St. Patrick Catholic Church
Bibliography on
Saints and Sainthood

N.B. In using any book as a reference, it should be considered that the latest Roman calendar of saints was published in 1969, which effectively supersedes the Roman Martyrology of 1584. For the most part, the change means that the dates of many feast days has been moved closer to the actual date of their death (dies natalis), and that calendars vary from location to location to honor the many saints that are of special local significance, but which are no longer celebrated by the Church Universal. Below are the major references used in preparing the biographies, some with annotations regarding their particular usefulness. An asterisk (*) precedes the work of an author that is a primary source for these biographies. Other works are further identified in the text.

Abbott, E. A. (1885). St. Thomas of Canterbury--his death and miracles (2 vols.).

Adamnan. Vita S. Columbae (ed. J. T. Fowler), I. c. 23, 48, in H. Waddell (tr.), Beasts and saints. NY: Henry Holt and Co., 1934.

Alacoque, St. M. M. (1961). Autobiography. V. Kerns (tr.).

Albert, S. M., OP. (1948). Albert the Great. Oxford: Blackfriars.

Aldrich, D. B. (1941). The golden book of prayer: An anthology of prayer. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.

Alvin, L. (1866). Catalogue raisonne des freres Wierix. Brussels.

Ancelet-Hustache, J. (1964). St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

Anderson, A. O. (tr.). (1961). Adamnan's life of Saint Columba.

Anderson, M. D. (1964). A saint at stake.

*Appleton, L. H. & Bridges, S. (1959). Symbolism in liturgical art. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

The scope of the book extends beyond that of iconography, but provides many useful insights into the meaning assigned to liturgical symbols by Medieval writers and artists.

Athanasius (Saint). (1950). The life of Saint Antony. Westminster, Maryland: Newman Press.

Attwater, D. (1938). The golden book of Eastern saints. New York: Bruce Publishing.y Attwater, D. (1953). Saints Westward.

Attwater, D. (1963). Saints of the East New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons. [Attwater3]

*Attwater, D. (1983). The penguin dictionary of saints, 2nd edition, revised and updated by Catherine Rachel John. New York: Penguin Books. Unless the context suggests otherwise, the references point to this edition.

Auclair, M. (1988). Saint Teresa of Ávila. Petersham, MA: St. Bede Publications.

Ayscough, J. (1912). Saints and places. Cincinnati, Ohio: Benziger Brothers.

Ayscough, J. (c. 1920). San Celestino.

Balsdon, J.P.V.D. (1962). Roman women--their history and habits. New York: John Day Co.

von Balthasar, H. U. (1954). Thérèse of Lisieux. Barbier de Montault, Msgr. X. (1900). Traité d'iconographie Chrétienne. Paris.

Presents the attributes of the saints in the accepted forms, as well as Christian iconography and symbolism.

Baring-Gould, S. and J. Fisher. (1907-1913). The lives of the British saints, four vols.

Baring-Gould, S. (1914). Lives of the saints. Edinburgh: John Grant.

Barlow, F. (1970). Edward the Confessor.

Barr, R., S.J. (1966). Main currents in early Christian thought. Glen Rock, NJ: Paulist Press.

Battersby, W. J. (1957). De la Salle.

Beckett, W. (1996). The mystery of love. London: HarperCollins.

Bede, The Venerable. History of the English church and people.

Beevers, J. (1961). Saint Teresa of Ávila. NY: Hanover House.

Beevers, J. (1962). Saint Joan of Arc. New York: Hanover House.

*Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate. (1966). The book of saints: A dictionary of persons canonized or beatified by the Catholic Church. NY: Thomas Y. Crowell. Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate. (1947). The book of saints: A dictionary of servants of God canonized by the Catholic Church extracted from the Roman and other martyrologies. NY: Macmillan.

While the Fifth Edition is more accurate and is based on more current hagiographic research, this edition contains a very useful calendar and an excellent introduction on sainthood in general.

Belting, H. (1994). Likeness and image: A history of the image before the era of art. E. Jephcott (tr.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

An excellent book that traces the use of icons in the Church and their development. The author tends to be skeptical about the motives of theologians, but offers many insights into reading icons.

Bentley, J. (1986). A calendar of saints: The lives of the principal saints of the Christian year. NY: Facts on File.

This is a beautifully conceived book, printed after the latest revision of the Roman calendar in 1969, which details the life of a saint or saint(s) for each day of the year. Most of the major saints celebrated in the United States are included, as are many of the lesser known ones. The lovely four-color reproductions of paintings of the saints makes this an especially attractive book for family usage, as will the sayings of the saints, which are sprinkled throughout this edition.

Bergson, H. (1935). The two sources of morality and religion. R. Ashley Audra & C. Brereton (trans.). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Bernard of Clairvaux. (1920). Saint Malachy of Armagh, H. J. Lawlor (tr.)

Bernoville, G. (1959). St. Mary Euphrasia.

Berthem-Bontoux. (1931). Saint Fran‡oise Romaine et son temps. Paris: Bloud & Gay.

Bieler, L. (1949). Life and legend of St. Patrick.

Bieler, L. (1953). Works of Saint Patrick. Westminster, Maryland: Newman Press.

Bilinkoff, J. (1989). The Ávila of Saint Teresa. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press.

Biot, R. (1962). The enigma of the stigmata, Twentieth century encyclopedia of Catholicism, H. Daniel-Rops (ed.). New York: Hawthorn Books.

Blum, O. J. (1947). Saint Peter Damian.

Bollandists. Acta sanctorum.

Bond, F. (1910). Wood carvings in English churches. London.

Bond, F. (1914). Dedications and patron saints of English churches. London.

Bond provides brief lives of saints who were popular enough to have had churches dedicated to them in the Middle Ages. His iconographic examples are take from little- known English sources.

