Brother Dominic Maria, O.S.C.O. (Temple Morgan), R.I.P.

We received news yesterday on the death of Brother Dominic Maria, O.S.C.O. Brother was an early member of Saint Benedict Center and a convert of Father Feeney’s from Protestantism. He was a Harvard student and the scion of the famous Morgan family (J.P. was a grand-uncle). Our own Brother Francis (Dr. Fakhri Maluf) was his Godfather.

For a long time after the community at Saint Therese House in Still River, Massachusetts became Benedictines, Brother Dominic remained in that house, but he eventually transferred into the Trappist Order, and was a member of the monastic community of Caldey Abbey, Caldey Island, off Tenby, Dyfed, Wales.

Brother Dominic Maria loved Father Feeney dearly. Perhaps Father’s most controversial convert (his Boston Brahman family strongly opposed his conversion), Temple Morgan remained loyal to Father, at a great personal price. Though separated by a great distance, he also kept in contact with his Godfather and our Superior, Brother Francis.

Please pray for the repose of his soul.