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Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870

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In the late eighteenth century, French ???migr??? priests fled the religious turmoil of the French Revolution and found themselves leading a new wave of Roman Catholic missionaries in the United States. Fathers on the Frontier explores the diverse ways these missionary priests guided the development of the early American church in Maryland, Kentucky, Louisiana, and other pockets of Catholic settlement throughout much of the trans-Appalachian West. Over the course of their evangelistic endeavor, this relatively small group ...

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Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870
2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195372335

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