Raphael Brown was the author of various books on the saints, compiling information on such personages as St. Francis, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. John of the Cross, and others. His work includes "Saints Who Saw Mary," "Our Lady and St. Francis," "Fifty Animal Stories of St. Francis," "Franciscan Mystic," and "The Roots of St. Francis." Mr. Brown also composed articles for "The New Catholic Encyclopedia" as well as book reviews for the "Way of St. Francis."