RepositoryJesuits in Britain Archives
Ref NoABSI/SJ/88
TitleFr Joseph Keating SJ (1865-1939)
LevelSub fonds
DescriptionThis subfonds contains the personal papers of Fr Joseph Keating SJ (1865-1939). It includes personal certificates, correspondence, notes, items relating to 'The Month', and photographs. Most correspondence is letters addressed to Fr Keating's assistant Miss Adele Rudd following Keating's death in March 1939.
Admin_HistoryJoseph 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.
Related MaterialArchives:
For correspondence relating to 'The Month' sent and received under the editorship of Fr Joseph Keating SJ see ABSI/PU/1/2/3.
For letters and postcards to Fr Keating concerning the Westminster Version of the Holy Scriptures 1908-1921 see UP/1-3
For a 1927 letter to Fr Provincial Henry Keane regarding publication of 'Life of Robert Bellarmine' see A/3
For a letter to Fr Provincial Reginald Colley(?) regarding 'the application' 21 May [1902?] see AF/3
For mention of Fr Keating in an article on St Ignatius College Malta submitted to 'The Month' in 1967 by Dunstan G. Bellanti titled 'Some Jesuits' see RU/2
For a letter to Fr. J.H. Pollen written in 1904 see RD/1A
For a letter to Fr Herbert Thurston SJ dated 22 October 1935 see DD ('Fr Thurston: Correspondence 1935-1939')
For letters from members of the Irish Free State to Fr Keating see OQ/3 ('Ireland: Mid 19th C to modern, O'Carroll Pedigree')
For photographs of Fr Joseph Keating see ABSI/SJ/PH/655

For his obituary see Letters and Notices vol. 54, pages 135-146
For articles written by Fr Keating published in 'The Month' see 'Index to The Month'.
For a 'History of Stonyhurst College' co-authored by Fr George Gruggen and Fr Keating see BY41 S
For Keating's retreat notes compiled and edited by Fr Philip Caraman SJ see BY16.38.K & K.2
Printed document
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to archive material in the Jesuits in Britain Archives.
PublnNote'History of Stonyhurst College' London 1901
DS/UK/1315Keating; Joseph (1865-1939); Jesuit Priest1865-1939

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