Dive into the incredible story that is The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest, by John Gerard. This richly detailed tome tells the truth of a Jesuit priest living in England during Elizabethan times a time when England had declared being Catholic as treason and priests were on the run.
Read about Fr. Gerard's incredible journey - smuggled into England at night and dumped on a Norfolk beach, he still persists despite all obstacles. Forced to disguise himself as a country gentleman, Fr. Gerard continues his work- preaching and ministering while constantly running away from priest hunters trying to capture him. Experience his thrilling hair-breadth escapes, secret hideouts and narrow escapes first-hand as you immerse yourself in this captivating tale.
This remarkable document reveals an often untold part of English history - be it priests risking their lives or lay people offering shelter, this enthralling workweaves together tales of courage in faith and loyalty amongst friends amidst extreme circumstances.
For those seeking excitement or those wanting to explore tales from English history, The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest will provide both education and entertainment in equal measures!
I could not put this book down. A part of our Catholic history all Catholics should read about. What courage and faith the priests and those who hid them had. As far as I am concerned the age of Elizabeth 1 was an age of cruelty to especially the Catholics. We should pray for those who were martyred. What examples they were. Faithful to the end.