Bouyer, L. (1958.) The Cistercian heritage.

Bowen, E. G. (1954). The Settlements of the Celtic Saints in Wales. Braegelmann, A. (1942). Life and writings of St. Ildephonsus.

Brenan, R. (1964). Life of St. John Berchmans.

Breymann, Father F., S.J. (1916). Holiness of the Church in the Fourteenth Century, translated by Fr. C. Kempf, S.J. New York.

Brodrick, James, SJ. (1949). A procession of saints. London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne. Brodrick, J. (1957). The life of St. Francis Xavier. New York: Image Books.

Brodrick, J. (1963). St. Peter Canisius. Brown, L. W. (1956). The Indian Christians of St. Thomas.

Brun, R. (1928). Avignon au tempe des papes. Paris: Librairie Armand Colin.

Bruno (Fr.), OCD. (1949). "St. Teresa (1515-1582) and St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)," Saints are not sad, Sheed, F. J. (ed.). London: Sheed & Ward, pp. 291-309.

Brusher, J., SJ. "Popes Through the Ages" found on the New Advent Supersite.

Bulfin, W. (1929). Rambles in Erin. Dublin: Gill and Sons.

Bury, J. B. (1905). Life of St. Patrick.

Butler, Reverend A. (1955). Lives of the saints: With reflections for every day in the year. New York: Benziger Brothers, Inc.

This book has been compiled from information contained in the Lives of the saints, but has been updated (the original edition was publishedin 1878) with new saints and those whose feasts are special to the United States. Care must be taken when using this particular book, since the feast days of many of the saints were adjusted when the Roman calendar was revised; however, the descriptions of the lives of the saints and, especially, the reflection which follows each can provide profitable material for meditation.

Butler, C. (1932). Ways of Christian life.

Calvet, J. (1959). Louise de Marillac.

von Campenhausen, H. (1963). The fathers of the Greek Church.

Capes, F. M. (1913). Saint Rose of Lima: The flower of the New World. R. T. Washbourne Ltd., London.

Capes, M. R. (1913). Richard of Wyche.

Caraman, P., SJ (1963). Saint Angela.

Caraman, P., SJ, ed. (1953). The saints and ourselves II. London: Hollis & Carter.

Carr, J. (1946). St. Gerard Majella.

Carthage, F. (1937). The story of St. Carthage.

Carty, F. (1941). Two and fifty Irish saints. Dublin: James Duffy & Co.

Cavallini, G. (1963). St. Martin de Porres.

Cecchetti, I. The sublime city. Published for the Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America by Edizioni Arte e Scienza, Roma.

Cenci, Msgr. Pio, S. Agnese, Rome: Edizioni Bibliotechina.

Cepari, Virgilio, SJ. (1606). The life of Aloysius Gonzaga. (First published in English in 1637; 1891 edition edited by Father Francis Goldie.)

Chadwick, O. (1950). John Cassian. Chambers, R. W. (1962). Thomas More. (The Bedford Historical Series). London: Jonathan Cape.

Chervin, R. de Sola. (1992). Quotable saints. Michigan: Servant Publications.

Chesterton, A. E. (1928). Saint Teresa. NY: Doubleday- Doran.

Chesterton, G. K. (1951). Saint Francis.

Cioran, E. M. (1995). Tears and saints, trans. by Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Claridge, M. (1966). Margaret Clitherow.

Clarke, W. K. L. (tr.). (1916). Life of St. Macrina by St. Gregory of Nyssa.

Clissold, S. (1979). St. Teresa of Ávila. London: Sheldon Press.

Coleridge, A. T. (1874). St. Stephen Proto-Martyr.

Colgrave, B (tr.). (1927). The life by his disciple Eddius. Colgrave, B. (tr.). (1940). Two lives of St. Cuthbert.

Colgrave, H. (1955). St. Cuthbert of Durham.

Colgrave, B. (tr.). (1956). The life of St. Guthlac by Felix.

Coltrare, A. M. (1807). Life of the Venerable Servant of God, Benedict Joseph Labre. Rome. Communion of saints, prayers of the famous. (1990). Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.

Concannon, H. (1931). Saint Patrick. New York: Longmans, Green & Co.

Condenhove, I. (1932). The nature of sanctity. Sheed & Ward.

Costelloe, L. (1911). St. Bonaventure.

Coulson, J. (ed.). (1960). The saints: A concise biographical dictionary. New York: Hawthorn Books.

Curtayne, A. (1931). Saint Antony of Padua. Dublin: Father Matthew Record Office.

Curtayne, A. (1942). Saint Brigid of Ireland. London: Methuen & Co.

Curtayne, A. (1955). Twenty tales of Irish saints. New York: Sheed and Ward.

Curtis, E. (1942). History of Ireland. London: Methuen & Co.

Cushing, R. J. (1964). Blessed Mother Seton.

Cuthbert, Father. (1948). Life of Saint Francis.

Church, R. W. (1892). St. Anselm.

Cuthbert. (1907). A Tuscan penitent.

Dalgairns, J. B. (1946). Life of St. Stephen Harding.

Dalgairns, J. D. (1903). Saint Aelred. London.

Daniel, W. (1950). The life of Ailred of Rievaulx. London: Nelson.

Daniel-Rops, H. (1956). Jesus and His times, tr. by Ruby Millar. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.

Daniel-Rops, H. (1960). The miracle of Ireland, tr. by the Earl of Wicklow. Baltimore, Maryland: Helicon Press.

Daniel-Rops, H. (1962). Daily life in the times of Jesus, tr. by Patrick O'Brian. New York: Hawthorn Books.

Danielou. (1957). Holy pagans of the Old Testament, Felix Faber (tr.). New York: Longmans, Green & Co.

*D'Arcy, M. R. (1974). The saints of Ireland. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Irish American Cultural Institute.

