Saturday, November 29, 2014

Like a Secret Told by Angels

"Like a secret  
told by angels, 
getting known 
upon the earth,  
is the 
Mother's expectation
of Messiah's 
speedy birth." 

F. Faber

Painting: Antonello da Messina



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    1. It's one of my favorite Advent quotes, Brenda. Thanks!

  2. I decided to research F. Faber having loved the writing above and found this Tribute to him. I enjoyed reading this article and learning about him and even chuckled at the irony of how Newman influenced him to 'not' become 'Catholic' and then became Catholic himself, with Faber following. :)

    Excerpt: //It was only Newman’s influence that prevented him from entering the Church...

    But on 9 October 1845, Newman was received into the Church at Littlemore. In November, with Francis Knox and ten other friends and servants, Faber was received into the Church at Northampton by Bishop William Wareing, vicar apostolic of the eastern district. They settled in Birmingham, where they informally organized themselves as a religious community, calling themselves the Brothers of the Will of God, or ‘Wilfridians’ (as they were mischievously called by St Dominic Barberi) from St Wilfrid, their patron, at Cotton Hall, near Cheadle, Staffordshire, the gift of the Earl of Shrewsbury. Faber was ordained priest in 1847...//

    I thought you might enjoy this, too, Nancy. God bless.

    1. Susie, thank you so much! I did enjoy this article, very much indeed, and bookmarked the page for future reference. I had never known most of this (had never heard of the Brothers of the Will of God - how intriguing!).

      I really appreciate your sharing this information. God bless!