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Charles Carrol Biography

Catholic of the American Revolution
  • By Charles Connor
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"I have lived to my ninety-sixth year; I have enjoyed continued health, I have been blessed with great wealth, prosperity, and most of the good things which the world can bestow-public approbation, esteem, applause; but what I now look back on with the greatest satisfaction to myself is, that I have practiced the duties of my religion."

So wrote Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving Signer of the Declaration of Independence, of his Roman Catholic faith just before his death in November 1832. These last words, recorded by Carroll's friend and confessor, Father Constantine Pise of Georgetown, were not the pious hyperbole of an old man. For the last Founding Father, who, next to his Bible, cherished Thomas a Kempis's Imitation of Christ as the greatest of books, was a courageous witness to the Roman Catholic Church throughout his life and strove, like Thomas, to find union with God in humility and self-denial, and especially in frequent reception of the Blessed Sacrament. It is cause for great joy to think that a Signer of the Declaration of Independence was intensely devoted to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

In this fascinating book by historian Fr. Charles Connor, you'll come to know Charles Carroll, his role in founding the American Republic, and the role his Faith played in his life.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781682782736
    • Manufacturer: EWTN PUB
    • ISBN 13: 9781682782736
    • Publication Date: 09/19/2023
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Charles Connor

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