Gentlemen-Bishops and Faction Fighters: The Letters of Bishops O Donel, Lambert, Scallan and Other Irish Missionaries

By: Byrne, Cyril J. (editor)

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8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xix - 376 pp. Catholicism's Formative Years in Newfoundland (1784-1829). "Bishops O Donel, Lambert and Scallan were the first three Roman Catholic bishops appointed from Ireland to Newfoundland. . . spirited men in troubled times. . . ready to heal wounds of dissention within the ranks of their church and overcome anti-Catholic sentiments. . . their staccato letters to superiors and peers reveal the new-settlement hardships, aristocratic attitudes and ecclesiastical ferment that often broke their health and threatened their lives. They had to be both 'gentlemen' and 'fighters' to survive." Some illustrations, biographical sketches, bibliography, index. Rubbing on card stock cover, some soiling on text block edges; otherwise, a sturdy binding and clean pages.

Title: Gentlemen-Bishops and Faction Fighters: The Letters of Bishops O Donel, Lambert, Scallan and Other Irish Missionaries

Author Name: Byrne, Cyril J. (editor)

Categories: Catholic - Church History,

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, Jesperson Press.: 1984

ISBN Number: 092050227X

ISBN Number 13: 9780920502273

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 27658

Keywords: Catholic Church; Canada; Newfoundland; History; Missionaries; Ireland; James Louis O Donel; Patrick Lambert; Thomas Scallan; Correspondence; Letters;