Course: The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest, Fr. John Gerard, S.J.

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A gripping autobiography written by a priest under obedience to his Jesuit superiors. Fr. Gerard lived in Elizabethan England, near the height of the anti-Catholic craze.   Fr. Gerard tells the story from the day he entered England to the the day he left, many extremely close escapes, and finally his prison torture and daring escape.  A must read to acquaint young Catholics with life under persecution and to inspire them with what it means to truly live for God and the Catholic Faith.

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Textbook: The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest


Author: John Gerard

Publisher: Ignatius Press

Publisher's Description:

This autobiography of a Jesuit priest in Elizabethan England is a most inspiring and amazing document. John Gerard, its author, was a most remarkable priest in a time when to be a Catholic in England courted imprisonment and torture. To be a priest was treason by act of Parliament. Smuggled into England after his ordination and dumped on a Norfolk beach at night, Fr. Gerard disguised himself as a country gentleman and traveled about the country saying Mass, preaching and ministering to the faithful in secret. He was finally caught and imprisoned, and later removed to the infamous Tower of London where he was brutally tortured. This book inspires the student to love the Catholic Faith, to want to defend it, and to be willing to die for it.

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ISBN: 9781586174507

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