Saints Books for Adults

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  • Saints: Ancient & Modern

    Calamari, Barbara and Sandra diPasqua
    Viking Studio, Penguin Group, 2007

    Twelve ancient and ten modern saints with feast day, patronages, color illustrations, full information and a prayer

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  • Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints

    Church Publishing

    All the saints in the Episcopal Church liturgical calendar (more than 300 included); Scripture readings, a collect, a Eucharistic preface, and a narrative are given for each person commemorated

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  • Saints, Signs, and Symbols: the Symbolic Language of Christian Art

    Cornwell, Hilarie and James
    Morehouse Publishing, 2009

    A superb reference on Christian symbolism in art. Comprehensive, including 58 saints, each with a paragraph, illustration and shield.

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  • Calling All Saints

    Costa, Tom-Nicholas
    Troitsa Books, Commack, New York, 1998

    Short accounts of forty saints, told with inspirational humor

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  • The Way of the Saints: Prayers, Practices and Meditations

    Cowan, Tom
    Putnam, 1998

    Fine anthology with a short biography, prayer, and practice for more than 200 saints

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  • Saints for Every Occasion: 101 of Heaven's Most Powerful Patrons

    Craughwell, Thomas J.
    C. C. Stampley Enterrpises, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2001

    Entertaining saints' stories, organized thematically

  • All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses For Our Time

    Ellsberg, Robert
    Crossroad Publishing, 1997

    Daily reader of a vast variety of saints—one for each day of the year

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  • The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

    Farmer, David Hugh
    Oxford University Press, 1978, 1987

    Good basic saint reference with special attention to English saints and locations.

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  • Saints

    Hemenway, Priya
    Taschen Evergreen imprint, 2007

    Lovely little book, illustrated with fine art, saints include biblical characters, evangelists, hermits, teachers, missionaries, and legendary personages. Each saint has two pages, one with text, the other illustration

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  • Saints in Folklore

    Hole, Christina
    G. Bell & Sons, Ltd., 1965

    Traces the development of the legends and their expression in folklore for ten saints

  • Folk Like Me: the Read-Aloud Book of Saints

    Lucchese, Kathryn M.
    Morehouse Publishing, 2008

    Stories of the saints in a weekly two-year cycle written for school-age kids with humor and facts. Tested in chapel services.

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  • Mischief and Mercy: Tales of the Saints

    McClung, Jean
    Tricycle Press, 1993

    Creative retellings of the stories of thirteen saints, for older children and adults; suggested for reading during the 12 days of Christmas.

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  • My Nameday: Come for Dessert

    McLoughlin, Helen
    The Liturgical Press, 1962

    Information about many saints with ideas for celebrating their name days, recipes, prayers, and more in this classic name day book.

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  • The Saints: an adult coloring book

    Mitsui, Daniel
    Ave Maria Press, 2016
    Notre Dame, Indiana

    Collection of thirty saints, including Ss. Nicholas, Mary, Peter, Paul, Francis, Lucy, Brendan, Michael and Gabriel Archangels, Anne, Cecilia, and more—both familiar and not so familiar. Lovely detailed drawings from the artist's pen and ink artwork.

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  • Saints: A Visual Guide

    Mornin, Edward and Lorna,
    Frances Lincoln Ltd / Eerdmans, 2006

    More than 130 popular saints' stories with illustrations, helping to identify these saints when found in churches, etc.

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  • Stories of Saints through the Centuries: Mystics & Martyrs, Healers & Hermits, Soldiers & Seekers . . .

    Neuberger, Anne E.
    Twenty-Third Publications, 1999

    Sets the times, story and activities for a saint or saints from each of the centuries; especially useful for teachers. Author's site

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  • A Circle of Saints: Stories and Activities for Children Ages 4–8

    Neuberger, Anne E.
    Twenty-Third Publications, 2009

    Saints from around the church year, grouped by season. Each of the thirty-six saints has a story well-told for children, a bit of background for parents and teachers, ideas for feast day food, activities and decorations, and a prayer.

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  • Saints of Italy: Legends Retold by Ella Noyes Illustrated from the Old Masters

    Noyes, Ella
    E. P. Dutton, 1901

    Three chapters devoted to Nicholas, with illustrations after Fra Angelico and other old masters

  • Draw and Tell Saints

    Petras, Julie A.
    Our Sunday Visitor, 2004

    Seventeen stories with simple drawings for saints' symbols for classroom use.

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  • Saints Alive: Stories and Activities for Young Children

    Schreiber, Gayle
    Twenty-Third Publications, 1997

    Thirty saints with prayer, story, and activity for each; useful for teachers.

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  • Cooking with the Saints: An Illlustrated Treasury of Authentic Recipes Old and Modern

    Schuegraf, Ernst
    Ignatius Press, 2001

    A beautiful book, coffee-table size, introducing 73 saints with several recipes for each.

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  • The Celtic Prayer Book: Saints of the Isles, a year of feasts

    Simpson, Ray
    Kevin Mayhew Ltd, 2003
    Stowmarket, UK

    Calendar of saints with a saint for each day, particularly early Celtic saints, but others, too. A description, prayer and readings are given for each one.

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  • Forty Saints of the Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church

    Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of New York and All America
    Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, 1949, Fourth edition 1967

    Each saint has a Scripture passage, story, memory verse, troparion, and questions. It is authorized for use in all the churches of the Archdiocese. An accompanying coloring book is listed with the children's coloring books.

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  • Saints for Dummies

    Trigilio, John and Brighenti, Kenneth
    Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2010

    Comprehensive introduction to over 300 saints and sainthood; lists of patron saints and feast days, facts on each saint. A comprehensive look at all things saintly.

  • Lives of Saints: with excerpts from their writings

    Vann, Father Joseph, O.F.M., editor
    John J. Crawley & Co., Inc., 1954
    New York, New York

    A large volume with lives of about sixty saints, with some illustrations, drawn primarily from Alban Butler's 18th century work commonly known as Lives of the Saints.

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