thomas byles


Campaign is under way to have Catholic priest Fr. Thomas Byles, who stayed on RMS Titanic instead of fleeing on a lifeboat, made a saint. He boarded the ship at Southampton to attend his younger brother’s wedding in New York.
But when it sank in 1912 he twice refused to join a lifeboat and instead remained with passengers to pray.

Top image from 1997 film: Fr. Thomas Byles giving confession as RMS Titanic sinks 

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