CATHOLIC SHRINES OF THE HOLY LAND by

CATHOLIC SHRINES OF THE HOLY LAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The text for this illustrated guide to the holy places of the Catholic Church in Palestine has been obviously a labor of love and piety for Father Leonard Henry -- a Franciscan of the Jerusalem Commissariat. The little brown brothers of St. Francis began their mission in the Holy Land in 1349 when they started a mission shrine in Nazareth which amid all the vicissitudes of local history has continued to this day. Father Henry's description of the heavy hand of history in this little land is necessarily almost in capsule, but it is so clearly drawn that out of the struggles between Jews, Moslems and Christians fought so fiercely through the centuries there are developed certain valuable insights into the present overwhelming problems, political, sociological and religious, in the country today. Photography by Alfred Wagg promises much and offers scenes rarely shown into which Mr. Wagg moved easily because of his official position.

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1951
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Young