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Butler's Lives of the Saints: Concise Edition, Revised and Updated

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The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Loreto Publications has utilized the recent development of OCR scanning to extract the original text and to put it into a modern, highly readable, and much larger font typeface than any of the old editions. After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. After the war he lived for a time on Caldey Island and was profoundly influenced by the monks of Caldey Abbey. The Creed tells the story of how the very profession of our belief in Christ fashions us for heavenly life as we live out our earthly days.

The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints Compiled from Original Monuments and Authentic Records In Twelve Volumes Rev. The introduction to this book lists and describes a number of movable feast days in the Church’s calendar like Advent, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday, and Christ the King among others. Excellent for spiritual reading and encouragement and a good reference for homilies and spiritual presentations.

The drawbacks are that unless you have a very good grasp of history it can be hard to understand what was going in in the saint's life. Attwater was married to Rachel Attwater of South Wales, a fellow historian and published author on Catholic saints in the Orient.

Often abused to the point of death the were thrown back into the prison and then given the same treatment again often ending their life by execution. Father Herbert Thurston, SJ, edited and significantly rewrote the work; his 12-volume "Revised Edition" was published between 1926 and 1938. A compilation and condensation of the full work of Butler and his lives of the saints of the Catholic Church.

Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints provides believers with saints that are spread over the Roman Catholic Church’s liturgical year. He laboured for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained until his death. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Important features of this version include mention of recently canonized saints as well as those whose path to official sainthood is still in progress.

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