Rest In Peace, Fr. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.

//Rest In Peace, Fr. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.

Rest In Peace, Fr. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.

Yesterday, Fr. Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., died.  Fr. Cyprian was professor emeritus of Church history at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and has been very involved with the Archdiocese throughout his distinguished service to the Church. Here is the statement I released today:

Father Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.

Father Cyprian Davis, O.S.B.

Fr. Cyprian Davis was a significant leader as a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and as a spiritual writer, historian, and advocate for the vibrant presence of African American Catholic leaders. 

His 1990 book, The History of Black Catholics in the United States, remains the authoritative work in this important movement of Catholicism in the United States.

Most of all, Fr. Cyprian was a humble child of God who sought in an unassuming way to live a life of holiness and to place his considerable talents at the service of Christ and His Church. 

The Archdiocese of Louisville mourns the loss of a true friend.

 

 

 

 

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