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Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr Visitor in 1922

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr William Power SJ, from 9 July 1921 to the end of September 1922. Includes:

  • memorandum ‘Puncta quaedam ad Instructionem particularem Visitatoris Hiberniae’ (n.d., 4pp);
  • ‘Relatio Visitationis Factae Provinciae Hiberniae a Reverendo Patre Gulielmo Power a die 9 Julii 1921, usque ad finem Septembris 1922’ (19[22], 17pp);
  • ‘Memorial of the Visitation of the Irish Province made by Revd. Wm. Power from July 9th 1921 to the end of September 1922’ (19[22], 11pp) and
    – pamphlet entitled ‘Letter addressed to the Fathers and Brothers of the Irish Province by the Very Rev. William Power, S.J., Visitor’ (17 Sep. 1922, 8pp).

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr John J McMahon SJ

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr John J McMahon SJ, from 10 January to 30 August1962. Includes:

  • [Fr McMahon’s] views on a number of questions including: the improvement of the material conditions of the Philosophate at Tullabeg (2pp);
  • the possibility of establishing a Tertianship or Philosophate near Belfast (2pp);
  • the proposal to build a Retreat House at Manresa, Dollymount (1p.); the opening of new Houses in general (1p.);
  • the levying of a tax on Jesuit-run schools for the A.R.C.A. (3pp);
  • the prospect of opening a Jesuit House in Cork (4pp) (1962, 8 items);
  • ‘Memorandum on Tertianship and Juniorate’ (1962, 4pp);
  • typescript notes on the ‘Juniorate, Philosophate, Theologate and Tertianship’ (1p.) and notes on Milltown Park (Province Theologate) and Rathfarnham Castle (Province Juniorate) (1962, 3pp);
  • covering letter from Fr McMahon to Irish Fr Provincial, Charles O'Conor SJ (26 June 1962, 1p.) enclosing copies of the Province Consultors’ views on the question of continuing a Philosophate in the Province (June 1962, 6 items);
  • copy report entitled ‘Document 1, Status Provinciae Hiberniae,’ ‘In accordance with the instruction to Procurators, I have endeavoured in the following account to set forth the state of the Province. I have arranged the matter dealt with under the following headings: I. a) The spiritual life and training of ours. b) Spiritual life in the Colleges. II. The Studies. III. Retreats and Missions. IV. Social Work. V. Financial position of the Province. VI. Publications.’ (n.d., 24pp);
  • copy of memorandum entitled ‘Additional information concerning scheme for Jesuit Publications’ (n.d., 3pp);
  • figures giving ‘Approximate Acreages of Our Dublin Houses’ (n.d., 1p.);
  • copy of ‘Memoriale of the Visitation of the Irish Province, January 10 to August 30, 1962’ (23 September 1962, 14pp);
  • copy of booklet entitled ‘Visitation of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus, January 10 to August 30, 1962’ containing ‘Letter of Father General announcing Visitation of Irish Province (Latin Letter),’ ‘Memoriale of the Visitation,’ ‘Letter re Contribution of Extern Colleges to Arca Seminarii,’ ‘Letter re Jesuit Seminary Association’ and ‘Letter of Father Visitor on his Departure’ (1962, 29pp).

Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr John J McMahon SJ to Irish Jesuit residences

File relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr John J McMahon SJ, from 10 January to 30 August 1962. Documents are arranged according to subject, with table of contents at front of file. Includes letters, reports and memoranda relating to:

  • Clongowes Wood College, County Kildare;
  • Loyola House, Eglinton Road, Dublin;
  • St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street;
  • Belvedere College, Dublin;
  • St Ignatius House of Writers, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin;
  • Milltown Park, Dublin;
  • Catholic Worker’s College, Dublin;
  • Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin;
  • Manresa House, Dollymount, Dublin;
  • Gonzaga College, Dublin;
  • St Mary’s, Emo, County Laois;
  • St Ignatius’ College, Galway;
  • Sacred Heart College, Limerick;
  • Mungret College, Limerick;
  • Apostolic School, Mungret, Limerick;
  • St Stanislaus College Tullabeg, County Offaly;
  • the Irish Jesuit Mission Office, Dublin;
  • the Irish Messenger Office, Dublin ;
  • Canisius College, Northern Rhodesia.

File relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr John J McMahon SJ

File relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr John J. McMahon SJ, from 10 January to 30 August 1962. Documents are arranged according to subject, with table of contents at front of file. Includes letters, reports and memoranda relating to the Arca Seminarii; Jesuit Brothers; Extern Colleges; Arca Foundations; Houses of Formation; the Juniorate; the Manpower Commission; the Philosophate; Retreats for Jesuits; the Jesuit Seminary Association and the Tertianship.

