Truth is more amazing than fiction. Especially when Jesuits write about what they will endure for the love of Christ. The Hunted Priest is an autobiography of John Gerard, a priest who dared and defied a savagely anti-Catholic England under Elizabeth I. At first he disguised himself as a country gentlemen and traveled about secretly administering the sacraments to underground Catholics. When he was found out, he hid in a series of the infamous ‚Äúpriest holes‚ÄĚ, emerging once a day to say Mass and perform the sacraments. Captured, he was condemned to be tortured to death in the Tower of London. Listen to what happened next for that was only the beginning of his story.
June 22, 2019