Collections of Saints’ Lives (Not for Every Day of the Year)

Written by a Saint

Victories of the Martyrs by Saint Alphonsus Liguori (Benziger, 1887).

From Catholic Publishers and/or Authors

An Alphabet of Saints by Robert Hugh Benson, Reginald Balfour, and Charles Ritchie (Benziger, 1906).

Lives of the Saints for Children by Theodor Berthold (Benziger, 1900).

Light from the Lowly volume I by Francis Butina (Gill and Son, 1884).

Light from the Lowly volume II by Francis Butina (Gill and Son, 1884).

The Lives of the Fathers of the Eastern Deserts by Richard Challoner.

Legends of the Blessed Virgin by Jacques-Albin-Simon Collin de Plancy (Dolman, 1852).

The Cistercian Fathers, Or, Lives And Legends Of Certain Saints And Blessed Of The Order Of Citeaux by Henry Collins (Richardson, 1874).

Our Birthday Bouquet Culled from the Shrines of the Saints and the Gardens of the Poets by Eleanor C. Donnelly (Benziger, 1884).

Catholic Legends: A New Collection by Augusta Theodosia Drane (Burns and Lambert, 1855).

The Life of Saint Pius the Fifth and Other Saints and Blessed of the Order of Friar Preachers by Thomas Austin Dyson (Sadler, 1887).

Memorials of the Blessed: A Series of Short Lives of the Saints by Charles B. Fairbanks (Donahoe, 1860).

Sermons for Children’s Masses, According to the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Year by Raphael Frassinetti (Benziger, 1900).

The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century: Saintly Men and Women of Our Own Times by Constantine Kempf (Benziger, 1916).

The Fairest Flower of Paradise: Considerations on the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, Enriched with Examples Drawn from the Lives of the Saints by Alexis Lepicier (Burns, Oats, and Washbourne, 1922).

Eucharistic Lilies: Youthful Lovers of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament by Helen Maery (Benziger, 1912).

Pictures of Christian Heroism by Henry Edward Manning (Sadler, 1855).

Stories of the Saints for Children: The Black Letter Saints by Mrs. Molesworth (Mary Louisa) (Longmans, 1892).

Little Lives of the Great Saints by John O’Kane Murray (Kenedy, 1880).

Maidens of Hallowed Names by Charles Piccirillo (College of the Sacred Heart, 1882).

True Historical Stories for Catholic Children by Josephine Portuondo (Kilner, 1907).

Stories of the Saints for Children [First Series] by Mary Seymour (Washbourne, 1874).

Stories of Holy Lives by Mary Seymour (Washbourne, 1875). 

Stories of the Saints for Children Second Series by Mary Seymour (Washbourne, 1875).

Legends of the Saints by Mary Seymour (Washbourne, 1876). 

Stories of Martyr Priests by Mary Seymour (Washbourne, 1876).

Stories of the Saints Third Series by Mary Seymour (Washbourne, 1878).

Stories of the Saints Fourth Series by Mary Seymour (Washbourne, 1878).

Stories of the Saints Fifth Series by Mary Seymour (Washbourne, 1878).

Legends of the Blessed Sacrament Gathered from the History of the Church and the Lives of the Saints by Emily Mary Shapcote (Burns and Oats, 1877).

Patron Saints by Eliza Allen Starr (Piet, 1883).

Anecdotes and Incidents: Ecclesiastical and Religious (Burns and Lambert, 1858).

Short Instructive Sketches from the Lives of the Saints (Schaefer, 1888).

From Authors of Unknown Religion

The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts by Abbie Farwell Brown (Houghton Mifflin, 1900).

Martyrs and Saints of the First Twelve Centuries: Studies from the Lives of the Black Letter Saints of the English Calendar by Elizabeth Rundle Charles (1923).

Stories of the Saints by Caroline Chenoweth (Houghton Mifflin, 1907).

Roses of Martyrdom by C. M. Cresswell (Mowbray, 1911).

Legends of Saints and Birds by Agnes Aubrey Hilton (Gardner, 1908).

Book of Saints and Heroes by Mrs. Lang (Mrs. Andrew Lang) (Longmans, 1912).

Deeds of Faith by John Mason Neale (Mozley, 1860).

Saints of Italy by Ella Noyes (Dent, 1901).

Our Island Saints by Amy Steedman (Putnam, 1912).

In God’s Garden: Stories of the Saints for Little Children by Amy Steedman (Morang, 1906).

From Authors Who Were Not Catholic, To Be Used with Caution

A Child’s Book of Saints by William Canton (born Catholic, studied for the priesthood, but became Protestant) (J.M. Dent, 1906).

Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages by George Hodges (Holt, 1911) (the last three lives are of proto-Protestants).

Little Lives of the Saints by Percy Dearmer (Anglican and a lifelong socialist).

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