The Red Lacquered Gate

The early days of the Columban Fathers and the courage and faith of its founder, Fr. Edward Galvin

by William E. Barrett



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/15/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781499027303
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781499027280
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781499027273

About the Book

Fr. Edward “Ned” Galvin was born in Ireland in 1882, the oldest in a family of seven children. After he was ordained to the Catholic priesthood, he realized that there were more priests in his native land than parishes. So Ned Galvin immigrated to the United States and turned a struggling church in Brooklyn into a thriving parish. But Father Galvin had a secret desire to do missionary work. He was especially attracted to China and had read all the books on the subject his local library could provide. Finally, his wish was granted, and he set out with a group of dedicated helpers on a mission to the Far East. William E. Barrett created this colorful, dramatic portrait of an unusual man whose strong Catholic faith helped him survive the horrors and heartbreak of his demanding mission to China.

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