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THE

ENGLISH BLACK MONKS

OF ST. BENEDICT

A SKETCH OF THEIR HISTORY FROM THE

COMING OF ST. AUGUSTINE TO

THE PRESENT DAY

BY THE

REV. ETHELRED L. TAUNTON

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOLUME THE SECOND

LONDON
JOHN C. NIMMO
NEW YORK: LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO.

MDCCCXCVII

PUBLICL DAN?

930

ASTOR, LINOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATION,

1897.

Printed by BALLANTYNE, HANSON & Co.

At the Ballantyne Press

CHAPTER XII

DOUAI AND DIEULEWARD

PAGES

Success of the Spanish missioners—The popularity and influence

of Dom John Roberts, as witnessed by Lewis Owen—The
necessity of an accessible benedictine foundation for training
English subjects – Advantages of Douai urged by Doctor
Gifford—Imprisonment and banishment of Roberts : he visits
Douai and proceeds to Spain : arrives again in England: his
second arrest and return to Spain : his benedictine foundation
at Douai narrated by Owen : he again visits England-Dom
Augustine Bradshaw appointed vicar over the Spanish con-
gregation's missioners in England—Roberts again imprisoned
and banished: he returns to Douai — Gunpowder plot -
Weldon's account of the plot : its unreliability-Return of
Roberts to England: he is again arrested-Philip Caverel,
abbat of Arras, becomes benefactor to the Douai benedic-
tines — Opposition of the English jesuits renewed : their
efforts to frustrate the foundation at Douai -- Intrigues in
relation to the Douai secular college ; their aim to lower the
intellectual status of the clergy – Dom Bradshaw arrives
at Douai : endeavours of the jesuits to eject the monks-Dr.
Gifford's efforts on behalf of the benedictines : he obtains the
church and cloister of Dieuleward for the Douai monks-
Roberts arrives at Douai — Parsons' charges against the
benedictines at Rome, and Dom Anselm Beech's defence-
Roberts again visits England and is imprisoned : his escape-
The occupation of Dieuleward commenced— The building of
the monastery – Roberts's exertions in Spain on behalf of
Douai : his success : he returns to England, is arrested,
and executed—Building of Douai monastery commenced by
Philip Caverel — Employments of the monks-Benefactions
of abbat Philip Caverel : his character and work—Death of
Parsons—The firm establishment of the Spanish fathers on
the continent

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