Correspondence of Leandre Fonteinne

Correspondence of Leandre Fonteinne

In 1846, Leandre Fonteinne, a young French monk, formed part of the first Salvado / Serra expedition to the site that would become the mission...

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$69.95
In 1846, Leandre Fonteinne, a young French monk, formed part of the first Salvado / Serra expedition to the site that would become the mission of New Norcia. This remarkable collection of letters from Fonteinne to his former Abbot, Dom Prosper Guéranger, at Solesmes, records in fascinating detail life in the nineteenth century Swan River Colony and in France. 
“Fonteinne was not a man of action, rather a fly on the wall, but a fly with a tape recorder. He gives us the rumour, the tensions, the slights, the hopes, the speculations that fueled the missionaries.”
Translated by Peter Gilet, with additional material by Leen Charles
 
544 pages 
148mm x 210mm
Abbey Press
ISBN: 9781925208481