Jesuit history

The last parting: Jesuits and Armistice

November 11, 2018

DAMIEN BURKE :: For Jesuit chaplains in the First World War, Armistice Day meant decisions had to be made.

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Jesuits and the influenza, 1918-19

November 6, 2018

Jesuits and their schools were not immune to the ravages of the influenza outbreak which killed 100 million people just after World War I

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Unique view of early Jesuit Irish mission

December 20, 2017

A recent publication by the Jesuit Archives in Rome provides a unique view of the first Jesuits in Ireland, during the Irish Mission of the 16th to 18th century.

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Roscrea remembers a heroic Jesuit

October 11, 2017

Roscrea Library is marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Fr Michael Bergin SJ, from nearby Fancroft, with an exhibition curated by Irish Jesuit Archives

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Jean-Baptiste Janssens

October 5, 2017

Although Pedro Arrupe SJ, 28th Superior General of the Jesuits, is usually credited with effecting a seismic shift in the Society’s understanding of its mission in the aftermath of the...

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Life and death in the trenches

July 29, 2017

Dalkey Library is hosting an exhibition of the life and death of Jesuit war chaplain Fr Willie Doyle SJ, a Dalkey native, who was killed in the Battle of Ypres...

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Saint Peter Claver

June 26, 2017

Spaniard Peter Claver dedicated his life to the needs of the slaves in South America, and he was declared the patron saint of missionary work among all African peoples.

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Remembering the Great War chaplains

June 21, 2017

At a recent centenary commemoration, archivist Damien Burke spoke about the Irish Jesuit chaplains at Messines, Flanders, including Fr Willie Doyle

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Henry Garnet

May 3, 2017

Though Fr Henry Garnet favoured a peaceful response to the persecution of Catholics in Elizabethan England, he was executed on 3 May 1606 in response to the Gunpowder Plot.

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Saint Robert Southwell

February 22, 2017

Robert Southwell is one of the ten canonised Jesuit martyrs of England and Wales, and his prose and poetry are reportedly to have been well known by Shakespeare

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