How does Saint Christopher keep us safe when we travel? Why is Saint Patrick always depicted with a nest of snakes? How did Saint Cecilia come to be the patron saint of music? What do we really know about the life of Saint Francis of Assisi?
These wonders and more are explained in this treasure of a book, recounted through extraordinary legends, heartrending stories, triumphant joys, and deep sorrows of more than ninety saints—some famous, others mysteriously obscure.
Beautifully illustrated with historical pictures from prayer books and missals, this elegant keepsake is packaged with a padded cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon marker—a joy to have and to give. The perfect gift for the devout or any religious occasion.
By Christine Barrely
Published by Chronicle Books, 2011
4.2 x 0.8 x 6.2 inches