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Barron, John, 1620-1640, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/900
  • Person
  • 1620-21 June 1640

Born: 1620, County Waterford
Entered: 1639, Villagarcía, Galicia, Spain - Castellanae Province (CAST)
Died: 21 June 1640, Villagarcía, Galicia, Spain - Castellanae Province (CAST)

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
Died at the Villagarcía Novitiate as a Novice

Bathe, Thomas, 1594-1611, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/912
  • Person
  • 1594-02 October 1611

Born: 1594, County Dublin
Entered: 22 June 1610, Villagarcía, Galicia, Spain - Castellanae Province (CAST)
Died: 02 October 1611, Villagarcía, Galicia, Spain - Castellanae Province (CAST)

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
Son of John and Gineta née Dillon and nephew of William Bath
He entered the Irish College, Salamanca, where he took the student oath, 8 November, 1609. A short time after he applied to the Provincial of Castile to be admitted to the Society but was rejected because of his youth.
The General on 22 June, 1610 ordered that Thomas should be received into the Novitiate at Villagarcía. His early death occurred there, October, 1611 as a Novice.

Boland, Peter, 1802-1835, Jesuit brother novice

  • IE IJA J/929
  • Person
  • 1802-1835

Born: June 1802, Ireland
Entered: 28 November 1833, St Inigo, MD, USA - Marylandiae Province (MAR)
Died: 18 July 1835, St Inigo, MD, USA - Marylandiae Province (MAR)

Bradshaw, John, 1861-1881, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/943
  • Person
  • 21 January 1861-15 December 1881

Born: 21 January 1861, County Cork
Entered: 17 August 1880, Milltown Park, Dublin
Died: 15 December 1881, County Cork

Part of the Milltown Park, Dublin community at the time of death

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
Was at Clonliffe before Ent.

Nephew of George Buckeridge.

Very talented.
Died at home in Cork of decline “Vovit Moriens” 15 December 1881.

Brady, Laurence, 1818-1895, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/138
  • Person
  • 1818-23 August 1895

Born: 1818
Entered: 24 July 1895, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly
Died: 23 August 1895, Clongowes Wood College SJ, County Kildare

Took vows on his death-bed?

He was at one time said to be in business, and also said to have means.
He was a Brother Novice for a very short period. He had lived at Clongowes as a “Parlour Boarder” for some years. He was a companion on the farm to Eugene Duffy.

Bryan, Gaspar, d 1650, Jesuit brother novice

  • IE IJA J/965
  • Person
  • d 23 August 1650

Born: County Waterford
Entered: 1648, Waterford
Died: 23 August 1650, Waterford - described as a Martyr of Charity

Alias Brehon

Name given as a Novice in Waterford 1649

◆ Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
Ent 1646 as Brother; Died 09 August 1650 of the plague in Waterford as a Novice.

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
He died in Waterford, a victim of the plague, 31 August, 1650.

◆ James B Stephenson SJ Menologies 1973

Brother Jasper Breen ????-1650
We know very little of Br Jasper Breen, except that he was a Brother Novice at Waterford in 1648, and that he died there of the plague on August 28th 1650.

He is mentioned in the Menologies to emphasise the fact that even in difficult and Penal times, the Irish Province strove to have its own noviceship, and never lacked Novices, both scholastics and brothers.

Creagh, Robert, 1594-1670, Jesuit priest and novice

  • IE IJA J/1122
  • Person
  • 1594-28 February 1670

Born: 1594, County Limerick
Entered: 27 February 1670, Limerick
Ordained: Limerick - pre Entry
Died: 28 February 1670, County Limerick (“in articulo mortis”)

Alias Creevy

◆ Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
Had the General’s permission to enter “in articulo mortis” (cf Foley’s Collectanea)

