army chaplains

A Jesuit Chaplain celebrates Mass in the trenches
Fr Jack Mahoney SJ continues his investigation into the memorial to five Jesuit Chaplains killed in action during the First World War. Having explored the circumstances of the death of three of them in an earlier blog, here – with the help of the Jesuit Archivist, Rebecca Volk – he concludes his research into their lives.The obituaries of these five Jesuit military chaplains tend of their nature to contain more on their apostolate in Britain before the war, rather than provide many...
Fr Walter Montagu SJ 1886-1918
Laeti qui se obtuleruntCommemorentur quinqueE societate jesu capellaniAnnos inter mcmxiv – xviiiPro deo atque concivibusMortui militantesR.M.  D.D.  W.M.   C.M.G.  T.C.(“In memory of five chaplains of the Society of Jesus, who died in action between 1914 and 1918, gladly offering their lives on behalf of God and their fellow-citizens:  RM, DD, WM, CMG, TC. May the Heart of Jesus receive them”.) A quiet back garden in leafy Wimbledon is an...

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