Archive for August 14th, 2007

Blessed Dominic Barberi C.P., and John Henry Cardinal Newman

14 August, 2007

The College in Littlemore, England, where Blessed Dominic Barberi, C.P., received John Henry Cardinal Newman into the Catholic Church is entrusted to the Society of the Work.

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Church of Blessed Dominic Barberi C.P.

14 August, 2007

Near the Newman Oratory in Littlemore, England, is the Catholic Church of Blessed Dominic Barberi.

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Blessed Dominic Barberi C.P. – Feast 26th August

14 August, 2007

Dominic Barberi, known in religious life by the title “of the Mother of God”, was born in 1792 at Viterbo, in Italy. At twenty two years of age, he experienced the call of God to the apostolate. Leaving his farm work, he entered the Congregation of the Passion where he manifested extraordinary gifts of mind and heart. After he was ordained to the priesthood in 1818, he spent himself diligently in teaching, in the ministry of the word, in the direction of souls and in writing many philosophical, theological and homiletic works. Filled with the spirit of St. Paul of the Cross, he gave particular attention to the work of leading the English people to the unity of the Church. Thus, after having established the congregation of the Passion in Belgium in 1840, he went to England in 1842 where he spent himself tirelessly in the apostolate to which God had called him. He had the consolation of bringing many Anglicans into the Church, among them Cardinal John Henry Newman. He died at Reading in England on 27th August 1849.

Passionist Proper Offices, p. 118