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Fr. Dubay's wonderful book on the spirituality of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila called Fire Within is really a 'must read'.

"Sancte Pater" has some clips:

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Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M., is a well-known retreat master and expert in the spiritual life. A Marist Priest, Father holds a Ph.D. from Catholic University of America and has taught on both major seminary level for about fifteen years. He spent the last three decades giving retreats and writing books (over twenty at last count) on various aspects of the spiritual life.

He is an expert on the teachings and writings of the two mystical doctors of the Church, John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.

Books by Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M., published by Ignatius Press:

• And You Are Christ's: The Charism of Virginity and the Celibate Life
• Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment
• Deep Conversion/Deep Prayer
• The Evidential Power of Beauty
• Faith and Certitude
• Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and the Gospel - On Prayer
• Happy Are the Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom
• Prayer Primer: Igniting A Fire Within

Video series by Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.:

• Teresa of Avila: Personality and Prayer
• Prayer Quests
• Contemplation: Union With God

Eternal rest grant him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him, and may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
:pray2: What was the cause of death?
I found some more information:

Father Thomas Dubay, S.M., R.I.P.
Fr. Z. is reporting the very sad news that Father Thomas Dubay, S.M., has died. Fr. Dubay was one of the great spiritual directors and writers of our times. May God grant him eternal peace and beatitude. More information to be posted as it comes available.

UPDATE: The following is from the Little Sisters of the Poor in Washington, D.C., who cared for Father Dubay during his final days.

Rev Thomas Dubay, SM
RIP September 26, 2010

From Washington, DC:

This morning at 4:45, the Lord welcomed into His Kingdom Rev Thomas Dubay, SM, after suffering kidney failure and massive bleeding in the brain. Father’s frail health had been declining ever since his admission to the Little Sisters of the Poor home in Washington more than a year ago, but his suffering was even more noticeable in recent months. Despite this fact, Fr Dubay was just as witty as ever.

When Father’s superior, Fr. Bruce Lery, SM, called the Little Sisters on Sunday morning to tell them, he said, "We have a saint in heaven" –how true! Fr. Dubay was hospitalized about a month ago and then transferred to a rehabilitation facility for specialized treatments but his health was steadily declining. Yesterday he was re-admitted to the hospital with bleeding in the brain, and he was put in coronary intensive care. Although the ventilator was removed, he continued to breathe on his own.

Although he suffered from his loss of independence, he was happy to concelebrate Mass almost every day in the chapel of the Little Sisters Home in the shadow of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in our nation’s capital.

The Marist priests and brothers visited him almost daily, and Father depended very much on his superior, Fr. Bruce, who was always there for him. In a few words, Fr. Dubay literally practiced what he preached! Father was happy to give weekly classes to the Little Sister postulants –classes which he enjoyed as much as they! From his room, Father continued his spiritual direction with many persons who called on him and this also was extended to letter writing.

We can render prayers of thanksgiving for the wonderful support Father gave to religious communities spending a good part of his life giving conferences and retreats. Although his preaching and spiritual direction was delivered to contemplative communities, his teaching was not for them alone. Religious the world over benefitted of his spiritual wisdom and guidance for years. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace after leading so many souls to true spiritual peace during his lifetime! The opening prayer of today’s liturgy says it all: “Help us hurry toward the Eternal Life you promise and come to share in the joys of your kingdom”.
Thanks for the update. He gave a retreat nearby here at a Monastery a while back and at that time I was surprised to find him there saying the Mass, instead of the usual TLM. I think as I recall he was the one who gave us the tincture--was that him? Might have been another another priest at some other time.

Requiem in pace, Fr. Dubay.  :pray2:
I enjoyed watching his programs on EWTN years ago. Back when Mother Angelica was still hosting her own show.  May he rest in peace.
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