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Saints: Ancient & Modern
Viking Studio, Penguin Group, 2007
Twelve ancient and ten modern saints with feast day, patronages, color illustrations, full information and a prayer
• Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints
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
Saints, Signs, and Symbols: the Symbolic Language of Christian Art
Morehouse Publishing, 2009
A superb reference on Christian symbolism in art. Comprehensive, including 58 saints, each with a paragraph, illustration and shield.
Calling All Saints
Troitsa Books, Commack, New York, 1998
Short accounts of forty saints, told with inspirational humor
The Way of the Saints: Prayers, Practices and Meditations
Fine anthology with a short biography, prayer, and practice for more than 200 saints
Saints for Every Occasion: 101 of Heaven's Most Powerful Patrons
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
Crossroad Publishing, 1997
Daily reader of a vast variety of saints—one for each day of the year
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints
Oxford University Press, 1978, 1987
Good basic saint reference with special attention to English saints and locations.
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
Saints in Folklore
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
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.
Mischief and Mercy: Tales of the Saints
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.
My Nameday: Come for Dessert
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.
Saints: A Visual Guide
Frances Lincoln Ltd / Eerdmans, 2006
More than 130 popular saints' stories with illustrations, helping to identify these saints wehn found in churches, etc.
• A Circle of Saints: Stories and Activities for Children Ages 4–8
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.
Stories of Saints through the Centuries: Mystics & Martyrs, Healers & Hermits, Soldiers & Seekers . . .
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
Saints of Italy: Legends Retold by Ella Noyes Illustrated from the Old Masters
E. P. Dutton, 1901
Three chapters devoted to Nicholas, with illustrations after Fra Angelico and other old masters
Draw and Tell Saints
Our Sunday Visitor, 2004
Seventeen stories with simple drawings for saints' symbols for classroom use.
Saints Alive: Stories and Activities for Young Children
Twenty-Third Publications, 1997
Thirty saints with prayer, story, and activity for each; useful for teachers.
• Cooking with the Saints: An Illlustrated Treasury of Authentic Recipes Old and Modern
Ignatius Press, 2001
A beautiful book, coffee-table size, introducing 73 saints with several recipes for each.
The Celtic Prayer Book: Saints of the Isles, a year of feasts
Kevin Mayhew Ltd, 2003
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.
Saints for Dummies
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.