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Irish Jesuit chaplains in the First World War

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 Burke, assistant archivist to the Irish Jesuit Province, has edited a fascinating collection of essays on eleven Irish Jesuit Chaplains...

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The life and lens of Father Browne

This is the story of the extraordinary Father Frank Browne SJ, Irish Jesuit and photographer. Favourably compared with the great Cartier-Bresson, Father Browne is generally considered to be Ireland’s most important photographer of the twentieth century.

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Fr Eddie O’Donnell SJ reflects on Father Browne’s Titanic photo album

Religious obedience, Fr Frank Browne SJ was fond of noting, can save your life. He would know, having been ordered off the Titanic by his Provincial. His collection of photographs of the great liner, discovered by Fr Eddie O’Donnell among a collection of more than 40,000 negatives, are an extraordinary record, consulted even by James Cameron for the making of ...

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Fr Browne on the world stage

Frank Browne, A Life Through the Lens, a new book published by Yale University Press on the Jesuit photographer Fr. Browne and an exhibition of the same title featuring almost two hundred of his photographs was launched by Tanáiste Joan Burton with historian and broadcaster John Bowman in Farmleigh Gallery on Saturday 1st November. Speaking at the launch, the Tánaiste ...

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Fr Browne in Farmleigh

Yale University Press is to publish a major work on Jesuit photographer Fr Browne. Frank Browne, A Life Through the Lens will be launched Sat 1 November in Farmleigh Gallery, along with major exhibition of hundreds of his photos via Davison associates. They believe the book and exhibition will position him in his rightful place as one of the twentieth ...

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Jesuit Chaplains of World War I

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 RTE. The launch took place in Belvedere College and was part of the history conference to mark the Jesuit Restoration of 1814, organised along with the Irish Catholic Historical Society. ...

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Fr Browne’s forgotten war

The famed photographer of the Titanic and Irish man Fr Frank Browne SJ was the subject of a documentary broadcast on RTÉ Television on Wednesday 30 July. It coincided with the launch of the book Fr Browne’s War by Edward O’Donnell SJ, published by Messenger Publications. ‘Fr Browne’s Forgotten War’ featured the work of Fr Frank Browne as a chaplain ...

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Fr Browne’s Polymath partner

While John Moore was home on leave from Zambia, he tallked to Pat Coyle, Director of Communications, about his links with Fr Frank Browne, and about much else in his most unusual life. He was Professor of Botany in UCD during the 70’s. He also became a student and friend of the renowned Jesuit photographer, Fr Frank Browne. John took ...

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Fr Browne’s Titanic Album

Eddie O'Donnell SJ (ed.)

Publisher: Messenger Publications

"The best Titanic photos in the world”, and taken by an Irishman, feature in a newly published edition of Fr Brown’s Titanic Album: The largest extant collection of photos taken on-board the Titanic have been digitalised for the first time and appear in this special edition which marks the centenary of the liner (1912).

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