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 extraordinary rfile and John Gerard, its writer, a so much amazing priest in a time while to be a Catholic in England courted imprisonment and torture; to be a clergyman was once treason through 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 in regards to the state asserting Mass, preaching and ministering to the trustworthy in mystery - regularly in consistent threat. the homes during which he discovered guard have been usually raided through "priest hunters"; priest-holes, hide-outs and hair-breadth escapes have been a part of his way of life. He used to be ultimately stuck and imprisoned, and later got rid of to the notorious Tower of London the place he was once brutally tortured.
The stirring account of his break out, by way of a rope thrown around the moat, is a bold and luxurious climax to a real tale which, for sheer narrative energy and curiosity, some distance exceeds any fiction. here's a correct and compelling photo of britain whilst Catholics have been denied their freedom to worship and persevered vicious persecution and sometimes 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 keep up their freedom. it's a booklet of braveness and of conviction whose message is such a lot well timed for our age.
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Autobiography of a Hunted Priest by John Gerard