Bathe, Robert, 1582-1649, Jesuit priest

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Bathe, Robert, 1582-1649, Jesuit priest

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  • Batteus
  • Batteo
  • Bathous
  • Bath

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1582-15 June 1649

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Born 1582, Drogheda, Co Louth
Entered October 1604, St Andrea, Rome, Italy - Romanae Province (ROM)
Ordained c1610, Rome, Italy
Professed 05 September 1622
Died 15 June 1649, Co Kilkenny

Of the “Villa de Drochedat” Meath
Educated at Irish College Douay
1610-1611 Sent from Rome as Professor of Spirituality and Scholastic to Irish College Lisbon
1617 in Ireland
1622 in Meath or Dublin
1626 in Ireland
1637 described as fit to be a Superior, but has choleric tempreament
1649 in Kilkennt aged 70

Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
He was a learned and most edifying priest and had rendered great service “by sea and by land”.
He was Rector of the Drogheda Residence.
He went thrice to Rome on behalf of the Irish Mission
Socius to the Mission Superior.
He was forty-five years on the Mission, and from Drogheda worked throughout Ulster in the midst of many perils. (cf Foley’s Collectanea)

Fr Francis Finegan SJ :
Had started his studies at Douai befoe Ent at 26/10/1604 Rome
After First Vows he was sent to complete his studies at Roman College and was Ordained c 1610
1610 Sent to Lisbon to be Prefect of Studies and Spiritual Father at the Irish College
1612 Returned to Ireland and assigned to Dublin Residence - possibly stationed at Drogheda
1621 Working in Drogheda, during which time he became entangled in the dispute between the Vicar General and the Franciscans.
He retired from Drogheda in the early 1640's and spent his last years at Kilkenny where he died, 15 June, 1649. He was named amongst the six Jesuits who resisted the censures of Rinuccini.
Regularly asked to conduct Irish Mission business in Rome
For many years Robert was Socius to the Superior of the Mission.

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