Revisions to the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province

A file relating to revisions of the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province. Includes a manuscript entitled 'Some hints for Reading' (nd, 2pp). Includes a letter from Irish Fr Provincial James F Murphy SJ, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin to Fr Rector concerning the consumption of spirits. Remarks 'Owing to grave representations made to me from many quarters and regrettable facts that have come to my knowledge...I have decided that for the future of the Province the following points should be observed as obligatory customs of the Province.' (12 March 1901, 4pp). Includes a typed supplement to the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province entitled 'Customs of Serving Mass and Benediction(13pp, [1935-]); regulations for the Villa menu (1919, 1p); revision of Custom Book by Fr John J Coyne SJ, St Mary's, Emo, County Laois (12 April 1933);

Revisions to the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province

A file relating to revisions of the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province. Includes a letter informing of the decision taken by Fr General to revise the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province (15 December 1934, 1p). Includes two minutes books of the Custom Book Commission. Details suggested changes. The minute books are in the handwriting of Fr John MacErlean SJ who was the secretary of the Commission (15 December 1934 - 7 June 1935, 51pp; 18 January - 7 June 1935, 43pp). Includes a letter from Fr John MacErlean SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin to the Irish Fr Provincial concerning protests against altering the Custom Book. Remarks 'I put in (a notebook) everything that came into my head that might be made use of in building up our protest.' (10 April 1940, 1p). Includes a notebook containing details of protests against changes to the Custom Book (handwriting of Fr John MacErlean SJ).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

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’.

Letter from Fr. Matthew Russell SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial regarding the first volume of 'The Irish Monthly'

Letter from Fr. Matthew Russell SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial. Refers to the publication of the first volume of 'The Irish Monthly' as regards finances. Suggests that Fr Clery be appointed as financial manager, and discusses advertising in the publication. Also discusses the layout and encloses a trade-mark design (included).

Russell, Matthew, 1834 -1912, Jesuit priest and editor

Sum of money from Edwin Richard Windham Quin, earl of Dunraven to be lodged with the Sisters of Mercy, Stanhope Street, Dublin

A file relating to a sum of money from Edwin Richard Windham Quin, 3rd earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl to be lodged with the Sisters of Mercy, Stanhope Street, Dublin in honour of an agreement between Fr Stephen Farrell SJ, Helen McCarthy and Margaret Sweetman, Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, Stanhope Street, Dublin.

Material relating to 35 Hardwicke Street, Dublin

A file relating to 35 Hardwicke Street, Dublin. Includes deeds relating to this property (25 March 1810-17 June 1854). Includes a letter from Maxwell, Weldon and Company Solicitors, 40 North Great George's Street, Dublin to Fr Thomas Wheeler SJ, The Presbytery, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin concerning the deeds '..for the purpose of enabling us to report on the title of you community to the premises, 35 Hardwicke Street' (5 March 1912, 1p). Includes:

  • lease by Richard Warren, Hardwicke Street, Dublin, Attorney-at-law to Thomas Higgins, Dublin, Attorney-at-law, 25 March 1810;
  • assignment of house on Hardwicke Street, Dublin by Thomas Higgins, Dublin, Attorney-at-law, to Owen Nowlan, Waterstown, County Kildare, 27 April 1815;
  • deed of assignment by Owen Geoughehan Nowlan, Waterstown, County Kildare to Rose Delahoyde, widow, Dublin, 24 August 1815;
  • settlement on the intermarriage of James Lecky [soldier[, Eight regiment of Foot, with Miss Elizabeth O'Grady, Temple Street, Dublin [1810]-[1850];

In 1814, a Jesuit community took over the vacant Poor Clare convent in Hardwicke Street, Dublin. St Francis College was established at Hardwicke Street in 1832 however it proved to be too small for this emerging school. New premises were needed and Belvedere House, Great Denmark Street was bought in 1841.

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

Foundation Fund established for Studies

A file relating to the Foundation Fund established for Studies. Includes memoranda explaining the origins of the Foundation Fund. Includes a letter from Irish Fr Provincial Brendan Barry SJ, 85 Eglinton Road, Dublin 4 to Fr Séan Ó Catháin SJ (Fr. Superior), 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin concerning shares in the Educational Company of Ireland that were settled on Fr Connolly in 1914 (then the Editor of Studies) as a foundation for Studies. Asks that this foundation be kept separate from the assets of 35 Lower Leeson Street (3 July 1968, 1p).