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
Ordained before Ent 1628 Back Lane Dublin
In the Winter 1626-1627 he asked to be received into the Society. The General wrote a letter to the Provincial of Flanders on 24 April 1627 instructing him to receive Fr Creagh into the Novitiate at Mechelen, and he Entered there the following year (1628). During his Noviceship he was advised that the Society was not suitable for him, and so he LEFT on good terms with the Society.
He then returned to Limerick and remained a staunch friend of the Society over the succeeding years.
In 1663 he asked the Superior of the Mission if he could be received into the Society again “in articulo mortis” and the General agreed to his request. Seven years later, the Mission Superior Richard Bourke (de Burgo), while on a visit to Limerick, received him into the Society on 27 February 1670, and he died there the following day 28 February 1670.
He may well be the young priest mentioned as working with Thomas Bourke in Limerick of 1621, and described as an “aspirant” to the Society.

Creedon, Joseph, 1821-1847, Jesuit brother novice

  • IE IJA J/1124
  • Person
  • 26 April 1821-10 July 1847

Born: 26 April 1821, Ireland
Entered: 02 May 1847, Fordham College, New York, NY, USA - Franciae Province (FRA)
Died: 10 July 1847, Fordham College, New York, NY, USA - Franciae Province (FRA)

Delaney, Brian, 1938-1973, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/119
  • Person
  • 15 February 1938-18 July 1973

Born: 15 February 1938, Dublin
Entered: 23 September 1972, Manresa, Dollymount, Dublin
Died: 18 July 1973, Wicklow Town, County Wicklow

Part of Manresa community, Dollymount, Dublin at time of his death.

Devine, James, 1860-1892, Jesuit priest novice

  • IE IJA J/136
  • Person
  • 23 September 1860-17 April 1892

Born: 23 September 1860, County Derry
Entered: 12 November 1890, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly
Ordained - pre Entry
Died: 17 April 1892, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
Contracted flu a year and a half into his Novitiate. He was already a priest. he died at Tullabeg 17 April 1892

Dobbyns, Henry, d 1828, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1191
  • Person
  • d 04 April 1828

Born: County Wexford
Entered: United States of America Province (USA)
Died: 04 April 1828, St Inigo’s, Maryland, USA

Doyle, John, 1868-1898, Jesuit brother novice

  • IE IJA J/135
  • Person
  • 14 January 1868-02 October 1898

Born: 14 January 1868, County Kildare
Entered: 24 March 1897, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly
Died: 02 October 1898, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
He was a Carpenter by trade.
He died at Tullabeg 02 October 1898 just over a year and a half after Entry.

Dunne, Michael Joseph, 1841-1860, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1236
  • Person
  • 21 February 1841-18 May 1860

Born: 21 February 1841, Dublin
Entered: 07 September 1859, Beaumont, England - Angliae Province (ANG)
Died: 18 May 1860, Dublin

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
Failing in health as a Novice, he was recalled to Dublin, and died there 18 May 1860 barely nine months after Entry,

Eustace, Maurice, c 1560-1588, Jesuit priest novice

  • IE IJA J/1258
  • Person
  • c 1560-03 November 1588

Born: c 1560, Castlemartin, County Kildare
Entered: c 1585, Bruges, Belgium - Belgicae Province (BEL)
Ordained: - pre Entry
Died: 03 November 1588, Dublin (Martyr)

Old/19 has “Martyr”

(possibly “Martinus Eustatius” Hybernus Tournay Album - CAT CHRON 107)

◆ Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
He is no doubt the “Maurice Eustace, student of divinite, one that nothwithstanding he were borne to a faire living, yet did wholly sequester himself from the world” (Stanihurst’s “Description of Ireland, ed 1586)

◆ James B Stephenson SJ Menologies 1973

Father Maurice Eustace 1560-1588
While the Spanish Armada was already sailing up the English Channel, ex-Jesuit novice, but Jesuit in desire, suffered a gklorious martyrdom in Dublin on June 9th 1588.

He was born of an illustriious family at Castle Martin in Kildare and was already a Master of Arts when he entered the Jesuit Noviceship at Bruges in Flanders. He incurred the displeasure of his father by taking this step, and in deferenmce to the protestation of his father, Maurice was sent home to his family. Maurice returned to Bruges again, and again it was thought wiser to send him home to his father.

Whilst at home in Ireland, Maurice took orders as a priest secretly, but when his father found out he had him committed to prison. Shortly after his father died, whereupon Maurice’s younger brother, in order to gain inheritance, denounced him to the authorities as a Jesuit and a priest. Adam Loftus, then Chancellor, offered Maurice his freedom and his daughter in marriage if only he would recant. Maurice remained firm and was condemned to death. He was drawn by horse’s tail to rthe place of execution.

On the scaffold he cried out “For Jesus Christ’s sak I have come here, ready to suffer ignominy and pain and shed my blood. I will not abandon Christ for an heretical wife, for an uncertain life and for my liberty, and as He died on a Cross, I desire and hope to died for him on the scaffold”.

Fagharty, Mark, 1809-1841, Jesuit brother novice

  • IE IJA J/1267
  • Person
  • 01 April 1809-26 September 1841

Born: 01 April 1809, Barna, County Galway
Entered: 25 September 1839, Frederick, MD, USA - Marylandiae Province
Died: 26 September 1841. Newtown, MD, USA - Marylandiae Province

Fahey, Michael, 1899-1919, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1269
  • Person
  • 07 February 1899-01 February 1919

Born: 07 February 1899, Castlebar, County Mayo
Entered: 04 January 1919, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly
Died: 01 February 1919, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
He had his early education at Mungret and was a very promising student.
His death was sudden and unexpected and due to an attack of meningitis.
His remains were buried at his family burial place in Castlebar.

◆ Fr Francis Finegan : Admissions 1859-1948 - Died 01 February 1919 as a result of complications due to influenza.

Frayne, Richard, 1672-1695, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1331
  • Person
  • 1672-13 March 1695

Born: 1672, Rathwire, County Westmeath
Entered: 02 May 1694, Villagarcía, Galicia, Spain - Castellanae Province (CAST)
Died: 13 March 1695, Entered 02 May 1694, Villagarcía, Galicia, Spain - Castellanae Province (CAST)

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
Son of Raymone and Eleanor née Morvilla
Had already studied Philosophy at the Irish College Salamanca before Entry 02 May 1694 Villagarcía (name appears in list of students examined there 01 October 1692)
Died at the Novitiate Villagarcía 13 May 1695 - 10 months after admission

Gaydon, Francis, 1645-1669, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1355
  • Person
  • 10 October 1645-04 December 1669

Born: 10 October 1645, Dublin
Entered: 23 September 1668, Avignon, France - Ludgdunensis Province (LUGD)
Died: 04 December 1669, Avignon, France - Ludgdunensis Province (LUGD)

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ:
May have been a brother of Nicholas Gaydon
During his Noviceship he died 04 December 1669

Gaydon, Nicholas, 1652-1670, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1356
  • Person
  • 1652-01 January 1670

Born: 1652, Dublin
Entered: 1669, Seville, Spain - Baeticae Province (BAE)
Died: 01 January 1670, Seville, Spain - Baeticae Province (BAE)

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
May have been a brother of Francis Gaydon
Studied Humanities at Ambert, France before Came to Irish College Seville, and shortly afterwards Ent in Seville July 1669.
He died as a Novice in Seville six months after Ent on 01 January 1670.

Geary, Michael, 1830-1856, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1357
  • Person
  • 25 November 1830-24 June 1856

Born: 25 November 1830, Ireland
Entered: 16 March 1855, Lyons, France - Lugdunensis Province (LUGD)
Died: 24 June 1856, Lyons, France - Lugdunensis Province (LUGD)

Gheraghty, Thomas, 1816-1846, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1362
  • Person
  • 21 December 1816-21 October 1846

Born: 21 December 1816, Ireland
Entered: 08 February 1845, Frederick, MD, USA - Marylandiae Province (MAR)
Died: 21 October 1846, Frederick, MD, USA - Marylandiae Province (MAR)

