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The Downside review (Volume 23) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 6 feb 2012


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... Downside Review. Christmas, 1904. IN MEMORIAM: ABBOT RAYNAL. (ob. June 9th, 1904). The career and personality of Abbot Raynal call for a fuller recognition than the meagre tribute of an obituary paragraph. Though the main portion of his life was spent elsewhere, yet there is none more worthy of a place among Gregorian worthies. No one served her interests more loyally, nor had more enthusiastic affection for her past or present; nor was any character more completely or consistently the outcome of its early training at St. Gregory's. The traits of that character are ancestral, and mark his Gregorian lineage, and the tribute we pay to him reflects upon the period to which he belongs. Born at Port Louis in the Mauritius, of French parents,1 Peter Paul Raynal came to Downside in 1848, a boy of eleven, with scanty English and a foreign bringing up. Here his quick bright nature speedily made him a favourite, while his affectionate disposition lent itself to ready friendships. A surviving classfellow, Mr. George Lynch, tells us of the influence which his character had on his companions. "He was always full of life and spirits, and though thoroughly religious, there was no humbug or intolerance about his religion. The recollection of his goodness has often been of great service to me in my varied experiences." He was one of those happy people who are never called upon to remodel or renovate their early religious impressions; who go through life in one consistent attitude of faith, always strengthening and deepening the disposition which was theirs from the first. This is exemplified in that liturgical taste which so marked his career. As a boy he delighted in the service of the altar. How he loved the Old Chapel with its host of reverend associations; and how he de...

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