Luke  Wadding

















































Luke Wadding 1588-1657

Born in Waterford. He established the College of San Isodore for Irish Franciscans in Rome and the Ludovisi College for Irish secular clergy. His major work was an eight-volume history of the Franciscan order Annales Minorum. He also edited the works of Duns Scotus. He is buried in Rome.wadding2.jpg (21072 bytes)

            There are a number of memorials to him in the church. The marble plaque is in the floor of the church at the entrance to the sanctuary. There are two others directly below in the crypt. One is shown on the left and the other one has a practically illegible inscription. Photos by Father John Laverone


Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book