Fabiola or the Church of the Catacombs

Fabiola or the Church of the Catacombs

Nicholas Wiseman Richard Brennan / Feb 26, 2021

Fabiola or the Church of the Catacombs A historical picture of the early church in pagan Rome illustrating the glories of the Christian martyrs as exemplified in the lives of the fair young Virgin St Agnes the heroic soldier St Sebastia

  • Title: Fabiola or the Church of the Catacombs
  • Author: Nicholas Wiseman Richard Brennan
  • ISBN: 9780766140561
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • A historical picture of the early church in pagan Rome, illustrating the glories of the Christian martyrs as exemplified in the lives of the fair young Virgin, St Agnes the heroic soldier, St Sebastian the devoted youth, St Pancratius etc This volume is not historical, rather it consists of a series of pictures than of a narrative of events Richly illustrated withA historical picture of the early church in pagan Rome, illustrating the glories of the Christian martyrs as exemplified in the lives of the fair young Virgin, St Agnes the heroic soldier, St Sebastian the devoted youth, St Pancratius etc This volume is not historical, rather it consists of a series of pictures than of a narrative of events Richly illustrated with over 66 illustrations, some of which are from original drawings by Joseph Blanc.

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      • Nicholas Wiseman Richard Brennan

        Nicholas Wiseman was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who became the first Archbishop of Westminster upon the re establishment of the Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales in 1850.


    479 Comments

    1. I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. Having toured Rome and the catacombs only seven months ago definitely helped. The scenes that took place in the catacombs were very real and the stories woven around the real life martyrs were impressive and inspiring.


    2. Un libro altamente doctrinario, más o menos en el tono de El Martir del Golgota. Podemos decir que se basa en hechos reales, aunque no es estrictamente histórico. La historia es algo floja, en ocasiones inverosímil, aunque se trata de un período casi legendario y, lo que es más importante, se busca exaltar el compromiso de los cristianos de los siglos III y IV con sus creencias. En este sentido, hay obras mejores, como Quo vadis? y hay otras en las que el adoctrinamiento es más intenso, au [...]


    3. PROS: Wiseman obviously had a love of history and archaeology as he does a good job of painting the society and slipping in interesting trivia. Elements of the story are interesting, particularly the haunting scene of a broken man, who just sold out his own people, lost in the catacombs without lightNS: The plot takes some ridiculous twists. Very melodramatic at times. The dialogue is clunky and scenes sloppily constructed. The propagandist way all Christians are painted as inspirational and all [...]


    4. Este libro es un excelente retrato de los primeros años del cristianismo. El relato incluye muchos datos de la vida de los primeros mártires y de cómo era la vida en Roma en aquel entonces. No le di las 5 estrellas porque el lenguaje o el relato en sí es a ratos demasiado romántico. Aún así es una lectura totalmente recomendable y con grandes enseñanzas


    5. Un clásico entre la literatura religiosa que proliferó en el s. XIX. Para un lector moderno, a veces todas las florituras y adornos con que el autor ha llenado esta obrita pueden llegar a ser tediosas, por decir lo menos, pero con un poco de paciencia se encuentran datos interesantes y curiosos acerca de los inicios de la Iglesia en la época de las persecuciones.Narra la historia de Fabiola, noble joven romana, orgullosa, arrogante y filósofa y su lenta pero constante conversión al cristian [...]


    6. Complete but with some errorsI enjoyed this book, it is perfectly written and well documented. I liked this edition, it has even some drawings, but there are many typing errors that sometimes make the phrases incomprehensible.


    7. Impressed by the faith and bravery of the christians when they were persecuted, having no fear of death and knowing that this would bring them home.


    8. Como fan de la Antigüedad cristiana y especialmente de los primeros mártires, éste era un libro que no podía faltar en mi elenco de lectura y me alegra por fin haberlo incluido. Sin embargo, considero que hay pros y contras y voy a empezar por lo positivo.Sin duda lo mejor del libro es la documentación arqueológica que el cardenal Wiseman hizo sobre las catacumbas romanas, los epitafios cristianos y demás aspectos sobre iglesias romanas, instrumentos de tortura, magistrados y tal. En ese [...]


    9. This is definitely one of the best saint books that I have ever read!The compelling plot of "Fabiola" follows the story of many different characters, each one's life interwoven brilliantly with all the others so that the story flows perfectly. Now, I know that we're accustomed to saint books that are rather dull, but this one most certainly is not! I enjoyed so much reading about saints in a book that actually makes you realize that they were real people with real personalities and emotions. The [...]


    10. Fue el primer libro que leí en el grupo de circulo de lectura de jóvenes.El libro cuenta la historia de la conversión de roma, personificada en la joven Fabiola, es una novela histórica por lo tanto, la lectura es muy enriquecedora en el tema histórico, porque de una forma que podría decir, casi perfecta, logra entrelazar la vida de varios de los mártires que hoy nombramos pero pocas veces conocemos hechos de su vida.Es una novela que considero todo cristiano católico debería leer, la p [...]


    11. I first read this when I was about eight or nine; it was a favorite of my father, and I loved it then. As a young Catholic girl, I was fascinated by the Christian martyrs and the persecutions in the Roman Empire. As an adult, I remembered the book fondly. Almost sixty years later, I tracked down a used copy, and I have to smile at my youthful naiveté. The characters are utterly one-dimensional, and the story is a shameless piece of evangelism; Cardinal Wiseman acknowledges this in the Preface t [...]


    12. Not half as popular as it deserves! The story of fictional, pagan heiress Fabiola in Rome during the time of a persecution. Saints like Agnes, Sebastian, and Pancratius come in and out of her life, creating lasting impressions by their lives and deaths. Intriguing sub-plots and believable secondary characters added richness to the truths enacted. The poetic writing style brings out the romance, pathos, and truth that make the book so beautiful. It leaves a permanent mental picture of the Early C [...]


    13. I read a 1951 version published by P.J. Kenedy and Sons which was a retelling by Eddie Doherty. I remember reading the original version for school and finding the writing style somewhat difficult to understand. I greatly enjoyed this version, however.


    14. Me gusto. Aunque es muy religioso y el tipo de amor que profesa no es más que para Dios. Es un gran libro con una muy buena enseñanza, pero no del tipo que leería muchas veces, sino que una y con eso me conformo.Aunque tengo que admitir que es un muy buen libro.


    15. This was an absolutely amazing book!!!!! The author wanted to pay more attention to the feelings and actions of the early Catholics so he did change some of the dates of when some of the martyrs lived, but it was totally worth it because the story was amazing!!!




    16. It is a very goood book. He has wrote about the roman emporium who is introduced a few tribune to become Christian. It is a very powerful book.


    17. Fabiola and Callista are in my opinion THE books on the Great Persecution. Tarcisius- one of my favorite literary characters ever!



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