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Fabiola or, the Church of the Catacombs is a novel by the English Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman. It was first published in 1854. The novel has been adapted to film three times.

Fabiola or, the Church of the Catacombs is a novel by the English Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman. The story is set in Rome the early 4th century AD, during the time of the persecution of Christians under the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The heroine of the book is Fabiola, a young beauty from a noble Roman family. She is spoiled by her father Fabius, who cannot deny her anything.

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LibriVox recording of FABIOLA OR THE CHURCH OF THE CATACOMBS, by CARDINAL NICHOLAS PATRICK WISEMAN. Read by Maria Therese  . This historical novel is set in Rome in the early 4th century AD, during the time of the cruel persecution of Christians under the Emperor Diocletian The heroine of the book is Fabiola, a young pagan beauty from a noble Roman family. Fabiola seems to have everything, including a superior education in the philosophers, yet under the surface, she is not content with her life. One day, in a fit of rage, she attacks and wounds her slave girl Syra, who is a secret Christian.

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman. The church or oratory, where the sacred mysteries were celebrated, was truly, to the Christian, the house of God ; and the stone altar, set up in it, was consecrated‎. Не удалось найти ни одного отзыва. Встречается в книгах (11) с 1789 по 2006. Стр. 279 - if it had been a hermit's dell, while every eye was intent, watching the stealthy approaches of the sleek brute to its victim. Pancratius was still standing in the same place, facing the emperor, apparently so absorbed in higher thoughts, as not to heed the movements of his enemy.

The book is all the more exciting because it is based on real life events from the lives of some of the most glorious saints of the early church. He does everything to bring him and the Christian community of the catacombs down. D. & J. Sadlier & Company, 1860 - 385 من الصفحات. Fabiola; Or, The Church of the Catacombs. Nicholas Patrick Wiseman. Sadlier & Company, 1860.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original  . Cardinal Nicholas Stephen Patrick Wiseman became the first Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster in 1850 upon the official, post-Reformation, re-establishment of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Wiseman was an extraordinary man, and one of the key figures in the revival of Catholicism in this country.

This historical novel is set in Rome in the early 4th century AD, during the time of the cruel persecution of Christians under the Emperor Diocletian

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Burilar
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"The story is set in Rome in the early 4th century AD, during the time of the persecution of Christians under the Roman Emperor Diocletian.

The heroine of the book is Fabiola, a young beauty from a noble Roman family. She is spoiled by her father Fabius, who cannot deny her anything. Fabiola seems to have everything, including a superior education in the philosophers, yet under the surface, she is not content with her life. One day, in a fit of rage, she attacks and wounds her slave girl Syra, who is a secret Christian. The proud, spoiled Roman girl is humbled by Syra's humility, maturity and devotion to her in this situation, and a slow transformation begins, which finally culminates in her conversion to Christianity, brought on by Syra and of her own cousin Agnes, whom she adores and dotes on.

Another thread of the story deals with the young boy Pancratius, a pious Christian and son of a martyr, who is himself preparing for martyrdom. Pancratius' nemesis is Corvinus, a bullying schoolmate who is irritated by the young Christian's saintliness. He does everything to bring him and the Christian community of the catacombs down. This includes the orchestrating of the lynching of their former teacher Cassianus, who is secretly Christian. Yet Pancratius shows his enemy the meaning of Christian forgiveness when he saves his life shortly after Corvinus had Cassianus killed.

Another major villain in the story is the enigmatic Fulvius, an apparently rich young man from the East who soon reveals himself to be a hunter of Christians who turns them in to the authorities for money. His aim on the one hand is to gain the hand of either Fabiola or Agnes, and on the other hand, to uproot the Christian community in Rome. After some dramatic events that reveal his surprising connections to Syra, who is his long-lost younger sister Myriam, Fulvius rejects his evil ways, converts to Christianity and becomes a hermit.

The story also weaves a number of martyrdom accounts and legends of real-life Christian saints into the fictitious story. These include Saint Agnes, Saint Sebastian, Saint Pancras (Pancratius), Saint Cassian (Cassianus), Saint Emerentiana, and Saint Tarcisius. Two exceptions are the characters of Fabiola and of the blind beggar girl Caecilia, Syra's friend and fellow Christian; though they do bear saints' names, are not identical with Saint Fabiola (who lived later) and Saint Cecilia (whose legend is very different from Caecilia's story in the novel)."
Kanek
Read Fabiola when I was a teenager. The writing is well done and inspired.
A detailed account of the early Christian era and the background in which
it developed and survived. The sacrifices that so many people made to profess,
maintain and propagate their believes amid a corrupt and depraved society.
Encouraging reading for today's "world".
Molotok
This is my favorite book ever and it arrived in a timely manner and is in great condition. Thank you!
Gardall
This book is a wonderful book! It is very informative. Set in ancient Rome during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. You will read about many saints, including St. Agnes and St. Sebastian. There were times when I didn't want to put the book down! This book will keep you reading!
Yggdi
This is a great book for those who would like to know more about the customs and way of life of early Christians who lived under persecution, or the "Church of the Catacombs." The book is all the more exciting because it is based on real life events from the lives of some of the most glorious saints of the early church. What is amazing is that this book was written in the spare time Cardinal Wiseman had available to write - from a man whose duty was not to compose novels but to take care of his flock, but reading the book one would think that it was written by a full time author. True, the book is not as finely written as "Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkievicz - the other great novel on early Christians - but the simplicity and directness of the writing is still charming and beautiful. And, like all great novels, it not only delivers a great plot - one day I read 200 pages in one sitting - it also provides profound insights into human nature and frailty, and has important lessons for everyone in humility. In this regard, the book can serve as a pedagogical tool for parents wishing to inculcate Christian virtues into their younger children.
Fabiola, or The church of the catacombs download epub
Contemporary
Author: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman
ISBN: 0819826073
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: St. Paul Editions; Modern English ed edition (1981)