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Stuffed saddlebags; the life of Martin Kundig, priest, 1805-1879,

by Peter Leo Johnson

  Book : Biography

Portrait of a Pioneer Priest   (2010-07-21)

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This book offers a fascinating look at the daily life of one of America's most active pioneer priests, Father Martin Kundig. Many Catholic parishes and schools in Wisconsin owe their founding to the indefatigable Kundig, who came to Wisconsin from Michigan in the 1840s to help bring the Church to Wisconsin. 

The book has many priceless stories of the travels of Father Kundig, such as the time he was saying Mass in a private home and the floor collapsed under the weight of the faithful. Kundig was left standing on a stray floorboard, which attendees held up as Father Kundig finished the Mass. 

Anyone who enjoys Catholic history or history of the 19th century will enjoy this book. It was written in 1942, but the stories of Father Kundig, Archbishop Martin Henni and other priests are still relevant today.




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