Baker, David Augustine
Mystic and ascetical writer, born Abergavenny, England; died London.
He became a Catholic, and later a Benedictine (1605), first, of the Cassinese Congregation in England, but afterward of the English Congregation.
In collaboration with Father Jones and Father Clement Reyner, he published ().
While spiritual director of a Benedictine convent of nuns at Cambrai (1624-1633), he wrote many ascetical treatises, an abstract of which is contained in his .
In 1633 he removed to Douai, whence he proceeded to London, where he was subjected to persecution, and died of the plague.
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