Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps De Lisle

Convert and lay apostle, born Garendon Park, Leicestershire, England, 1809; died there, 1878. Brought up in the Church of England, he was converted to Catholicism at the age of sixteen. His self-appointed mission was to restore the Anglican Church to Catholic unity. He founded a Trappist monastery and established several missions. He acted as an unofficial mediator between the Church and the Oxford Movement and his zeal resulted in many conversions. Two of his pamphlets, written during the excitement following the restoration of the hierarchy in 1850, met with great success. He assisted in founding "The Association for promoting the Unity of Christendom," but withdrew from it when it was censured by Rome. He translated several devotional works and in addition to many press articles wrote a remarkable treatise on Mohammedanism and Anti-Christ.

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