The Guillotine and the Cross reveals the struggle between good and evil during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution (1792-1794). Over 40,000 Frenchmen were executed for holding fast to the Catholic Faith and objecting to the worst excesses of the Committee of Public Safety. The bloodlust of the times staggers the imagination, and the campaign against the Church was as diabolical at it was cruel.
Carroll captures the brutality of the period, but also the action of grace in the heroism of the Church, the saintliness of her martyrs, and the dramatic conversion of Danton–an erstwhile leader of the uprising who landed in a death-battle with the forces he helped put in motion.
Echoes of the French Revolution sounded in the totalitarian movements of the twentieth century and they can still be heard in the politics of today. The Guillotine and the Cross is a timely now as when it was written in 1991.
About the author:
Warren H. Carroll, who held a PhD in History from Columbia University, was active in the battle against communism for nearly forty years. Recognized as a leading Catholic historian, Warren Carroll was the founder and first president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We started building the “Chapter House” to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454