The Penguin Dictionary of Saints

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Penguin Books, 1995 - Religion - 381 pages
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An invaluable work of reference, this Penguin dictionary gives an account of the lives and legends of the major saints, many of whom have played important roles in history, as well as those who are less well-known.

Provides information on men and women ranging from the Biblical saints to the recently canonized
Offers wide coverage of the saints of Great Britain and Ireland
Aims to be as historically informative as possible with entries including details of the saints' work and life stories, dates of birth, death, canonization and feast days, as well as emblems and special patronage
Stresses the saints' remarkable variety of human activity, social origin and personal history
Contains an informative introduction, explanatory notes and a list of further reading

Revealing a host of fascinating individuals, this Penguin original is a mine of information. For anyone wanting to check a reference or seeking inspiration, this dictionary will prove to be an indispensable source.

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About the author (1995)

Donald Attwater was born in 1892 and fought in the Near East in the First World War. During the Second World War he was a civilian lecturer in history and current affairs in H M forces. He wrote widely on Christianity, the Church and the lives of Saints. He died in 1997.Catherine Rachel John is the younger daughter of Donald Attwater. She has great experience in working on the liturgy and history of the Catholic Church. She lives in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.

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