Caraman, Philip, 1911-1998

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English Jesuit and author.

Philip Caraman was born in 1911 in London, England. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1930 and was ordained in 1945. Caraman's mentor, Martin D'Arcy, SJ, helped him make connections with influential Catholics. These connections were useful when he became editor of the Jesuit periodical The Month. Caraman wrote biographies about historically influential Catholics. During the 1950s, he was involved in the conversion of several famous Catholics. He became interested in Norwegian Catholicism, travelling to Oslo to work as chaplain. His travels to Scandinavian and South American countries in the 1960s and 1970s inspired his novels. Later in life, Caraman made trips to Rome, contributed to the Encyclopedia of the Jesuits, and worked at small parishes. He died in 1998.

From the description of Philip Caraman, SJ, papers, 1928-1998. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33877405

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creatorOf Boston College Humanities Series director's records Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Boston College. Candlemas Lectures. Director. Candlemas lectures : director's records, 1946-2001, bulk 1946-1963. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn G K Chesterton Papers, 1877-1988 British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Parker, Derek. Collection, 1955-1970. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Greene, Graham, 1904-1991. Graham Greene papers, 1892-1999 (bulk 1950-1990). Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Peter Glenville Papers Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Caraman, Philip, 1911-1998. Philip Caraman, SJ, papers, 1928-1998. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn Sir Alec Guinness Archive, 1914-2003 British Library: Western Manuscripts
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associatedWith Betjeman, John, 1906-1984. person
associatedWith Boston College. Candlemas Lectures. Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith D'Arcy, Martin Cyril, 1888-1976. person
associatedWith Glenville, Peter, 1913-1996. person
associatedWith Gran, John W., 1920-2008. person
associatedWith Greene, Graham, 1904-1991. person
correspondedWith Guinness, Sir, Alec, 1914-2000 person
associatedWith Jesuits corporateBody
associatedWith Levi, Peter. person
associatedWith Malraux, André, 1901-1976. person
associatedWith Parker, Derek. person
associatedWith Sherry, Norman. person
associatedWith Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Spark, Muriel. person
associatedWith Sweeney, Francis Patrick, 1915- person
associatedWith Sweeney, Francis W., 1916- person
associatedWith Walston, Catherine, 1916-1978. person
associatedWith Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. person
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Great Britain
Authors, English
Authors, French
Dramatists, English
English fiction
Women authors, English
Women poets, English
Authors, English


Birth 1911-08-11

Death 1998-05-06






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