Irish Jesuits

Irish Jesuits
May 5th 2010 by General Books LLC
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Chapters: James Archer, Francis Browne, Nicholas Tuite Maccarthy, Christopher Holywood, Peter Wadding, Henry Fitzsimon, Stephen White, Dominic Collins, Michael Wadding, Edmund O'donnell, Edmund Tanner, Aubrey Gwynn, Willie Doyle, Ralph Corbie, John Mcelroy, James Patrick Broderick, James Cullen, William Bathe. Source: Wikipedia.

Pages: 60. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: James Archer (1550 - 1620) was an Irish member of the Society of Jesus and played a controversial role in the Nine Years War, during the Tudor reconquest of his native country. In the final decade of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I he became a leading hate figure in English government propaganda, but his lasting achievement was in the establishment of Irish seminaries in continental Europe as part of the counter reformation. Archer came from an Anglo-Norman family in county Kilkenny. He may have attended the grammar school in the county town, which had been established in 1555 under Peter White, a fellow of Oxford University. David Wolfe, papal nuncio to Ireland, had been evangelizing in south Leinster in this period, although there is no evidence that he came in contact with Archer. Archer entered the seminary college of Louvain around the year 1564, when Nicholas Sanders was in charge. In his maturity, he was described as tall, of dark complexion, with a long, thin face. Archer took a degree of Master of Arts and returned to Ireland in March 1577.

Later the same year his presence about Waterford and Clonmel was reported to the queen's secretary, Francis Walsingham, by the President of Munster, William Drury. In the report Archer was described as a "principal prelate" and "a detestable enemy to the Word of God." Drury also claimed that en route to Ireland Archer had "taught all the way betwixt Rye and Bris...More: http: //