[ca. 1845]Origination : Pise, Charles Constantine, 1801-1866
Charles Constantine Pise Manuscript (PIS), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
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).