Rev. Father H. O'Laverty, B.A. was a priest and author of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His The Mother of God and Her Glorious Feasts is a rare and insightful look at our Lady's part in our redemption, and also provides a comprehensive view of the Catholic's unique way of life. Father O'Laverty's book was first published circa 1908-1915 as The Mother of God's Glorious Feasts, and received the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur in 1925. The work was also retypeset and released by TAN in 1987 under the new title.
In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades — a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the Apostle Peter.
From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter — a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his Church — was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime.
The incredible, sometimes shocking, story of the 75-year search and its key players has never been fully told — until now. The quest would pit one of the 20th century’s most talented archaeologists — a woman — against top Vatican insiders. The Fisherman’s Tomb is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John O’Neill is a lawyer and #1 New York Times bestselling author. He has spent much of his life visiting and researching early Christian sites. He is a 1967 graduate of the Naval Academy, a former law clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and senior partner at a large international law firm.