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Surrogate Fathers, Journal of Ecclesiastical History

An article written on the Lazarist successions to the Jesuits after their abolition in the eighteenth century in various locations has been published today by the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. This is the second output from my recent research project, begun with funding from the VSI and then the Irish Research Council. My article published by the Vincentian Heritage Journal last year dealt solely with the Evora succession; in contrast this article leans on records I found in Italy,… Continue

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Eugène Boré: a letter from Azerbaijan

This letter, which I found recently in the British Library, is from Eugène Boré, one-time Lazarist superior general, penned from Julfa in Azerbaijan on 6 August 1841.

Boré, of course, needs little introduction. At least since 1894, when Léonce de la Rallaye wrote his first biography of the man (see Eugène Boré et les origines de la question d'Orient, Paris 1894), Boré's contributions to the fields of education, philology and ethnography have been…


Posted on April 21, 2017 at 8:37am

My 2014 Exhibition on the Lazarists at the Irish College Paris has gone digital ! Check out The online exhibition conta…

My 2014 Exhibition on the Lazarists at the Irish College Paris has gone digital ! Check out

The online exhibition contains interesting digitized documents regarding the Lazarists'…


Posted on April 22, 2016 at 5:33am

Succeeding the Jesuits: the Lazarists of the Palatinate

As part of my ongoing new book project Succeeding the Jesuits, I have been excavating sources relevant to the Lazarists' short, but memorable, tenure as the Jesuits' successors in the  Electoral Palatinate (Kurpfalz), a small but picturesque county in south-west Germany.

The three pictured printed books are extremely rare originals of…


Posted on April 5, 2016 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

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