Priest from the Titanic Remembered in B’klyn

Fr Byles The Tablet 2One hundred and four years after a Catholic priest chose to stay on the R.M.S. Titanic and minister to those doomed to die in the infamous mid-Atlantic shipwreck, St. Paul’s Church on Court St. honored his legacy with a plaque.

The Cobble Hill church, which is now joined with St. Agnes to form one parish, was where the requiem Mass for the British priest was held. He was on his way to New York to officiate at his brother’s wedding when an iceberg brought doom to the ship he shared with more than 2,000 other people. More than 1,500 people died. Read More

Msgr. Nugent Blessed Fr. Byles Plaque 2