[Bio/Religion] During the Persecution: Autobiography of Fr. John Gerard - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » October 14th, 2020, 1:45 pm

During the Persecution: Autobiography of Father John Gerard by Father John Gerard (1564 - 1637). Translated by G. R. Kingdon ( - )

John Gerard (1564 – 1637) was an English Jesuit priest who operated covertly in England during the Elizabethan era, during which the Catholic Church was subject to persecution.

Gerard notably not only successfully hid from the English authorities for eight years before his capture but also endured extensive torture, escaped from the Tower of London, recovered and continued with his covert mission. After his escape to the Continent, he was instructed by his Jesuit superiors to write a book about his life. This is a rare first-hand account of the dangerous cloak-and-dagger world of a Catholic priest in Elizabethan England.

This book, from a later translation, is more well known under the title "Autobiography of a Hunted Priest". ( )
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Post by m8b1 » October 16th, 2020, 8:16 am

Over to Readers Wanted.........

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Post by ekortright » October 18th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Hi Maria,

You always find the most interesting books. May I record the Preface and Chapter 1?

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Post by m8b1 » October 18th, 2020, 6:16 pm

Hi Eduardo,

I try! :D

Thanks for joining this one!

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Post by ekortright » October 18th, 2020, 6:22 pm

m8b1 wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 6:16 pm
I try! :D
. . . and succeed! :)

Here is the Preface: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/duringpersecution_00_gerard_128kb.mp3
Duration = 7:26
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aut quod a te vocatum non esset conservaretur? -- Wis 11:27

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Post by m8b1 » October 18th, 2020, 6:56 pm

Thanks! Will listen tomorrow ~ getting late here. :-)

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Post by m8b1 » October 19th, 2020, 10:11 am

The Preface is PL OK!

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Post by ekortright » October 26th, 2020, 10:31 am

Thank you, Maria.

Here is Chapter 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/duringpersecution_01_gerard_128kb.mp3
Duration = 17:11

I was not sure how to pronounce "Fr. Persons" - I pronounced it exactly like that, but later looked him up and it seems he was also known as "Fr. Parsons". So I don't know if this is yet another example of British idiosyncratic pronunciation, so that "persons" is actually pronounced "parsons".

I would be happy to change the few spots where it occurs if you prefer the other pronunciation.

Also, if you like, I could take on Chapter 2, which seems to be the longest in the set. I would think it would take me a couple of weeks to do.
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aut quod a te vocatum non esset conservaretur? -- Wis 11:27

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Post by m8b1 » October 26th, 2020, 4:08 pm

Thank you ~ it is PL OK!

I think pronouncing it how it sounds is fine. I wouldn't worry about it. :-)

Chapter 2 is yours! :D

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Post by ekortright » November 7th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Hi Maria,

I have been a bit busy and distracted lately, so I just wanted to let you know I'm still working on Chapter 2.
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Post by m8b1 » November 7th, 2020, 5:24 pm

No worries ~ your fine! :-)

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Post by ekortright » November 11th, 2020, 7:21 pm

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Post by ekortright » November 11th, 2020, 7:22 pm

Could I continue with Chapter 3?

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Post by m8b1 » November 12th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Thank you! 2 is PL OK ~ 3 is all yours!

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Post by johnb2 » November 14th, 2020, 10:43 am

Hi Maria

6-10 please.

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