Butler's Lives of the Saints: Concise Edition, Revised and Updated

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Harper Collins, Jul 5, 1991 - Religion - 496 pages
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For more than two centuries, Butler's Lives of the Saints has been hailed as the authority on the Christian patron saints. Now, in this new edition of the original classic, Michael Walsh has culled the ruch resources of earlier editions to accentuate the more modern and best-documented saints. Echoing the charm and style of the eighteenth-century edition, Walsh's volume has been edited to make the fascinating and inspiring lives of the saints easily accessible to readers today. This edition features saints from many nations and backgrounds and includes new articles on recently canonized saints. The index offers the list of saints from the complete edition, and includes all new canonizations and new dates, making it eh most up-to-date listing of saints available. Butlter's Lives of the Saints remains a remarkable reference source and, through its comprehensive biographies, a valuable aid to devotion and a rich source of historical information.

  

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Contents

St Adrian of Canterbury 25 The conversion of St Paul
9
St Peter Orseolo 26 St Eystein
10
St Theodosius the Cenobiarch 27 St Angela Merici
11
St Benedict Biscop 28 St Thomas Aquinas
12
St Hilary of Poitiers 29 St Gildas the Wise
13
St Sava or Sabas 30 St Mucian Mary Wiaux
14
St Ita 31 St John Bosco
15
St Hilarion
21
February
35
St Henry Morse 16 St Gilbert of Sempringham 2 St Joan de Lestonnac 17 The Seven Holy Founders of 3 St Blaise the Servite Order 4 StJohndeBritto...
51
St David
63
StChad 3 St Cunegund
65
St Casimir of Poland
66
St John JosephoftheCross
67
St Colette
69
St Drausius 8 St John of
70
St Frances of Rome
71
StJohnOgilvie 11 StOengus 12 St Theophanes the Chronicler 13 St Euphrasia
78
St Leobinus
79
St Louise de Marillac
80
St Abraham Kidunaia
81
St Patrick
82
St Cyril of Jerusalem 19 St Joseph
84
St Cuthbert
85
St Enda
87
St Nicholas Owen
88
St Turibius
90
St Irenaeus of Sirmium 25 St Lucy Filippini
91
St Braulio 27 St John of Egypt
92
St Tutilo
93
St Rupert of Salzburg 30 St Leonard Murialdo
95
St Guy of Pomposa
96
St Hugh of Grenoble
97
St Francis of Paola
98
St Richard of Wyche
99
St Isidore of Seville 5 St Vincent Ferrer
102
St William of Eskilsoe 7 St John Baptist de la Salle
104
St Julia Billiart
106
St Waldetrudis or Waudru 10 St Fulbert
108
St Stanislaus of Cracow 12 St Alferius 13 St Hermenegild
110
St Benezet
111
St Hunna 16 St Bernadette
112
St Stephen Harding
113
St Galdinus
115
St Alphege of Canterbury 20 St Agnes of Montepulciano
116
St Anselm of Canterbury 22 St Theodore of Sykeon
119
St George
120
St Fidelis of Sigmaringen
121
StMark 26 St Stephen
123
StZita 28 St Peter Mary Chanel
124
St Catherine of Siena
125
St Pius V
127
Richard Pampuri 2 St Athanasius
130
SS Philip and James
133
St Godehard
135
St Hilary
136
St Petronax 7 St John of Beverley
137
Magdalen of Canossa
138
St Pachomius
139
St Antoninus of Florence 11 St Francis di Girolamo 12 St Germanus of Constantinople
142
St John the Silent
143
St Michael Garicoits 15 St Isidore the Farmer
145
St Brendan 17 St Paschal Baylon
146
St Eric of Sweden
147
St Dunstan
148
St Bernardino of Siena
149
St Andrew Bobola 22 St Rita of Cascia
151
St John Baptist Rossi
152
St Vincent of Lerins 25 St Madeleine Sophie Barat
154
St Philip Neri
156
St Augustine of Canterbury 28 St Germanus of Paris 29 SS William of Toulouse Stephen Raymund and companions 30 St Joan of
160
St Mechtildis of Edelstetten
163
St Eneco or Inigo
164
St Erasmus or Elmo 3 SS Charles Lwanga Joseph Mkasa and companions
165
St Francis Caracciolo
166
St Boniface
168
St Norbert
170
St Antony Gianelli
173
St William of York 9 St Ephraem
175
St Ithamar 11 St Barnabas
176
St Paula Frassinetti
178
St Antony of Padua
179
St Methodius I
180
St Germaine of Pibrac
181
St Lutgardis
182
St Albert Chmielowski
183
St Gregory Barbarigo
184
St Juliana Falconieri
185
St Silverius
186
St Aloysius Gonzaga 22 St Thomas More
189
St Thomas Garnet 24 St Bartholomew of Farne
191
St William of Vercelli
192
St Anthelm
193
St Cyril of Alexandria 28 St Irenaeus of Lyons 29 St Peter apostle 30 The First Martyrs of the Church of Rome
198
St Oliver Plunket
200
St Otto
202
St Thomas apostle
203
St Elizabeth of Portugal 5 St Athanasius the Athonite
205
St Maria Goretti
206
St Palladius
207
St Withburga 9 SS Nicholas Pieck and companions
208
SS Antony and Theodosius Pechersky
209
St Benedict abbot
211
StJohnGualbert 13 St Cloelia Barbieri
213
St Camillus de Lellis
214
St Bartholomea Capitanio
226
St Theobald of Marly
227
St Samson of Dol 29 StOlaf of Norway
228
St Peter Chrysologus 31 St Ignatius of Loyola
229
St Peter Julian Eymard
233
St Eusebius
234
St Waltheof or Walthen
235
