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These trends are reflected in this volume. It provides a fresh consideration of one saint or blessed for daily reading, selected mainly from among the 2,500 included in the new full edition of Butler's Lives of the Saints published in 1995-2000 - with a few even more recent examples. The aim is to give a simple, factual presentation of flesh and blood figures. This is also seen as the most truly devotional approach, drawing on Alban Butler's original insight in presenting saints as examples rather than intercessors. 'In the lives of the saints we see the most perfect maxims of the gospel reduced to practice.'
This is indeed true: if the saints and blesseds collected here share one overarching characteristic it is to have put their love of God to work for their fellow men and women as they saw fit - through austerity of life, contemplative prayer, or myriad embodiments of what we would now call social work. They are holy examples to us because they lived and died for others, for us.
The lives and examples of the great saints now available in one volume edtion.