By: Byrne, Cyril J. (editor)
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, Jesperson Press.: 1984
Seller ID: 27658
Condition: Very Good
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 'f... View More...