Father Antoine Biet’s Visit to Barbados in 1654

1967 (Jerome S. Handler) “Father Antoine Biet’s Visit to Barbados in 1654.” JBMHS.32: 56-76.

In 1651, a French company obtained its government’s permission to re-establish a colony in Cayenne . Between 500-600 persons were recruited for this venture, and these were joined by¬† group of French priests. Among this group was Father Biet, about 31 years old, who had decided to leave his church near Paris in order to meet the missionary challenges of the New World.

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