Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 January 2010

312 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195372335

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Fathers on the Frontier

French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870

Michael Pasquier

Religion in America

Michael Pasquier examines the "lived" religion of French missionaries in their daily encounters with anti-Catholic Protestants and anti-clerical Catholics on the American frontier. Focusing on the collective thoughts, feelings, and actions of priests who found themselves caught between the formal canonical standards of the church and the informal experiences of missionaries in American culture, Pasquier illuminates the historical intersection of American, French, and Roman interests in the United States.