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James Ambrose Dominic Aylward

Theologian and poet (1813-1872)

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Aylward, JAMES AMBROSE DOMINIC, theologian and poet, b. at Leeds, April 4, 1813; d. at Hinckley (England), October 5, 1872. He was educated at the Dominican priory of Hinckley, entered the Order of St. Dominic, was ordained priest in 1836, became provincial in 1850, first Prior of Woodchester in 1854, and provincial a second time in 1866. He composed several pious manuals for the use of his community and “A Novena for the Holy Season of Advent” gathered from the prophecies, anthems, etc., of the Roman Missal and Breviary (Derby, 1849). He reedited (London, 1867) a “Life of the Blessed Virgin St. Catherine of Sienna”, translated from the Italian by the Dominican Father John Fen (Louvain, 1609), also an English translation of Father Chocarne’s “Inner Life of Lacordaire” (Dublin, 1867). His essays “On the Mystical Elements in Religion, and on Ancient and Modern Spiritism” were edited posthumously by Cardinal Manning (London, 1874). Father Aylward’s principal monument is his translation of Latin hymns, most of which he contributed to “The Catholic Weekly Instructor”. In his “Annus Sanctus” (London, 1884) Orbey Shipley has reprinted many of them. He says of Father Aylward that he was “a cultured and talented priest of varied powers and gifts.

THOMAS J. SHEEHAN


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