Unlike other books of saints which are selective - based on locale, gender, art-historical interest, or spiritual appeal - this one is rigorously comprehensive and historically objective. It includes entries for all those who have been formally canonized or beatified to date, or have had their local veneration approved by the church as a whole, or have been listed in the old Roman martyrology. It also includes the more prominent of those local saints who have been venerated in the distant past, before the process of canonization was formalized, who are no longer liturgically honored anywhere, but who feature in historical records.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 656 Vendor: Continuum International Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
A comprehensive biographical dictionary of saints canonized by the Roman Catholic Church, it names over 10,000 saints, including all modern ones, with significant information about their lives and achievements.
This is the first comprehensive dictionary of saints in any language for seventy years. The last edition of this book, published in 1970, included very few entries for those recently beatified and canonized and almost none for those honored by Pope John Paul II. Unlike other books of saints which are selective, this one is rigorously comprehensive and historically objective.
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