This is probably the most useful book to choose to own on the Irish saints. The author provides a great deal of historical context in which to place the lives of the saints.

Davies, J. G. (1952). Daily life in the early Church: Studies in the Church social history of the first five centuries. London: Lutterworth Press.

Excellent book that provides a basis for understanding many of the current devotions in the Church. The author provides wonderful biographies of several early saints.

Davies, J. G. (1965). The early Christian Church. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Dawes, E. and N. H. Baynes. (1948). Three Byzantine saints.

Day, D. (1960). Thérèse of Lisieux. Day, M. & N. Painting. (1957). Saint Anthony: The man who found himself. London: Burns & Oates.

Deanesly, M. (1964). St. Augustine of Canterbury.

Delahaye, H. (1962). The legends of the saints, trans. by Donnald Attwater. New York: Fordham University Press.

Delaney, J. J. (1983). Pocket dictionary of saints. New York: Doubleday Image.

Delaney, J. J. (ed). (1978). Saints for all seasons. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

Delany, S. P. (1950). Married Saints. Westminster, Maryland: The Newman Press.

A delightful book that dispels some of the misconceptions about the presumed incompatibility of sanctity and married life. While many saints became "holy" only after the death of a spouse, or lived as celibates within the bonds of marriage, still others lived normally in the married state and still managed to lead a life of holiness, which often sanctified others as well as themselves.

Among those discussed within the book are Saints Thomas More, Augustine, Margaret of Scotland, Louis of France, Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Genoa, Monica, Paulinus of Nola, Frances of Rome, Elizabeth Bayley Seton, Nicholas of Flüe, and Blesseds Anna Maria Taigi, Frederick Ozanam, and Marie (Madame Acarie) of the Incarnation. Certainly this is not an exhaustive, but rather a thoughtful, study. Delany also includes several individuals whose causes are still being promoted.

Delehaye, H. (1921). Life of St. John Berchmans.

Delehaye, H. (1962). The legends of the saints.

Didron, A. N. (1886). Christian iconography, tr. by E. J. Millington. London.

Doble, G. H. (1931). Saint Symphorian.

Doble, G. H. (1936). Saint Sulian and Saint Tysilio.

Doble, G. H. (1942). St. Teilo.

Doble, G. H. (1943). St. Dubricius.

Doble, G. H. (1944). St. Iltut.

Dolan, G. (1912). Gertrude the Great.

Dominican Fathers and Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph. (May 1966). Vocation news.

Dorcy, M. J., OP. (1964). Saint Dominic's family: Lives and legends. Dubuque, IA: Priory Press.

This Dominican sister writes with great love about her older brothers and sisters in the Order of Preachers. Many of them are not recognized as saints, but all of them provide wonderful examples for our consideration.

Douie, D. L. (ed.) & Farmer, H. (tr.). (1961-62). Magna Vita Sancti Hugonis (2 vols.) in The Contemporary Life.

Douillet, J. (1958). What is a Saint? in The twentieth century encyclopedia of Catholicism, edited by Henri Daniel-Rops, D. Attwater (tr.). New York: Hawthorn Books.

Drake, M. & Drake, W. (1916). Saints and their emblems. London: T. W. Laurie.

Dubois, M. (1961). Saint Columban. Paris.

Duckett, E. S. (1947). Anglo-Saxon saints and scholars. Duckett, E. S. (1955). St. Dunstan of Canterbury.

Duckett, E. (1959). The wandering saints. Dudden, F. H. (1935). Life and times of St. Ambrose, 2 vols. Oxford: The Clarendon Press.

Duggan, A. (1962). Saint Thomas Becket.

Eerdman's book of famous prayers. (1983). Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.

Esposito, M. (1913). "La vie de sainte Vulfilde par Goscelin de Cantorb‚ry," Analecta Bollandista, 23, 10-26.

Estavan, L. (1979). How quaint the saints. Redwood City, California: Creekside Press.

Faber, F. W. (1858). The life of St. Francis Xavier.

*Farmer, D. H. (1997). The Oxford dictionary of saints. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Farmer provides much wonderful information on many of the obscure saints, especially those of the British Isles and Ireland. The major flaw is that many of the feast days given are not the generally observed ones, or not those of the Roman Calendar. Otherwise, the information is generally accurate.

Farnum. (1947). The life of Mother Cabrini. New York: Didier.

Farrow, J. (1950). Pageant of the popes. New York: Sheed & Ward.

Farrow, J. (1954). Damien the Leper. New York: Image Books.

Faupel, J. F. (1962). African holocaust.

Fedotov, G. P. (1946). The Russian religious mind.

Fedotov, G. P. (1950). Treasury of Russian spirituality. [Fedotov2].

Ferguson, G. (1959). Signs & Symbols in Christian Art. New York: Oxford University Press.

Filas, F. L. (1944). The man nearest to Christ.

Fisher, D. J. V. (1965). The earliest lives of St. Dunstan, St. Ethelwold, and St. Oswald.

Fitzpatrick, B. (1922). Ireland and the making of Britain. New York: Funk and Wagnalls.

Fitzpatrick, B. (1927). Ireland and the foundations of Europe. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.

Flinders, C. L. (1993). Enduring grace: Living portraits of seven women mystics. New York: HarperSanFrancisco.

Forster, A. M. C. (1950). St. Joan of France.

Fox, M. M. (1939). Life and times of St. Basil.

Foy, F. A., ORM & Avato, R. M. (1986). A concise guide to the Catholic Church II. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor.

Freze, M., SFO. (1992). Patron saints. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor.

Fullerton, Lady Georgiana. (1885). The life of St. Frances of Rome, of Blessed Lucy of Narni, of Dominica of Paradiso, and of Anne de Montmorency. New York: D. J. Sadlier & Co.

