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Extent: Paperback

Pages: 120

Publisher: MESSENGER PUBLICATIONS

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Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War

by Damien Burke

€14.99

       

At a time of great turmoil at home in Ireland, thirty-two Irish Jesuits signed up to minister to Catholic soldiers on the European battlefields of the First World War.

Damien Burke, assistant archivist to the Irish Jesuit Province, has edited a fascinating collection of essays on eleven Irish Jesuit Chaplains.



Six of the Jesuits in the book survived, such as Fr Frank Browne, the most decorated Catholic chaplain to survive the war. Amongst the five who did not come home, Fr Willie Doyle, who story is told here by Bernard McGuckian SJ.



The things they carried. The lives they led. Fr. John Looby SJ
Francis M. Browne, S.J., M.C. (1880-1960) Fr. Eddie O’ Donnell SJ
John Delaney, S.J. , M.C. (1883-1956) Fr. Thomas Morrissey SJ
William Doyle, S.J., M.C. (1873-1917) Fr. Bernard McGuckian SJ
John Fitzgibbon, S.J., M.C. (1882-1918) Steve Bellis
Henry Gill, S.J., M.C., D.S.O. (1872-1945) Simon Carswell
John Gwynn, S.J. (1866-1915) Fr. Paul Andrews SJ
Austin Hartigan, S.J. (1882-1916) Fr. Michael McGuckian SJ
Patrick Morris, S.J. (1882-1966) Fr. Hugh Duffy SJ
Patrick O’Mara, S.J. (1875-1969) Fr. Liam O’ Connell SJ
Daniel Roche, S.J., M.C. (1882-1961) Fr. Thomas Morrissey SJ
Australians Fr. Michael Head SJ/
Michael Bergin, S.J., M.C. (1879-1917) Graham Wilson/Damien Burke


Damien Burke, a native of Cork, is assistant archivist to the Irish Jesuit Province and works in the archives in Leeson Street, Dublin, where much of the material contained in the book is located.

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