A Treasury of Saints: 100 Saints: Their Lives and Times

A Treasury of Saints: 100 Saints: Their Lives and Times

by Malcolm Day

Hardcover(1ST US)



The lives of 100 Christian saints are chronicled in brief, enlightening biographies, supplemented with summaries of their good works and the miracles attributed to them. Most profiles come with a full-color illustration of the saint, and many illustrations are reproductions of paintings by famous artists. This anthology of saints spans two thousand years of history, from an account of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the story of Maximilian Kolbe, who, at Auschwitz in 1941, sacrificed his own life to save the life of another prisoner of the Nazis. Other holy figures included in this collection are Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals and nature; Vincent de Paul, the patron of charitable societies; Benedict, the founder of European monasticism; Joan of Arc, who defended France in battle; and Thomas Aquinas, the renowned scholar and philosopher. Also portrayed are several of Christ's apostles, as well as the angels Michael and Raphael. Cross-references in many accounts direct readers to connections with other saints. Both patronage and symbolism are explained as they are traditionally connected with each of the book's historic figures. More than 150 full-color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764154850
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/08/2002
Edition description: 1ST US
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Malcolm Day has an academic background in theology and is the author of several previously published books on biblical events and Christianity. Among them is The Book of Miracles, recently published in North America by Barron's.

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