Reilly, Philip, 1784-1868, Jesuit brother

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Reilly, Philip, 1784-1868, Jesuit brother

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  • O’Reilly

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10 March 1784-10 July 1868


Born 10 March 1784, Co Longford
Entered 02 December 1812, Palermo, Sicily, Italy - Sicilian Province (SIC)
Professed 08 September 1837
Died 10 July 1868, St Francis Xavier, Gardiner St, Dublin

In Clongowes 1817 - infirmarian O’REILLY

◆ Fr Edmund Hogan SJ “Catalogica Chronologica” :
He was a model religious.

◆ HIB Menologies SJ :
When he had finished his Noviceship in Sicily, he was sent back to ireland with many book and some marble. His ship was wrecked at Dundrum Bay, Co Down, and he was kindly received there by the Russells of Killough. Finally reaching Dublin, he was sent to Clongowes, and worked there for many years.
1834 He was sent to Gardiner St, and worked there until his death 10/07/1868.
He was much esteemed by all who visited the Church at Gardiner St.
Note from John Nelson Entry :
He took his Final Vows 02/02/1838 along with eleven others, being the first to whom Final Vows were given since the Restoration in Ireland. The others were : Philip Reilly of “Palermo fame”; Nowlan, Cleary, Mulligan, Michael Gallagher, Pexton Sr, Toole, Egan, Ginivan, Patrick Doyle and Plunkett.


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