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Account book of Irish Jesuit property

Account book of Irish Jesuit property. Includes a description of the finances of the Irish Mission account, written by Fr John Fullam SJ. Remarks 'In 1760 this mission had in Paris a capital of £1000 ster. including the deposits of individuals and what belonged to different residences. By the persecution which ensued the whole was nearly despaired of when by Fr Crookshank's activity and cleverness about half that sum was recovered and transmitted to Ireland where Mr Ward placed it as occasions presented.'

Fullam, John, 1719-1793, Jesuit priest

Account by Fr Vincenzo Decorradi SJ, master of novices in a Jesuit novitiate in Malta

‘Relazione di una guarigione prodigiosa…’ Account by Fr Vincenzo Decorradi SJ, master of novices in a Jesuit novitiate in Malta. Relates the story of a young novice who went blind and was cured after praying to the Blessed Virgin. (In Italian). A handwritten note in English by ‘J.F.M.’ (possible Fr James Murphy SJ, Irish Provincial) states that the novice was later dismissed from the Society after becoming ‘a regular “ecstatic”’. (In Italian).

Decorradi, Vincenzo, 1828-1908, Jesuit priest

Appointment of Spiritual Directors for 'An Ríoghacht' study circles

Correspondence concerning the appointment of Spiritual Directors for 'An Ríoghacht' study circles. Includes circulars explaining the foundation and objectives of 'An Ríoghacht'. Also includes circulars seeking donations to raise a Fr Edward Cahill SJ memorial fund which will be used to establish a burse in Mungret Apostolic College for the education of future missionary priests (n.d., 2 items).

Assignment for property known as The Derries, Ballycowan, County Offaly

Parties:
Fr William Delany SJ, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly, Fr Nicholas Walsh, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin and Fr Sylvester O'Callaghan SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin.

Property:
The Derries, barony of Ballycowan, County Offaly, 61 acres late plantation measure

Terms and Conditions:
300 years from 29 September 1873

Other:
Signed and sealed by Fr William Delany SJ

Belgian refugees in Ireland

Letters, telegrams, memoranda and notes relating to Belgian refugees in Ireland. Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ was a member of the Distribution Committee ‘appointed by the Local Government Board to look after the welfare and distribution of the Belgian Refugees arriving in Dublin’. Most of the letters comprise offers to house refugees or concern schemes to aid them, both physically and spiritually. Includes:
– letter from Dr Bernard Coyne, Bishop of Elphin (1913-1926) to Lady Moloney seeking her assistance in the securement of a disused barracks in order to provide shelter for Belgian refugee families (21 Oct. 1914, 1p.);
– bills from drapers and household stores for items purchased for the refugees;
– letters relating to troubles between Protestants and the Catholic refugees in Portadown;
– letters to Fr Nolan from refugees and members of the Belgian Refugees Committee;
– lists of names and locations of refugees in Ireland and names and addresses of people who housed refugees.

On 17 October 1914, the Father Provincial of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus, Thomas V. Nolan, received a letter from the Local Government Board to go down to the North Wall at 7.30am on the 18th and meet the 100 Belgian refugees ‘and one hundred each of the following days’. This was due to ‘a few of your Order, who speak Flemish’. Subsequently, the Irish Provincial became a member of the Distribution Committee which looked after the welfare and distribution of refugees arriving in Ireland. The Irish Jesuits received offers to house the refugees and organised schemes to aid them, both physically and spiritually.

Charitable Work of Province

Memoranda, notes and letters to the Irish Fr Provincial describing the types of charitable work performed by various sections of the Irish Jesuit community, in response to letters regarding the organisation of an exhibition associated with the 34th International Eucharistic Congress. Includes reports from St Francis Xavier’s, Upper Gardiner Street; Milltown Park; Rathfarnham Castle; Belvedere College (includes information on the Belvedere Newsboys’ Club); Clongowes Wood College; St Ignatius’ College, Galway; the St Vincent de Paul Night Shelter in Back Lane and pastoral work of Jesuits at the Royal Hospital for Incurables, Donnybrook, Dublin. Includes Irish Fr Provincial’s copy covering letter and report on ‘the charitable works for the poor and distressed undertaken by the Fathers of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus, for…(the)…International Exhibition of Charity.’

