TITANIC - NOT YET A PRIEST - SAVED FOR WAR
|R.M.S. TITANIC - SEA TRIALS COMMENCED|
At this time of year, my mind is always arrested by the loss of R.M.S. TITANIC on 14th April, 1912 - the ship it was claimed "even God could not sink!"
Her story is forever linked with the lives of four Heroic Catholic Priests and the deaths of three of them. The "one that got away" was not a Priest at the time - God had other things in mind for him.But the discipline of Religious Obedience was to save his life and preserve him for heroic ministry in the midst of the horrors of World War I in Europe. And, as it happens, he took the last photos of TITANIC before she plunged to her icy grave.
We shall return to the interesting details in Part II.