New Catholic Dictionary – John Dobrée Dalgairns


(Father Bernard) Born Island of Guernsey, 1818; died Saint George’s Retreat, England, 1876. He was an ardent follower of Newman and a staunch supporter of the Catholic movement. Influenced by his work and studies, he became a convert, 1845, and was ordained priest, 1846. The following year he entered the Oratorian novitiate in Rome. After his return to England, he was stationed at various Oratories, among them South Kensington, London, where he was elected superior, 1863. He was an able preacher, confessor, and defender of the Church against agnostics. His best-known works are: Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; The Holy Communion; and The German Mystics of the Fourteenth Century.

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  • “John Dobrée Dalgairns”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 November 2012. Web. 27 May 2019. <>