Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War

7 October 2014 | Kate Clements

A new publication from the Irish Jesuit Archives, ‘Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War’, contains profiles of eleven Jesuit chaplains who served in the First World War. The letters, telegrams and photographs sent by the chaplains from the fighting fronts to Ireland, gives a first-hand account of their experiences. They served on the battlefields of France, Belgium, Egypt and Mesopotamia. Four were killed and two died from illness. The chaplains served alongside the troops and were exposed to the same dangers and threats. Their presence and proximity earned them the respect and admiration of the soldiers.

Find out more about the ‘Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War’ publication.