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“Father Willie” (Father Willie Doyle, SJ) as part of the “Irish Messenger Series”

  • IE IJA J/2/99
  • File
  • [1949-1970]; 11 July 1977
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

“Father Willie” (Father Willie Doyle, SJ) as part of the “Irish Messenger Series” published by the Irish Messenger Office. Includes a note from Diarmuid [ ], Fitzpatrick’s Book Shop, 12 Cathedral Street, Upper O’ Connell Street, Dublin to Fr Fergal [McGrath] SJ in which he refers to a reprint of an insert letter by T. Cain, 22 Limetree Crescent, Cockermouth, Cumberland which corrects Fr Doyle’s date of death.

Irish Messenger Office, 1888-

‘The Irish Digest’

  • IE IJA J/7/183
  • File
  • December 1954-January 1955
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

‘The Irish Digest’, with condensed articles which Fr Frank Browne SJ has marked, Howth, p.69 and Glaslough, p.34.

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Abandonment of a procession that was due to take place to celebrate St Patrick's day in Galway

A file relating to the abandonment of a procession that was due to take place to celebrate St Patrick's day in Galway. The decision was made to abandon the procession after it became apparent that the IRA had been invited to take part. Includes a lengthy letter from Fr John Joy SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ concerning the situation. Remarks that Fr O'Farrell, SJ, as President of the Gaelic League, was invited to be Chief Marshal and became very upset when he discovered that the IRA were to take part. Remarks that he (Fr Joy) had an interview with the Bishop who was very angry. Explains how it was decided to abandon the procession (13 March 1933, 12pp).

Account book for Dublin Food Supply Society Ltd

Account book for Dublin Food Supply Society (DFSS), a society with which Fr Thomas Finlay SJ was associated and whose object was the supply of cheap food to the poor of Dublin in difficulties due to either the Great War or the ‘local Irish situation’.

Dublin Food Supply Society, 1916-1926

Appointment of Fr Frank Browne SJ as an Honorary Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Class

  • IE IJA J/7/8
  • File
  • 14 March & 25 August 1919; 14 September 1921
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Documents found among the papers of Fr Willie Doyle SJ (with whom Fr Browne briefly served as chaplain), collated by Fr Charles Doyle SJ, concerning Fr Frank Browne SJ. Includes telegrams to Robert Browne, Bishop of Cloyne (14 March & 25 August 1919) concerning Fr Browne & circular letter from the War Office to Fr Browne, St Francis Xavier’s, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, informing him of his appointment as an Honorary Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Class ‘as from 1st Sept. 1921 on which date your commission as a temporary Chaplain to the Forces ceased to have effect.’ (14 September 1921).

British Army, 1660-

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).

Appreciations of Fr Willie Doyle SJ

Original and copies of appreciations of Fr Willie Doyle SJ including letters from General Sir William Bernard Hickie, 16th Division, B.E.F.to Hugh Doyle Esq., Melrose, Dalkey, Dublin (15 December 1917) and to Fr Charles Doyle SJ (14 October 1924); Private M. Murphy, France, (Fr Willie Doyle’s orderly) (22 August 1917).

Hickie, Sir, William Bernard, 1865-1950, Major General in the British Army

Article by Fr Arthur Little SJ rejected by the censors

A file relating to an article by Fr Arthur Little SJ rejected by the censors. Includes a letter from Fr Arthur Little SJ, St Stanislaus College, Tullamore, County Offaly to Irish Fr Provincial stating that he wishes the article to be sent for censorship to Rome ‘I have no desire to get anyone into trouble so I shall only communicate with the English Assistant. If he upholds the censors having read their remarks I can only apologise for taking badly what turns out to be a fair verdict.’ (4 September 1938, 3pp).

Article by Fr Gerald Kennedy SJ on China

A file relating to an article by Fr Gerald Kennedy SJ on China. Includes the MS of the article (92pp) and censor's reports on the article - relates to Fr Kennesy's voyage to Hong Kong,and travelogue about Rotterdam, Germany, Colombo and Manila.

