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Russell, Reverend Matthew, s.j., b. at Newry, County Down, Ireland, 13 July, 1834; d. at Dublin, Ireland, 12 September, 1912; son of Arthur Russell, of Newry, and Margaret Mullan Hamill, of Belfast, nephew of Charles William Russell, D.D., and brother of Chief Justice Lord Russell of Killowen. Education: Newry; St. Vincent's College, Castleknock, Dublin; Maynooth College, Dublin. Entered the Society of Jesus 1857; former teacher in Sacred Heart College, Limerick, Ireland; ordained 1864; engaged in teaching and in parish work, Limerick (nine years); editor (and founder) of "The Irish Monthly" (for first two years of existence called "Catholic Ireland"), 1873-1912; at St. Francis Xavier's Church, Dublin, 1877-1886, 1903-1912; spiritual director of the community, University College, Dublin, 1886-1903. Author of: "Emmanuel, a Book of Eucharistic Verses"; "Erin, Verses Irish and Catholic"; "The Harp of Jesus"; "Life of Mother Mary Baptist Russell"; "The Three Sisters of Lord Killowen"; "Life of Blessed John Eudes"; "Rose Kavanagh and Her Verses"; "Idyls of Killowen"; "Vespers and Compline"; "A Soggarth's Last Verses"; "Moments before the Tabernacle"; "At Home near the Altar"; "Jesus Is Waiting"; "Close to the Altar Rails"; "Altar Flowers"; "He Is Calling Me"; "Communion Day"; "Madonna Verses on Our Lady and the Saints"; "Behold Your Mother"; "St. Joseph of Jesus and Mary"; "At Home with God"; "Little Angels"; "Among the Blessed"; "Lyra Cordis"; "All Day Long"; "Reasons for Holding the Catholic Faith"; edited: "Relation of the Church to Society" (by Edmund O'Reilly, s.j.); "Sonnets on the Sonnet"; "St. Joseph's Anthology".

ARTICLES: Dromore, Diocese of; O'Hagan, John; O'Reilly, Edmund; Whitty, Ellen; Whitty, Robert; Whitty, Rose.