Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints
Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2003 - Religion - 1008 pages
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.
Abbreviations Used in This Work
Entries from A to Z
Document from the Council of Trent
Calendar of Feast Days 92 8
abbess abbey abbot Alexandria Anthony Antioch Apostles April archbishop Arian arrested August August 19 beatified beatified in 1867 beheaded Benedictine Benedictine abbot Benedictine bishop bish bishop born brother called canonized Christ Christian Church Constantinople converted cult date unknown daughter deacon December died Diocletian disciple of St Dominican Egypt Emperor Diocletian entered exiled faith father Feast day February Felix founded founder France Franciscan Gaul Germany Gregory hermit Holy honor Ireland Irish Italy January Jesuit Jesus Julian July June King known later lived March Martyr of Japan martyrdom Mary Maximian miracles mission missionary modern Turkey monastery monastic Nagasaki named native November October ordained pagan patron saint persecution Peter Pope John Paul Pope Pius Pope Pius XI Pope St preaching priest put to death refused region reign of Emperor relics religious returned Roman Rome sent September served sister sixth century slain Spain tion tortured Turkey venerated Virgin Wales