Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints

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Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2003 - Religion - 1008 pages
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From Aaron to Zoticus --with some 10,000 in between -- here are the Church's "holy ones." These are the men, women, and children whose heroic virtue -- whose example of faith, hope, and love -- proves that spiritual greatness on earth is possible. Here are their lives and their stories, simply, clearly, and accurately told. Updated to include canonizations of the third millennium, Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, Revised, presents the most comprehensive one-volume listing of saints and "beati" -- the "blessed" who are one step from canonization. Here, too, are explanations of the Catholic Church's teaching on the Communion of Saints and its tradition of veneration as well as alphabetical listings of the biographies of nearly the whole body of those revered as saints throughout the world.
  

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Useful take on RCC Spiritual theology, but the author's bias towards Teresan spirituality has to be taken into account (yes, the author is a Dominican. Yes, he has a bias toward Teresan spirituality - at least he did when he wrote this). Useful, but not a stand-alone. Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
11
Abbreviations Used in This Work
17
Entries from A to Z
23
Appendices
562
Document from the Council of Trent
871
Glossary
904
Calendar of Feast Days 92 8
928
Index
934
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Aside from his work as General Editor of The Catholic Almanac (the 2nd largest compendium on the Catholic Church) and author of numerous works on religion--including Encyclopedia of Catholic History, Papal Wisdom: Words of Hope and Inspiration from Pope John Paul ll, and The Wisdom Teachings of the Dalai Lama, Matthew Bunson has compiled a variety of reference works. These include Encyclopedia Sherlockiana, Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, The Vampire Encyclopedia, and Angels A to Z. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Margaret Bunson, a writer and illustrator, has had a life-long interest in ancient Egypt and has taught college courses on the subject. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago and has had one-woman shows in the United States and Europe. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bunson is an archaeologist and French-language translator.

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