Basil Hume OSB

August 8, 2009

HUME

Today I prayed at the tomb of Cardinal Basil Hume OSB. Cardinal Hume was the 4th Abbot of Ampleforth, 1963-1976 and Archbishop of Westminster, 1976-1999. He was entrusted with positions of great responsibility yet seemed to remain a simple Benedictine monk throughout.

It is hard to believe that it is ten years since he returned to the Lord. Whenever I visit his tomb I find people praying there. There are always flowers left there too. He was a monk who touched the lives of many people.

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