Now fully revised and updated The Book of Saints is a comprehensive biographical dictionary of saints canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. It contains the names of over 10,000 saints, including all modern ones, with significant information about their lives and achievements. Each section begins with an illustration of a particular saint, and the volume includes a list of national martyrs, a bibliography, and a helpful glossary.
Produced by the Benedictine monks of St. Augustine’s Abbey, Chilworth (formerly Ramsgate) this classic resource is now in its 8th edition, and is fully revised to include all the saints canonized in the last ten years, including Pope St John Paul II and Blessed Paul VI.
An excellent source of biographical information on the saints... which contains entries for all who have been canonized or beatified by the Church to date....Libraries will want this exceptional book to modernize their reference collections on the saints
—Catholic Library World
A useful reference work for anyone who teaches theology or religious studies, for members of the clergy, for monasteries and religious houses, and for those interested in Christian history... this is a standard reference work, now brought up to date to reflect more recent developments in the Church and in scholarship
—Fr Ambrose Bennett, Christian B. Peter Librarian, St Louis Abbey, MO, USA
The current edition of this work, which records the biographies of Catholic saints, introduces new information while building on its numerous predecessors (the first edition was published in 1921, the seventh in 2002)....Integration of the Church’s two liturgical calendrical sources for the first time in English, and the inclusion of deleted entries from past works along with the reasons for this action, make this full revision the authoritative compendium without peer, useful for all those dealing with church history. Summing Up: Essential. Advanced undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers; professionals/practitioners.
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
Basil Watkins is based at St. Augustine’s Abbey, Ramsgate, Kent, UK.