Kennedy, Gerald Leo, 1889-1949, Jesuit priest and medical doctor

Articles by Fr Kevin Laheen SJ entitled ‘The Jesuit Connection’ and ‘Sacred Heart Statute’

Articles by Fr Kevin Laheen SJ entitled ‘The Jesuit Connection’ and ‘Sacred Heart Statute’ which describes the statute by Albert Power of the Sacred Heart in the grounds of the parish church in Knock, County Mayo which had previously been situated in Rathfarnham Castle. Guinness workers who attended weekend retreats at the Castle paid for the statute. See Irish Province News, September 1931 as statute erected in June 1931.

Laheen, Kevin A, 1919-2019, Jesuit priest

Articles on the history of the Jesuit mission to Australia, includes articles on Ireland

Series of articles bound into book format concerning the history of the Jesuit mission to Australia:

  • 'The Woodstock Letters'. Vol. XXXVII. No. 3 'The Society of Jesus in Australia' pp303-318; Vol. XXXVIII. No. 1 pp1-9; Vol. XXXVIII. No. 2 pp161-176; Vol. XXXVIII. ? pp341-349; Vol. XXXIX. No. 2 pp145-160; Vol. XXXIX. No. 3 pp304-318; Vol. XL. No. 1 pp1-16; Vol. XL. No. 2 pp145-160; Vol. XL. No. 3 pp274-288; Vol. XLI. No. 1 pp1-6;

  • catalogue of the Adelaide residence of the Australian Mission (1862; 1869-1870; 1874; 1877; 1880; 1886; 1889) and the Australian Mission (1887; 1893; 1902; 1912);

  • contemporary newspaper clippings of Jesuit houses in Australia;

  • copy of 'Edmund Campion’s History of Ireland' by the Rev. John Hungerford Pollen SJ with an inscription to Fr John Conmee SJ by J. H. Pollen SJ reprinted from ‘The Month’, December, 1905, and February, 1906.

  • articles by Fr Matthew Devitt SJ on 'Summerhill, County Meath and its neighbourhood', published in Kildare Archaeological Society;

  • 'Irish University Education: A plea for Fair Play' by Fr William Delany SJ (1904);

  • 'Brief memoir of Fr Patrick Duffy SJ' (1904);

  • 'The Annual Report of the Apostolic School of Ireland' (Society of Jesus) 1884-1885, 1886, 1895;

  • extracts from the diary of Mungret College (1884-1885);

  • copy letters from Rev. F. Ronan to the Fathers and Students of Mungret College during the journey through the United States (September 1884- Christmas 1885).

Assignment for lands of Newtown, Castlebancroft and Fazakerlys, County Dublin

Parties:
Anne Archbold, Elizabeth Archbold, Mary Archbold, Spinsters, City of Dublin of the first part, Sarah Kavanagh, Widow of the second part and Gerald Archbold and Michael Hanrahan of the third part.

Property:
Lands of Newtown, Castlebancroft and Fazakerlys, County Dublin.

Terms & Conditions:
To secure a payment of £1,600.

Other:
Signed and sealed.

Assignment of loan between Jesuit fathers by the will of Rev.d George F. Waters

Parties:
Rev. Timothy Kenny SJ, Melbourne, Victoria, Rev. John Verdon SJ, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin of the first part (the Grantors). Rev. James Murphy SJ, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin and Rev. John Verdon SJ, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin and Rev. Thomas V. Nolan SJ, Milltown Park of the other part (the Grantees).

Terms & Conditions:
Sum of £500 by the will of Rev.d George F. Waters Decd.

Other:
Signed and sealed

Association of Secondary Schools in Ireland and correspondence with the Society of Jesus in relation to the secondary schools under their direction

A file relating to the Association of Secondary Schools in Ireland (ASTI) and correspondence with the Society of Jesus in relation to the secondary schools under their direction. Includes letters relating to the dismissal of lay teachers, the employment of lay teachers in Jesuit schools and the salaries of lay teachers, list of lay teachers at Clongowes Wood College SJ and salary (1941)

Aubrey Gwynn asking his father to become a Jesuit

Letter from Aubrey Gwynn to his father asking for leave to become a Jesuit ([June 1910], 4pp) and his father’s reply, urging him to wait at least until Aubrey reaches twenty-one before he makes such a momentous decision (20 June [1910], 4pp).

Gwynn, Aubrey, 1892-1983, Jesuit priest and academic

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.

