Butler's Lives of the Saints: Concise Edition, Revised and Updated

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Butler's Lives of the Saints: Concise Edition, Revised and Updated

Butler's Lives of the Saints: Concise Edition, Revised and Updated

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The twelve volumes of the revised Butler's Lives of the Saints correspond to the months of the year; each volume contains entries on saints with feast days in that month. The same does not seem to apply to men, which give you an idea of how long this whole double standard thing has been in place (St. Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, North-amptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Ulf and Birgitta Ekman With his wife, Birgitta, Ulf Ekman founded Word of Life, a large Pentecostal church, so the news of their leaving Word of Life Church to become Catholics was a bombshell in Sweden. For those who value freedom and science as well as their Christian faith, this edition is a valuable contribution.

also had a copperplate engraving with figures of the Roman devices of torture used, and a 2-page explanation of their use. One of the most well-known and relied-upon reference works of all time has been updated and revised! The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Parishes, schools, and libraries will find Butler's Lives of the Saints an invaluable reference work. After the war he lived for a time on Caldey Island and was profoundly influenced by the monks of Caldey Abbey.It is always inspiring to read the lives of saints, to hear of ordinary men with extraordinary love for God that draws them into amazing acts of heroism. Butler published his original edition of his Lives, many successors have revised and updated the work. Some were frustrating -- vigorously condemning heresy is not my favorite reason to elevate someone to sainthood -- and some were great (I'm a huge fan of little Benedict the bridge builder).

According to Charles Knight, the 1847 edition published in twelve volumes is considered the best and most complete. The collection is organized by date, so that the reader can read the lives of all of the saints whose feast days fall upon that particular day. First US edition hard back binding in publisher's original crimson cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine.In addition, our already available edition of Butler’s Little Pictorial Lives—which is a drastic abridgment of this original edition to one volume, illustrated, with one saint and one image for each day of the year—has provided us with 365 beautiful 19th century engravings which we have added to this original un-illustrated text. First written in the mid-eighteenth century, Butler’s Lives of the Saints is now available in a four-volume set which was revised in 1956 to include 2,565 saints compared to the original 1,486.

It is found in the lives of the saints, for it is through their lives on earth, lived within the union of Christ’s mystical body, the Catholic Church, that we see the only history that truly matters for all eternity. When a reader completes all of the articles, he or she has a very good grasp, not just of hagiography, but also of Church history. There is a more worldwide emphasis, resulting in more expanded coverage of saints from all continents. Butler's daily readings from the lives and works of the saints offer readers of all backgrounds the opportunity to engage directly with these great figures.Blesseds appearing in previous volumes who have since been canonized have had their information updated and expanded. Reading about a saint each day (most days) made it manageable and exposed me to saints I had known about by name only or never even heard of. In addition to material in Reverend Butler's original text, this edition includes new saints and those whose feasts are special to the United States.

Around 1746, Butler served as tutor and guide on the Grand Tour to James and Thomas Talbot, nephews of Gilbert Talbot, 13th Earl of Shrewsbury.Butlter's Lives of the Saints remains a remarkable reference source and, through its comprehensive biographies, a valuable aid to devotion and a rich source of historical information. Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints provides believers with saints that are spread over the Roman Catholic Church’s liturgical year. The book is a great stalwart teacher in aid to becoming more and more what the Lord sees capable in us and of us. The index offers the list of saints from the complete edition, and includes all new canonizations and new dates, making it eh most up-to-date listing of saints available.



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