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Jesuit Army Chaplains

“Early in that August [1914] the Provincial, Fr Browne, was asked by Cardinal Bourne for as many chaplains as could be spared, and who could be ready for immediate use.


The Provincial and Socius got to work and produced a list of twelve Fathers, who were warned to be ready at once.”

- Letters & Notices, vol. 40, p. 67

At the end of its first year there were 10 Jesuits serving as military chaplains in the First World War. By the end of 1917, the year that saw the US enter the war and the battle of Passchendaele, this number had risen to over 70. This exhibition showcases the profiles of those first 10 Jesuit chaplains. Please click on the images to read about their experiences.

We estimate the exhibition will take you 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

The images in this exhibition are subject to copyright considerations.

If you would like to find out more about Jesuit chaplains, please contact us.

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