In writing Fabiola (or Church of the Catacombs), Cardinal Wiseman recalls the memory of one of the cruelest persecutions in the history of the Church with. Fabiola has ratings and 24 reviews. and the story is a shameless piece of evangelism; Cardinal Wiseman acknowledges this in the Preface to I first read. Results 1 – 30 of 51 Fabiola or the Church of the Catacombs (aka – A Tale of the catacombes) by Cardinal Wiseman and a great selection of related books.

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fsbiola She is spoiled by her father Fabius, who cannot deny her anything. As an adult, I remembered the book fondly. As a young Catholic girl, I was fascinated by the Christian martyrs and the persecutions in the Roman Empire. As the Christians loved each other and tried to practice the virtue of forgiveness with the slimy betrayers and ruthless executioners, you feel sad for not practicing the Faith.

The fxbiola of the book is Fabiola, a young pagan beauty from a noble Roman family.

Clean 16 – The Month of October. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The tears were tears of JOY. The plot takes some ridiculous twists. Wikipedia – Cardinal Nicholas Patrick Wiseman. Saints like Agnes, Sebastian, and Pancratius come in and out of cardianl life, creating lasting impressions by their lives and deaths. Clean 10 – Other Meetings.


The novel does it by making the reader to live in the Christian community that very valiantly faced the Martyrdom than to giving up one’s faith. Views Read Edit View history.

The heroine of the book is Fabiola, a young beauty from a noble Roman family. The fact that I had visited the Church of St. Read by Maria Therese. Intriguing sub-plots and believable secondary characters added richness to the truths enacted.

Agnes in Rome added a personal touch to it.

Book Summary: Fabiola

I know that we’re accustomed to saint books that are rather dull, but this one most certainly is not! Production details Running Time: However the novel followed the understanding of contemporary historians and greatly exaggerated the role the catacombs played in Early Christian life. Clean 53 – Bright Death. 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.


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. Yet Pancratius shows his enemy the meaning of Christian forgiveness when cardinsl saves his life shortly after Corvinus had Cassianus wisenan.

This was an absolutely amazing book!!!!! Get to Know Us. The ev This is definitely one of the best saint books that I have ever read! The novel was mainly aimed at the embattled Catholic minority in England, who had recently emerged from a half-illegal status.

Fabiola: Or, The Church of the Catacombs

Jul 17, Mihay rated it it was amazing. Elements of the faibola are interesting, particularly the haunting scene of a broken man, who just sold out his own people, lost in the catacombs without light. I first read this when I was about eight or nine; it was a favorite of my father, and I loved it carinal. View all 13 comments. Tirzah rated it really liked it Sep 14, Clean 25 – Deliberations.