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Father Edward Aigner was ordained in May, 1972, after studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (Philadelphia), St. Mary’s College (KY), Indiana University, and St. Meinrad School of Theology (Indiana). He later studied at the Catholic University of Louvain in the Belgium Sabbatical Program.
He has served in parishes both in Delaware and on the Easter Shore of Maryland and has been Chaplain at a major state prison for over 25 years. Over the years, Fr. Aigner served as a full-time high school chaplain and as Associate Vocation Director for the diocese. For 10 years, he directed the continuing education for the diocesan clergy and served for 4 years on the national board (NOCERCC). For 15 years, Father Aigner was an Adjunct Faculty for the Loyola Institute of Ministry Extension program. During his time as pastor in Salisbury, Fr. Aigner often traveled to Nicaragua to maintain a sister-parish relationship with our Lady of Mercy parish in Managua. He recently retired as pastor in Salisbury, MD.
With his extensive travel and study, along with his vast experiences, Fr. Aigner has gained a broad view of a diverse world. As a Cross Catholic Outreach Priest, he is bringing God’s message of hope for all of God’s people, especially the poorest of the poor.