Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Friar in the Wilderness: Edward Dominic Fenwick

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Friar in the Wilderness: Edward Dominic Fenwick

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PETIT, LORETTA, O.P Friar in the Wilderness Edward Dominic Fenwick, O. (Chicago: Project OPUS, A History of the Order of Preachers in the United States. 1994. Pp. ix, 40. $10.00.)

When one considers the bold, untiring lives of the first (mostly Jesuit) missionaries of colonial Anglo-America, one often wonders if their flocks appreciated their largely unsung efforts. Perhaps this attractive volume, the first in a series to be issued as a joint project of the Dominican Leadership Conference in the United States, provides an answer to this question by focusing on the life of a man who grew up under the care of those early missionaries, Edward Dominic Fenwick. Fenwick cherished his memories of the priests of his youth in Southern Maryland, and though his European schooling was provided under the auspices of the Dominicans, whom he subsequently joined, for much of his life Fenwick lived his priesthood in a manner which emulated his Jesuit rolemodels.

Returning to the United States in 1804, Fenwick used his own patrimony to provide for a mission dear to the heart of Bishop John Carroll, the care of those Catholic pioneers who had crossed the Alleghenies and were now living in Kentucky. …

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