Bathe, Barnaby, 1659-1710, Jesuit priest

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Bathe, Barnaby, 1659-1710, Jesuit priest

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  • Batheo
  • Barneby
  • Bath

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10 June 1659-20 June 1710

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Born 10 June 1659, Athcarne, Co Meath
Entered 15 November 1679, Salamanca, Spain - Castellanae Provine (CAST)
Professed 02 February 1694
Died 20 June 1710, Irish College, Santiago de Compostella, Spain - Castellanae Provine (CAST)

Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
1693-1696 Rector of Irish College Salamanca
1696 Rector of Irish College Santiago govrning this College with prudence and untiring zeal until his death in 1710 aged 53, He died a victim of charity in assiduous attendance upon Bernard Kiernan, and a student who were sick with the plague (cf Irish Ecclesiastical Record March 1874, which prints a beautiful letter anouncing his death and virtues)
His letters written between 1697-1710 are at Salamanca
A great benefactor of his native land; Beloved by all for open and candid disposition; Most energetic and amiable
“Un verdadero y sustancial Jesuita”
He said the Office always on bended knees; Most devout to the Blessed Sacrament (Dr McDonald)

Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
Son of Andrew Bathe and Mary née Sweetman
Had studied at Irish College Santiago before Ent 15/11/1679 Salamanca
After First Vows and his studies and Ordination he was asked for by the Irish Mission but his Spanish Superiors did not accede to the request. He was instead assigned to teaching at Coruña where he remained until 1694
1694 Appointed Rector of Irish College Salamanca
1695-1710 Appointed Rector of Irish College at Santiago 20/11/1695 and died in office 20/06/1710 during an epidemic in which he is reputed to have proven himself a martyr of charity
His obit-eulogy, which is extant, attributed the flourishing condition of Santiago College to his devotion and self-sacrifice. His students ' tribute to his memory is also extant

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