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Lives Of The Saints
     

Lives Of The Saints

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by Alban Butler
 

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Lives Of The Saints
by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. edition

With Reflections for Every Day in the Year --This text refers to the Paperback  edition.

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Lives Of The Saints
by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. edition

With Reflections for Every Day in the Year --This text refers to the Paperback  edition.

For additional information on publishing your books on iPhone and iPad please visit www.AppsPublisher.com

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012151353
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

"Alban Butler (October 24 NS, 1710 - St-Omer, France May 15, 1773), English Roman Catholic priest and hagiographer, was born at Appletree, Northamptonshire.

He was educated at the English college, Douai, where on his ordination to the priesthood in 1735 he held successively the chairs of philosophy and divinity. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, held several positions as tutor to young Roman Catholic noblemen, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at St Omer, where he remained till his death.

Butler's great work, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints ("Butler's Lives"), the result of thirty years study (first published in four volumes, London, 1756-1759), has passed through many editions and translations (best edition, including valuable notes, Dublin, 12 vols. 1779-1780). It is a popular and compendious reproduction of the Acta Sanctorum, exhibiting great industry and research, and is in all respects the best compendium of Acta in English.

In 1745 Butler was commissioned to act as tutor and guide to George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and his two brothers, James and Thomas Talbot, both afterwards Catholic bishops, on the Grand Tour. On his return he acted as Catholic mission priest in his native Midlands. He acted as chaplain to the Duke of Norfolk, whose nephew and heir, the Hon. Edward Howard, Butler accompanied to Paris as tutor. While he was in Paris, Butler completed his Lives.

See An Account of the Life of A. B. by C. B., i.e. by his nephew Charles Butler (London, 1799); and Joseph Gillow's Bibliographical Dictionary of English Catholics, vol. i.

Notes on the first edition of 1756-1759: This edition was printed initially in 4 octavo volumes, with no stated publisher or author's name. However they were so thick that they were usually bound in more volumes than that. There were actually 6 title pages since Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 both have a ""part II"" issued thus: vol. I, vol. II, vol. III, vol. III part II, vol. IV, and vol. IV part II. Each "volume" contained three months of the liturgical calendar's Saints' lives. "

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Lives of the Saints 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book actually DOES have pictures. The sample omits them, but the actual book has them. But even without the pictures, the book would be worth every penny. Alban Butler is a good author with a lot of knowledge about the saints; he is what makes this book the best saint book of all time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book gives a thumbnail sketch of the lives of many of the old-time saints. I read about a few each night for devotional purposes.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But don't buy it for the pictures like the other person said, because there are none aside from the cover. The dates are not quite the same as on my traditional calendars, which might be because of leap year or might be because of the new order. But I bought this version because the first review said lots of pictures and I wish I had known the truth before I paid.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book, and there are a lot of beautiful paintings of the saints in this version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago