Friday, June 27, 2008

One of my favorites

I love this portrait of Francis Cardinal Bourne. It's a bit too dark, but the mood is just fantastic.

Francis Bourne was born in 1861 in Clapham/GB. He joined the Dominicans in 1877 but left the order three years later. After studies in Paris and Leuven he was ordained a priest in 1884. He was bishop of Southwark from 1897 to 1903 before he became archbishop of Westminster. He served as archbishop until his death in 1935. He was made a cardinal in the consistory of November 27th, 1911.

This photo shows Cardinal Bourne during the Eucharistic Congress in Malta, 1913.

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