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SOUTHWATER


AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SAINTS AND SAINTHOOD


An exploration of the lives and works of Christian saints and their place in today’s Church, shown in 200 images


Tessa Paul Consultant: Reverand Ronald Creighton-Jobe


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Jan 2011 (UK) April 2011 (US) UK £8.99/US $17.99 (P) 160 (A160)


297 x 228mm/111 9781844769872 1 84476 987 9


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⁄2 x 9in


Paperback with flaps Over 200 illustrations 22


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• A fascinating history of saints and sainthood, and their role within Christianity and the Catholic Church


• Explores the religious significance of sainthood, the process of canonisation, and the mysteries and miracles that are attributed to the saints


• Looks at patron saints, hero and warrior saints, as well as apostles and martyrs


• Special sections are included on the most enduring and popular saints, prayed to and called upon throughout the world, such as Mary the Virgin, James the Great, St Christopher, Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc and Theresa of Liseux


• Sumptously illustrated with beautiful works of art that have inspired believers down the centuries


This beautiful book chronicles the fascinating history of sainthood, unravelling the myths and addressing such issues as martyrdom, relics, patronage and canonization. It discusses what a saint is and explains the selection and confirmation process, and covers subjects such as miracles, feast days and pilgrimages.Themed pages give lists of patron saints and feast days, and discuss topics such as The Holy Family, Celtic Saints,Warrior Saints and Saintly Popes. The last chapter contains studies of some of the world's most called-upon and best-loved saints. This book will inform every reader interested in finding out more about Christianity and the company of saints.


About the Author and Consultant


Tessa Paul is the author and editor of a number of titles on religious festivals around the world. She has also written fiction for children, and non-fiction titles about animal life. Tessa grew up in Zimbabwe, and worked as a journalist in South Africa for the Natal Gazette and on the Rand Daily Mail, and now lives in London.


Consultant Reverend Ronald Creighton-Jobe is an Oratorian father at the Oratory Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in London.


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