Gardner, A. (1905). Theodore of Studium.

Gerard, J. (1955). Autobiography of a hunted priest, trans. by Philip Caraman, SJ. New York: Image Books.

Germanus (Fr.) of Saint Stanislaus, Passionist. (1913). The life of Gemma Galgani, translated from the Italian by Rev. A. M. O'Sullivan, OSB. Sands & Co.

Gertrude, St. (1983). Herald of divine love. Tan Books and Publishers, PO Box 424, Rockford, IL 61105.

Ghéon, H. (1936). The secret of Saint John Bosco. London: Sheed & Ward.

Ghéon, H. (1939). St. Vincent Ferrer.

Ghéon, H. (1963). The secrets the saints, trans. by F. J. Sheed & D. Attwater. New York: Image Books.

Gill, F. C. (1958). The glorious company: Lives of great Christians for daily devotion, vol. I. London: Epworth Press.

This set of two books appears to be written by an Episcopalian. The information is good, but it does include many holy non-Catholic individuals.

Gilliat-Smith, E. (1926). Saint Antony of Padua According to His Contemporaries.

Gilson, E. (1938). The philosophy of St. Bonaventure.

Giordani, I. (1959). Catherine of Siena--fire and blood, tr. Thomas J. Tobin. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing.

Girzone, J. F. (1994). Never alone: A personal way to God. New York: Doubleday.

Glynn, Sir J. A. (1928). Life of Matt Talbot. New York: Benziger Brothers.

Goebel, H. (1935). Wandteppiche. Berlin.

Goodier, A., SJ. (1959). Saints for sinners. New York: Image Books.

de la Gorce, A. (1952). St. Benedict Joseph Labre.

Gorres, I. (1959). Thérèse of Lisieux. Gougaud, Dom L. (1923). Gaelic pioneers of Christianity, V. Collins (tr.). Dublin: Gill & Sons.

Graham, R. (1901). St. Gilbert of Sempringham and the Gilbertines.

Grandi, D. & Galli, A. The story of the Church, tr. and ed. John Chapin. New York: Doubleday.

Green, D. (1989). Gold in the crucible. Dorset, England: Element Books.

Green-Armytage, A. H. N. (1952). John who saw..

Green-Armytage, A. H. N. (1955). Portrait of St. Luke.

Grieve, A. (1923). Willibrord, missionary in the Netherlands.

de Grunwald, C. (1960). Saints of Russia. Roger Capel (tr.). New York: MacMillan Co.

Guardini, R. (1954). The Lord, trans. by Elinor Castendyk Briefs. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co.

Guissiano, J. P. (ed.) (1888). The life of St. Charles of Borromeo, 2 vols.

de Grunwald, C. (1960). Saints of Russia, R. Capel, trans. New York: MacMillan Company.

Hallam, E. (1994). Saints: Who they are and how they help you. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Hamilton, E. (1959). Saint Teresa, a journey in Spain. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Hamilton Thompson, A. (ed.). (1936). Bede: His life, times and writings.

Hamon, A. J. M. (1925-29). Life of St. Francis de Sales, 2 vols.

Harrison, T. (1994). Stigmata: A Medieval mystery in a modern age. New York: Penguin Books.

Healy, J. (1902). Ireland's ancient schools and scholars. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers and Walker.

Henry, F. (1965). Irish art in the early Christian Period (to 800). Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

Henry, F. (1967). Irish art during the Viking invasions (800-1020). Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. [Henry2].

Henry, F. (1970). Irish art in the Romanesque Period (1020-1170). Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. [Henry3].

Henry-Couannier, M. (1964). Francis de Sales and his friends.

Hervey, F. (1929). History of King Eadmund the Martyr.

Hind, F. M. (1935). A History of Woodcut. Constable & Co.

Hoagland, V., CP. (1988). The book of saints. NY: The Regina Press.

Hoare, F. R. (tr.). (1954). The Western Fathers.

Hofer, J. (1926). St. Clement Mary Hofbauer.

Hofer, J. (1943). St. John Capistran, Reformer.

Hogan, J. G. (1934). Heralds of the king. London: Stratford.

Holland Smith, J. (1972). Saint Francis.

Hope, J. (1891), St. Thomas Becket.

Hughes, P. (ed.). (1935). Contemporary Life of St. John Fisher.

Hughes, P. (1957). A popular history of the Catholic Church. New York: Macmillan Co.

*Husenbeth, Rev. F. C. (ed.). (1928). . London: Virtue & Co.

Husenbeth, Rev. F. C. (1860). Emblems of saints in works of art. Longmans, Green & Co.

Hutton, W. H. (1926). Saint Thomas Becket.

Hutton, W. H. (1903). The English saints. Bampton Lectures, Gardner.

Isidore of Isolanis. Summa de donis Sancti Joseph.

Jalland, T. G. (1941). Life and times of St. Leo the Great.

James, W. (1919). Varieties of religious experience. London: Longmans, Green.

Jameson, A. B. (1896). Legends of the monastic orders. Longmans, Green & Co.

Jarrett, B. (1914). St. Antonino and medieval economics.

James, W. (1919). Varieties of religious experience. London: Longmans, Green.

Jameson, A. (1888). Legends of the monastic orders. London.

Jameson, A. (1896). Sacred and legendary art. Boston.

Jessop, A. & James, M. R. (1896). Saint William of Norwich.

Jörgensen, J. (1954). Saint Bridget of Sweden, 2 vols.

Jörgensen, J. (1955). Saint Francis of Assisi, trans. by T. O'Connor Sloane. New York: Image Books.

Joynt, M. (tr.). (1927). The life of St. Gall.

Kaftal, G. (1953). Iconography of the saints in Tuscan painting. Florence.

Kalberer, A. (1983). Lives of the Saints: Daily Readings. Franciscan Herald Press.

