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.
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.