Friday, July 26, 2013

Msgr Edward Hawks - 1878 / 1955 - Obituary - St Joan of Arc Parish Harrowgate Philadelphia

                                                                                                     Photo: L. Gould

From a British Archive:

Noted convert, author and lecturer dies

MGR. EDWARD HAWKS, who was born in Wales, became an Anglican minister and then a Catholic priest, and for the past 35 years was Rector of St. Joan of Arc's Church in Philadelphia, has died at the age of 76.

Mgr. Hawks an internationally known writer and lecturer, was born in Crickhowell, Brecknockshire. He studied at London University, Lennoxville University, Canada, and the Nashotah House Anglican Seminary in Wisconsin.

One of twenty

He was ordained as an Anglican minister but was received into the Church in 1908, being one of 20 clerical converts associated with the late Mgr. McGarvey, and was ordained by Archbishop Prendergast in 1911.

He was an outstanding authority on non-Catholic efforts towards unity, both among themselves and in relation to the Church.

During the first World War he was a chaplain to the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

He was a regular contributor to the Catholic Standard and Times and contributed many articles and short stories to America, The Commonwealth, the Catholic World, the Ecclesiastical Review and other magazines.

In 1936 he became a Domestic Prelate to the Pope, and was later appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of Isabelle the Catholic.



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