Gorman, Matthew, 1598-1619; Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1376
  • Person
  • 1598-16 November 1619

Born: 1598, Thomond, County Clare
Entered: 1617, Lisbon, Portugal - Lusitaniae Province (LUS)
Died: 16 November 1619, Lisbon, Portugal - Lusitaniae Province (LUS)

Alias de Amaral

◆ Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
Two Entries : Gorman (1); Michael Amaraly (2)
Matthew Gorman
DOB Tuam or Thomond; Ent 1616 Portugal; RIP post 1617
Michael Amalary
DOB Ireland; Ent 1619 Lisbon; RIP 01 November 1619

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
He died at the Novitiate fifteen months after Ent in Lisbon 16 November 1619

Gould, Ignatius, d 1734, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1381
  • Person
  • d 08 February 1734

Place of birth: [County Cork].
Entered: Palermo, Sicily Italy - Siculiae Province (SIC)
Died: 08 February 1734, novitiate, Palermo, Sicily, Italy - Siculiae Province (SIC)

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ
His nationality is not mentioned but his surname suggests he may have been of County Cork origin.

Jones, James, 1785-1809, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1485
  • Person
  • 1785-31 September 1809

Born: 1785, Ireland
Entered: 1809, Liverpool, England "in article mortis" - Angliae Province (ANG)
Died: 31 September 1809, Liverpool, England - Angliae Province (ANG)

◆ Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
Was sent to Stonyhurst from Carlow College to complete his Humanities in the Summer of 1805. He passed through the classes from Grammar to Rhetoric with the highest credit, but ill health prevented his entering the Novitiate. In the last week of 1809, he was admitted to Vows in the Society “in articulo mortis” at Liverpool.

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
Died a Novice (Scholastic inserted in pen)

MacShea, William, 1828-1853, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/1644
  • Person
  • 15 February 1828-18 May 1853

Born: 15 February 1828, Ballyshannon, County Donegal
Entered: 19 July 1851, Montréal, Québec, Canada - Franciae Province (FRA)
Died: 18 May 1853, Fordham College, NY, USA - Franciae Province (FRA)

Maguire, James, 1810-1836, Jesuit novice

  • Person
  • 08 November 1810-15 January 1836

Born 08 November 1810, County Tyrone
Entered 23 August 1834, Frederick, MD, USA - Marylandiae Province (MAR)
Died 15 January 1836, Frederick, MD, USA - Marylandiae Province (MAR)

McMahon, John, c1784-1823, Jesuit brother novice

  • IE IJA J/294
  • Person
  • c 1784-09 September 1823

Born: c 1784, Dublin
Entered: 09 October 1821, Clongowes Wood College SJ, Naas, County Kildare and Hodder Place, Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
Died: 09 September 1823, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly

Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
Temporal Coadjutor (Irish)

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
He was a baker by trade. After his parents had died he went to live with his older brother.
He joined a Third Order community of Carmelites near Dublin, and he spent six or seven years with them.
When the Carmelite congregation was broken up for some reason, he applied to the Society.

He commenced the experiments of the novitiate under Robert St Leger. He was known to be remarkable for his meekness and piety as well as a great spirit of labour. Two years after entry, while the community were preparing for their annual Retreat, he became very unwell. He though his ailment was of no consequence, and so rose to do his daily work. He suffered a relapse, and while two fellow Brothers were at his bedside he declared able to get up, and then suddenly he lost consciousness. he died the following day.

Fr St Leger writes “Diem clausit Supremum hodie Frater Johannes McMahon. Coadj. temp. Novotius relicto post se bonum nominis et integrae vitae exemplo. Sepultus est in Cormiterio Publico Rahanensi die illa, Vespere. RIP”

The site of his grave is not marked by any monument, it is quite near the door of the old church, close to the wall.

McParland, Terence, 1914-1934, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/807
  • Person
  • 11 December 1914-08 October 1934

Born: 11 December 1914, Dublin
Entered: 07 September 1933, St Mary's, Emo, County Laois
Died: 08 October 1934, St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin

Part of the St Mary’s, Emo, County Laois community at the time of death.