Circular letter from Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ concerning Fr General's wish that scholastic philosophy be introduced into Jesuit secondary schools

Circular letter from Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ (Gardiner Street) to Fr Rector concerning Fr General's wish that scholastic philosophy be introduced into Jesuit secondary schools. Remarks that a committee was formed to discuss the matter. Concludes 'Hence I wish all our college Rectors when opportunity offers to suggest and if possible urge the introduction of scholastic philosophy as an alternative subject for the L.C. examination…'

Kieran, Laurence J, 1881-1945, Jesuit priest

Circulars from Irish Fr Provincial Thomas Byrne SJ relating to Extraordinary Permissions renewed by Fr General

Circulars from Provincial Thomas Byrne relating to Extraordinary Permissions renewed by Fr General granting leave to accept stipends for various purposes; the notice of congregations for the beatification of Fr. Peter Olivaint; fundraising for the Gregorian University; the order for the removal from libraries, and subsequent destruction, of a recent work by Fr. Emile Delaye entitled Qu’est-ce qu’un Catholique (Paris 1950).

Byrne, Thomas, 1904-1978, Jesuit priest

Conveyance of property at Ballawly, County Dublin

Parties:
Patrick Lynch, Esquire, Tara Hall, County Meath and Fr Charles James Lynch SJ, Clongowes Wood College SJ, County Kildare.

Property:
One fourth part of the lands of Ballally otherwise Ballawly known as Rockbawn Farm.

Terms and Conditions:
For the life and lives of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Charles William, Marquis of Kildare and Matthew Patterson names in the lease of 30 June 1838. Payment of rent and renewal fines as stated in the original lease.

Other:
Signed and sealed

Copy of a general resolution of the Society of Jesus, issued by Fr General Roothaan

Copy of a general resolution of the Society of Jesus, issued by Fr General Roothaan. Addressed to Camille de Dominicis, Superioress of the Monastery of the Holy Virgin St. Ursula in Rome, and to all the religious of that monastery and of ‘the other monasteries of the same valuable order in the Catholic world.’ Grants a share in the prayers, sacrifices and other pious works performed by members of the Society.

Roothaan, Jan Philipp,1785-1853, Jesuit priest and Father General

Copy of circular letter sent by the Irish Fr Provincial to Jesuit houses inquiring as to ‘the practice in…(each)…House as regards the serving of whiskey and wine on coffee evenings

Copy of circular letter sent by the Irish Fr Provincial to Jesuit houses inquiring as to ‘the practice in…(each)…House as regards the serving of whiskey and wine on coffee evenings which are (1) de jure; and (2) ex gratia. Is whiskey allowed on every coffee evening, and what is the quantity of wine permitted to each…is there any special treatment in the refectory for visitors.’ Includes replies to the circular from the Rectors of St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg; Milltown Park; Rathfarnham; Belvedere College; St Ignatius’ College, Galway; Clongowes Wood College, Naas, Co. Kildare; St. Mary’s, Emo Court, Portarlington, County Laois; Sacred Heart College, The Crescent, Limerick; No. 35 Lower Leeson Street; St. Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street and Mungret College, Limerick.

Copy of letter from Fr Christiaan Hoeken SJ, a missionary to the Pottawatomie tribe of North America, to the Fr General

Copy of letter from Fr Christiaan Hoeken SJ, a missionary to the Pottawatomie tribe of North America, to the Fr General. Describes some of his experiences as a missionary, including his converting of a number of the tribe. Relates his activities in a typical day, including the celebration of Mass, the hearing of confession etc. Speaks of the natives’ devotion to the Virgin Mary. Asks the Father General for his assistance.

Hoeken, Christiaan Jacob Adriaan, 1808-1851, Jesuit priest

Copy of 'The Irish Monthly’

Copy of ‘The Irish Monthly’, No. 174, Vol. XV,December 1887 published by M.H Gill & Son, with insert pp716-717 - letter from R M Levey, Violet Hill, Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin to Dr Francis Cruise refering to Cruise's book on 'Thomas A Kempis' (14 May 1895), reviewed in said issue of ‘The Irish Monthly’. Dr Cruise name wriiten on front of ‘The Irish Monthly’.

Correspondence between Dr John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin, and Irish Provincials Thomas Byrne and Michael O'Grady

Correspondence between Dr John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin, and Irish Provincials Thomas Byrne and Michael O'Grady. Includes letters relating to the nominations of various Jesuits to be Spiritual Directors in Dublin technical schools; a series of lectures on the subject of marriage delivered by Provincial O'Grady (13 November 1954); Missions given to emigrants in England (31 January 1955); help in the Archbishop's ‘work against Communism’ (9 February 1955); Readers and History Books used in Jesuit schools (1 February 1955).

