January 19 – Thomas Vincent Faustus Sadler

January 16, 2023

Thomas Vincent Faustus Sadler

Thomas Vincent Faustus Sadler © The Trustees of the British Museum

Born 1604; died at Dieulward, Flanders, 19 Jan., 1680-1. He was received into the Church at the age of seventeen by his uncle, Dom Walter Sadler, and joined the Benedictines at Dieulward, being professed in 1622. Little is known of his missionary labors, but probably he was chaplain to the Sheldons of Weston and the Tichbornes in Hampshire before going to London, where he worked many years. He edited several spiritual books, often collaborating with Dom Anselm Crowther, and signing himself T.V. His chief publications are “The Christian Pilgrim in his Spiritual Conflict and Conquest” (1652); “Jesus, Maria, Joseph” (1657); “The Daily Exercise of the Devout Rosarists” (1657), which was afterwards developed into a well-known prayer book, “The Daily Exercise of the Devout Christian”; “A Guide to Heaven”, translated from Bona’s “Manuductio” (1672); “The Holy Desires of Death”, translated from Lallemant (1678). Wood attributes to him “The Childe’s Catechism” (1678).

WELLDON, Chronological Notes on the English Benedictine Congregation (London, 1881; SNOW, Necrology of the English Congregation O. S. B. (London, 1883); WOOD, Athenae Oxonienses, ed. BLISS (London, 1813-20); OLIVER, Collections (London, 1857); GILLOW in Bibl. Dict. Eng. Cath.; COOPER in Dict. Nat. Biog.

EDWIN BURTON (Catholic Encyclopedia)

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