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Outlaws of Ravenhurst Book Summary

Updated on May 1, 2018 by Mary Bowen

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I am thrilled to provide this Outlaws of Ravenhurst book summary. Outlaws of Ravenhurst is one of my favorite books. It is action packed and inspiring!

Written by Sister M. Imelda Wallace, this exciting story tells about a “farmer's son” returning to his true home in Scotland.

The Gordon walks into a new culture where he must choose between a royal seat beside the King of Scotland or a royal seat beside the King of Heaven. 

The Gordon shows bravery as he faces daily hardships. He shows loyalty to his family and clan. 

The Gordon meets many difficult problems in his life but his virtues and deep faith help overcome them all.

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The King of Scotland or the King of Heaven?

The Gordon is use to the freedom of religion in the young America. Raised by strong Catholic Maryland farmers, the Gordon knows his Faith well. But when His Protestant uncle comes from Scotland to get him, the Gordon’s faith is challenged.

The Gordon holds tight to the last words of his father, ”No man can lead you into sin if you don’t follow him. You will have to stand on your own two feet and be a man. But remember one thing: there is nothing worth buying, not fast horses nor fine houses. Not even a place in the King’s court, if the price you pay is the fires of Hell forevermore.”  

People try to tell him of all the good deeds he can do if he gets into the King's court. “One thing stands in the way,” Uncle Roger told him. “This one thing will ruin all if you have not the sense to give it up. You cannot be Catholic and win back to Ravenhurst her rightful place in Scotland.”

But the Gordon is faithful to the faith and will not let it go. Even the wise Godfrey is mistaken. “In later years, when it is a choice between lands, castles and the king's favor, or the Catholic Faith and poverty, the Faith will go to the wall.” Yet soon all the castle will hear of the brave will of the Gordon.

Outlaws of Ravenhurst Book Summary: The Gordon's Bravery

The Gordon shows bravery as he faces daily hardships. For receiving Holy Communion Roger punishes the Gordon. The Gordon begins to suffer starvation and loneliness bravely.

Looking up to a painting of his Grandfather he says, ”You held out to the end and it was the rack, the dungeon, the scaffold. I’m a coward if I give up, and I wont! But you had better pray for me so I don’t ask for water! I’ll stand as you stood, for God and Our Lady!”

The Gordon's Loyalty

The Gordon shows loyalty to his family and clan. The Gordon is the only one that can take the message from James Gordon to Clan Gordon. The whole clan relies on him to make it there in time. Although starving and sick the Gordon gets the message there in time and saves his parents and the clan.

Conclusion To Our Outlaws of Ravenhurst Book Summary

Outlaws Of Ravenhurst, by Sister M. Imelda Wallace is the story about a boy returning to his true home in Scotland. Protestant Scotland tries to turn him from his Faith. But the Gordon is unmovable.

The Gordon shows bravery as he faces daily hardships. When Uncle Roger punishes the Gordon for receiving Holy Communion he suffers bravely. He shows loyalty to his family and clan. The Gordon meets many difficult problems in his life but these virtues help him persevere.

Outlaws of Ravenhurst book summary bottom line: Outlaws of Ravenhurst is both inspiring and entertaining for children and adults.

Outlaws Of Ravenhurst is by far my favorite book. Thanks for taking the time to read my Outlaws of Ravenhurst book summary. Host a highland games party when you finish reading this book. These parties are so much fun and are especially so just after reading about Scotland's history.

Every Catholic home should have a copy of Outlaws Of Ravenhurst on their bookshelf. It reminds us of our past and encourages us for the future, come what may.


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It is Scotland during the Scottish Reformation and times are getting ugly for the Catholics. With an English king on the throne, not an acre of Scotland …

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Mary Bowen is a founding member of Not only is she our resident artist but she is also a choir director, GAPS dessert guru, Angora lover, and director at San Genesio Entertainment. Always cheerful and optimistic, Mary loves sharing her gifts with others. She has walked the Chartes pilgrimages twice and hopes to go as often as is realistic. Her first movie, Outlaws of Ravenhurst premiered last July.

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