Fading sepia tone photographs of a stiff Victorian clergyman
belie the sheer drive, impact and humanity of Herbert
Vaughan. A holy and pious man, and great retreat giver, he
was a hugely successful fundraiser and leader – yet a man
who wept for his shortcomings while saying Mass.
Energetically founding a missionary order, charitable
societies and organisations that still run today, including the
CTS since 1868, his life was never secure due to a life-long
heart weakness. At heart a missionary, a seminary rector, a
bishop, a journalist, a gifted and shy communicator –
Vaughan has left an impressive legacy of service and love.
About the Author:
Robert O’Neil, is a Mill Hill Missionary and biographer of
Vaughan. Based in USA, he spent his first years on
mission in Africa.