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During the Persecution: Autobiography of Father John Gerard

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In this compelling autobiography, Father John Gerard recounts his experiences as a Jesuit priest during the tumultuous period of religious persecution in England. Through his detailed accounts, readers are transported back to a time when Catholic priests faced harsh punishments for practicing their faith.

Gerard's unwavering dedication to his beliefs and his courage in the face of danger are truly inspiring. His ability to evade capture and continue serving his community is a testament to his strength and resilience. The author's rich descriptions of the underground network of Catholic supporters adds depth to the narrative, offering insight into the lengths people were willing to go to protect their faith.

Overall, "During the Persecution" offers a unique perspective on this dark chapter in history and serves as a reminder of the power of faith and perseverance. Gerard's story is both moving and enlightening, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in religious history.

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Fr. John Gerard was an English Jesuit priest who operated covertly in England during the Elizabethan era, during which the Catholic Church was subject to persecution.

Gerard notably not only successfully hid from the English authorities for eight years before his capture but also endured extensive torture, escaped from the Tower of London, recovered and continued with his covert mission. After his escape to the Continent, he was instructed by his Jesuit superiors to write a book about his life. This is a rare first-hand account of the dangerous cloak-and-dagger world of a Catholic priest in Elizabethan England.

This book, from a later translation, is more well known under the title "Autobiography of a Hunted Priest".

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