McQuaid, John Charles, 1895-1973, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

Correspondence between Irish Fr Provincial and Fr Friedrich Schwendimann SJ regarding the English translation and funding of the pamphlet ‘Cultas Cordias Christi’

Correspondence between Irish Fr Provincial Cecil McGarry SJ and Fr Friedrich Schwendimann SJ regarding the English translation and funding of the pamphlet ‘Cultas Cordias Christi’, ‘its purpose is to call the attention of our fellow Jesuits to the task that we in the Society have toward the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus’.

McGarry, Cecil, 1929-2009, Jesuit priest

Correspondence between Joseph R. Truesdale, New York, Reverend Mother Superior, Convent of Mercy, Sligo and Fr Donal T. McCarthy SJ, related to the bequest of Mary Penny

File of correspondence between Joseph R. Truesdale, Attorney, 55 Liberty Street, New York 5, New York, United States, Reverend Mother Superior, Convent of Mercy, Sligo and Fr Donal T. McCarthy SJ, The Irish Messenger, 5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin related to the bequest of Mary Penny. Includes receipt of cheques and a request to send ‘The Messenger’ to the late Mary Penny’s sister.

Correspondence between the Irish Fr Provincial and Jesuits on formation, finance, libraries, holidays and Trinity College Dublin

Correspondence between the Irish Fr Provincial and Jesuits on various matters such as

  • the censure of those in various stages of formation;
  • the proposal to purchase books dealing with the missions in order to establish ‘the nucleus of a useful missionary library’ in Milltown Park (See also ADMN/3/11);
  • Catholics and Trinity College Dublin (See also ADMN/3/43; 76);
  • villas;
  • the introduction of legislation granting a rebate of income tax to parents having children at school;
  • the ‘desirability’ of a ‘recognised uniform’ way of expressing ‘Society of Jesus’ in initials in English and Irish;
  • the introduction of dancing classes ‘under the guidance of a certain number of lady instructresses’ without the permission of Irish Fr Provincial at Belvedere College;
  • Irish scholastics in Jersey and
  • examinations in ‘air raid precautions and anti-gas measures’ for male members of religious orders at the Air Raid Precautions School, Griffith Barracks, Dublin.

Correspondence between the Irish Fr Provincial and successive editors of the 'Irish Monthly'

Correspondence between the Irish Fr Provincial and successive editors of the 'Irish Monthly'. Includes: letters, memoranda and notes relating to deliberations on the future of the magazine in November 1932, discussions on the terms upon which the management of the 'Irish Monthly' could be changed and letters concerning the controversy caused by an article entitled ‘The Papal Encyclicals and the Banking Commission’ by Fr Edward Coyne SJ in which Fr Coyne was said by Mr Peter O'Loghlen, T.D. to have made ‘gravely misleading and damaging’ comments with reference to Mr O'Loghlen’s Report as a member of the Banking Commission.

Correspondence between the Irish Fr Provincial and various Jesuits concerning proposals for collections for the Jesuit Mission in Estonia and a school for Russian boys in Shanghai

Correspondence between the Irish Fr Provincial and various Jesuits concerning proposals by two English Jesuits, Fr Frederick Wilcock and Fr Ryder, to visit Ireland in order to lecture and collect money for the Jesuit Mission in Estonia and a school for Russian boys in Shanghai. Irish Fr Provincial opposes both proposals.

Correspondence from Michael J. Freney, 5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin to Fr Charles Scantlebury SJ and Fr Charles Doyle SJ, outlining the request to include staff in wage increases

Correspondence from Michael J. Freney, 5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin to Fr Charles Scantlebury SJ and Fr Charles Doyle SJ, outlining the request to include staff in the ‘Eight Round’ of wage increases which ‘already given to most workers throughout the country’. Suggests that increase is off set by ‘increase the price of the ‘Messenger’ to 4d and that of the ‘Madonna’ the same’. Includes index figure of the cost of living between 1931-1937.

Freney, Michael J, Irish Messenger staff

Correspondence in connection with the administration of the ‘Father Delany Exhibition’ Trust

Correspondence between Irish Vice-Provincial Fr John Keane SJ (Fr Provincial is in Rome for six months), J.W. Bacon (Secretary and Bursar of University College, Dublin) and Fr Michael Egan SJ in connection with the administration of the ‘Father Delany Exhibition’ Trust.

Keane, John J, 1867-1954, Jesuit priest

Correspondence (mostly letters from Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra) concerning the appointment of priest-teachers in the Technical Schools.