Bequest of left to the Society of Jesus in Australia by Fr Mathew Ryan

A file relating to a bequest of £400 left to the Society of Jesus in Australia by Fr Matthew Ryan to be used for the foreign missions. Refers to Fr Frank Browne SJ and his health in Australia, and copy of a letter from the Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ to Superior of the Mission, Fr Jeremiah Sullivan SJ (30 August 1924).

Sullivan, Jeremiah, 1877-1960, Jesuit priest

Bequests made in the will of Eliza MacDonnell

A file relating to a deed approving the application of funds between Francis Edward Joseph MacDonnell, Esquire, Dunfearth and the Lodge, Rathangan, County Kildare and Rev. Philip Dominick Kehoe, Church of St. Francis, Merchant Quay, Dublin and Rev. John Curtis, S.J., Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin following bequests made in the will of Eliza MacDonnell.

Biographical information Fr John Ffrench SJ

  • IE IJA J/148/1
  • File
  • 6 February 1854 - 31 May 1878; 20 September 1983
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Biographical information Fr John Ffrench SJ which includes 'A few particulars relative to the Hon. and Rev. John Ffrench SJ', Dolllard, Printinghouse, Dublin (1887), 'Memoirs of Father Ffrench of the Society of Jesus', Manresa Press, Roehampton (1898) and copy of a letter from Fr Ffrench, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly to Mother Ursula Querk, Ursuline Convent, St Joseph's, Sligo concerning his nephew's accident and his cure due to the intercession of (6 February 1854, 4pp), with note from Sr. M. St. Dominic, Ursuline Convent, St Joseph's, Sligo (20 September 1983).

Biographical information on Br William Glanville SJ

  • IE IJA J/165/1
  • File
  • 2 August 1944 - 6 March 1984
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Biographical information on Br William Glanville SJ and correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials. Includes a photograph of Br William Glanville SJ and Fr Sean Noonan SJ, September 1957, and mortuary card.

Biographical information on Fr Leonard Sheil SJ

Biographical information on Fr Leonard Sheil SJ. Includes:
– potted biography by Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ (Irish Province Archivist, 1986-2019), (1984, 1p.);
– biography of Fr Sheil entitled 'Who Travels Alone' by Fr Robert L. Stevenson SJ (Dublin: C. Goodliffe Neale (Irel.) Ltd.) (1975, 56pp);
– photocopies from the 'Jesuit Year Book' of an illustrated article by Fr Robert L. Stevenson SJ entitled ‘Emigrants’ Priest: Fr. Leonard Sheil, S.J.’ (1969, 9pp) and an illustrated appreciation of Fr Sheil by Very Rev. Joseph Flynn, M.S.S (1969, 5pp).
Also includes appreciation of Fr Sheil by Very Rev. Joseph Flynn, M.S.S., printed in 'Irish Province News' (April 1968, 2pp).

Biographical information relating to Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ

Biographical information on Fr Thomas Aloysius Finlay SJ (1848-1940). Includes obituary of Fr Finlay by George O'Brien, Professor of Economics, University College, published in The Economic Journal, The Quarterly Journal of The Royal Economic Society, No. 197, Vol. 1, p.157-159 (March 1940, 3pp) and obituary, also by Prof. O'Brien published in the Irish Monthly (March 1940, p.142- 144) originally broadcast on Radio Eireann.

