Martin’s first contact with the Jesuits was in education at St Mary’s Hall and then at Stonyhurst College. He later went on to become a successful accountant and had a fulfilling career working in the UK, Sudan, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.

However, the Jesuit educational ethos of developing “Men and Women for Others” had left a lasting impression on Martin.

The eldest of seven brothers from Wimbledon, family and friends remember Martin with affection and respect as having a fine intellect and a strong character, and as a hard-working, generous and true brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

Before he passed on, Martin left a gift in his will to the Jesuits in Britain. By remembering the Jesuits in this way, Martin understood the importance of the work of the Jesuits in developing the faith life of future generations. He joined those faithful and visionary people that continue to ensure the future of the work of the Jesuits.

“Martin’s brothers and I recognized that, central to his view of life and all that is important in life, was his acceptance of and esteem for the values Jesuits live by and promote. Martin fulfilled his altruism himself by serving others. We all felt that it was wholly appropriate that this was reflected in his making a generous residuary gift to the Order in his will.”

Michael, Martin’s brother

This case study is associated with the charity Jesuits in Britain.