How much do you know about the saints? Saints of the Liturgical Year, brimming with information, includes over two hundred and sixty brief biographies, including thirty-three new entries, as well as a glossary of terms to help explain the theology of the Roman Catholic Church. Based on the General Roman Calendar, presently in use in the Roman Catholic Church, it also includes the feasts, Saints, and Blesseds from the Liturgical Calendar of the Society of Jesus—known as the Jesuits—as officially observed within the Society of Jesus.
Offering inspiration and encouragement, Saints and Feasts of the Liturgical Year functions as an aid in introducing the faithful to the day's feast or to the saint whose memorial is being celebrated. As a gift, for personal or group study, and helpful for introducing parishioners to the history of the church, this book can also be used as a source of ideas for all pastors.
This Logos edition is built to function within the Devotions section of your Home Page within Logos Bible Software. Once you have selected it as a preferred devotional, you will be encouraged by the devotion and example of the most influential saints in Christian history. Each day, when you start your Logos program, you will be greeted with the story of a new exemplar of upstanding Christian character. Saints of the Liturgical Year also contains the same keylink and search functionality as any other valuable resource in your digital library.
“St. Sixtus, who may have been of Greek extraction, was elected pope in August 257.” (Page 154)
“Martin was the first nonmartyr to be venerated as a saint and given a liturgical feast in the Church calendar” (Pages 241–242)
“formed the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (more commonly known today as Eudists)” (Page 170)
“As bishop, he championed orthodoxy against the Arians, staunchly advocated the rights of the Church against the civil power, and was an exemplary shepherd of souls. It was by hearing Ambrose’s sermons that Augustine (see August 28) was converted (386) and baptized in Milan in 387. Ambrose wrote many important dogmatic, exegetical, moral, and ascetical works, and in recognition of these he is honored as one of the four great doctors of the Latin Church.” (Pages 269–270)
“From 1673 to 1675, she was especially favored by God with mystical graces and revelations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our Lord made three requests of her: (1) to spread devotion to his Sacred Heart; (2) to promote the practice of receiving Holy Communion on the first Fridays and of keeping a Holy Hour of reparation; and (3) to establish a special feast in honor of his Sacred Heart.” (Page 224)
Fr. Joseph Tylenda, SJ, has managed once again to provide his every reader—whether pastoral staff member, lay faithful or Jesuit confrere—with an accessible and informative vita of the Saints and Blesseds celebrated on the universal calendar of the Roman Rite as well as the particular calendar of the Society of Jesus. Tylenda's attention to detail and his inclusion of all of the updated changes to the liturgical calendar in the new Missal of 2002 are impressive. An excellent handbook for parish and home alike.
—Dennis D. McManus, Associate Director, Secretariat for the Liturgy, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
"For each day of the Liturgical Year, Joseph Tylenda has given us a brief, readable, and insightful history and commentary on the saint of the day or the feast of Our Lord or Our Lady being celebrated. Chesterton remarked that sinners are all pretty much the same but saints are wildly different. As we note the wide variety of histories of saints that we celebrate each year on their feast days, we meet widows, martyrs of all ages, sexes, and nations. We meet ex-soldiers, scholars like Thomas Aquinas and Albert the Great, kings, and farmers. There is Monica and her son Augustine. We find those who founded schools and those who helped the poor. The variety is astonishing. Fr. Tylenda's comments are always worth reading as we are reminded of our long and meaningful Christian tradition of prayer and worship.
—James V. Schall, Professor of Political Philosophy, Georgetown University
Joseph N. Tylenda is Director of the Woodstock Theological Library at Georgetown University, the author of Jesuit Saints and Martyrs, and the editor of A Pilgrim's Journey: The Autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola.