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exaggerated degree at the expense of the othen. class), of the Saxon Order of Albertus (2nd class),

Totial registration, 115. of the Prussian Order of ^e Crown (2nd class).

The university also maintains a standard high Mgr. de Waal was a contributor to the Catholic

school. The law department has a veiy complete Encyclopedu, editor of the archaeological section

library, numbering about 15,000 volumes, the School of "Romische Quartaschrift^' and the author of

of Commerce and Finance about 10,000 volumes, "Valeria," a novel (5 eds.), "Die Blinde vom

and the high school library about 30,000. The Aventin," "Konigin Serena," "Die Swanzigste Sep-

"Law Review" and "Varsity News" are published tember," "Die alten frommen Stiftungen bei Sankt

in the university, and "The Cub" in the high school. Peter," "Rompilgor," a guide for pilgrims to Rome

The faculty comprises: the president. Rev. William (9 eds.): "Kitakombenbilder," a novel (3 eds.),

T. Doran, S. J., 70 professors, 63 lecturers, 7 in- "Judas Ende," a novel (3 eds.), "Der Campe Santo

structors, 18 associate professors, 3 assistant pro- der Deutschen zu Rom," "Roma sacra" (2 eds.),

fesBors and 4 laboratory assistants. etc., etc.; several short plays and novels.

Ai«u8, Dilblin, 20 AprU, 1919. He was educated ^f^°^ ^JF- L^A fn flf .^lJ^^;I^^„t«^: at home, entered the Passionist Order in 1865 X?**"'* office have led to the mMt important and made his ^l^ical studies at St. Paul's ^scovenes. It was m the hope of setthng tte con- Retreat. Mount Argus. He was professed in 1866, *J°^1'«Jf ^"^^^'^J^ Platonia". that Mgr, de and w.^ profess^of theology ^at Mount Argu^ E'±^^?'^^ ^^J^hJ^lVt'. il^^'S


for two veara Drecedins his or£nation in 1872 The hagiographical and historical documents attest th<

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Highgate S"fidorX;?hf 4- te'o^f 'f^^J^'Z'^..!^^r^i'^^.^':^ i^?^'}^jy.


4i,^K-_- r-,-, i«o-i-, tu;-fv iTotk-ra TTfrkm iQ(M 4-^ dcdicatcd to them. The third is on the Appian 1^ hfwi coS^Sltor SUe ft^ncid^f his O^er ^ay ad Catacumbas, on the spot where today the The last twelve years of his life were snent as "a^ihca of St. Sebastian, originally a basilica of the r,mtt,^M^r. r^t thonlrunr B^^nt„r^ „-„A /..n^« !.«. Apostles, stands. Opiiiions differ about the foimda- at I^t AnS S*"?*"^' <^ <"«»°" '*^ tiSn of this third Uturgical commemoration, but

Father D^ine was greatly interested in the ^\ ?'»«. /"^^Yu f'^SF^ J^ 9^.u "^J*'?*^ °^

revival of the Irish lan^age, preached many ser- ?"'^Wl'« *^\iVK*^i^ °^ f^p ^'"'i' ^Z^ mens in Irish, and instltutlt^ a course of Sinday translated there by the Christians of Rome to save

instructions fir Irish speakers at Mount Argui. i?T .^""oP'"^*?**]^^^:?!""!* *^- Pf^^^L*'?" ^^ During intervals of pansh and Uterary work he Y^^fT^ 8>nf t»»e Middle Ages scientists believed gave iany missions ind retreats to religious. He *^*t the exact spot where the bodies reposed was

^ the author of "Convent Life." "TEe History "» \!^^t^'^^^Vt^'^^}^ H* ^^S^"^ T' of the Passion," "The Creed Explained." "The ^^' ^^^ basihca of St. Sebastian. In 1894 the dis-


of the Mass Exolained" "^^'uent and Daily ^^"^ to Rome. Whence arose bitter disputes,

r<.,.n.n..n.Vn » "Thi To™ nt c^i^i^n iui^,^^^^>' Mgr. de Waal holding in opposition to those who

2d 'riStecW J^r^^^ " se^S^icfcThe ^efieved the chapel \ad held the three bodies,

Ca^ouc^E^^ '^^ th^bodies of the Apostles were eteewhre, prob.

to the "Homiletic Monthly," "The Passionist S,*'^^:."^^?^ ^^ ?l^^ ^r!?^/}^^ ff*^"" of relics." -D^rxrA " on/1 r»+»iflr Pa fii/^iin mo era vi'noa Furthcr discoverics complicated matters and it was

Record, and other Cathohc magazines. .^ ^j^^ ^^^^ ^^ finding something conclusive on the

De Waal» Anton Mabia, archaeologist, b. at Em- subject that Mgr. de Waal inaugurated the excava-

merich-am-Rhein, Prussia, 4 May, 1837; d. in tions of St. Sebastian. On this precise point they

Rome, 23 February, 1917. He was educated at the did not realize his hopes, but tney led to many

gymnasium of his native town and at the Academy other most important discoveries, uncovering the

of Miinster and was ordained in 1862. The fol- oldest of Christian tombs yet known in Rome, and

lowing six years were spent as professor in the the ruins of 'ia Triclia," the walls of which are

seminary at Gaesdonk; he then went to Rome covered with inscriptions in the names of St.

where he was successively curate at Santa Maria Peter and St. Paul. They give a new and valuable

deirAnima, chaplain at the German College, Santa proof of the sojourn and death of the two apostles

Maria delFAnima; assistant rector and rector of m Rome. The construction in 1919 of a large garage

Campo Santo de'Tedeschi (C. E., III-224d), which in the Viale Mazoni, between the Lateran and the

he organized in its present form in 1876; and con- Porta Tiburtina led to the discovery of one of the

suitor of the Commission for Historical Studies, most curious funeral monuments ever found in

During the siege of Rome (1870) he served as chap- Rome, of very ancient origin, containing many

lain with the Papal army. For over seventy years paintings, seemingly Christian in origin. The exca-

Father de Waal was president of the German vation office which conducted the works has

Reading Association in Rome and presided at the decided to give over the monument to the Commis-

First Archffiological Congress at Salona, Dalmatia. sion of Sacred Archaeology. In 1920 building oper-

He was magister of the Collegium Cultorum Mar- ations northeast of the Villa borghese led to the

tynim and a member of the French Archseological discovery of the cemeteiy of St. Pamphilius, of

Society. In 1896 Pope Leo XIII made him a prel- the clearance of which the Commission took charge,

ate of the Holy See, and in 1900 conferred on him From day to day new monuments of great

the dignity of prothonatary Apostolic, to which was archselogical value are being unearthed, added later the decoration Pro ecclesia et pontifice. Edith Donovan.

The civil honors accorded him include those of

Commander of the Austrian Order of Fi'anz Joseph. Dlakoyn, Diocese of (Diakovarenbis; cf. C. £.,

Knight of the Prussian Order of the Eagle (2na IV-769d), suffragan to the see of Zagrab. After