Brother David Augustine Baker

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Mystic and ascetical writer. He became a Catholic, and later a Benedictine (1605), first, of the Cassinese Congregation in England, but afterward of the English Congregation. In collaboration with Father Jones and Father Clement Reyner, he published Apostolatus Benedictinorum in Anglia (Benedictine Apostolate in England). While spiritual director of a Benedictine convent of nuns at Cambrai (16241633), he wrote many ascetical treatises, an abstract of which is contained in his Sancta Sophia. In 1633 he removed to Douai, whence he proceeded to London, where he was subjected to persecution.

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  • “Brother David Augustine Baker“. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 October 2014. Web. 19 October 2017. <>