Fr. Frank Browne SJ
Fr. Frank Browne's (Francis Mary) name today is remembered because of his extraordinary talent as a photographer. The 42,000 photographs taken by Browne of Ireland's people, castles, cottages, and everyday scenes amount to an archive of a country. His name, however, will be forever linked with the ill-fated Titanic. His uncle, a bishop, had bought the young Jesuit a ticket for the ship's preliminary voyage from Southampton in England to Cherbourg, France, and then to Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland.

The story goes that an American couple he met on the ship had offered to pay for his voyage from Ireland to New York. Browne telegraphed his Jesuit provincial in Dublin, Fr. William Delany SJ, from the Titanic, asking permission to accept the generous offer. A cable came back: "GET OFF THAT SHIP - PROVINCIAL". Browne later described the event as "the only time holy obedience saved a man's life."
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