◆ Irish Province News

Irish Province News 10th Year No 1 1935

Brother Terence McParland

Brother Terence McParland died at St. Vincent's on Monday 8th October, 1954.
He was born in Dublin, 11th December 1914, and educated by the Christian Brothers at Synge St.
In 1933 he passed the Leaving Certificate Exam., securing Honours in seven subjects, and won first place for a University Scholarship offered by the Dublin Corporation. The 7th Sept that same year saw him a Novice at Emo. Here he quickly endeared himself to his companions, who were not slow to appreciate a character of exceptional excellence. He was ever bright and cheerful. “Recreation with him”
writes one of his companions “was never dull, and his rather quaint and poetic mode of speech added a charm to his easy manner. Scrupulous in the observance of rules and customs he edified us all : “' The Mass is the one big thing in my life, It means a deal to me”. Little peeps like this gave us an occasional insight into our Brother's beautiful soul.
Nor was it his companions alone who learned to appreciate Brother Terence. Those who were responsible for his training knew that great as he was in intellectual gifts, he was far greater in soul and character. The end came unexpectedly. A sudden hemorrhage necessitated his removal to hospital. There, for some days, he seemed to be making satisfactory progress, but a second attack supervened, and although recourse was had to a transfusion of blood he never rallied, and died on Monday the 8th October.
The Requiem Mass Xmas said by Father John Coyne in the Ignatian Chapel. Father Provincial and a great many Fathers and Scholastics from the various houses were present.
A thoughtful kindness, which was much appreciated, was the presence of Rev. Brother Bourke. Superior of Synge St., with his senior boys, who joined in the Mass and prayers, and
stood by, as a last tribute to their former pupil and comrade, while the remains were laid to rest in the Jesuit plot in Glasnevin. RIP

Molloy, Peter, 1832-1857, Jesuit novice

  • Person
  • 26 December 1832-20 December 1857

Born 26 December 1832, Co Galway
Entered 01 September 1857, Santa Clara University CA, USA - Taurensis Province (TAUR)
Died 20 December 1857, Santa Clara University CA, USA - Taurensis Province (TAUR)

Nash, Nicholas, 1603-1620, Jesuit novice

  • Person
  • 1603-04 March 1620

Born 1603, Fethard, Co Tipperary
Entered 12 March 1619, Villagarcía, Galicia, Spain - Castellanae Province (CAST)
Died 04 March 1620, Villagarcía, Galicia, Spain - Castellanae Province (CAST)

1619 Scholastic Novice at Villagarcía Age 16 - had finished his biennium of Philosophy

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
Son of Raymond and Helena née Hackett
Had already begun studies at Salamanca before Ent 12/03/1619 Villagarcía, where he died as a First Year Novice 04/03/1620

Nolan, Michael, 1837-1870, Jesuit novice

  • Person
  • 09 April 1837-18 July 1870

Born 09 April 1837, Co Kildare
Entered 24 March 1869, Milltown Park, Dublin
Died 18 July 1870, Milltown Park, Dublin

◆ Fr Francis Finegan : Admissions 1859-1948 - Brother Novice. Died during Noviceship

O'Donnell, Stephen, 1835-1859, Jesuit novice

  • Person
  • 18 February 1835-24 June 1859

Born: 18 February 1835, County Limerick
Entered: 20 October 1856, Beaumont, England - Angliae Province (ANG)
Died: 24 June 1859, County Limerick

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
He died of decline at home in Limerick.

