The Way of the Saints: Prayers, Practices, and Meditations

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The compassion of St. Francis. The ardor of St. Catherine. The strength of St. Sebastian. Their stories are unique yet profoundly universal, capturing not only a wide range of human experience but also a wealth of timeless truths. Theirs are stories of faith, sacrifice, grace, and ultimately, love. The Way of the Saints offers the modern reader new ways to gain wisdom, comfort and strength from the courageous examples of the saints. With prayers, practices, and meditations that each saint has inspired, the reader...

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Overview

The compassion of St. Francis. The ardor of St. Catherine. The strength of St. Sebastian. Their stories are unique yet profoundly universal, capturing not only a wide range of human experience but also a wealth of timeless truths. Theirs are stories of faith, sacrifice, grace, and ultimately, love. The Way of the Saints offers the modern reader new ways to gain wisdom, comfort and strength from the courageous examples of the saints. With prayers, practices, and meditations that each saint has inspired, the reader can take to heart the example of each saint' s life—and make it a part of their own. Includes:
• More than 200 short biographies of well-known and obscure saints

• A history of sainthood and an explanation of the canonization process

• An easy-reference format of biographies and inspirations of each saint

• Prayers, meditations and practices inspired by each saint that will appeal to people of all faiths

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Capitalizing on a resurgence of interest in saints, angels, and other God-revealing phenomena, religious scholar Cowan offers a popular devotional manual based on the commonly accepted biographies of some 200 saints, with suggested prayers and devotions appended to each life. Librarians looking for a counterpart to Ramsgate Abbey's Book of Saints (Catholic Book, 1989) may be disappointed, but the charm and accessibility of this volume should win it a broad general readership.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399525445
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Cowan attended a Jesuit seminary and received a Ph.D. in history from St. Louis University. He has been a student and teacher of religions and mysticism since the 1960s. He frequently lectures and conducts workshops nationwide on various aspects of spirituality, Celtic shamanism, dreamwork, and creativity. The author or coauthor of more than twenty-five books, he lives in Highland, New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
St. Abraham Kidunaia
St. Adamnan
Sts. Agape, Chionia, and Irene
St. Agnes
St. Albert Chmielowski
St. Albert the Great
St. Ambrose
St. Anastasius the Fuller
St. Andrew the Apostle
St. Anne Line
St. Anselm of Canterbury
St. Anthony of Egypt
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Antonino of Florence
St. Apollonia
St. Ardalion
St. Athanasisu of Athos
St. Attracta
St. Augustine of Hippo
St. Aybert
St. Basil the Great
St. Bede the Venerable
St. Benedict the Moor
St. Benen
St. Bernadette
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
St. Bertilla Boscardin
St. Blaise
St. Bonaventure
St. Boniface of Germany
St. Boniface of Tarsus
St. Brendan
St. Bridget of Sweden
St. Brigid
St. Camillus de Lellis
St. Canaire
St. Catherine de Ricci
St. Catherine Labouré
St. Catherine of Genoa
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Cecilia
St. Charles Borromeo
St. Charles Lwanga
St. Christina the Astonishing
St. Ciaran
St. Clare
St. Columba
St. Columban
St. Conrad of Parzham
Sts. Cosmas and Damian
St. Cuthbert
St. Damasus
St. David
St. Dominic
St. Dominic of the Causeway
St. Dorothy
St. Drogo
St. Edmund Campion
St. Edward the Confessor
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Elizabeth Bichier des Anges
St. Emily de Rodat
St. Enda
Sts. Ethne and Fedelm
St. Eustace
St. Fiacre
St. Findbarr of Cork
St. Flannan
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Francis Caracciolo
St. Francis de Sales
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Paola
St. Francis Xavier
St. Gall
St. Genevieve
St. Gilbert of Sempringham
St. Gregory the Great
St. Guy of Anderlecht
St. Halward
St. Helen
St. Henry Morse
St. Hilarion
St. Hild
St. Hildegard of Bingen
St. Hugh of Lincoln
St. Hyacintha Mariscotti
St. Ia of Cornwall
St. Ida of Herzfeld
St. Ignatius Loyola
St. Illtud of Wales
St. Isidore of Seville
St. Ita
St. James the Greater the Apostle
St. Jane Frances de Chantal
St. Jerome
St. Joan de Lestonnac
St. Joan of Arc
St. John Baptist de la Salle
St. John Bosco
St. John Crysostom
St. John Damascene
St. John de Britto
St. John Eudes
St. John Fisher
St. John Gualbert
St. John Massias
St. John Nepomucene Neumann
St. John of the Cross
St. John Ogilvie
St. John the Apostle
St. John the Baptist
St. John Vianney
St. Josaphat
St. Joseph
St. Joseph Mary Tommasi
St. Joseph of Cupertino
St. Jude the Apostle
St. Julian of Norwich
St. Kevin
St. Lawrence of Rome
St. Lawrence O'Toole
St. Louis, King of France
St. Lucy
St. Luke
St. Lutgardis
St. Maedoc
St. Magnus of Orkney
St. Malachy
St. Marcian
St. Margaret Clitherow
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
St. Margaret of Cortona
St. Margaret of Scotland
St. Margaret Ward
St. Maria Goretti
St. Marinus
St. Martha
St. Martin de Porres
St. Martin of Tours
St. Mary di Rosa
St. Mary Frances
St. Mary Magdalen
St. Mary of Egypt
Mary, the Mother of Jesus
St. Matthew the Apostle
St. Maximilian
St. Maximilian Kolbe
St. Mechtildis of Edelstetten
St. Monica
St. Moses the Black
St. Mucian Mary Wiaux
St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas of Tolentino
St. Non of Wales
St. Notburga of Rattenburg
St. Odo of Cluny
St. Osith
St. Paternus
St. Patrick
St. Paul of Tarsus
St. Paula Frassinetti
Sts. Perpetua and Felicita
St. Peter the Apostle
St. Peter Canisius
St. Peter Claver
St. Peter Julian Eymard
St. Peter Orseolo
St. Philip the Apostle
St. Philip Evans
St. Philip of Heraclea
St. Philippine Duchesne
St. Rhipsime
St. Richard Pampuri
St. Robert Bellarmine
St. Roque González
St. Rose of Lima
St. Rose of Viterbo
St. Sabas the Abbot
St. Safan
St. Sebastian
St. Solange
St. Stephen
St. Stephen Harding
St. Stephen of Perm
St. Sturmi
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Teresa of Lisieux
St. Thais
Sts. Theodore and Theophanes
St. Therese Couderc
St. Thomas the Apostle
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Becket
St. Thomas More
St. Thomas of Villanova
St. Thorfinn
St. Valéry
St. Veronica
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent Pallotti
St. Vitus
St. William of York
St. Wulfstan
Calendar of Saints' Days

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