As an archivist, I was incredibly excited by the platform and conceptualization of access that NINS was creating, showing a forward-thinking vision that was almost unheard of at the time.
Just last month, on February 20th, Pope Francis declared that the nineteenth-century Passionist priest, Fr. Ignatius Spencer, would be known as the Venerable Ignatius Spencer.
Just seven months before his death, the now famous poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ, penned the following letter to Henry “Ignatius” Ryder.
In 1875 John Baptist Purcell wrote to Newman that some in the United States were opposed to a pamphlet he published in a Catholic Liverpool paper.