Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War

Author: Edited by Damien Burke

Binding: Paperback

Extent: 120pp

Publisher: Messenger Publications

ISBN: 9781910248058


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€14.99

“Standing as I was between the guns and the trenches…” Henry Gill SJ
“Life here is very pleasant and interesting, provided one does not mind being killed…” John Gwynn SJ

Catholic chaplains in the First World War served alongside the troops at the Front, both in the trenches and on the battlefields, exposed to the same dangers. Many Jesuit chaplains were highly decorated and recognised for their exceptional bravery by both men and commanding officers

Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War, edited by Damien Burke, is a collection of articles describing the wartime experiences of eleven of these brave men. Illustrated with letters, photographs and telegrams from the Irish Jesuit Archives, this is a fascinating insight into the experiences and thoughts of men who expected to spend their lives in priestly ministry in schools, parishes, churches and universities – not on the battlefield.

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

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“Standing as I was between the guns and the trenches…” Henry Gill SJ
“Life here is very pleasant and interesting, provided one does not mind being killed…” John Gwynn SJ

Catholic chaplains in the First World War served alongside the troops at the Front, both in the trenches and on the battlefields, exposed to the same dangers. Many Jesuit chaplains were highly decorated and recognised for their exceptional bravery by both men and commanding officers

Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War, edited by Damien Burke, is a collection of articles describing the wartime experiences of eleven of these brave men. Illustrated with letters, photographs and telegrams from the Irish Jesuit Archives, this is a fascinating insight into the experiences and thoughts of men who expected to spend their lives in priestly ministry in schools, parishes, churches and universities – not on the battlefield.

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.

“Standing as I was between the guns and the trenches…” Henry Gill SJ
“Life here is very pleasant and interesting, provided one does not mind being killed…” John Gwynn SJ

Catholic chaplains in the First World War served alongside the troops at the Front, both in the trenches and on the battlefields, exposed to the same dangers. Many Jesuit chaplains were highly decorated and recognised for their exceptional bravery by both men and commanding officers

Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War, edited by Damien Burke, is a collection of articles describing the wartime experiences of eleven of these brave men. Illustrated with letters, photographs and telegrams from the Irish Jesuit Archives, this is a fascinating insight into the experiences and thoughts of men who expected to spend their lives in priestly ministry in schools, parishes, churches and universities – not on the battlefield.

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