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Martin, Thomas J, 1907-1978, Jesuit priest
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- Tommy Martin
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24 December 1907-20 August 1978
Born: 24 December 1907, Rugby, Warickshire, England
Entered: 01 September 1925, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly
Ordained: 31 July 1939, Milltown Park, Dublin
Professed: 02 February 1942
Died: 20 August 1978, Kilcroney, County Wicklow
Part of St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin.
Chaplain in the Second World War.
by 1934 at Hong Kong - Regency
by 1936 at Wah Yan, Hong Kong - Regency
◆ Biographical Notes of the Jesuits in Hong Kong 1926-2000, by Frederick Hok-ming Cheung PhD, Wonder Press Company 2013 ISBN 978 9881223814 :
He first arrived as a Scholastic for regency in Hong Kong in 1933. He was accompanied by Frs O’Meara and Ryan, and by two other Scholastics, John Foley and Dick Kennedy.
After a few months at the Regional Seminary in Aberdeen he was sent teaching at Wah Yan College Hong Kong, and he spent three years there teaching English and Catechism, and also looking after sports and games. he had outstanding gifts and took many artistic photographs and made a long 16mm film of the work of the Jesuits in Hong Kong, and of Chinese life in general. This film became very useful for talks on Missions later on.
In 1936 he returned to Ireland for Theology at Milltown Park, being Ordained in 1939.
He then went to make Tertianship in 1941-1942, after which he was sent to Tullabeg, looking after the Ricci Mission Unit and giving Retreats.
1943-1946 He became a Military Chaplain
1946 He began his work as Procurator of the Irish Mission in Hong Kong, and he was first stationed at Milltown Park. In 1950 he had to enlarge his work to encorporate the new Mission to Rhodesia (Zambia).
1974 He retired from this work and handed over to Vincent Murphy.
As Procurator he not only helped returned missionaries or those heading to the Missions. He was an indefatigable fundraiser, and he kept i touch with many missionary organisations throughout Ireland. Organising many “Sales of Work” he also raised interest in the work of the Irish esuits overseas.
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- England » Warwickshire » Rugby
- County Dublin » Dublin City » Upper Gardiner Street » St Francis Xavier's Residence
- County Wicklow » Kilcroney
- Hong Kong » Wah Yan College (Hong Kong)
- County Offaly (King's) » Ballycowan (Bar.) » Tullabeg » St Stanislaus College
- Hong Kong » Aberdeen (Hong Kong) » Welfare Road » Holy Spirit Seminary
- County Dublin » Dublin City » Sandford Road » Milltown Park
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