Catholic Poetry: “The Pillar of the Cloud,” by Blessed John Henry Henry Newman (1801-1890)


Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home– Lead Thou me on! Keep Thou my feet, I do not ask to see The distant scene– one step enough for me. I was not ever thus, nor pray’d that Thou Shouldst lead me [Read More...]

Former Episcopal Bishop Speaks at Catholic Forum, Brooklyn, 1860


THE LECTURE SEASON. Catholic Library Association—Lecture by Dr. Silliman Ives—“Catholic Rome the Patroness of Knowledge” (The Brooklyn Eagle, November 2, 1860, p. 2)  A lecture was delivered last evening at the Brooklyn Institute under the patronage of the Catholic Library Association. The lecturer of the evening was the Dr. Silliman Ives, who was formerly Episcopal [Read More...]

Father Francis Asbury Baker, C.S.P. (1820-1865)


Priest of the Congregation of St. Paul the Apostle, born Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. 30 March, 1820; died 4 April, 1865. Father Baker was a son of Dr. Samuel Baker, a physician of note in Baltimore. He was graduated from Princeton College in 1839. His parents, whom he lost early in life, had been Methodists, but [Read More...]