Dictionary of saints

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Publisher:
Doubleday,
Pub. Date:
1980.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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The preeminent resource guide for more than twenty years, this one-of-a-kind book has been updated to include those recently canonized and beatified. Since its original publication in 1980, John J. Delaney's DICTIONARY OF SAINTS (more than 200,000 copies sold) has become the leading reference book for the scholar and general reader alike. With more than five thousand biographies of the saints--from the well known to the obscure--this new edition brings to life the inspiring accomplishments of these men and women of God. The martyrs and the monks, the mystics and the virgins, the doctors and the peasants are all contained in this essential volume. To know the saints, how they thrived in their achievements, how they lived in destitution, is to meet a fascinating company of people whose actions have influenced and enriched the history of the world. Reset in an easy-to use-format, it contains substantial listings for the more popular saints, and thumbnail sketches for those less well known. From Aaron to Zosimus, this modern dictionary has been updated with the entries for the newly canonized, including Italian mystic Padre Pio, Mexican Nahuatl Juan Diego, Polish Franciscan Maximilian Kolbe, and Americans Katharine Drexel and Rose Philippine Duchesne. It also contains a complete listing of feast days, an index of patron saints, and several other useful appendixes.
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9780385135948
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subject_facet Biographie, Biography -- Dictionaries, Christian saints, Christian saints -- Biography -- Dictionaries, Heiliger
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