Finlay, Thomas A, 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ

Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ. Includes

  • typescript on his life, by Fr James Stephenson SJ (n.d., 13pp);
  • correspondence collected by Fr Stephenson in the course of research for the article (19 February - 26 October 1953, 4 items) - letter from Mary, Hartfiled, Santo Amaro, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal, Margaret Woulfe, Kerry and Joseph Ranson, Salamanca;
  • notes and letter compiled by Fr John MacErlean SJ on Fr Woulfe (1929, 4pp);
  • reprint 'The Last Years of a Confessor of the Faith, Father David Wolf' from 'Archivium Historicum Societatis Jesu', vol. XV, 1946 (15pp);
  • journal of notes made by Richard Woulfe, Dromlought, Lisselton, County Kerry, intended to comprise a ‘short and incomplete family history’;
  • biographical notes on Fr Woulfe, copies of correspondence, letters contributed to various newspapers by Maurice Woulfe (5 Bolton Street, Clonmel) on Woulfe family history (1904 – 1928) and copies of letters of Dr T. Woulfe of Bruff, County Kerry (1923-1924) (25 November 1935, c76pp);
  • draft typescript entitled ‘Unpublished Letter of Father David Wolf’ by Fr Manuel da Costa SJ (Portuguese Jesuit and historian). Foreword in English (3pp); letter (October 1568) in Latin to the Bishop of Killala, Redmond O'Gallaghair, written when Fr Woulfe was in jail in Dublin Castle, describing the events of 1566 – ‘68 (n.d., 24pp);
  • article on David Wolfe SJ and
  • article by Fr Thomas Morrissey SJ, 'The Career and Problem of David Wolfe, 1528-1579? Jesuit, and Papal Commissary to Ireland', NMAJ, vol. 47, 2007, pp21-37.

Biographical sketch of Fr John Austin SJ

Biographical sketch of Fr John Austin, with note on first page ‘This brief Memoir of the Rev. John Austin SJ was sent to Canon Conlan, P.P. St Michan’s, Dublin, by Mr. Edward Evans, July 14, 1900’ ([1900], 5pp), typescript entitled ‘Father John Austin SJ 1717 - 1784’ probably by Fr Francis Finegan SJ (n.d., 2 copies, 4pp each), pamphlet entitled 'Rev. John Austin, S.J.' by Dr George A. Little, Irish Messenger Office (1960) and article on John Austin and Thomas Betagh.

Black and white group photograph at the ordination of Fr Richard Gallagher SJ

Black and white group photograph at the ordination of Fr Richard Gallagher SJ with the Gallagher family at Milltown Park, Dublin. Includes: Back row; Maud, Leonard, Jenny. Centre; Frank, Cecilia, Ursula, Rose, Roland. Front row; Mary Archibald (Aunt), James,-, Richard, Mrs James (All Gallaghers). Photocopy with names on reverse.

Book with the title ‘The manner of performing the Novena, or the nine days devotion to St Francis Xaverius...'

Book with the title ‘The manner of performing the Novena, or the nine days devotion to St Francis Xaverius of the Society of Jesus and Apostle of the Indies, as also the devotion of the ten Fridays to the same saint’ printed for Ignatius Kelly, at the Stationers-Arms in Mary’s Lane, Dublin, 1749 (88pp). Includes an article entitled ‘The Novena of Grace in Dublin 1749’ which was sent by Fr Kevin O'Rourke SJ to Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ with an explanatory note (10 May 2008). The article most probably written by Fr Francis Finegan SJ. The article explains the provenance of a book in the community library of St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street, Dublin entitled, ‘The manner of performing the Novena, or the nine days devotion to St. Francis Xaverius of the Society of Jesus and Apostle of the Indies’. It concludes that the work was translated by Thomas Brennan and gives a brief biographical note. (5pp)

Booklets for the Sodality of Our Lady

Booklets relating to the Sodality of Our Lady concerning rules, meditations, prayers, explanations and history of the Sodality. Includes 'Meditations for Sodalists', 'Rules of the Sodality of Our Lady', 'Prayers for the Dying', 'How to Establish a Sodality', 'His Mother's Beads', 'No surer way to heaven', 'What is the sodality of Our Lady?', 'The Message', 'Guide to the Sodality of Our Lady', 'The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ireland: A short history' by Fr John MacErlean SJ, 'Sodality of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph: For Invalids', 'Sodality of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph: For Invalids, Daily duties', 'Magnificat Bulletin of the Sodality for the Sick' and 'Favours lost by a person who deliberately neglects to receive one holy communion'.

Books taken from the Cruise Library, St Francis Xavier Community, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin

Books taken from the Cruise Library, St Francis Xavier Community, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin entitled 'Manuale Parvulorum' (1884), 'The Imitation of Christ' (1897) by Thomas A Kempis translated by Richard Challoner, D.D. and 'The Imitation of Christ' (1905) by Sir Francis R. Cruise. Some annotation by Cruise. Includes entry for Sir Francis R. Cruise in the Dictionary of Irish Biography and obituary from 'The Belvederian', 1912.

