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Father Thomas Dubay, retreat master and author, dies

September 28, 2010

Father Thomas Dubay, the famed retreat master and spiritual director, died on September 26. Ordained in 1950, the Marist priest wrote several books on the spiritual life, including Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and the Gospel on Prayer and Happy Are the Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom. The Little Sisters of the Poor cared for him during the last year of his life.


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  • Posted by: - Sep. 28, 2010 9:26 PM ET USA

    I've read and studied "Fire Within" when I was a contemplative monk, and that brilliant book by Fr. Dubay has done a lot for my Spiritual life. Even to this day now that I'm a lay person again. I shall miss Fr. Dubay, as undoubtedly many others will. May he rest in peace!