Colgan (John)

  • d. 1658
  • Irish people, Irish people in continental Europe, scribes, authors, scholars, friars
  • Louvain, St Anthony's College
Irish Franciscan at St Anthony’s College, Louvain; scholar, theologian, editor and hagiographer.
Colgan, John, Trias thaumaturga, reprint ed., Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Edmund Burke, 1997.  
comments: Modern reprint with an introduction by Pádraig Ó Riain
Colgan, John, “Two early modern descriptions of Navan: 1. John Colgan, c.1592–1658”, Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group 1 (1986): 22.
Colgan, John, Acta sanctorum veteris et maioris Scotiæ seu Hiberniæ, sanctorum insulæ, facsimile ed., Irish Manuscripts Commission, Reflex Facsimiles, 5, Dublin: Ordnance Survey, 1948.
Colgan, John, Triadis Thaumaturgæ seu divorum Patricii, Columbæ et Brigidæ, trium veteris et maioris Scotiæ, seu Hiberniæ sanctorum insulae communium patronorum acta, Louvain: apud Cornelium Coenestenium, 1647.  
comments: The title page reads in full (normalised spellng): Triadis Thaumaturgæ, seu divorum Patricii, Columbæ, et Brigidæ, trium veteris et majoris Scotiæ, seu Hiberniæ, Sanctorum insulæ, communium patronorum acta, a variis, iisque pervetustis ac Sanctis, authoribus Scripta, ac studio R.P.F. Joannis Colgani, in conventu F.F. Minor. Hibernor, Stritior, Observ., Lovanii, S. Theologiæ Lectoris Jubilati, ex variis bibliothecis collecta, scholiis et commentariis illustrata, et pluribus appendicibus aucta; complectitur tomus secundus sacrarum ejusdem insulæ antiquitatum, nunc primum in lucem prodiens. <link> Google Books: <link>, <link>
Colgan, John, Acta sanctorum veteris et maioris Scotiæ seu Hiberniæ, sanctorum insulæ, Louvain: Everard De Witte, 1645. <link> Google Books: <link>, <link>

See also: Franciscan friarsFranciscan friars
Franciscans;Franciscan Order;Grey Friars;Friars Minor;OFM
AAT: “Broad term for a Roman Catholic religious order comprising several divisions; founded by St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). The rule emphasizes the vow of poverty, theology, preaching, and aid to the poor and sick. Different schools of thought among followers developed over the years; St. Bonaventure (1257-1274) founded a moderate interpretation of St. Francis' rule that bridged many of the differences. The independent branches of the order are the First Order of Franciscans: the Observants, the Conventuals, and the Capuchins; the Second Order comprises nuns established by St. Clare under the guidance of St. Francis, known as the Poor Clares; and the Third Order comprising religious and lay men and women, including the Third Order Secular (living in the world without vows) and Third Order Regular (living in religious communities under vow).”
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Louvain, St Anthony's CollegeLouvain, St Anthony’s College

Irish Franciscan college founded in 1607 by Flaithrí Ó Maoil Chonaire and Aodh Mac Cathmhaoil.

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Thomas O'SheerinO'Sheerin (Thomas)
(d. 1673)
Ó Sirin (Tomás), Sirinus (Thomas)
Thomas O'Sheerin, Sirinus in Latin, Franciscan scholar and publisher; pubished Patrick Fleming’s Collectanea sacra, posthumously, in 1667.
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Hugh WardWard (Hugh)
Mac an Bhaird (Aodh Buidhe)
Irish Franciscan friar, historian and author
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