×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Diary of Bishop Frederic Baraga: First Bishop of Marquette, Michigan
     

Diary of Bishop Frederic Baraga: First Bishop of Marquette, Michigan

by Regis M. Walling
 

It was 1831 when Father Frederic Baraga arrived in this country from his native Slovenia. He had come to bring Christianity to the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of the Old Northwest. Twenty years later, when Baraga first heard that he might be named Bishop of Upper Michigan, he began to keep a "daybook" or diary. Intended as a private document for his own

Overview

It was 1831 when Father Frederic Baraga arrived in this country from his native Slovenia. He had come to bring Christianity to the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of the Old Northwest. Twenty years later, when Baraga first heard that he might be named Bishop of Upper Michigan, he began to keep a "daybook" or diary. Intended as a private document for his own use and reference, the diary contains a log of Baraga's missionary journeys, his observations about daily weather conditions, ship movement on the lakes, and a running account of the various works he accomplished. Between the lines of the usually concise entries, however, there are clues to Baraga's zeal, dedication, and generosity.

An introductory biography of Baraga, lengthy passages from his letters, vignettes about persons in the text and a comprehensive bibliography yield an in-depth portrait of mid-nineteenth century life, especially in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814322956
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Series:
Great Lakes Bks.
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Regis M. Walling is executive secretary and archivist of the Bishop Baraga Association and Archives. A teacher for nineteen years, she is also the founder and president of the Upper Peninsula Catholic Historical Association and editor of the quarterly journal Peninsula Heritage.

Reverend N. Daniel Rupp, a priest in the Diocese of Marquette, is stationed in Schaffer, Michigan.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews