Skip to comments.Michael Davies, R.I.P.
Posted on 09/26/2004 4:54:51 PM PDT by bonaventura
Michael Davies, R.I.P
On Saturday, September 25, the great Michael Davies died. After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Mr. Davies was taken, perhaps mercifully by the Divine Judge, of a massive heart attack. The debt we all owe this extraordinary individual cannot be measured. We have lost a friend and mentor, the traditional movement has lost its uncontested elder statesman, and the Church has lost one of her greatest defenders of all time.
Though he was not martyred, the name Davies can surely and without hesitation be placed alongside those of More, Fisher and Campion, as men who gave their lives to the defense of the Holy, Roman Catholic Church in times of unparalleled attack.
We are shocked, stunned and saddened beyond belief by his passing. But for now, well say and write nothing more. It is time to mourn a great and noble Catholic. May his soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
May he rest in peace.
We must have been preparing to post this at the same time. I posted it, but there was a HTML problem, so I posted it again, but after you had, so it's on here 3 times.
Sad indeed, for us. I suspect many a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of his soul, and rightly so.
Is there anyone that can post the propers for the traditional requiem mass? I tried to post it, but the format wouldn't work out.
Here is a link to one:
Not being a RC, who was this guy?
I will claim ignorance, but I am not aware of who Mr. Davies is. Can you enlighten me?
I don't think I could get the format either. Maybe Irish can.
Mr. Davies is the former President of the Una Voce Federation, and one of the foremost scholars associated with promotion of traditional Catholicism.
He was a first and foremost a historian, writing extensively about the Catholic Church in England during the protestant revolution, and much about the Catholic Church in the face of the current revolution and crisis.
Nothing I could write about him could do him any justice. I saw him speak during his battle with cancer (which he described as a "minor health condition", so as not to have those in the crowd feeling sorry for him), and the man was simply amazing. He will be missed.
Michael Davies was president of Una Voce International (an international federation of associations, founded in 1966 in Rome, that now includes national associations in 17 nations on every continent. It is dedicated to ensuring that the Roman Mass codified by St. Pius V is maintained as one of the forms of eucharistic worship which are honored in universal liturgical life, and to restoring the use of Latin, Gregorian Chant, and sacred polyphony in Catholic liturgy.), and is the author of many books on Catholic history and liturgy.
A brilliant man who will be sorely missed. R.I.P.
Michael Davies, R.I.P.
It is with deep sorrow that I have to inform everyone of the death of Mr. Michael Davies, the President d'Honneur of the International Una Voce Federation. Michael suffered a heart attack at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday 25th September and died instantly.
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine; et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Michael's family will be keeping me informed and I will send out information as I receive it. They have also asked that for the moment no one contacts the family direct until arrangements have been made. Should anyone require any specific information please contact me via email on email@example.com
Leo Darroch, Secretary, International Federation Una Voce.
Posted 26 Sept 2004
It seems that FR doesn't support that version of HTML. I tried formatting it too, but it won't line up into neat columns.
May all of the Saints in Heaven greet him as he enters. Truly Tradition has lost a giant today. R.I.P.
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