His interpersonal relations were intellectually profound, doctrinally impeccable and humanly friendly, respectful and caring, i.e. a rapport
that is Christian and consequently, fruitful. Through him, the Anglican breathed the fresh air of a new springtime.
Through his works many Anglicans, including distinguished individuals, returned to the Catholic Church. Blessed Dominic received the profession of faith of the future Cardinal and now Blessed John Henry Newman, esteemed by all as “the Pope of the Protestants, their great spokesman, one of the most learned men of England”. Newman admired Blessed Dominic as a simple and inspiring priest, learned and holy. He stated that he was Dominic’s “convert and penitent”.
Domenic died in Reading, near London, England on August 27, 1849. His grave in Sutton, St. Helens, England has become a place of pilgrimage for the English people. Pope Paul VI declared him “Blessed” on October 27, 1963 during Vatican II offering him as an example of commitment to ecumenism and joyfully proclaiming him to be an Apostle of unity.