In a letter dated “Littlemore, October 8, 1845″, Dr. Newman wrote:
“I am this night expecting Father Dominic, the Passionist, who from his youth has been led to have distinct and direct thoughts, first about countries in the North, and then of England. After thirty years waiting, he was without his own act sent here. But he had little to do with conversions. I saw him here for a few minutes on St. John Baptist’s day last year.
“He is a simple holy man and, withal, gifted with remarkable powers. He does not know my intention, but I mean to ask of him admission into the one fold of Chirst.
- The Passionists, Felix Ward, C.P., p. 86-87