December 2017: New Title on the Jesuit Irish Missions Available

Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu (IHSI) has published an important new book on the Jesuit Irish mission. The Jesuit Irish Mission: A Calendar of Correspondence, 1566–1752, edited by Vera Moynes, is the first inventory of the correspondence between the Jesuit missionaries and the Jesuit leadership at the Curia.


According to IHSI, the single-volume book serves as “a comprehensive research tool and finding aid” to more than 2,600 “documents exchanged between the Jesuit Curia and superiors of the Jesuit Irish missions between 1566 and 1752, now preserved in Rome and Dublin.” Moynes’ summaries of the documents “provide a window onto life in Ireland and onto Irish connections with the continent in the dramatic religious and political environments of early-modern Europe.” Included in the insights contained in the letters, notes IHSI, are “news of particular ministries and administrative matters, persecutions and the dangers of communication, and shifting alliances at times of war.”


More information and ordering details are available on the IHSI website.

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