The Hunted Priest
Fr John Gerard SJ, the English Mission and the Gunpowder Plot
A Farm Street Talk
Landing at night on the Norfolk coast in October 1588, Jesuit priest John Gerard very successfully ministered to English Catholics for 17 years in extraordinary circumstances. After many daring escapes he suffered imprisonment and torture, famously escaping from the Tower of London in 1597 to continue his work until 1605.
The speaker is his tenth great-nephew, Michael Maslinski, who last year persuaded the BBC to withdraw inaccurate allegations in a documentary that Gerard had been a central figure in the Gunpowder Plot.Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 18:45