Friday, February 19, 2010

The Counter-Reformation in Finland

I did not know that there was one. Here is the biography of Father Johannes Jussoila (1555-1604), who was tortured to death for his Catholic faith. Share


May said...

Oskar Garstein's series, "Rome and the Counter-Reformation in Scandinavia," in four volumes, is an excellent source on this topic (and probably, one of the few in English). I was quite surprised myself to learn of the efforts made, even in these rather remote areas, to bring people back to Catholicism.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Matterhorn, that sounds really interesting.