O'Mahony, Francis, 1875-1893, Jesuit novice

  • IE IJA J/353
  • Person
  • 24 November 1875-19 April 1893

Born: 24 November 1875, Charleville, County Cork
Entered: 07 September 1892, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly - for the Neo-Aurelianensis Province (HIB for NOR)
Died: 19 April 1893, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly- Neo-Aurelianensis Province (NOR)

Younger brother of Jerome O’Mahony - RIP 1930

Early education at Clongowes Wood College SJ

◆ Fr Francis Finegan : Admissions 1859-1948 - Died of Cellulitis and took Vows on his death bed

Preston, Edmund, 1808-1826, Jesuit novice

  • Person
  • 14 February 1808-24 September 1826

Born 14 February 1808, Gormanstown Castle, Co Meath
Entered 22 September 1826, Hodder, Stonyhurst - Angliae Province (ANG)
Died 24 September 1826, Teignmouth, Devon, England

Sixth son of Viscount Gormanston - Honourable Edmund Preston

Had studied at Stonyhurst, but being attacked by rapid consumption died 24/09/1826 at Teignmouth, Devon

Redmond, John, 1859-1879, Jesuit novice

  • Person
  • 08 August 1859-06 May 1879

Born: 08 August 1859, County Wexford
Entered: 09 October 1878, Milltown Park
Died: 06 May 1879, County Wexford

Part of the Milltown Park, Dublin community at the time of death

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
He had his early training at Tullabeg College.

Early in his Noviceship he developed decline and was forced to return home, where he died 06 May 1879.
He was considered a youth of great promise and his death was greatly regretted by all.

◆ Fr Francis Finegan : Admissions 1859-1948 - Died at home in 1st year of lung disease

Riordan, Florence, 1811-1838, Jesuit novice

  • Person
  • 01 January 1811-08 October 1838

Born 01 January 1811 Ireland
Entered 24 January 1838, Florissant MO, USA - Missouriana Province (MIS)
Died 08 October 1838, Florissant MO, USA - Missouriana Province (MIS)

Slingsby, Francis, 1611-1642, Jesuit priest novice

  • Person
  • 14 July 1611-07 December 1642

Alias Percy

Born 14 July 1611, Co Cork
Entered 30 September 1641, St Andrea, Rome, Italy - Romanae Province (ROM)
Ordained 30 June 1641, Rome, Italy - pre Entry
Died 07 December 1642, Naples, Italy - Romanae Province (ROM)

◆ Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
Slingsby alias Percy
Son of Sir Francis Slingsby (cf Dominic Collins : Captain Slingsby) and Elizabeth née Cuffe (daughter of Hugh Cuffe, of Cuffe Hall, Somerset). Sir Francis’ mother was Lady Mary Percy, the only sister of Thomas and Henry Percy, the seventh and eighth Earls of Northumberland. Thomas led the “Rising of the North” and was executed for treason, and later beatified. Henry, though a Protestant member of the Percy family, also died in the Catholic cause, c 1532. Francis’ father settled in Ireland, and his son, Francis, was born in Cork 1611.
He studied at Oxford and was one of the best mathemeticians of his day.
Visiting Rome, he was converted to the Catholic faith at the English College, and entered that College 06/02/1639 as a boarder, to repeat some studies and make Theology. He was Ordained Priest there 30/06/1641. He then entered the Society at St Andrea, Rome three months later 30/09/1641, leaving the English College an example of many virtues.
He was sent then to the Noviciate at Naples for a change of air at the end of his first year noviceship, and he died there soon after, still a novice.
After his conversion, he had returned to Ireland, was arrested and imprisoned at Dublin Castle, and there held the remarkable conference with the Protestant Bishop Ussher, recounted in “Records SJ” Vol V, pp 301 seq (cf also Vol VI, p 348 and Pedigree)
“Esteemed a Saint”; Converted his family; His life is written by Maurice Ward SJ