Karp, J. (Fall 1997). "The missionary thrust," Salesian, 27-28.

Kaye-Smith, S. (1952). Quartet in heaven: Four portraits of saintly women. New York: Image Books.

Keck, K. R. Two lives of Sts. Rupert (Robert) and Erendruda (Erentraud). Saint Pachomius Library.

Kelly, S. & Rogers, R. (1993). Saints preserve Us!: Everything you need to know about every saint you'll ever need. New York: Random House.

Kenney, J. F. (1929). Sources for early history of Ireland, vol. 1, Ecclesiastical. New York: Columbia University Press.

Kepler, T. S. (1951). A journey with the saints. Cleveland, Ohio: The World Publishing Company.

Kerler, D.K. (1908). Patronate der heiligen. Ulm.

Keyes, F. P. (1957). The land of stones and saints. NY: Doubleday.

Keyes, F. P. (1962). The rose and the lily.

Keyes, F. P. (1963). Three ways of love, New York: Hawthorn Books.

Knipping, B. (1939). De Iconografie van de Contra-Reformatie in de Nederlanden. Hilversum.

Knowles, D. (1933). The English way (Maisie Ward, ed.).

Knowles, D. (1970). Thomas Becket.

Kuenstle, K. (1928). Ikonographie der Christlichen Kunst. Freiburg-im-Breisgau.

Kurt, B. (1921). Die Deutschen Bildteppiche des Mittelalters. Vienna.

Lamb, J. W. (1933). St. Wulstan, prelate and patriot.

Lang, D. M. (1956). Lives and legends of the Georgian saints. 1956.

Lavelle, Louis. (1956). The meaning of holiness, trans. by Dorothea O'Sullivan. New York: Pantheon Books.

Lawrence, C. H. (1959). St. Edmund of Abingdon.

Lawrie, W. (1899). The doctrine of St. John.

Leask, H. G. (1951). Irish Castles. Dundalgan Press.

Leckie, R. (1964). These are my heroes: A study of the saints. New York: Random House.

This is a very interesting book to read, especially from our perspective of sevreal decades. In many ways it is more of a condemnation of our secularism than a real study of the saints, but it is a fascinating book for anyone interested in the saints--and becoming a saint--to read.
Legris. (1914). Vie de St. Laurant O'Toole.

Lewis, C. S. (1963). Miracles: A preliminary study.

Little, G. A. (1946). St. Brendan the Navigator. Dublin: Gill & Son.

Loeffler, K. Schwabishche Buchmalerie in Romanischen Zeit. Augsburg.

Lucas-Dubreton, J. (1960). Daily life in Florence in the time of the Medicis, tr. A. Lytton Sells. New York: Macmillan Co.

Luce, C. B. (ed.). (1952). Saints for now. New York: Sheed & Ward.

Luddy, A. J., OSB Cist. (1930). Life of St. Malachy. London: M. H. Gill & Son.

Lunn, A. (1957). "A saint in the slave trade." A treasury of Catholic reading, J. Chapin (ed.). Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957.

Lynch, C. H. (1938). St. Braulio.

Macalister, R. A. S. (tr.) (1921). The Latin and Irish lives of Saint Ciaran. Macdonald, A. J. M. (1932). Hildebrand.

MacManus, F. (1963). St. Columban.

MacNeill, E. (1937). Phases of Irish history. Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son.

MacNeill, E. (1964). St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland.

MacLysaght, E. (1972). Irish families. New York: Crown Publishers.

Male, E. (1925). L'Art religieux du XIIe. en France. Paris.

Markus, G. (1993). The radical tradition: Revolutionary saints in the battle for justice and human rights. New York: Doubleday.

Martin, M. F. T. (1958). Autobiography of a Saint, R. Knox (tr.).

Martindale, C. C., SJ. (1926). Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. New York: The American Press.

Martindale, C. C., SJ. (1929). The vocation of Aloysius Gonzaga. London: Sheed & Ward.

Martindale, C. C., SJ. (1932). What are saints. London: Sheed & Ward.

Martindale, C. C., SJ. (1946). The life of Saint Camillus. London: Sheed & Ward.

Martindale, C. C., SJ. (1950). The message of Fatima. London: Burns & Oates.

Martindale, C. C., SJ. (1951). The queen's daughters: A study of women saints. New York: Sheed & Ward.

This is a well-written, thoroughly entertaining book that also thoughtfully presents groups of female saints according to the time and circumstances in which they lived and died. Most of the best-known women saints are given at least a mention in the narrative of the book, which provides an excellent background on the history of the Church and Western civilization.

Marucchi, O. (1904). Osservazioni archeologiche sulla iscrizione di S. Filomena. Miscellanea di Storia ecclesiastica e di Studi ausiliari, ii, 365-386.

Marucchi, O. (1906). Studio archeologico sulla celebre iscrizione di Filumena scoperta nel cimitero di Priscilla, Nuovo Bulletino di Archaeologia cristiana, xii, 253-300.

Mauriac, F. (1948). Margaret of Cortona, trans. by Bernard Frechtman. New York: Philosophical Library.

Mauriac, F. (1960). The Son of Man, trans. by Bernard Murchland. New York: The World Publishing Co.

Maynard, T. (1945). Too small a world: The life of Francesca Cabrini. Milwaukee, Wisc.: Bruce Publishing.

Maynard, T. (1952). Saints for our times: Eighteen biographies of saints. NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

McCarthy, E. L. (1927). Saint Columban. Society of Saint Columban.

McCollister, J. C. (1983). The Christian book of why. New York: Jonathan David Publishers.

McKee, J. (1975). A martyr bishop, the life of St. Oliver.

McNabb, V., OP. "St. Malachy" in Saints are not sad, F. J. Sheed (ed.). London: Sheed and Ward, 1949.

