Autobiography of a Hunted Priest by John Gerard

By John Gerard

Truth is stranger than fiction. And nowhere in literature is it so obvious as during this vintage paintings, the Autobiography of a Hunted Priest. This autobiography of a Jesuit priest in Elizabethan England is a so much impressive record and John Gerard, its writer, a such a lot extraordinary priest in a time whilst to be a Catholic in England courted imprisonment and torture; to be a clergyman used to be treason via act of Parliament.

Smuggled into England after his ordination and dumped on a Norfolk seashore at evening, Fr. Gerard disguised himself as a rustic gentleman and traveled concerning the kingdom asserting Mass, preaching and ministering to the devoted in mystery - constantly in consistent probability. the homes during which he stumbled on take care of have been usually raided via "priest hunters"; priest-holes, hide-outs and hair-breadth escapes have been a part of his lifestyle. He used to be eventually stuck and imprisoned, and later got rid of to the notorious Tower of London the place he used to be brutally tortured.

The stirring account of his get away, through a rope thrown around the moat, is a bold and luxurious climax to a real tale which, for sheer narrative strength and curiosity, a long way exceeds any fiction. here's a correct and compelling photograph of britain while Catholics have been denied their freedom to worship and continued vicious persecution and infrequently martyrdom.

But greater than the tale of a unmarried priest, the Autobiography of a Hunted Priest epitomizes the consistent fight of all people in the course of the a long time to take care of their freedom. it's a ebook of braveness and of conviction whose message is such a lot well timed for our age.

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