Monday, 11 June 2007

Bishop Fulton J Sheen

Today being the anniversary of his ordination as a bishop in 1951, the 5.30pm Mass in the Cathedral this evening will be offered for the repose of his soul, and for his cause (introduced in 2002).

Bishop Fulton J Sheen (shown above in the Time Magazine cover for 1952) preached at Westminster Cathedral on Good Friday 1953. He has a few other Westminster diocesan connexions. In the 1920s, he was Philosophy Professor in the diocesan seminary at St Edmund's Ware, when he was a colleague of Mgr Knox. Bishop Sheen was a regular summer supply and preacher at St Patrick's church, Soho. He was also a patron of Tyburn convent, the Benedictine foundation near the site of Tyburn gallows, not far from the Cathedral.


Jay said...

I have some audio files of Bishop Sheen talking. He had that rare gift of making the complicated seem so easy. A fantastic communicator. I can't be at the Cathedral for Mass so I shall join in with prayer instead.

Anonymous said...

I did not know that Bp Sheen and Msgr Knox knew each other. Imagine the conversations that passed between those two minds!

Kim Andrew D'Souza said...

Fulton Sheen is the subject of the latest "Focus" show from Salt and Light Television.