Mead, F. S. (1964). "Laughing saint and dancing nun," Rebels with a cause. NY: Abingdon Press, pp. 106-113.

Melady, T. S. (1949). Saints for home and school. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Menzies, L. (1920). Saint Columba of Iona.

Merton, T. 1950. What are these wounds?

Messingham. "Vita S. Laurentii" in Florilegium.

Metcalf, P. (1712; ed. H. Thurston, 1917). Life of St. Winifride.

Metlake, G. (1914). Life and writings of St. Columban.

Meyendorff, J. (1964). A study of Gregory Palamas.

Meyer, R. T. (tr.). (1950). The life of St. Antony by St. Athanasius.

Misciattelli, P. (1929). The Mystics of Siena, tr. M. Peters-Roberts. London: W. Heffer & Sons.

Monceaux, P. (1928). St. Martin of Tours.

Monro, M. T. (1943). A book of unlikely saints. Longmans, Green and Co., London.

Biographies of Saints Aloysius Gonzaga, Rose of Lima, Benedict Joseph Labre, Gemma Galgani, and Thérèse of Lisieux with a good deal of social commentary to place each in the context of his time.
Montague, H. P. (1981). The saints and martyrs of Ireland. Guildford: Billing & Sons.

Montalembert. (1863). Monks of the West. Paris.

Mooney, J. (1935). St. Magnus, Earl of Orkney.

Moore, B. (1977). John Ogilvie.

Moorman, R. H. (1950). Saint Francis.

Moran, P. Card. (1879). Irish saints in Great Britian.

Morel, R. and H. Evans, Editorial Board. (1966). The encyclopedia of Catholic saints, 12 vols. Wilkes-Barre, PA: Dimension Books, Inc. in association with Chilton Books: 1966.

This set of encyclopedia is based primarily on the work Les saints de tous les jours, published by Robert Morel, Editeur, Paris, but it is an international project that used the work of many writers. The life of one saint or group of saints is detailed for every day of the year. Thereafter follows a listing of other saints for the day with a brief description. The size of each volume would make it a useful tool for family worship or religious education classes. It should be noted that not all of the information is accurate.

Morris, J. (1968). Hertfordshire Archaeology, vol. 1.

Morris, J., SJ. (1895). The life of St. Thomas of Canterbury, (2 vols.).

Morton, H. V. (1957). A traveller in Rome. London: Methuen & Co.

Mould, D. D. C. (1952). Scotland of the Saints. London: Batsford.

Muirhead, L. R. (ed.). (1962). Benn Blue Guide to Ireland. London: Ernest Benn Limited.

Murray, D., OP. (1955). A saint of the week. Chicago: Henry Regnery.

Nadson, A. (December 1995). "Come, Saint Euphrosyne, and stand up for us!" Belarus News.

Needham, K. (1963). Life of Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick Fathers.

Neeson, E. (1967). Book of Irish Saints. Cork: Mercer Press. Nevin, W. (1956). Teresa of Ávila, the woman. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing.

Nevins, A. J. (1980). A saint for your name: Saints for Boys. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor.

Nevins, A. J. (1980). A saint for your name: Saints for Girls. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor.

O'Briain, F. (1938). St. Brigid, her legend, history and cult.

O'Hanlon, J. (1875). Lives of Irish saints, 10 vol. Dublin.

O'Hanlon, J. (1857). Life of St. Laurence O'Toole.

O'Kelly, J. J. (1952). Ireland's Spiritual Empire. Dublin: M. H. Gill.

O'Leary, de L. (1937). The saints of Egypt.

Oratory, Fathers of the. (1847). Saint Rose of Lima. Thomas Richardson & Son, London.

Origo, I. (1963). The world of San Bernardino.

Orsenigo, G. (1943). St. Charles Borromeo.

Owen, E. C. E. (1927). Some authentic acts of the early martyrs.

Painting, N. (1956). Stories of the saints, ed. by Fr. M. Day. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press.

Painting, N. & Day, Rev. M. (1957). Saint Anthony: The man who found himself. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press.

Parkman, F. (1922). The Jesuits in North America.

Payne, R. (1951). The Fathers of the Western Church. New York: Viking Press.

Peers, E. A. (1954). Handbook to the life and times of St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. London: Burns Oates.

Peers, E. A. (1953). Saint Teresa of Jesus and other essays and addresses. London: Faber & Faber.

Paredi, A. (1964). St. Ambrose, his life and times.

Perotti, L. (tr.) (1963). St. Charles of Sezze: An autobiography.

Perowne, S. (1962). Caesars and Saints. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

Perrin, S. M. (1923). St. Colette.

Petits Bollandists. Vies des saints. Paris.

Petoff, E. A. (1987). Peace weavers: Medieval Religious Women, vol. II. NY: Oxford Univ. Press.

Pfleiderer, R. (1898). Die Attribute der Heiligen. Ulm.

Plummer, Ch. (ed.). "Vie et miracles de St. Laurent" in Analecta Bollandista.

Plummer (ed.) "Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae," (Oxford, 1910) in H. Waddell (tr.), Beasts and saints. NY: Henry Holt and Co., 1934.

Pochin Mould, D.D.C. (1964). The Irish saints.

Poncelle, L. & Bordet, L. (1932). St. Philip Neri and the Roman society of his times.

Porter, A. K. (1931). The crosses and culture of Ireland. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Powicke, F. M. (tr.). (1950). The life of Ailred of Rievaulx by Walter Daniel.

Quadflieg, J. (1958). The saints and your name. New York: Pantheon.

Queffelec, H. (1954). Saint Anthony of the desert, trans. by James Whitall. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.

Raine, J. (ed.). (1863). The priory of Hexham.

Raymond of Capua (Bl.). (1960). The life of St. Catherine of Siena, tr. George Lamb. New York: P. J. Kennedy & Sons.

