Father Vaughan

An English Jesuit priest, Father Bernard Vaughan, made a name for himself in Manchester and London as a dynamic preacher. He accepted invitations to deliver sermons in Ireland, Canada, and the United States and also gave hundreds of talks around the world. In Lotus Eaters Bloom remembers listening to one of his sermons, and in Wandering Rocks Father Conmee approvingly, if a little condescendingly, assures one of his parishioners that, "Yes, it was very probable that Father Bernard Vaughan would come again to preach. O, yes: a very great success. A wonderful man really."

John Hunt 2022

 Photographic portrait of Father Bernard Vaughan, date unknown.
Source: Wikimedia Commons.