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Missionary priest, b. in Lincolnshire, England, 1614; d. at St. Omer's, Belgium, 7 Jan., 1672. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1632. Having taught philosophy and theology at Liège for about sixteen years, he was sent to England where he laboured for the most part in his native country. In 1666 he became Master of Novices at Ghent, and Rector of St. Omer's, Belgium, in 1672, where he remained until his death. His translation of Father Binet's "Treatise on Purgatory" was edited by Father Anderdon in 1874. He also wrote a controversial work entitled "Remarks on Stillingfleet" (London, 1672).
OLIVER, Collections (London, 1845); Menology of the Society of Jesus (London, 1902); SOMMERVOGEL, Bibliotheque de la Compagnie de Jesus (Brussels, 1890).
APA citation. (1912). Richard Thimelby. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14637a.htm
MLA citation. "Richard Thimelby." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 14. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14637a.htm>.
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Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. July 1, 1912. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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