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

Standing committee of Prefects of Studies to offer advice to Superiors in the matter of the education of pupils attending Jesuit schools

A file relating to the 'Consilium Permanens', a standing committee of Prefects of Studies to offer advice to Superiors in the matter of the education of pupils attending Jesuit schools. Includes agendas and minutes of the 'Consilium Permanens', includes a statement issued by Fr Provincial on how the 'Consilium Permanens' should be conducted, its duties and terms of reference (31 December 1939, 3pp).

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

Letters to Irish Fr Provincial Edmund J O'Reilly SJ

A file of letters to Irish Fr Provincial Edmund J O'Reilly SJ (term as Fr Provincial 1863 - 19 April 1870). Includes an index/précis to the letters by [ ]. Other letters including undated letters have been added to, but not described, Fr E O'Reilly's list, J455.

Purchase and adaptation of Rathfarnham Castle

Letters and memorandum relating to the purchase and adaptation of Rathfarnham Castle for use as a Novitiate and House of Studies for Scholastics and Retreat House for Working-Men. Includes general survey of the premises and list of alterations and costs involved in refitting the Castle; copy of letter sent by the Irish Fr Provincial to Archbishop William Walsh concerning the purchase and purpose of the Castle; letters from contractors and insurers relating to the fixtures and fittings of the Castle.

The estate of Catherine Cleary and litigation

A file relating to the estate of Catherine Cleary and litigation between Raphael Ambrose Biale, Plaintiff and Frs Timothy Kenny, Alfred Murphy and Christina Hodgens, Alice Chamberlain, Anne Healy, Mary Lentaigne, Emily O'Brien, Mary Anne Cleary and Jane Denehey.

Letters concerning the Dromore property belonging to the Society of Jesus

A file of letters concerning the Dromore property (Loyola House) belonging to the Society of Jesus. At the time the Jesuits were not occupying Dromore, but leasing the land for grazing. The estate was eventually sold in 1918. Includes a note, written on the back of an Income Tax Assessment form, concerning the names vested in the Dromore estate.

Documents, comprising encyclicals and open letters to all prelates issued by Pope Pius IX

Documents, comprising encyclicals and open letters to all prelates, including those in Ireland, issued by Pope Pius IX. Includes an encyclical on the political upheavals in the Italian states, an appeal for support in defence of the Papal states (18 June 1859, 15pp), and a ‘Decretum’ re. the rights of religious orders, a copy of a decree regarding the receiving of novices, and the admittance to professions in the Society (28 January 1850; 2pp).

Pius IX, Pope, 1792-1878, Head of the Catholic Church

Triennial Documents, 1868

Documents concerning:

  • First Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Primus);
  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum);
  • Province Accounts (Status temporalis trienalis domorum et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Lists of admissions to the Novitiate, First and Final Vows, etc. (Elenchi Triennales Admissorum in noviciatum, Admissorum ad Vota Prima et Ultima);
  • Catalogus Rerum.

Also, see ADMN/9/2. Documents relating to the 1862 Provincial Congregation.

Triennial Documents, 1933 - 1936

Documents for:

  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus);
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae);
  • Catalogue of those apt for governing (Catalogus Aptorum ad Gubernandum);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum) et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Index of authors and books published by Ours(Index auctorem et librorum a Nostris editorum);
  • Examples of Deeds (Exemplar Contractus Perpetui);
  • Supplement to First and Second Catalogue (Supplementum Triennale ad Catalogum Personarum Primum & Secundum).

Triennial Documents, 1877

Documents concerning:

  • First Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Primus);
  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus);
  • House Histories (Historia Domus), form some 1868-1877;
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae);
  • Province Accounts (Status temporalis trienalis domorum et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Lists of admissions to the Novitiate, First and Final Vows, etc. (Elenchi Triennales Admissorum in noviciatum, Admissorum ad Vota Prima et Ultima).

Triennial Documents, 1886

Documents concerning:

  • Catalogue of those apt for governing (Catalogus Aptorum ad Gubernandum);
  • Lists of admissions to the Novitiate, First and Final Vows, etc. (Elenchi Triennales Admissorum in noviciatum, Admissorum ad Vota Prima et Ultima).

Triennial Documents, 1902 - 1905

Documents for Ireland (37 items):

  • First Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Primus);
  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus);
  • House Histories (Historia Domus);
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum);
  • Province Accounts (Status temporalis trienalis domorum et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Index of authors and books published by Ours (Index auctorem et librorum a Nostris editorum);

and for Australia (39 items):

  • First Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Primus);
  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus);
  • House Histories (Historia Domus);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum);
  • Province Accounts (Status temporalis trienalis domorum et arcarum Provinciae).

