Priest on Horseback-Father Farmer: 1720-1786

Eva K. BETZ (1897 - 1968)

A historical novel for children, which tells the story of several months in the life of the then famous Father Farmer, as he traveled a Mass circuit in Pre-Revolutionary, Colonial America. He faced much danger and and adventure, in order to provide the Mass and the Sacraments to Catholics who had not seen a priest in years.

Father Farmer was a real life missionary priest during the 1700’s in what is now New England. In 1779 he was appointed as one of the first trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. He also had a reputation as a philosopher and astronomer in his time, and was a member of the American Philosophical Society. (Introduction by Maria Therese)

This recording was read from a hard copy; no online text was available at the time.

Genre(s): Historical

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Father Farmer Meets Sebastian Maria Therese
00:16:19
Play 02 02 - Cave In! Maria Therese
00:07:38
Play 03 03 - Rescue Maria Therese
00:10:49
Play 04 04 - Shelter for the Night Maria Therese
00:16:42
Play 05 05 - "Someone Is in Trouble Maria Therese
00:13:16
Play 06 06 - The Good Samartan Maria Therese
00:16:51
Play 07 07 - "Face Things As They Are" Maria Therese
00:14:15
Play 08 08 - Greta Makes a Decision Maria Therese
00:14:28
Play 09 09 - April Storm Maria Therese
00:17:50
Play 10 10 - Snapped Cable Maria Therese
00:17:47
Play 11 11 - The Seining Net Maria Therese
00:15:26
Play 12 12 - The Little Tin Box Maria Therese
00:11:21
Play 13 13 - "Sebastian!" Maria Therese
00:12:49
Play 14 14 - "Come and Bring Your Wisdom" Maria Therese
00:09:34
Play 15 15 - Epilogue: Father Farmer 1720 - 1786 Maria Therese
00:05:27