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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

RIP: Fr. Thomas Dubay, SM

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Father Thomas Dubay, S.M., was a well-known retreat master and highly respected author of books on the spiritual life. He spent the last 35 years or so giving retreats and writing more than 20 books on the spiritual life. He was considered an expert on the teaching of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross.
After his ordination as a Marist priest, Father expected to serve in a parish. Instead, he was assigned to graduate school – he holds a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America – and then to teach at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

Fr. Dubay’s EWTN series include “Teresa of Avila: Personality and Prayer,” “Prayer Quests,” “Saints: A Closer Look,” “Bedrock Basics,” “Community Transformed,” and “Contemplation: Union With God.”
His many books include “Faith and Certitude,” “Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel-On Prayer,” “Prayer Primer: Igniting a Fire Within,” “Seeking Spiritual Direction: How to Grow the Divine Life Within,” and “Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment.”

Father Dubay was considered one of the greatest experts on the spiritual life in the Catholic Church today. His writings and teachings show us how we all have the capability to understand beauty and to live a Christ-like life, through deep prayer and understanding of the Gospel.




Eternal rest grant unto him,
O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
Amen.

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