This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect solution for so many Catholics anxious to get reacquainted with the lives of the saints, but who have too little time to read more thorough biographies. There are approximately five hundred entries covering the feast days for each day of the year with an accompanying pictorial sketch of the saint being honored, and some pious reflection useful for daily mediation.
This is the original version of “Butler’s Little Pictorial Lives” first published in 1874 and largely taken from Butler’s original work. This work is a popular, but very scholarly, abridgement of the complete “Butler’s Lives” published in twelve volumes in 1847. That is the best edition of Butler’s work with no late 19th or early 20th century ‘modernizations.’
This collection makes excellent reading at table or after the family rosary, where, in the bosom of intimate familial unity, the history of sanctity may be passed to young minds eager to hear stories of true heroism. Many saints, indeed some very well known and popular ones, took their first steps toward a life of heroic virtue by reading or hearing the lives of other saints who went before.
Hardcover, 9 1/4 x 6 1/4, 533 pp