RepositoryJesuits in Britain Archives
Ref NoABSI/SJ/93
TitleFr Hubert McEvoy (1899-1973)
Date20th century
LevelSub fonds
DescriptionThis collection contains the personal papers of Fr McEvoy, including his correspondence and spiritual writing.
Admin_HistoryHubert McEvoy was born on 5 April 1899 in Rochdale. After leaving school he was apprenticed to an engineering tool turner and later studied at Osterley.

He joined the Society of Jesus on 7 September 1922 at Roehampton and studied philosophy at St Mary's Hall and Heythrop College before teaching for a year as a scholastic at Wimbledon. On 9 September 1932 he was ordained a priest. In 1933 he went to St Beuno's for his Tertianship. He took his final vows in the Society of Jesus on 2 February 1935. In 1934 he joined teaching staff at Hodder and became Minister of the Community there in 1938. From 1941 he served at Lauriston in Edinburgh and in 1947 he moved to Bournemouth as Superior. In 1950 he became a Superior at Mount Street.

In 1953 he went to Accrington and then to Clitheroe in 1956 where he served as Minister of Community for 11 years.

He suffered from asthma and from 1966 he was under the specialist doctor care. He left Clitheroe, after an illness in 1967 and went to Stonyhurst as Scriptor, where he remained until his death.

He died on 24 February 1973 in Mount Street Hospital at Preston. His Requiem Mass was celebrated on 28 February at Stonyhurst.

His writing includes books, CTS pamphlets and articles. Among the titles of his books are the following: 'The sacrifice We Offer', 'Priestly Prayers', 'Devotions for Holy Communion', 'Devotions for Confession', 'In time of Sickness', 'A book of Family Prayers, for morning and evening each day of the week, and prayers for family needs', 'Children and Priest at Mass', 'Peace be with you', 'Prayers from Psalms with other Prayers from Scripture', 'Prayers of Purpose. An arrangement of liturgical prayers', 'The sacred action-my part. A Mass book for the young', 'Work and Worship: Daily Reading and Prayers'. His last book 'New Every Moment' was published after his death.

His book 'The Sacrifice we Offer' was inspiration for a pioneering film by Alan Turner (1949) under the same title with a commentary written by the author. Both book and film tried to give better understanding, translation and explanation of the Mass.
Related MaterialFor a photograph see SJ/PH/820
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to archive material in the Jesuits in Britain Archives.
DS/UK/1198McEvoy; Hubert (1899-1973); Jesuit Priest1899-1973

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