Father Francis Browne
1st Class Passenger
Age: 31. Residence: Dublin, Ireland
Hello, my friend. I’m Father Francis Browne. I’m training as a Jesuit priest, but my superior allowed me some time off to accompany friends on the first two legs of Titanic’s maiden voyage. We boarded in Southampton, England as first-class passengers and will disembark in Queenstown, Ireland.
Next to my faith, photography is my second passion. What began in my teens as a hobby has become something of an obsession. Take Titanic: There’s nothing like her in all the world. I couldn’t wait to photograph her. She commands your attention, just like the pyramids of Egypt or India’s Taj Mahal. I’ve already shot rolls of film, hoping to capture this experience and convey the ship’s atmosphere and mood.
When we reached Queenstown, I wanted to stay aboard. Perhaps it was divine intervention, but there was no mistaking the intent of my superior’s brusque tone when he commanded “Get off the ship!”
TITANIC LESSONS FROM SCRIPTURE
Fear and Doubt
Psalm 27:1 (NIV) The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 56:4 (KJV) In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Isaiah 41:10 (KJV) Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 43:1 (KJV) But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
Isaiah 43:5 (KJV) Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west.
II Timothy 1:7 (KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Hebrews 13:6 (NIV) So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Psalm 146:5 (NIV) Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God.
Psalm 147:11 (NIV) The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Romans 12:12 (NIV) Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 15:13 (NIV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV) We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Titus 1:2 (NIV) a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.
John 3:16 (NIV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 3:23 (KJV) For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 6:23 (KJV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
TITANIC BIBLE TRIVIA
1. How many religious heroes were aboard the Titanic?
2. How many Baptist pastors were aboard Titanic?
3. Which pastor was known as the “Boy Preacher?”
A. Rev. Robert Bateman
B. Rev. Sidney Collett
C. Rev. Charles Kirkland
4. Who was the famous priest who took photos of Titanic?
A. Father Thomas Byles
B. Father Francis Browne
C. Father Juozas Montvila
5. Which pastor famously quoted “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved”
(Acts 16:31) moments before he died?
A. Rev. John Harper
B. Rev. Ernest Carter
C. Rev. Robert Bateman
6. Rev. John Harper was on his way to:
A. Moody Memorial Church, Chicago
B. Evangel College, Missouri
C. Omaha, Nebraska
7. Which pastor was the only one to live in Knoxville, Tennessee?
A. Rev. John Harper
B. Rev. Charles Kirkland
C. Rev. Robert Bateman
8. Father Francis Browne was from:
A. London, England
B. Dublin, Ireland
C. Jacksonville, Florida
9. Who was the only Anglican Priest?
A. Rev. Juozas Montvila
B. Rev. Robert Bateman
C. Rev. Ernest Carter
10. Rev. John Harper was traveling with:
A. His wife and child
B. His brother and sister
C.His sister-in-law and daughter