St John Vianney
236
SS Addai and Mari
239
St Hormisdas 7 St Cajetan
240
St Dominic
241
St Oswald of Northumbria
244
St Laurence
245
St Clare of Assisi 12 SS Porcarius and companions
247
St Maximilian Mary Kolbe 14 St Marcellus 15 The Blessed Virgin Mary
249
St Stephen of Hungary
251
St Joan Delanoue 18 St Helen
252
St John Eudes
253
St Bernard of Clairvaux 21 St Pius X
258
St Sigfrid of Wearmouth 23 St Rose of Lima
260
St Audoenus 25 St Louis of France
261
St Elizabeth Bichier des Ages
264
St Caesarius
265
St Augustine of Hippo 29 St Medericus or Merry
269
St Margaret Ward
270
St Aidan
271
St Drithelm
272
St William of Roskilde 3 St Gregory the Great
273
St Rose of Viterbo
275
St Laurence of Giustiniani 6 St Bega or Bee 7 St Clodoald or Cloud
278
St Corbinian
279
St Peter Claver
280
St Nicholas of Tolentino
282
St Paphnutius
283
St Guy of Anderlecht
284
St John Chrysostom
285
St Notburga
287
St Catherine of Genoa
288
St Cyprian
289
St Francis Borgia 17 St Hildegard
293
St Joseph of Cupertino
294
St Emily de Rodat
296
The Korean Martyrs
297
SS Michael of Chernigov and St Theodore 22 St Thomas of Villanova
298
St Adamnan of lona 24 St Gerard of Csanad 25 St Albert of Jerusalem
302
St Teresa Couderc
303
St Vincent de Paul
304
St Wenceslaus of Bohemia
305
SS Rhipsime Gaiana and companions
306
St Jerome
307
St Mary Soledad 12 St Wilfrid
328
St Edward the Confessor
331
St Callistus or Calixtus I
333
St Teresa of Avila
334
St MargaretMary
339
St Ignatius of Antioch 18 St Luke
342
The Martyrs of North America
343
St Bertilla Boscardin
347
St John of Capistrano
351
St Antony Claret
352
St Gaudentius
353
St Cedd
354
St Frumentius 28 SS Simon and Jude
355
St Theuderius or Chef 30 St Alphonsus Rodriguez
356
St Wolfgang
357
All Saints
359
St Martian 3 St Martin de Porres
360
St Charles Borromeo
361
St Bertilla of Chelles 6 Stllltud orllltyd 7 St Willibrord
367
St Godfrey
368
St Leo the Great
369
St Martin of Tours 12 Stjosaphat 13 St Frances Xavier Cabrini
375
St Laurence OToole
378
St Albert the Great
380
St Margaret of Scotland
381
St Philippine Duchesne
382
St Odo of Cluny
383
StNersesI 20 St Edmund the Martyr 21 St Albert of Louvain
385
St Cecilia or Cecily
387
St Columban
388
St Andrew Dung Lac and Companions 25 St Moses
390
St Silvester Gozzolini 27 St Francis Antony of Lucera
391
St Catherine Laboure
392
StRadbod 30 St Cuthbert Mayne
394
St Edmund Campion
396
St Chromatius 3 St Francis Xavier 4 St John Damascene 5 St Sabas abbot 6 St Nicholas of Bari 7 St Ambrose
398
St Romaric
410
St Peter Fourier
411
St Gregory III
412
St Damasus
413
St Jane Frances de Chantal
414
Stjudoc 14 St John of the Cross
416
St Mary di Rosa
419
St Adelaide empress 17 St Sturmi
422
St Flannan 19 St Anastasius I
423
St Dominic of Silos 21 St Peter Canisius
424
SS Chaeremon Ischyrion and companions
426
StJohnofKanti 24 SS Irmina and Adela 25 St Anastasia 26 St Stephen
428
SS Theodore and Theophanes
429
St Antony of Lerins 29 St Thomas Becket
430
St Egwin 31 St Silvester I
436
A list of Patron Saints
439
Index of Saints
443
St Scholastica 24 St Praetextatus 11 St Benedict of Aniane 25 St Tarasius 12 St Meletius 26 St Alexander of Alexandria 13 St Catherine dei Ricci 27 S...
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Page 134 - Jesus saith to him : I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father but by me. If you had known me, you would without doubt have known my Father also ; and from henceforth you shall know him, and you have seen him. Philip saith to him : Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.
Page 134 - Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him : for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
Page 90 - I WAS glad when they said unto me, We will go into the house of the Lord.
Page 203 - And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Page 268 - Now to him who is able to do all things more abundantly than we desire or understand, according to the power that worketh in us : to him be glory in the Church, and in Christ Jesus, unto all generations, world without end. Amen.
Page 429 - Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost ; as your fathers did, so do- ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted ? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One, of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers ; who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
Page 203 - Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.
Page 429 - Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
Page 429 - And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch; whom they set before the Apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

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Michael Walsh is the author of The Triumph of the Meek and editor of Butler's Lives of the Patron Saints.

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