Before the house at Edgbaston was occupied he had established the London Oratory, with Father Faber as its superior, and there (in King William Street, Strand) he delivered a course of lectures on "The Present Position of Catholics in England," in the fifth of which he protested against the anti-Catholic utterances of Dr Achilli, an ex-Dominican friar, whom he accused in detail of numerous acts of immorality.
" Practical commonplaceness," says Frederick William Faber in his panegyric of Neri, was the special mark which distinguishes his form of ascetic piety from the types accredited before his day.
Faber as superior; in 1854 it was transferred to Brompton.
Faber (2 vols., London, 1847); Crispin°, La Scuola di San Filippo Neri (Naples, 1875); F.
Faber, Spirit and Genius of St Philip Neri (London, 1850); F.