|Admin_History||Joseph Ignatius Patrick Keating was born of Irish parentage at Dundee in Scotland on March 6, 1865. Keating attended school at Stonyhurst and entered the English Province of the Society of Jesus on September 7, 1883.|
He would follow the usual sequence of noviceship, rhetoric, and philosophy, spending the first two periods at Manresa House, Roehampton, and the third at St Mary's Hall. In 1887 Keating took his degree externally at the University of London.
From 1891 until 1896 he taught at Beaumont College. Following this, he devoted himself to theology and on July 31 1899 was ordained.
From 1900-01 he spent a year of tertianship at Tronchiennes in Belgium, and on February 3, 1902 was professed of the Four Vows. From 1901-1904 he taught at Stamford Hill, where he was also Prefect of Studies, and at Stonyhurst from 1904-1907.
In 1907 he was summoned to Farm Street to assist Fr John Gerard in the editing of 'The Month', he performed this role as assistant editor until 1912 when he became the sole editor. He was executive editor of 'The Month' until his death in 1939, becoming the longest-tenured executive editor in the publication's 136-year existence.
Fr Keating was a member of the Executive Committee of the Catholic Truth Society, and with Fr Cuthbert Lattey SJ was also co-editor of the Westminster Version of the Old and New Testaments.
Fr Joseph Keating died in St Leonards-on-Sea (Hastings, England) on 5 March 1939.