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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

Administration of the Irish Jesuits

  • IE IJA ADMN
  • Fonds
  • 1670-2022

Special Secretariat established in 1972 and Task Forces/Commissions on:
BOSS - Superiors
CHOW - Advisory group on change of work for Individuals
DESK - Education

HOP - Spiritual Exercises
GLOR - Irish Language
WOMB - Vocations
PERT - Province Experimentation Re-evaluation and Termination
ACORN - Short-term formation
ROOTS - Long-term formation

The infirm (CARE);
Living among the poor (FRANCIS);
Northern Ireland (JINI);
Junior's residence (JUN);
On-going theology (POET);
New ministries for older men (PROSPECTORS).

Irish Vice-Province of the Society of Jesus, 1830-

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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

Document entitled ‘The future of the Eucharistic Crusade of the Apostleship of Prayer’

Document entitled ‘The future of the Eucharistic Crusade of the Apostleship of Prayer’. Includes details on the ‘Aim of Eucharistic Congress, Milltown Park Scholastics, The Past in the South, The Noviceship in Manresa, The problem of the Country area visited 1968 – 1969, The possibilities of a Missionary attached to Tullabeg, Fr Ward’s work and The Moderator meeting in April’.

Document from Patrick J O'Dwyer & Co., Auctioneers to Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ concerning the premises at 37 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin

Document from Patrick J O'Dwyer & Co., Auctioneers, Valuers & Estate Agents, 1 Clare Street, Dublin to Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ, 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin concerning the premises at 37 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin and a report as to floor area, letting value and rent.

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