Henry Sebastian Bowden

Oratorian and writer, born London, England, 1836; died there, 1920. He became a Catholic, 1852. Having served in the Scots Fusilier Guards, 1855-1867, he resigned as captain, and joined the Oratorian Fathers in London. Ordained, 1870, he became Prefect of the Brothers of the Little Oratory, and was three times superior of the Oratorians. He was celebrated for his work among converts and in the Oratory Middle School for boys. His writings include The Religion of Shakespeare, Dante, and Miniature Lives of the Saints.

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