Canon Reginald Fuller, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Westminster, has died. He was 102. He had been a priest for 79 years, and, until very recently, was still concelebrating Mass most mornings. For an obituary, go here.
When I met him two and a half years ago, I was captivated: he was a brilliant storyteller and probably could have talked for days. His stories covered the most random of subjects: bees, bombs, crashing planes, his father’s beer trade. Except, for the interview, there was one problem: he never talked about himself. He avoided the subject entirely. It seemed a sort of instinctive, natural humility. His achievements were many, but he had no appetite for discussing them.
It was lovely to meet him. May he rest in peace.