Triennial Documents, 1920 - 1923

Documents for Ireland:

  • House Histories (Historia Domus);
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum);
  • Index of authors and books published by Ours (Index auctorem et librorum a Nostris editorum);

Triennial Documents, 1923 - 1926

Documents for Ireland and Hong Kong.

  • House Histories (Historia Domus);
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum);
  • Province Accounts (Status temporalis trienalis domorum et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Index of authors and books published by Ours (Index auctorem et librorum a Nostris editorum).

Triennial Documents, 1927 - 1930

Documents for Ireland and Hong Kong.

  • House Histories (Historia Domus);
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum);
  • Province Accounts (Status temporalis trienalis domorum et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Index of authors and books published by Ours (Index auctorem et librorum a Nostris editorum)
  • Lists of admissions to the Novitiate, (Elenchi Triennales Admissorum in First and Final Vows, etc.noviciatum, Admissorum ad Vota Prima et Ultima)

Triennial Documents, 1930 - 1933

Documents for:

  • First Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Primus)
  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus)
  • Annual Letters (Litterae Annuae)
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum)
  • Index of authors and books published by Ours (Index auctorem et librorum a Nostris editorum)
  • Lists of admissions to the Novitiate, (Elenchi Triennales Admissorum in First and Final Vows, etc noviciatum, Admissorum ad Vota Prima et Ultima)
  • Catalogue of journals , periodicals (Catalogus ephemeridum et and school annuals.libellorum periodicorum)
  • Supplement to First and Second Catalogue (Supplementum Triennale ad Catalogum Personarum Primum & Secundum)

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).

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’.

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

Fire policy between Sun Insurance Office and the Society of Jesus relating to the Irish Messenger

Fire policy between Sun Insurance Office and the Society of Jesus, Church of St Francis Xavier, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, and the Reverend James Cullen SJ of Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin. Insures stock of ‘printed books, pictures, pamphlets and unused stationary, office furniture, fixtures, fittings and utensils at No.5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin for the sum of £1,400 at a yearly sum of £1:3:9. First premium commenced 25 March 1901.

Sun Fire Office, 1706-1996

Employers Indemnity policy by the Hibernian Fire & General Insurance Company Ltd to ‘Irish Messenger’ Office

Employers Indemnity policy by the Hibernian Fire & General Insurance Company Ltd to ‘Irish Messenger’ Office, No. 5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin. States that the current estimated amount of salaries id £2,610:10:0 and the present premium is £4:19:3.

Hibernian Fire and General Insurance Company, 1908-

Holograph letter from Bishop Hugh MacSherry, South Africa to Fr McLoughlin SJ, thanking him for the collections by the readers of the Irish Messenger

Holograph letter from Bishop Hugh MacSherry, 2 Prospect Hill, Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Fr Stanislaus McLoughlin SJ, thanking him for the collections by the readers of the Irish Messenger in 1926 and 1927. Includes receipts for the value of £27 and £30.

MacSherry, Hugh, 1852-1940, Roman Catholic Bishop

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.

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.

Status Temporalis for the Irish Province

Status Temporalis (Province Account).for: St Ignatius’ College, Galway; St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg; Clongowes College, Naas; Belvedere College, Dublin; Crescent College (College of the Sacred Heart), Limerick; Mungret College, Limerick; Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin; University Hall; 35 Lower Leeson Street; St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.

Status Temporalis for the irish Province

Status Temporalis (Province Account) for: St Ignatius’ College, Galway; St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg; Clongowes College, Naas; Belvedere College, Dublin; Crescent College (College of the Sacred Heart), Limerick; Mungret College, Limerick; Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin; University Hall; 35 Lower Leeson Street; St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.

Status Temporalis for the Irish Province

Status Temporalis (Province Account) for: St Ignatius’ College, Galway; St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg; Clongowes College, Naas; Belvedere College, Dublin; Crescent College (College of the Sacred Heart), Limerick; Mungret College, Limerick; Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin; University Hall; 35 Lower Leeson Street; St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.

Status Temporalis for the Irish Province

Status Temporalis (Province Account). for: St Ignatius’ College, Galway; St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg; Clongowes College, Naas; Belvedere College, Dublin; Crescent College (College of the Sacred Heart), Limerick; Mungret College, Limerick; Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin; University Hall; 35 Lower Leeson Street; St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street.

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice

  • IE IJA CFJ
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1999

The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice is an agency of the Irish Jesuit Province, dedicated to undertaking social analysis and theological reflection in relation to issues of social justice, including housing and homelessness, penal policy, environmental justice, and economic ethics. Established in 1978 by a small group of Jesuits living and working in Ballymun, on the northside of Dublin city, the Centre was intended to promote social justice and critically examine issues of structural injustice and poverty.

