Born in Mayne, Ireland on 24 February 1828
Ordained priest on 24 June 1853.
Took the habit in Sicklinghall on 17 March 1859
Oblation in Sicklinghall on 19 March 1860 (n. 502)
Dispensed from vows in July 1868.

Peter Nolan was born in Mayne in Ireland on 24 February 1828. He was ordained a diocesan priest on 24 June 1853. He began his novitiate in Sicklinghall on 17 March 1859 where he made his oblation on 19 March 1860. An entry in the Sicklinghall Codex states that he took part in the mission in Newtownbarry in November 1860 along with Fathers Cooke, Fox and Ryan. Ortolan names him as a member of a team of missionaries comprising as well as Fr. Nolan Fathers Cooke, Fox, Ryan, and Gubbins with a base in Inchicore. Deions of their missions are found in Missions OMI of this period. On the basis of his letters, written in Latin, French and English, we can say he was in Glen Mary in 1864, then superior of the Oblate College of the Immaculate Conception in Upper Mount Street, Dublin. Here he had two scholastics on his teaching staff who were at the same time finishing their theology under his direction. A former pupil recalls him as “the courtly Father Nolan greeting us with extended hands and pleasant words each morning…” In 1866 he held a reception for Father Fabre on the occasion of his visit to the College. He eventually requested a dispensation from his vows on the grounds of illness. By re from the Congregation of Propaganda Fide dated 18 July 1868 Father Fabre was given the faculty to dispense him from his vows.

Yvon Beaudoin
and Michael Hughes, o.m.i.