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More Saints: Lives & Illuminations

Author(s): Ruth Sanderson

ISBN13: 9780802852724

Publisher: W.B.Eerdmans

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  • This handsome volume includes beautifully painted portraits and biographical sketches of thirty-six remarkable men and women of the second millennium. In addition to well-known saints like Francis of Assisi and Anthony of Padua, More Saints also explores the lives of lesser-known people, such as Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and Saint Bernardino.

    An introduction detailing the process of becoming a saint, a listing of additional resources, and a glossary offer readers deeper insight into the historical and religious context of the saints lives.

    As a sequel to Sandersons book about saints who lived in the first millennium (Saints: Lives and Illuminations) or as a stand-alone volume, this book will instruct and inspire readers of all ages.

  • Ruth Sanderson

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    Sanderson strikes a truly compelling tone in this fine collection of brief biographies, a sequel to her Saints: Lives and Illuminations, which featured saints from the first millennium. . . . An interesting read and a spiritual reference.

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    This sequel to Saints (2003)follows the same pattern, offering one-page profiles of 36 saints, each illustrated with a portrait. The first book covered saints of the first millennium; this one surveys the second. Consequently, there will be more familiar names here, including St. Francis, Joan of Arc, Padre Pio, and the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, who is on the fast track to sainthood. As in the previous volume, this one harks back to old-fashioned saint books, and Sanderson shows no aversion to relating experiences that may seem odd to modern readers. For instance, Rita of Cascia knew that her volatile sons would seek revenge for their fathers murder, so she prayed they would not have blood on their hands. Unexpectedly, they both died. Even though some of the stories are violent, the artwork is soft and gentle, the portraits often bordered with floral designs. Along with each story are the dates of the saints birth and death and notation of feast day and patronage. A glossary, a short bibliography, and three Web sites are appended.

    - Ilene Cooper, The Booklist

    'The biographies offer fascinating information about these men and women. Recommended for all ages.'

    - Catholic Observer

    'The artwork is soft and gentle, the portraits often bordered with floral designs.'

    - Booklist


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