Father Chrysostom Nuremberg, C.P., St. Paul of the Cross Province (1859-1921)

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Born Leonard Nuremburg on September 20, 1859 in Gonnersdorf, Prussia, he emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1869 and settled in Reading, Pennsylvania where he attended parochial school. For a while he worked in a brass foundry and then had the opportunity to enter St. Vincent’s College, Beatty, Pennsylvania with the hope of becoming a priest. After some yeas he entered the Passionist novitiate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was professed on April 11, 1886 and received the name Chrysostom. In 1884 Father Paul Hyacinth of Mexico came to the Provincial Chapter which led Chrysostom to volunteer to join him in the Mexico missions where he was ordained on April 11, 1886. For ten years Father Nuremberg was Director and Lector of Students in Mexico. When the Spanish province took over the houses in Mexico, the United States priests were recalled, however Father Nuremberg remained on for three more years. In 1896 he finally returned and was stationed in Normandy, Missouri for two years. After that he went to St. Michael’s Church, Pittsburgh as curate and then was appointed pastor in 1906. In 1912 he resigned due to ill health. He then served as a Vice-Rector and came down with the influenza epidemic from which he never recovered. Eventually he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.