The Path to Rome

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Right after the turn of the twentieth century, the brilliant Catholic author and historian Hilaire Belloc made a pilgrimage on foot from the French city of Toul to Rome. The Path to Rome is his record of that epic journey.

Considered by many to be the best and most beloved book Belloc wrote during his prolific career, The Path to Rome is an almost unclassifiable collection of delights: impressions of people and places, musings on Catholic European culture, engaging jokes, stories, and songs, and anything else Belloc thinks to share with his reader as he tramps long, lonely miles through the heart of Christendom.

The result is not only a singular example of Belloc’s writing skills but a testament to the Faith’s power to transform and sanctify human society.

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Hillaire Belloc
Hardcover, 370 pages
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2 Reviews

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    The Path to Rome

    Posted by Scott on Mar 28th 2020

    Belloc is one of the great invisible giants of Catholicism. The Path to Rome is an excellent book to show why. His wit and energy are weaved throughout the book, and the illustrations are excellent! Be careful though, finishing the book may make you want to make an expedition to find old Catholic Europe!

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    Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc

    Posted by Bren E Blackburn on Sep 10th 2019

    Loved the book, it is Belloc at his best. Interesting stories, and, in this edition, Belloc's drawings are reproduced beautifully.

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