Redpath, H. (1947). God's ambassadress.

Reynolds, E. E. (1953). Saint Thomas More. London: Burns & Oates.

Reynolds, E. E. (1955). Saint John Fisher. London: Burns & Oates.

Riain, I. N. (1964). St. Ita.

Ricciotti, G. (1953). The apostle Paul, trans. by Alba I. Zizzamia. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing.

Ricciotti, G. (1954). The life of Christ, trans. by Alba I. Zizzamia. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing.

Robinson, C. H. (1921). Anskar, apostle of the north (includes a translation of Rembert's Life of St. Ansgar).

Robinson, J. A. (1926). Two Glastonbury Legends.

Robo, Rev. E. (1947). Saint Joan, the woman and the saint. London: Burns & Oates.

Robo, Rev. E. (1955). Two portraits of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. London: Sands.

Roche, A. (1941). A bedside book of Irish saints. London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne.

Rodriguez, A. (1964) Autobiography, W. Yeomans (tr.).

Roeder, Helen. (1955). Saints and their attributes: With a guide to localities and patronage. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company.

A good reference book for understanding the symbology of the saints as used in art and literature. Care must be taken since there is no explanation of why certain symbols are used and also because this book was published prior to the latest reorganization of the Roman Martyrology.

Roig, J. F. (1950). Iconografía de los santos. Barcelona. Rondet, H. (1956). St. Joseph.

Roth, C. (1935). The ritual murder libel and the Jews.

Roth, C. (1941). History of the Jews in England.

Rushforth, G. McN. (1936). Medieval Christian imagery. Oxford.

Ryan, Msgr. C. (1953). Blessed Martin de Porres. London: Catholic Truth Society.

Ryan, J. (1931). Irish monasticism. Dublin: Talbot Press.

Sackville-West, V. (1944). The eagle and the dove, a study of contrasts: St. Teresa de Ávila, Ste. Therese of Lisieux. NY: Doubleday-Doran and London: M. Joseph.

Sackville-West, V. (1943). Thérèse of Lisieux.

de Saint-Pierre, M. (1955). Bernadette and Lourdes, trans. by Edward Fitzgerald. New York: Image Books.

de Sales, St. Francis. (1955). Introduction to the devout life, John K. Ryan (tr. & ed.). New York: Image Books.

Sales-Doye, F. (1929). Heilige und Selige. Leipzig.

Salesian. (Fall 1997). New Rochelle, NY: Salesian Missions, XLVII(4).

Sanders, E. K. (1928). Life of St. Francis de Sales.

Sandhurst, B. G. (1953). We saw her.

Sandoval, A. (1996). The directory of saints: A concise guide to patron saints. New York: Penguin Group Dutton Books.

Sargent, D. (1948). Assignments of Antonio Claret. New York: D. X. McMullen.

Schamoni, W. (1947). The face of the saints. Anne Fremantle (tr.). NY: Pantheon.

This very interesting book has a collection of death masks and contemporary portraits of many of the saints. It's always wonderful to be able to picture those with whom you are speaking!

Schouppe, F. X., S.J. (1986). Purgatory: Explained by the lives and legends of the saints. Rockford, IL: TAN Books.

Severin, T. (1978). The Brendan voyage.

Severus, S. (1954). Contemporary Life, tr. in F. R. Hoare, The Western Fathers.

Sharkey, D. & Sister Loretta. (1960). Popular patron saints. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Bruce Publishing.

Sharrock, R. (1945). Songs and comments. London: Fortune Press.

Sheed, F. J. (assembler). (1949). Saints are not sad: Forty biographical portraits. London: Sheed & Ward.

Sheppard, L. C. (1943). The English Carmelites. London: Burns & Oates.

Sheppard, L. C. (1957). Don Bosco. London: Burns & Oates.

Sheppard, L. C. (1963). The cur‚ d'Ars: Portrait of a parish priest.

*Sheppard, L. (1969). The saints who never were. Dayton, OH: Pflaum Press Ginger Book.

Sherley-Price, L. (1959). St. Francis of Assisi: His life and writings as recorded by his contemporaries.

Shewring, W. H. (tr.). (1930). The golden epistle of Abbot William. London: Sheed & Ward.

Shewring, W. H. (1931). The passion of SS. Perpetua and Felicity. London: Sheed & Ward.

Shewring, W. H. (1946). Art in Christian philosophy. Plainfields, New Jersey: Somer Press.

Shewring, W. H. (1948). Rich and poor in Christian tradition. London: Burns & Oates.

Simpson, W. D. (1940). Saint Ninian and the origins of the Christian Church in Scotland.

Simpson, W. D. (1963). The historical Saint Columba.

Simpson, W. G. (1934). Celtic church in Scotland. Aberdeen University Studies.

Sitwell, G. (tr.). (1958). Lives of Odo of Cluny . . . and Gerald of Aurillac.

Skene, W. F. (1875-80). Celtic Scotland, 3 vols. Edinburgh.

Southern, R. W. (tr.). (1962). The life of St. Anselm by Eadmer.

Southern, R. W. (1963). St. Anselm and his biographer.

Speaight, R. (1940). Saint Thomas Becket.

Sprott Towill, E. (1978). The saints of Scotland.

Squire, A. (1969). Aelred of Rievaulx: A study.

A Stanbrook nun. (1944). Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Stenton, F. M. (1936). Oxoniensia, vol. I.

Stewart, E. A. (1917). The life of St. Francis Xavier.

Stokes, M. (1932). Early Christian art in Ireland. Dublin: Government Publications.

Stopp, E. (1962). Madame de Chantal.

Suarez. On the mysteries of the Life of Christ.

Sullivan, A. M. (1867). Story of Ireland. Dublin: M. H. Gill.

