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Priest on Horseback - Father Farmer: 1720 - 1786

Priest on Horseback - Father Farmer: 1720 - 1786 by Eva K. Betz
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In "Priest on Horseback - Father Farmer: 1720 - 1786", Eva K. Betz provides readers with a fascinating look into the life of Father Farmer, a Catholic priest who traveled throughout the wilds of Colonial America to serve remote frontier communities. The author expertly weaves together historical facts and engaging storytelling to bring to life the challenges and triumphs of this extraordinary man.

Betz's vivid descriptions and attention to detail make it easy to imagine the harsh conditions Father Farmer faced as he rode on horseback through treacherous terrain to bring the sacraments to the faithful. The book sheds light on the religious and social customs of the time, giving readers a deeper understanding of the role of the Catholic Church in the early American colonies.

Overall, "Priest on Horseback" is a captivating and enlightening read that offers a unique perspective on the history of Catholicism in America. Betz's impeccable research and engaging writing style make this biography a must-read for anyone interested in the lives of early American pioneers and the impact of religion on society.

Book Description:
A historical novel for children, which tells the story of several months in the life of the then famous Father Farmer, as he traveled a Mass circuit in Pre-Revolutionary, Colonial America. He faced much danger and and adventure, in order to provide the Mass and the Sacraments to Catholics who had not seen a priest in years.

Father Farmer was a real life missionary priest during the 1700’s in what is now New England. In 1779 he was appointed as one of the first trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. He also had a reputation as a philosopher and astronomer in his time, and was a member of the American Philosophical Society. (Introduction by Maria Therese)No on-line text available.

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Reviewer: - June 7, 2014
Good account of america before independence..

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