In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, Fr. Abram Ryan wrote “The Conquered Banner.” This poem is considered by many to be one of the greatest poems of the defeated South. But Fr. Ryan was more than just a man of words. As a chaplain in the Confederate Army, his actions were heroic.
Fr. Ryan risked his life to administer the sacraments to dying soldiers on the battlefield. He also carried wounded soldiers – including enemy soldiers – off the battlefield to receive medical care. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of Fr. Ryan, who bravely ministered to those in need and showed his deep love for others through his words and actions.
Level 2 Reader
Softcover, 95 page.