Surtz, E. L. (1967). Works and days of John Fisher.

Suso, H. (1913). Life, T. F. Knox, tr. London.

Suso, H. (1910). The little book of eternal wisdom. London.

Tabor, M. E. (1908). The saints in art with their attributes and symbols alphabetically arranged. London: Methuen & Co. Republished in 1969 by Gale Research Company, Book Tower, Detroit, Michigan.

Talbot, C. H. (1954). The Anglo-Saxon missionaries in Germany. Sheed & Ward.

Tancred, B. (1932). St. Thomas Becket in art.

Taylor, F. S. (1950). Saint Albert, patron of scientists. (Aquinas Paper No. 14), Oxford: Blackfriars.

Taylor, T. (1925). The life of Saint Samson of Dol.

Taylor, T. N. (ed.) Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Burns, Oates & Washbourne.

Contains the Spiritual autobiography, the saint's letters, a collection of her sayings, and other material.
Thoonen, J. P. (1941). Black martyrs.

Thurston, H. (ed.). (1898). Modern biographies by an anonymous Carthusian.

Thurston, H., S.J. and D. Attwater (eds.). (1956). Butler's lives of the saints, complete edition in 4 vols., revised and supplemented by the editors. New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons.

Thurston, H., S.J. (1952). The physical phenomena of mysticism.

Tommasini, Fra A. (1937). Irish saints in Italy. London: Sands and Company.

Toynbee, A. J. (1951). Study of history (vol. II). New York: Oxford Press.

Toynbee, J. M. C. (1956). The shrine of Saint Peter and the Vatican Excavation. London: Longmans, Green.

Trouncer, M. (1953). The nun. London: Hutchinsons.

Trouncer, M. (1957). The reluctant abbess. London: Hutchinsons.

Trevor, Meriol. (1966). Apostle of Rome.

Trochu, F. (1957). Saint Bernadette Soubirous.

Trochu, F. (1957). The cur‚ d'Ars. Tsanoff, R. A. (1968). Autobiographies of ten religious leaders. San Antonio: Trinity Univ. Press.

Twining, L. (1885). Symbols and emblems of early and Medieval Christian art. London.

Underhill, E. (1925). Mystics of the Church. Wilton, CT: Morehouse-Barlow.

Undset, S. (1954). Catherine of Siena, tr. Kate Austin- Lund. New York: Sheed and Ward.

*Undset, S. (1934). Stages on the road. A. G. Chater (tr.). Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press.

Undset, S. (1934). Saga of saints.

Urteaga, J. (1963). Man, the saint. Chicago: Scepter Books.

Vann, J., OFM (ed.). (1954). Lives of saints, with excerpts from their writings. New York: John J. Crawley & Co.

Vanti, M. (1929). San Camillo de Lellis.

Verbist, H. L'aube des pays-bas (history of St. Willibrord).

de Voragine, J. (1941). The golden legend, tr. by G. Ryan and H. Ripperger from the Latin. New York.

This collection of lives of the saints was universally used by medieval artists. It is the most available book to aid in understanding why saints were pictured as they were and why they were given their popular attributes.

*Waddell, H. (tr.). (1934). Beasts and saints. NY: Henry Holt and Co.

Waddell, H. (1936). The desert fathers.

Wade-Evans, A. W. (1923). Life of St. David.

Wainwright, F. T. (1968). The problem of the Picts.

Walsh, M. (ed.). (1985). Butler's Lives of the Saints. San Francisco: Harper & Row. Walsh, W. T. (1943). Saint Teresa of Ávila. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing.

Waltz, A. (1951). St. Thomas Aquinas.

Faith Press Wand, J. W. C. (1948). The Latin Doctors. London: The Faith Press.

Watkin, E. I. (1953). Poets and mystics. London: Sheed & Ward.

Watkin, E. I. (1955). Neglected saints. London: Sheed & Ward

Watkin, E. I. (1957). Roman Catholicism in England from the Reformation to 1950.. London: Oxford University Press.

Watkins, E. I. (1963). Neglected saints. London: Sheed & Ward.

Watkins, O. D. (1920). A history of penance. Longmans Green & Co.

Watson, W. I. (1972). "Saint Cadoc" in Scottish Gaelic studies, ii, 1-12.

Waugh, E. (1947). Edmund Campion. London: Carter & Hollis.

Waugh, E. (1950). Helena. London: Chapman & Hall.

Webb, E. S. (1947). Lives of the saints. Penguin.

Webb, J. F. (1983). The age of Bede. Penguin Press.

Weidenham, J. L., S.T.L. (1919). Baptismal names. Washington.

Weisheipl, J. A. (1973). Friar Thomas d'Aquino.

White, C. L. (no date). Saint Benedict Joseph Labre. Burns & Oates. White, K. E. (1992). Guide to the saints. NY: Ivy Books.

Williams, M. (1965). St. Madeleine Sophie Williamson, B. (1932). Gemma of Lucca. Alexander-Ousely, Westminster.

Williamson, C. (1939). Great Catholics. NY: Macmillan Company.

Windham, J. (1935). More saints for six o'clock. London: Sheed & Ward.

Woodward, K. L. (1990). Making saints: How the Catholic Church determines who becomes a saint, who doesn't, and why. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Woolley, R. M. (1927). Saint Hugh of Lincoln.

Wrong, C. (1947). Saint Francis of Assisi. London: Sheldon Press.

Wyndham Lewis, D. B. (1959). A Florentine portrait.

Wynne, J. (1925). The Jesuit martyrs of North.

Yanich, V. and C. P. Hankey. (1921). Lives of the Serbian saints.

Yeo, M. (1936). The greatest of the Borgias.

Yeo, M. (1938). A prince of pastors.

Zander, V. (1973). St. Seraphim of Sarov.

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