The Book of Saints

A Comprehensive Biographical Dictionary

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Basil Watkins
  • New York, NY: 
    Bloomsbury T&T Clark
    , November
     840 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Now fully revised and updated The Book of Saints is a comprehensive biographical dictionary of saints canonised by the Roman Catholic Church. It contains the names of over 10,000 saints, including all modern ones, with significant information about their lives and achievements. Each section begins with an illustration of a particular saint, and the volume includes a list of national martyrs, a bibliography, and a helpful glossary.

Produced by the Benedictine monks of St. Augustine's Abbey, Chilworth (formerly Ramsgate) this classic resource is now in its 8th edition, and is fully revised to include all the saints canonised in the last ten years, including Pope St John Paul II and Blessed Paul VI.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Dom Basil Watkins is based at St. Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate, Kent, UK.



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