The Everything Saints Book: The Inspiring Lives of Martyrs and Miracle Workers Throughout History [NOOK Book]

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In The Everything Saints Book, 2nd Edition, you'll learn about the fascinating lives (and sometimes untimely deaths) of more than 85 saints-and the miracles ascribed to them. In this authoritative new edition, you'll find rare quotes, little-known facts, and captivating stories of heroism and personal sacrifice, including:Traditional Saints, European, African, and Asian Saints, Soon-to-be Saints, and Disappearing Saints. From Mary, the mother of Jesus, to early European saints like Saint Valentine, to modern men ...
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The Everything Saints Book: The Inspiring Lives of Martyrs and Miracle Workers Throughout History

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Overview

In The Everything Saints Book, 2nd Edition, you'll learn about the fascinating lives (and sometimes untimely deaths) of more than 85 saints-and the miracles ascribed to them. In this authoritative new edition, you'll find rare quotes, little-known facts, and captivating stories of heroism and personal sacrifice, including:Traditional Saints, European, African, and Asian Saints, Soon-to-be Saints, and Disappearing Saints. From Mary, the mother of Jesus, to early European saints like Saint Valentine, to modern men and women who are now being considered for sainthood, The Everything Saints Book, 2nd Edition, reveals the personalities and piety of these intriguing people-and the ways in which their unwavering devotion to God transformed their lives and the lives of those around them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605502533
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 7/17/2007
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents


Saints of Tradition     41
St. Joseph     42
A Rise in Devotion     44
Sts. Anne and Joachim (First Century)     45
St. Jude (First Century)     47
Answered Prayers     48
Holiday Saints     49
Remembering the Saints     50
St. Valentine (Died c. 269)     50
St. Nicholas (c. 271-350)     52
St. Patrick (c. 389-461)     56
St. Lucy (Died c. 303)     59
All Saints' Day     60
Companion Saints     63
Friendship in the Scriptures     64
Sts. Francis (1181-1226) and Clare (1194-1253)     65
Sts. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) and John of the Cross (1542-1591)     68
Sts. Therese (1873-1897) and Maurice     73
Sts. Lioba and Boniface (Eighth Century)     76
Holy Animal Lovers     79
What Saints Know     80
St. Cuthbert and the Otters     80
St. Kevin     82
St. Seraphim of Serov     83
St. Roch and the Dog     85
St. Macarius and the Hyena     86
St. Columba and the Horse     88
St. Francis and the Wolf     90
LiterarySaints     93
St. John Chrysostom (347-407)     94
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)     96
St. Jerome (c. 340-420)     99
St. Romanes the Melodist (490-556)     101
St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)     102
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)     105
Missionary Saints     109
Sts. Cyril (Died 869) and Methodius (Died 885)     110
Augustine of Canterbury (Died 604)     111
St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)     111
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)     113
St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552)     116
Bl. Junipero Serra (1713-1784)     119
Cross-Culture Missionaries     121
Healing Saints     123
The Virgin Mary     124
Sts. Cosmas and Damian (Died c. 300)     125
St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)     125
St. Vincent de Paul (1580-1660)     128
Bl. Damien of Molokai (1840-1889)     129
St. Padre Pio (1887-1968)     131
St. John of San Francisco (1896-1966)     133
Desert Saints     137
The Lure of the Desert     138
St. Anthony of Egypt (251-356)     139
St. Paul the Hermit (c. 229-342)      140
St. Mary of Egypt (Died c. 421)     141
St. Moses the Black (330-405)     144
St. Simeon Stylites (c. 390-459)     145
American Saints     147
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)     148
St. John Nepomucene Neumann (1811-1860)     152
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917)     153
Saints for Their Times     155
St. Katharine Drexel (1858-1955)     155
St. Herman of Alaska (1758-1837)     159
St. Innocent of Alaska (1797-1879)     160
The Horrible Fates of Early Martyrs     163
A "Good" Death     164
The Making of a Martyr     164
The Holy Innocents (First Century)     166
St. Stephen (Died c. 34)     167
St. Polycarp (c. 60-155)     168
St. Barnabas (Died c. 61)     169
Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas (Died 203)     170
St. Cyprian (c. 200-258)     172
St. Alban (Third Century)     173
St. Sebastian (Died c. 288)     173
St. Dorothy (Died 303)     174
Holy People of the Holocaust     175
Relevant Saints     176
St. Maximilian Kolbe     176
St. Edith Stein      179
Mother Maria Skobtsova     181
Fr. Dimitry Klepinin and Yuri     185
Glorification     188
A Bone to Build a Dream On     191
The Unlikely Love of Relics     192
Biblical Roots     193
Relics and Pilgrimages     193
Traditions Surrounding Corruption     195
A Sweet Aroma?     196
Relics on the Black Market     197
The Coveted Head of St. John the Baptist     198
Vanishing Relics?     199
Shrines and Saintly Stops     201
The History of Pilgrimages     202
Shrines, Cathedrals, and Basilicas Defined     202
Shrines in the United States     203
Shrines in Canada     207
Shrines in Mexico     208
Shrines in Europe     210
How the Veneration of Saints Grew     215
Virgins and Ascetics     216
Saint Who?     217
Getting Organized     218
Going Overboard     218
Back to Reason, and Sensible Veneration     219
The Rise of Patron Saints     220
Disappearing Saints     221
What Is Hagiography?     222
The Bollandists     222
St. Barbara     223
St. Catherine of Alexandria     223
St. Christopher     224
St. Julian the Innkeeper (or Hospitaler)     226
St. Philomena     227
Waiting to Be Tapped for Sainthood     229
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)     230
Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)     231
Pope Pius XII (1876-1958)     233
Dorothy Day (1897-1980)     234
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979)     237
Matushka Olga Michael (1916-1979)     238
Contemporary Saints     241
Saintly Lives in Historical Content     243
Doctors of the Church     253
Calendar of Saints' Feast Days     255
On the Job: Saints by Occupation     265
Index     281
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