RELICS OF THE SAINTS: JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Paperback / Ebook editions
Color, 66pp, 7x10, Illustrated
Relics of the Saints; January-February features in large, full color illustrations the first and second class relics, many of them rare, of 42 saints and blesseds venerated by the Catholic Church and/or the Orthodox Church during the liturgical months of January and February. Included are relics of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints Anthony the Great, Basil of Caesarea, Cyril and Methodius, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Ephraim the Syrian, Gregory of Nazianzus, Hilary of Poitiers, the Japanese Martyrs, John the Baptist, John Chrysostom, Josephine Bakhita, Marcella of Rome, Maximus the Hagiorite, Seraphim of Sarov, Symeon the God-receiver, Thomas Aquinas, and the Three Kings among others. Highlights of the lives of the saints and blesseds are also presented from authoritative sources, together with details of where the relics may now be found.
Praise for Relics of the Saints
"Impressive book. The ecumenical treatment of relics from the saints of both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions (like St Thomas Aquinas and St Seraphim of Sarov), and indeed the geographical and chronological range covered is admirable. More recent saints, including ones from the New World such as St André Bessette are included with older favorites, including Biblical saints such as the Three Kings and St John the Baptist. The illustrations of the relics, accompanied by helpful short explanatory texts, are beautiful. It might have been a good idea to include a foreward, explaining the significance and validity within the Christian tradition of relics. Veneration of relics is often attacked as superstitious and even grotesque; it might help to explain why such a view is mistaken . . . This is a marvelous book that shall aid Christian devotion" - Christopher Villiers, Catholic theologian.