Correspondence (mostly letters from Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra) concerning the appointment of priest-teachers in the Technical Schools. Includes holograph letter to the Irish Fr Provincial from Dr John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin (5 August 1955, 1p) and copies of the Spiritual Director’s Report for Bolton Street Technical Institute (195[4] – 1956, 3 items). (See also references to the Technical Schools in ADMN/3/74)

Correspondence of bequests made to Father Provincial regarding the Hong Kong and China missions

A file relating to correspondence of bequests made to Irish Fr Provincial regarding the Hong Kong and China missions.

  • Perpetual burse in memory of Fr WM. Doyle SJ in the new seminary in Hong Kong (1936);
  • Perpetual burse in memory of Fr Walsh SJ in Hong Kong (1936);
  • Memorial burse in memory of Fr Fegan SJ in China (1936);
  • List of burse money for the education of Chinese Jesuits (13 September 1940);
  • Statement of accounts for quarter the Ricci Mission Unit (1 July - 30 September 1943).

Correspondence on retreats (and missions) to priests, nuns and the laity

Correspondence on retreats (and missions) to priests, nuns and the laity. Includes correspondence concerning the drafting, by Irish Fr Provincial, of a confidential circular concerning the ‘principles which were to direct Ours when treating, whether in missions or retreats, the 6th & 9th Commandments. I judged…direction necessary because complaints had been made to me that some of Ours had said rather gross things in the pulpit, and because there seemed to be a want of uniformity amongst our preachers and confessors in their manner of treating this difficult subject.’ (See also ADMN/3/11)

Correspondence on the republican procession at Bodenstown, County Kildare

Correspondence between the Irish Fr Provincial and various Jesuits regarding an incident which took place at the graveyard in Bodenstown, County Kildare during a Republican procession from Sallins to the grave of Wolf Tone, in which Fr Daniel Fitzgibbon SJ played a prominent role in preventing an outbreak of violence.

Correspondence relating to Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ

Correspondence relating to Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ, who was Irish Vice Provincial, 11 February 1858-7 December 1860 and the first Provincial of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus, 8 December 1860 - [ ] 1863. No index.

Lentaigne, Joseph, 1805-1884, Jesuit priest

Correspondence relating to the attendance at Maynooth by Jesuit scholastics

Correspondence, mostly between Irish Fr Provincial, Edward Kissane (President of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth) and Fr James Duff of St Patrick’s College relating to the attendance at Maynooth by Jesuit scholastics and the Irish Hierarchy’s Appeal on behalf of the College to the clergy and laity of Ireland, a fund to which the Province donated £500.

Correspondence relating to the possibility of assistance being provided to save a Jesuit mission in Baghdad by members of the Irish Province

File of correspondence relating to the possibility of assistance being provided to save a Jesuit mission in Baghdad by members of the Irish Province. Includes letters between Irish Provincials Brendan Barry and Cecil McGarry and Fr John J. Donohue SJ, Superior of the Iraq Mission, St Joseph’s Residence, Baghdad, and Fr William G. Guindon SJ, Provincial of the New England Province of the Society.

Donohue, John, 1926-2022, Jesuit priest

Correspondence relating to the shipment of a painting of ‘The First/Irish/Jesuit College Dublin’

Correspondence between the Vice-Provincial, Mr Andrew MacErlean (brother of Fr John MacErlean SJ) and J.F. MacCarthy (New York Art Dealer) relating to the shipment of a painting by Mr MacCarthy to the Provincial. The painting is by Sir Thomas Thorpe/Sharpe of London and is thought to be entitled ‘The First College of Dublin’, although there is some confusion over the correct title. The painting thought in Dublin to be of poor quality and incorrect title.

Correspondence with Dr John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin

Correspondence with Dr John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin (mostly holograph letters from the Archbishop and copies of Fr. Provincial’s replies) on various matters. Includes letters concerning:

  • the purchase of additional land from Mr Bewley adjoining Milltown Park, on which to build a secondary school (See also 1940s correspondence with Archbishop McQuaid);
  • the question of the payment of workers for work on parochial and ecclesiastical buildings on Holy Days of Obligation;
  • the Statement issued on behalf of the Hierarchy with regard to ‘the raising of military forces and the waging of war’ (persuading ‘young men not to join the new I.R.A. and kindred groups, or if they have joined, to disassociate themselves from such groups’);
  • the proposed acquisition of new buildings on Eglinton Road (now the Province Curia, No. 87 Eglinton Road) for the Society to ‘relieve a certain congestion we are experiencing at present in our Dublin Houses’;
  • the appointment of Jesuits to various ecclesiastical offices;
  • the Commission considering the question of Licensing Laws;
  • Jesuit Missions to the Irish in Britain (see also ADMN/3/62);
  • the Technical Schools – ‘It is not in any sense an exaggeration to say that the assistance of the Society has made possible the establishment of a firm system of Religious Instruction, for the first time, in the Vocational and Technical Schools’ (letter of Archbishop McQuaid to Fr Provincial, 8 June 1959, 1p.) (see also ADMN/3/61);
  • the formation of a committee to select candidates for beatification among the Irish martyrs (see also ADMN/3/24; 43; 48 and 49);
  • the publication of spiritual books in Irish by the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary attached to Gardiner Street Church (see also ADMN/3/59 and 65);
  • the appointment of Jesuit lecturers in University College Dublin;
  • the proposal to establish a federation of the Sodalities of Our Lady in the Dublin Diocese.
    Also includes covering letter and copy of the minutes of the General Meeting of the Irish Actors’ Equity Association held on 27 April 1958.

