Priest on Horseback-Father Farmer: 1720-1786


Read by Maria Therese

(4.8 stars; 20 reviews)

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)
This recording was read from a hard copy; no online text was available at the time. (3 hr 20 min)

Chapters

01 - Father Farmer Meets Sebastian 16:19 Read by Maria Therese
02 - Cave In! 7:38 Read by Maria Therese
03 - Rescue 10:49 Read by Maria Therese
04 - Shelter for the Night 16:42 Read by Maria Therese
05 - "Someone Is in Trouble 13:16 Read by Maria Therese
06 - The Good Samartan 16:51 Read by Maria Therese
07 - "Face Things As They Are" 14:15 Read by Maria Therese
08 - Greta Makes a Decision 14:28 Read by Maria Therese
09 - April Storm 17:50 Read by Maria Therese
10 - Snapped Cable 17:47 Read by Maria Therese
11 - The Seining Net 15:26 Read by Maria Therese
12 - The Little Tin Box 11:21 Read by Maria Therese
13 - "Sebastian!" 12:49 Read by Maria Therese
14 - "Come and Bring Your Wisdom" 9:34 Read by Maria Therese
15 - Epilogue: Father Farmer 1720 - 1786 5:27 Read by Maria Therese

Reviews


(5 stars)

Beautifully told story of a Catholic missionary priest in the colonies of the new world. Never heard anything like it before.


(5 stars)

Historically illuminating and faith inspiring. Good historical fiction.

Excellent


(5 stars)

Interesting book on country priest


(5 stars)

a very sweet book, very well read