Page 15, 7th September 1935


A paragraph in The Tablet a week ago mentioned Dom Benedict Kuypers, until lately Prior at Ealing, as one of three Benedictine Fathers who were to keep, on Wednesday last, the golden jubilee of their profession. L’Homme propose. Before that day dawned Dom Benedict had been taken from us by death. He had long been in indifferent health, but his end was unexpected. On August 31 he was found dead in bed in his room at Ealing Priory.

Arthur Benedict Kuypers, born in 1868, was a son of the late Mr. Charles Kuypers, of Hampstead, and younger brother to Canon Charles Kuypers, of the diocese of Brentwood. From Downside he went to King’s College, Cambridge, where he took his M.A. degree. At Cambridge, also, he put in a long period of service as a priest, on the staff of Benet House, the Benedictine centre. He was ordained in 1893. Ten years ago he was appointed Prior at Ealing, a post which he relinquished recently on account of persistent ill-health. Dom Benedict had been a member of the Committee of the Catholic Truth Society and on the Council of the R.S.P.C.A. He was a man of many interests, with a great love of music. Of literary work, beyond editing The Book of Cerne, he did but little. A requiem Mass was sung at Ealing on Monday last. The interment took place, on the following day, at Downside.—R.I.P.

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