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Fides Patrum Nostrorum - Faith of Our Fathers (Rev. Dr. Frederickus Faber C.O.) patreon.com/ProVaticanus Faith of our fathers, living still, In spite of dungeon, fire and sword; O how our hearts …More
Fides Patrum Nostrorum - Faith of Our Fathers (Rev. Dr. Frederickus Faber C.O.) patreon.com/ProVaticanus Faith of our fathers, living still, In spite of dungeon, fire and sword; O how our hearts beat high with joy Whene'er we hear that glorious Word! . Our fathers, chained in prisons dark, Were still in heart and conscience free How sweet would be their children's fate If they, like them, could die for thee . Faith of our fathers, we will love Both friend and foe in all our strife; And preach Thee, too, as love knows how By kindly words and virtuous life. Fr. Frederick William Faber C.O. was a noted English hymn writer and theologian, who converted from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism in 1845. He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood subsequently in 1847. His best-known work is Faith of Our Fathers. Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) came from a long line of clergymen. While studying at Oxford, Faber befriended William Wordsworth, who became a lifelong influence. Incidentally, Faber also figured as the Reverend Aubrey St. Lys in Disraeli’s Sybil. His real life ecclesiastic career was novel in its own way. At age thirty-one, Faber left the Church of England for the Catholic Church. There, he started the Brothers of the Will of God of the Congregation of St. Wilfrid or the “Wilfridians.” Faber wrote eight religious treatises and a number of popular hymns in the vernacular. His treatise Self Deceit addressed the tendency to lose sight of God through narcissism. The concept of self-deception appealed to Friends such as Pamphlet Editor Gilbert Kilpack because it related to a concern familiar to Friends in the late 1940s and early 1950s: the relationship between religion and psychology. Pope Pius IX awarded Faber a doctorate of divinity in 1854. Faber died in 1863. #Fides #HappyFathersDay #FaithOfOurFathers Ago gratias Deo per instrumenta a Bingo Crosby et opus de Rev. Dr. Fredericko Faber. http://zazzle.com/ProVaticanus