Quoted from the dust jacket flap: "A biography of Leo Haid: Leo Michael Haid (1849-1924) was the last of the Roman Catholic Vicars Apostolic of North Carolina. ... In 1885, Father Leo found himself named unexpectedly to the throne of Maryhelp (Belmont) Abbey in NOrth Carolina. Two years later, the young abbot was appointed Catholic bishop of the entire state. The reputation of Leo Haid ceners on both the enormity of his jurisdiction--encompassing all of North Carolina, statistically the most Protestant State in the Union--and his incredible record as a missionary and monastic founder. ... Despite his many successes, the abbot-bishop of Belmont suffered unceasing anxiety over his conflicting obligations as a Benedictine monk and as head of an expansive diocesan territory. ... In this volume, the first full biography of Leo Haid, the conflicts of his uneasy administration are finally explored. ... Haid is revealed as a man persecuted by antimony, as a diocese and a monastery placed seemingly incompatible demands on his resources. Pulled by two separate and very different spheres of responsibility, he was forced to realize an integrity neither constituency could understand. ... chronicles the beginnings of modern Catholicism in North Carolina, of monasteries and schools in Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and especially of Belmont Abbey and Belmont Abbey College."
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Book Description Archives of Belmont Abbey, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110961497602