Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lent Day 14: From Communist to Catholic Priest

Hello, Coffee Talkers!

Fr. Benedict Ashley, O.P. (the Order of Preachers, founded by St. Dominic) passed away last Saturday, February 23. Born in 1915 in Kansas, Fr. Benedict started out as a committed atheist and communist, but experienced a conversion through reading the writings of famous Dominican friar St. Thomas Aquinas. As you can guess, Fr. Benedict became a Catholic, a priest, and a member of the Dominican Friars. He has been a renowned philosopher and moral theologian in the United States, and he will certainly be missed.

You can read a bit more about his life here on the Order of Preachers website.

Eternal light grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

As always, thanks for stopping by, and be assured of my prayers.

Peace and all good,

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