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Saints of the American Wilderness: The Brave Lives and Holy Deaths of the Eight North American Martyrs
True tales of horror and holiness. French priests enter a war zone where captured Westerners are paraded before their captors, tortured, and then beheaded. Their desecrated bodies get dumped by the roadside. Iraq in 2007? The Gaza Strip? Western Afghanistan? No. A place more dangerous: Canada in the 1600s. On rivers and in forests, Iroquois slaughter Huron and Europeans ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Sophia Institute Press
(first published 1953)
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Having vacationed in this area where all this happened for several years and walked to the places if torture and living areas I found this book even beyond what you hear from the guides. The area is desolate and at the Martyrs Shrine they have their relics. To see how they lived and what they went through is unbelievable. Such courage and such faith. The perseverance they had was unbelievable. If I hadn't walked the grounds,visited the graves and seen for myself I would think it was fiction but, ...more
Research Professor of Theology at Notre Dame and Catholic Priest.More about John Anthony O'Brien...