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The Life of Cardinal Cheverus, Archbishop of Bordeaux, and Formerly Bishop of Boston, In Massachusetts. By J. Huen-Dubourg [pseud. from André Jean Marie Hamon] Priest, and Late Professor of Theology. Translated from the French By E. Stewart.


Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston,, James Munroe and Company.: 1839 1839

Item Number: 3116

"""The First Catholic Bishop of Boston, missionary to Penobscot Indians, Principle founder of Athenaeum, friend of President Adams, Advisor to State Legislature; one of America's noblest priests.""--headline from newspaper clipping. John Louis Ann Magdalen Lefebre de Cheverus (1768-1836) French Cardinal, came to Boston in 1796 after having refused to take the oath prescribed by the French Revolutionaries. He worked for a year among the Penobscot Indians and thereafter spent 3 months of with them yearly. When he opened a subscription towards building the first Catholic ch... View more info