James J. Quinn SJ (21 April 1919 – 8 April 2010) was a Scottish Jesuit priest, theologian and hymnwriter
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was educated at St. Aloysius' College, Glasgow (1926–1935) and at the University of Glasgow (1935–1939), achieving honours with an MA in Classics. He entered the Society of Jesus as a novice (1939–1941) and studied philosophy at Heythrop College, Oxfordshire (1941–1944). Quinn became Classics Master at Preston Catholic College (1944–1948) before returning to Heythrop College to complete his studies in Theology (1948–1952).
He was ordained priest at Stonyhurst College on 9 September 1950. After serving a tertianship at St. Beuno’s College, North Wales (1952–1953), he became Classics Ma… Go to person page >