Archive for August 26th, 2007

Blessed Dominic

Today is Sunday. If it were another day of the week, we would be celebrating the feast of Blessed Dominic (Barberi) of the Mother of God, who brought the Passionists to England and later received John Henry Newman into the Catholic Church. Father Gary at The Passionist Charism has a series of posts on Blessed Dominic, one of which has a fine quotation from Cardinal Bourne, who was Archbishop of Westminster in the early years of the twentieth century:
Of all the preachers of the divine Word who have worked for the salvation of souls in England, there is no one – in our opinion – to whom we are more indebted than the Servant of God, Dominic of the Mother of God. I should consider myself happy if I had the power and right to dedicate this whole Diocese to his care and protection and be allowed to honour him as our Patron and Protector in England.
Perhaps Cardinal Bourne’s desire will be fulfilled when Dominic is canonised!
You can read some writings of Blessed Dominic and his saintly companion Father Ignatius Spencer here

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