SAINT IN THE WILDERNESS by Glenn Kittler

SAINT IN THE WILDERNESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A practiced story-teller (Men of Maryknoll) here recreates the startling adventures of St. Issac Jogues as he labored for God in the new France of the New World. Doftly, Mr. Kittler portrays the personality, humanity and dedication of a great American martyr-saint whose work is memorialized at the shrine of the American martyrs in Auriesville, N.Y. The book, in telling the life of Issac Jogues, also commemorates the work of the Jesuit Blackrobes who died with him. Their labors, hardships, trials, frustrations, ingenuity, heroism and triumphs are vividly portrayed. The dialogue only occasionally is intrusive. The elements in this story offered Mr. Kittler ample opportunities for writing an exciting book, and he has done so. This documented life is stranger than fiction and significant for the retelling now as a testament to the human spirit an exemplified in the lives of truly great heroes for Christ.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1964
Publisher: Doubleday