An exploration of the lives and works of Christian saints and their place in today
This beautiful book chronicles the mysterious history of sainthood, unravelling the myths and addressing such issues as martyrdom, relics, patronage and canonisation. It discusses what a saint is and explains the selection and confirmation process, and covers subjects such as feast days, pilgrimage, and how sainthood is depicted in art. Themed spreads throughout the book provide lists of patron saints and feast days, and discuss in more detail areas such as The Holy Family, Celtic Saints,Warrior Saints, Saintly Popes and the Incorruptibles.The final chapter contains in-depth studies of some of the world's most called-upon and best-loved saints, including Mary the Mother of God, John the Baptist and James the Great, Francis of Assisi and more. A valuable reference book, this expert guide will inform every reader interested in discovering more about Christianity and the company of saints. An Illustrated History of Saints and Sainthood An exploration of the lives and works of Christian saints and their place in today CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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