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
Son of Sir Francis and Elizabeth née Cuffe (both English) Brought up and educated in the Protestant faith of his parents.
He studied Humanities in Ireland and later was ent to Oxford University, where he studied Philosophy and Mathematics, showing a special aptitude for the latter.
During a visit to Europe, 1633, he was received into the Church and on his return to Ireland was imprisoned in Dublin for four months but finally released. It was at the insistance of Queen Maria Henrietta, consort of Charles 1, that young Slingsby recovered his liberty, thanks to the efforts behind the scene of Cardinal Barberini and the General of the Society. During his imprisonment, Francis was visited by Protestant Archbishop James Ussher, whose attempts to shake the constancy of the young convert proved unavailing. He was visited also by Robert Nugent, Superior of the Mission, who fervently hoped he would enter the Society.
On his release, Francis expressed his desire to become a priest but gave no indication that he wanted to become a Jesuit. He went to live, however, at the Dublin Residence of the Jesuits, where, with a few other young men, he studied Philosophy under Fr. Henry MacCavell.
Meanwhile, his mother, younger brother and sister followed him into the Catholic Church. As he had now decided to continue his ecclesiastical studies abroad, he made all the necessary legal arrangements for the renunciation of his inheritance in favour of his younger brother.
He entered the English College Rome in February 1639 and was Ordained there 30/06/1641.
The following 30/09/1641 he Entered St Andrea, Rome. At the end of his first year, due to ill health he was sent to Naples to complete his Noviceship, but he died soon after arrival 07/12/1642

◆ James B Stephenson SJ Menologies 1973

Father Francis Slingsby 1611-1642
Francis Slingsby was the son of Sir Francis Slingsby, and his wife Elizabeth Cuffe, of Cuffe Hall, Somerset England. His father settled in Ireland and Francis was born in Cork about 1611.

He studied at Oxford and was reputed one of the best mathematicians of his day. While visiting Rome Francis converted and entered the English College there. After his conversion, he returned to Ireland and held a remarkable conference with Bishop Ussher on religious issues. He was ordaijned in Rome and entered the Society in 1641,

Not being robust in health, he was sent to Naples for a change of air and to make his noviceship. He died soon after at the early age of 31.

Stanley, John, 1570-1597, Jesuit Novice

  • Person
  • 1570-04 March 1597

Born 1570, Co Meath
Entered 25 November 1595, St Andrea, Rome, Italy - Romanae Province (ROM)
Died 04 March 1597, Professed House, Rome, Italy, Romanae Province (ROM)

◆ Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
Had made Priestly studies in Belgium before Entry 25/11/1595 Rome. He died while still a Novice at Rome 04/03/1597

Stephens, Joseph W, 1877-1897, Jesuit novice brother

  • IE IJA J/428
  • Person
  • 24 April 1877-23 January 1897

Born: 24 April 1877, Dublin
Entered: 23 May 1896, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly
Died: 23 January 1897, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
He lost his father at a very young age and his mother remarried, a man named Judge. He was then known as William Judge, until such time as he Entered the Society when he resumed his original name of Joe Stephens.

He had been befriended by Michael Waters who got him a place in Belvedere and he completed his studies there. In the same class as him were two Scholastic Novices who were Novices at the same time as he was a Brother Novice.

From Belvedere he went to the Apostolic School at Mungret, but his ever delicate health forced him to leave Mungret. Some months later, in the autumn of 1895 he went to Tullabeg as a Postulant, and Entered formally there 23 May 1896.

Seven months after his admission he died at Tullabeg 23 January 1897, after a very short illness of two weeks.

In spite of his very small size, weak frame and health he gave great edification to all as a Postulant and Novice. He was a model to all for his attitude of obligingness, willingness, unsparing hard work, and he was universally liked and respected by all. He was constantly fearful that ill health would cause him to be dismissed, and he wished to die in the Novitiate rather than have to leave.

He is buried in the graveyard at Tullabeg at the feet of Br Patrick Cooney.

Stone, John, 1893-1919, Jesuit brother novice

  • Person
  • 24 April 1893-07 March 1919

Born 24 April 1893, Co Wicklow
Entered 06 October 1917, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly
Died 07 March 1919, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
He was attacked by a sever influenza at Tullabeg and died after a very short illness 07 March 1919.
He had great promise, and had God spared him, he would have been a very good Brother.

◆ Fr Francis Finegan : Admissions 1859-1948 - Waiter before entry; Died of influenza epidemic