Br Andrew TJ Bannon SJ

  • IE IJA J/496
  • File
  • 11 August 1950 - 2 November 1997
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to the admission of Andrew Bannon to the the Society of Jesus and subsequent correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials.

Bannon, Andrew TJ, 1929-1997, Jesuit brother

Br Andrew Williams SJ

  • IE IJA J/543
  • File
  • 10 August 1936 - 10 August 1992
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File containing material relating to Br Andrew Williams's admission to the Society and subsequent correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials.

Williams, Andrew, 1935-1992, Jesuit brother

Br Edward TL Keogh SJ

File containing admission papers for Edward Keogh; brief correspondence concerning professional duties and a copy of ‘Low Tide’, Br Keogh’s collection of poetry.

Keogh, Edward TL, 1903-1995, Jesuit brother

Br James Kavanagh SJ

  • IE IJA J/196
  • File
  • 28 May 1932 - 14 March 1982
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Br James Kavanagh SJ including admission details, catalogue entry, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials and mortuary card.

Kavanagh, James, 1910-1982, Jesuit brother

Br James Owens SJ

Material relating to Br Jimmy Owens SJ including correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, personal record, and application to join the Society.

Photograph of Fr Cyril Power SJ, Br Jimmy Owens SJ and Marcella (Smith) Hargrove outside the castle at Clongowes Wood College SJ, County Kildare (June 1967). With note from Fr Charlie Davy SJ (12 February 2019).

Owens, James, 1913-1978, Jesuit brother

Br Patrick Brady SJ

Documents relating to the admission of Patrick Brady into the Society of Jesus, including certificates of baptism and confirmation, letters, catalogue entries, obituary and memorial card.

Brady, Patrick, 1922-1994, Jesuit brother

Br Patrick Guidera SJ

  • IE IJA J/503
  • File
  • 30 April 1933 - 26 December 1992
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to the admission of Patrick Guidera to the the Society and his Jesuit life in particular his work at the Jesuit house at Tullabeg. Includes copy of his ‘The Story of My Life’ (199, Cherryfield Press, 80pp) with illustrations from the Fr Frank Browne Collection.

Guidera, Patrick, 1900-1992, Jesuit brother

Br Peter Foley SJ

  • IE IJA J/152
  • File
  • 2 July 1924 -19 July 1943
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to the entry of Br Peter Foley SJ into the society, final vows and medical note.

Foley, Peter, 1891-1968, Jesuit brother

Br Stephen Fitzgerald SJ

  • IE IJA J/502
  • File
  • 4 March 1934 - 15 January 1991
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating mainly to the admission of Stephen Fitzgerald to the Society of Jesus, and catalogue entries.

Fitzgerald, Stephen, 1912-1990, Jesuit brother

Br Vincent Robinson SJ

File relating to Br Vincent Robinson SJ, including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, catalogue entries, and memorial card.

Robinson, Vincent, 1943-1982, Jesuit brother

Brother Bookbinder (Sir Edward Sullivan, Bart.)

Brother Bookbinder (Sir Edward Sullivan, Bart.). A selection from Brother Bookbinder's ... contributions (verses) to the O.V. Menus between 1904-1928.

Compiled by Brother Ivor Stewart-Liberty, sciolist to the Sette and Imprinted for him by Alabaster, Passmore & Sons, Ltd. 64 Cannon Street, E.C. 4., and to be had of no bokesellers, 1929.

Stewart-Liberty, Ivor, 1887-1952

Burses founded in the Apostolic School, Mungret College

A file relating to the Burses founded in the Apostolic School, Mungret College but given to All Hallows. Includes note explaining the provenance of the correspondence (25 September 1977) and documents such as; Lord Emly Burse (January 1883, 2 items); Boyce Burse (23 June 1905 - 10 October 1910, 5 items); Michael Leahy bequest (20 October 1909 - 31 May 1912, 4 items); Madeline Josephine M. Sampson Burse (St. Marie Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, 3 May - 6 June 1913, 2 items); Canon Doyle Burse (24 October - 28 November 1922, 5 items); letter from Fr O'Donnell SJ to Fr Edward Cahill SJ relating to ‘De Jure Burses’ (12 September [ ], 4pp).

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