McQuaid, John Charles, 1895-1973, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

Correspondence with Dr John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin with the Irish Fr Provincial

Correspondence with Dr John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin (mainly holograph letters from the Archbishop and copies of Irish Fr Provincial’s replies) on various matters. Includes letters concerning :

  • information for the Commission established to ‘investigate and report upon the existence and title of all collections for pious purposes in the Diocese of Dublin’;
  • the supply of Altar wine to the Society;
  • the appointment of Fr Thomas Counihan SJ to the Commission on Youth Unemployment;
  • his request ‘not to use candles at the end of Retreats and Missions during the present war-circumstances’;
  • the death of various Jesuits including Frs [Thomas Counihan], Michael Kirwan, James Tomkin, Laurence J. Kieran (former Provincial) and Vincent Byrne;
  • circular comprising the decisions of the 1942 October Meeting of the Hierarchy;
  • 1944 Decree concerning the education of Catholics in non-Catholic Schools, Colleges or Universities of the Dublin Diocese (See also ADMN/3/38);
  • the proposed visit of Fr Adelard Dugré SJ, ‘formerly an Assistant of our late Father General and now an Assistant of our Father Vicar General’ to Ireland and his appointment with the Archbishop;
  • the granting of diocesan faculties to various Jesuits and the results of diocesan examinations;
  • the ‘Solemn Votive mass’ to be celebrated in the Pro-Cathedral on 25 June 1945 on the occasion of the Inauguration of the President, Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh (See also ADMN/3/59 and 76);
  • copies of letters concerning the Archbishop’s instructions as to the ‘attitude to be adopted in regard to the strike declared by the Central Executive Committee of the Irish National Teachers’ Organization’ and the restoration of ‘normal conditions’ in the schools following the Teachers’ Strike;
  • the collection by secondary schools of used clothing ‘for the very destitute young people of Europe, especially the Catholics of Hungary’;
  • the answers of the Milltown Theological Faculty to certain questions posed ‘concerning the question of defining as a dogma of the Faith the doctrine that the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed bodily into Heaven’;
  • statistical reports on the Society in Ireland required for the ‘Relatio Status’ of the Archbishop to the Holy See and for the Annuario Pontificio;
  • the appointment of Fr Thomas Counihan SJ to conduct the Thirty Days’ Exercises at Holy Cross College, Clonliffe in October 1947 and September 1948;
  • proposals to purchase Churchtown House, Dundrum for use as a secondary school and the alternative plan to build a school on grounds adjoining Milltown Park (See also 1950s correspondence with Archbishop McQuaid);
  • the institution of the ‘Tribunal for the Ordinary Informative Process in the Cause of the Beatification and Canonisation of the Servant of God, John Sullivan, Priest of your Society’ (24 October 1947, 1p.) (See also ADMN/3/24; 48 and 49);
  • the purchase of Baymount Castle, Dollymount for use as a Retreat House (Manresa House) (See also ADMN/3/6 and 74) and
  • letter of condolence following the fire at Milltown Park in 1949 (11 February 1949, 1p.).

McQuaid, John Charles, 1895-1973, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

Correspondence, mainly between Irish Fr Provincial and the Director of 2R, relating to the broadcast of Christmas Mass

Correspondence, mainly between Irish Fr Provincial and the Director of the Irish Free State Broadcasting Station (2RN), relating to the broadcast of Christmas Mass from Milltown Park in 1936 and the Lenten Lectures from St Francis Xavier’s Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin in 1937. Also discusses the participation of Jesuit scholastics in the preparation of a special broadcast to be aired following the death of His Holiness Pope Pius XI (Pius XI died on 10 February 1939).

Kieran, Laurence J, 1881-1945, Jesuit priest

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