The Centre was founded in 1980, when Ireland was in the midst of serious economic recession, unemployment, and emigration.

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

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ mainly from Archbishop’s House, Westminster

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ mainly from Archbishop’s House, Westminster, London, England concerning the nomination of various Irish Jesuits as chaplains to the forces. Includes letters concerning Fr Joseph Wrafter’s nomination as chaplain to prisoners of war in Holland, a move contested by the Provincial who saw it in effect, as ‘putting him (Fr Wrafter) on the shelf’ (26 December 1917 – 15 January 1918, 3 items).

McClement, Fr Kerr

Documents relating to Fr Joseph Flinn’s during his time serving as a chaplain

Documents relating to Fr Joseph Flinn’s time as a chaplain attached to VI Corps Rest Station North, 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, the Munster Fusiliers, the 60th and 88th Brigade, R.G.A., B.E.F., France. Includes: certificate appointing Fr Flinn Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, Land Forces (Temporary) (22 March 1917, 1p.);
– letters to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ from Fr Flinn written from the Front (31 January 1917 – 10 October 1918, 21 items).

Flinn, Daniel Joseph, 1877-1943, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Miscellaneous letters and notes to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ

Miscellaneous letters and notes to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ. Includes rough notes of wages and expenditure of various Jesuit chaplains (n.d., 3pp),and replies from the Senior Chaplain, Australian Imperial Force on transport to Australia for acting chaplain. Includes a note from Fr William Feran SJ, that he has commissioned him (Fr Henry Gill SJ) to discover and exterminate the influenza microbe' (18 December 1918).

Feran, William, 1869-1942, Jesuit priest

Correspondence between Thomas V. Nolan SJ, the War Office and T. Stratton, Staff Officer to Principal Chaplain

Correspondence between the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ, the War Office and T. Stratton, Staff Officer to Principal Chaplain (R.C.), concerning the demobilisation of various Irish Jesuits and the need for chaplains for transport ships to Australia.

Nolan, Thomas V, 1867-1941, Jesuit priest

Letters from Jesuits volunteering to serve as chaplains

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial Laurence J. Kieran SJ from various Jesuits volunteering to become military chaplains following the outbreak of the Second World War. Includes letters from: Frs Michael J. Morrison SJ (See CHP2/29), Arthur Little SJ, Fr Edward J. Coyne SJ, Joseph Garland SJ, Thomas Shuley SJ, Richard Kennedy SJ (See CHP2/23), Leonard Sheil SJ, James McCann SJ and Michael Pelly SJ (See CHP2/33).

Letters and notes to Irish Fr Provincial from various Jesuits during the Second World War

Letters and notes to the Irish Fr Provincial from various Jesuits (former Irish Fr Provincial Kieran) and others, including letters from A. Parisoth (H.Q. Northern Command, York), T.F. Duggan (H.Q. Northern Ireland District, Lisburn) and T.D. Roberts, Archbishop of Bombay. Includes references to chaplains Frs Thomas Martin SJ, Fergus Cronin SJ, Michael O'Meara SJ Michael Pelly SJ and John Hayes SJ, and doctor's bill for examining eight chaplains.

Parisoth, A.

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Fergus Cronin SJ

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Fergus Cronin SJ written during his time as a chaplain while serving in the Royal Artillery Service Corps in Barry, South Wales; the Faeroe Islands; 101 Military Convalescent Depot, Grange Camp, Bedford and with Paiforce in Iraq. Includes:

  • His first letter reporting that he has been informed by the War Office of his appointment as military chaplain effective from 11 May 1942 (24 April 1942, 1p.);
  • References to the question of his direct repatriation to Hong Kong (9 January – 22 July 1946, 5 items) and waiting in Haifa in July 1946 to go to Cairo, there to await repatriation to Hong Kong.

Cronin, Fergus, 1909-1990, Jesuit priest

Letters and telegrams to the Irish Fr Provincial and others seeking chaplains

Letters and telegrams to Irish Fr Provincial Fr Laurence J. Kieran SJ (and from 8 September 1941, Fr John MacMahon SJ) from Monsignor J.M. Coghlan (Principal Chaplain (Roman Catholic) and Vicar General, British Army, War Office) and Fr Edward J. Warner SJ (Staff Chaplain to Mgr. Coghlan), seeking chaplains to serve in the forces and thanking Irish Fr Provincial for those he has offered.

Coghlan, John, 1888-1963, Roman Catholic Monsignor and chaplain

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