University of Notre Dame

Charles Constantine Pise Manuscript

[ca. 1845]

Origination : Pise, Charles Constantine, 1801-1866
Extent : 1 volume
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

Charles Constantine Pise Manuscript (PIS), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Bound manuscript of Zenosius; or The Pilgrim-convert by Charles Constantine Pise (published in New York by Edward Dunigan, 1845). A book-length apologetical fiction, it tells the story of a protestant named Zenosius who, with the help of angels, visions, and wise priests, finds his way out of the Labyrinth of Sectarianism (also called the Labyrinth of Error) and makes a pilgrimage to Rome.

According to the preface, the book is "not controversial, but explanatory. Its scope is to elucidate the spirit and character of the Church."


Catholic priest; historian; professor at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary and College in Emmitsburg, MD; Chaplain of the U.S. Senate (1832-1833); founder and pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn, NY (1850-1866).


Apologetics--19th century
Converts, Catholic
Zenosius; or The Pilgrim-convert
Pise, Charles Constantine, 1801-1866

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