MCiR. T. N. TAYLOR, founder of Carfin Grotto, Scotland's Lourdes shrine, and translator of the best-selling autobiography of St. Teresa of Lisieux, died this week in Scotland at the age of 90.
He was a recognised authority on St. Teresa's life and a prime mover in the cause for her canonisation.
When, as a young priest, he went off on a lecture tour of America and Canada to make St. Teresa more widely known, President Woodrow Wilson received hint in Washington and accepted a specially bound copy of his translation of Teresa's autobiography. This translation was on the shelves of the White House library when President Kennedy moved in.
Son of a Lancashire (St. Helens) headmaster, Mgr. Taylor was one of three brothers who became priests. He was born in Greenock, educated by the Franciscan Sisters and the Jesuits, at Garncthill, Glasgow, and at San Sulpice, Paris.
Ordained priest at the age of 23, he was for many years Professor of Church History at St. Peter's College, Bearsden (now at Cardross).