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Saints - A Year in Faith and Art

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Catalog Code: 9780810954991

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Saints - A Year in Faith and Art

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A unique volume of its kind, illustrating for the first time all the saints of the liturgical calendar and popular tradition.

380 images, ranging from world-famous works of art to more recent depictions, present outstanding figures from the history of the Church.

Each brief entry presents the saint's historical background, with the etymology of the saint's name, the saint's traditional iconography, and a list of the occupations, countries, and cities under the saint's patronage.


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0-8109-5499-0
9780810954991
780
6 1/4"  (15.8 cm) x 4 3/4"  (12.0 cm) x 2"  (5.08 cm)
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2005

Review Provided By TiberRiver.com - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 5 stars overall. Incredibly gorgeous artwork and descriptions of saints for each day of the year - a tiny treasure

Saints - A Year in Faith and Art is a tiny big book.  From the time it arrived at my door the question was never, "How will I use this book?"  A dozen ideas pop into my mind as I flip through the 780 pages of incredibly gorgeous artwork.  This book has descriptions of saints for each day of the year.
 
At approximately 6"x4" this volume of work will fit in the palm of your hand which makes it portable as well as beautiful.  Each two-page spread has a date (July 17) without the year and the saint for that day.  On the right-hand side is the classic beautiful artwork illustrating that saint.  On the left-hand side is a very brief description of the saint's life.  There is also traditional items ascribed to that saint in art.  The description ends with who he is patron saint of and wh Full Review...

 
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