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.
This collection makes excellent reading during family devotions, where 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 virtue by reading or hearing the lives of other saints who went before.
Hardcover, 9 1/4 x 6 1/4, 533 pp