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Lives of the Saints

Lives of the Saints [Kindle Edition]

Alban Butler , John Gilmary Shea
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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This popular edition of Butler's Lives of the Saints has been specially prepared for the Kindle. It has descriptions of the lives of hundreds of Catholic saints organized by their feast days. This devotional classic continues to fascinate devout Catholics, and the tales of the Saints provide daily inspiration. It is a primary reference on the subject of the Catholic Saints.

This is the Benziger Brothers edition of Alban Butler's Lives of the Saints. Butler (1711-1773), was an English Roman Catholic priest. This, his principal literary work, was published between 1756 and 1759. Lives of the Saints has hundreds of capsule descriptions of Catholic saints, organized by the saint's day of the year. The 1894 Benziger Brothers edition, originally published in 1878, was heavily edited by John Gilmary Shea (here uncredited. Source: MELVYL). The 'Reflections' were not in the original Butler text, and were probably added by Shea.

The full text of Alban Butlers' work, which occupies over 1,200 pages of two-column small type, will have to wait for another time. However this imprimatur edition was apparently widely used by American Catholics at the turn of the 20th century, and remains accessible, and a source of continued inspiration to contemporary readers.--J.B. Hare

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 468 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463524382
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Evinity Publishing Inc; 2.0 edition (13 July 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CL82NS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #148,686 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Saints. 6 April 2011
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Some saints are well known like Sy Francis of Assisi. Many more are distant echoes lost in a bygone age. Reading their stories is often heartbreaking when you see how they suffered for their faith. Also some are simple and inspirational. In their historical context they convey a whiff of past times when the Church was much more to everyone for good and for ill.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference 22 July 2012
By Peter
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If you are running a confirmation class and looking for info on all the saints then this is it. Children are not getting it in school but you can give them the knowledge with this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful start to the day 31 Dec 2013
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There are so many wonderful saints who go unnoticed and very little known about them, we seem to acknowledge and venerate the more well known, this book by Alban Butler brings in other's to whet your appetite for further reading.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lives of the Saints. 8 May 2013
By p aul
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I found it hard to read. Each story i felt it was rushed..Could not digest the store's. So lost interest.
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