Damien Burke

Fr Willie Doyle SJ – a lesson for Europe

August 30, 2017

Renowned journalist Robert Fisk has used the life and death of Irish war chaplain Fr Willie Doyle SJ, who died at Passchendaele in 1917, as an anti-Brexit morality tale.

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Hugh Duffy – ‘a gentle Jesuit’

May 3, 2017

Brian Grogan SJ gives the homily at the funeral mass of Fr Hugh Duffy SJ on 3 May, 2017

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Jesuit life in Rathfarnham Castle

November 9, 2016

Province Assistant Archivist Damien Burke writes about Jesuit life in Rathfarnham Castle during the years of rebellion and revolution in Ireland.

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Following the Jesuit trail

September 13, 2016

For this year’s Heritage Week, archivist Damien Burke gave a number of walking tours focusing on sites of Jesuit history on the north-side of Dublin.

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A sparrow to fall

June 29, 2016

Damien Burke :: A new BBC documentary on the Battle of the Somme explores the letters, postcards and personal possessions of Jesuit chaplain Fr Willie Doyle held at the Irish...

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28 SEP: Talk – Fr Michael Morrison SJ and the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

September 28, 2015

As part of the Dublin Festival of History, Damien Burke, Assistant Archivist of the Irish Jesuit Archives, is giving a talk on Irish Jesuit Fr Michael Morrison and the liberation of...

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Commemorating the sesquicentenary of the arrival of Irish Jesuits in Australia

September 17, 2015

The Jesuit Archives record the role of the Irish Jesuit mission to Australia from 1865 to 1931 in the building up of the Catholic Church and Catholic education in Australia.

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Anzac, archives and the bullshit detector

May 6, 2015

DAMIEN BURKE :: Six Jesuits, five of them Irish-born, served with the Anzac forces at Gallipoli. There are good reasons to commemorate this ill-fated event. Jingoism, however, is not one...

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Irish Jesuit chaplains in the First World War

December 15, 2014

At a time of great turmoil at home in Ireland, thirty-two Irish Jesuits signed up to minister to Catholic soldiers on the European battlefields of the First World War. Damien...

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Jesuit Chaplains of World War I

October 3, 2014

Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War, (Messenger Publications) edited by Damien Burke, assistant archivist to the Jesuit Province, was launched on Friday 17 September, by Roisin Duffy of...

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