise to the Author of nature and to the mysteries of the supernatural life. He died suddenly of a heart attack at the House of Studies in River Forest on November 17, 1967, and was interred in the Dominican Plot in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois.


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  • Created by: Eman Bonnici
  • Added: 24 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70346283
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fr Raymond Jude Nogar (19 Nov 1916–17 Nov 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70346283, citing All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Eman Bonnici (contributor 46572312) .