Publisher's Synopsis

2019 Reprint of 1955 Edition. Butler's great work, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints ("Butler's Lives"), the result of thirty years' study, was first published in four volumes in London, 1756-1759. It is a popular and compendious reproduction of the Acta Sanctorum, exhibiting great industry and research, and is in all respects the best compendium of Acta in English. Butler's magnum opus has passed many editions and translations. Butler gives an account of one or more Saints for each day of the calendar. Great for a daily meditation; each life is followed by a "lesson" from the life to help one apply the virtues of the Saint to ourselves.

Book information

ISBN: 9781684223848
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Imprint: Martino Fine Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 282.0922
Language: English
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 708g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 26mm