Priest on Horseback - Father Farmer: 1720 - 1786 cover

Priest on Horseback - Father Farmer: 1720 - 1786

Eva K. Betz (1897-1968)

1. 01 - Father Farmer Meets Sebastian
2. 02 - Cave In!
3. 03 - Rescue
4. 04 - Shelter for the Night
5. 05 - Someone Is in Trouble
6. 06 - The Good Samartan
7. 07 - Face Things As They Are
8. 08 - Greta Makes a Decision
9. 09 - April Storm
10. 10 - Snapped Cable
11. 11 - The Seining Net
12. 12 - The Little Tin Box
13. 13 - Sebastian!
14. 14 - Come and Bring Your Wisdom
15. 15 - Epilogue: Father Farmer 1720 - 1786

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Summary

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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Good account of america before independence..