Butler's Lives of the Saints


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    Butler's Lives of the Saints

    New Concise Edition

    Paul Burns

    Burns & Oates 2003

    Hardback 625pp

    9780860123392   Product Code: 34542

    With one saint for each day of the year, this volume is a selection from the 2,500 entries in the new full edition of Butler's work. It gives a simple factual presentation of their lives, showing how they worked for the good of their fellow men and women. Towering figures (Anselm, Augustine, George) contrast with the more obscure (Blaise, Thorlac, Wulsin), but all illustrate the words of Alban Butler himself: in saints' lives 'we see the most perfect maxims of the gospel reduced to practice'.

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