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The Wisdom of the Saints : An Anthology

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This selection of the aphoristic sayings from the writings and recorded works of the Catholic saints ranges over nearly two thousand years of ecclesiastical history. Ranging from the polished prose of St Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists, to the cry of the martyr on the scaffold, these quotations touch on a wide variety of themes such as joy, hope, faith, folly, and death.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 18mm | 339.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195059158
  • 9780195059151
  • 1,005,704

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Covering over two thousand years of Church history, this unique anthology presents hundreds of aphoristic saying from the writings and recorded works of both famous and obscure saints. Ranging from the polished literary statements of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists, to the cry of the martyr on the scaffold, these quotations treat a wide variety of themes such as joy, death, faith, hope, folly, and much more.show more

About Jill Haak Adels

Psychologist working in private practice and for the Northampton Public Schoolsshow more

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'a rich collection of brief selections from the writings and sayings of saints from the early Fathers to the saints of our own day.' America 'beautiful anthology ... A perfect starting point for personal prayer and meditation!' Spiritual Life `a lively anthology with a rich antiphony of voices' Library Journal `a rich and varied sampling of Christian concerns and interpretations over the centuries' Church Historyshow more

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