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Saints For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-60691-9
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384 pages
January 2010
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Introduction.

Part I: In the Beginning.

Chapter 1: Understanding Sainthood.

Chapter 2: Angels and the Blessed Virgin.

Chapter 3: Starting at the Beginning: Apostles and Evangelists.

Part II: Put to the Test.

Chapter 4: Overcoming Weakness.

Chapter 5: Looking at Undecayed Saints (Incorruptibles).

Chapter 6: Holy Martyrs.

Chapter 7: Holy Virgins and Religious Women.

Part III: Living the Faith.

Chapter 8: Leading the Faithful: Saintly Popes.

Chapter 9: Founding Fathers and Mothers.

Chapter 10: Ruling with Sanctity: Saints of Nobility.

Chapter 11: North American Saints.

Chapter 12: American Orthodox Saints.

Part IV: Explaining the Faith.

Chapter 13: Doctors of the Church.

Chapter 14: Saintly Pastors.

Chapter 15: Latin Fathers of the Church.

Chapter 16: Greek Fathers of the Church.

Part V: Living with the Saints.

Chapter 17: Saintly Shrines, Relics, and Pilgrimages.

Chapter 18: Waiting for Their Halos: Saints in the Pipeline.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Favorite Litanies of the Saints.

Chapter 20: Ten Famous Novenas to the Saints.

Chapter 21: Ten Popular Shrines of the Saints.

Chapter 22: Ten Saintly Families.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Helping Hands: A Listing of Patron Saints.

Appendix B: Patron Saints of Countries and Places.

Appendix C: Calendar of Feast Days for the Saints.

Index.

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