Thomas Southwell SJ (1592–1637), born Thomas Bacon, was an English Jesuit priest, theological writer, and teacher.
Son of Thomas Bacon and Elizabeth his wife, and elder brother of Nathanael Southwell, he was born at Sculthorpe, near Walsingham, Norfolk. He studied at King's Lynn, and then took the humanity course in the College of St Omer.
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Walsingham is a village in North Norfolk, England, famous for its religious shrines in honour of the Virgin Mary. It also contains the ruins of two medieval monastic houses.
Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and, to the north-west, The Wash. The county town is Norwich. With an area of 2,074 square miles (5,370 km2) and a population of 859,400, Norfolk is a largely rural county with a population density of 401 per square mile. Of the county's population, 40% live in four major built up areas: Norwich (213,000), Great Yarmouth (63,000), King's Lynn (46,000) and Thetford (25,000).
Southwell was admitted a student of the English College, Rome on 10 November 1610, entered the Society of Jesus in July 1613, and was professed of the four vows on 19 April 1626. For eight years he was professor of theology in the college of his order at Liège, and he was for a time vice-rector of the college. He died at Watten on 11 December 1637.
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Southwell's works were:
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