Christianity - Biographies

The First American Sister of Charity: Elizabeth Bayley Seton

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John Clement Reville

This is a picturesque and moving account of the life and work of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821), the first native-born citizen of th…

Garcia Moreno, President of Ecuador 1821-1875

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Augustine Berthe and Augustine Berthetranslated Bymary Elizabeth Ashe À Court-Repington, Baroness He…

Gabriel Gregorio Fernando José María García y Moreno y Morán de Buitrón (1821–1875) was an Ecuadorian pol…

The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (Book 1)

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The Desert Fathers were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who mainly lived in the Scetes desert of Egypt. The most famous was St.…

St. Bonaventure's Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

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Saint Bonaventure

Seeing himself as "unequal to so great a task", St. Bonaventure nevertheless endeavored to introduce his readers to the practice o…

A Memoir on the Life and Character of the Rev. Prince Demetrius A. de Gallitzin

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Thomas Heyden

Prince Demetrius of Gallitzin (1770-1840), or "Father Smith," as he was known on the eighteenth century American frontier, was one…

On Illustrious Men (De Viris Illustribus)

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Saint Jerome

This is a collection of 135 brief biographies by St. Jerome of his forebears and contemporaries. It is often cited as a primary source of in…

The Jesus of History

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Terrot R. Glover

A collection of a series of lectures delivered while Glover was in India setting the life of Jesus into its historical context and seeing wh…

The Life of St. Hilarion

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Saint Jerome

St. Hilarion (291–371 AD) was an anchorite who lived most of his life in the desert after the example of St. Anthony the Great (251–356 AD).…

The Life of David Brainerd

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Jonathan Edwards

A biography about David Brainerd, one of the first missionaries to the Native Americans, using excerpts from his diary and journals. This wo…

The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks

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Ellen Walworth

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha's lifespan of only about 24 years was spent in utter humility and penitence. In spite of her natural diffidence, she…

A Little Book of St. Francis & His Brethren

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E. M. Wilmot-Buxton

A Little Book of St. Francis and His Brethren presents with superlative charm the great simplicities and eternal verities in the life of St …

Blessed Edmund Campion

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Louise Imogen Guiney

Saint Edmund Campion, S.J., (1540 – 1581) was an English Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr. While conducting an underground ministry to the …

Some Famous Women

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Louise Creighton

Louise Creighton (1850-1936) was a British author and women's rights activist. The wife of the Anglican bishop of London, she was the mother…

The Sainted Queens

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A collection of short biographies of six Catholic Queens who became saints. Saint Margaret of Scotland - Saint Elisabeth of Portugal - Saint…

The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (Book 2)

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The Desert Fathers were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who mainly lived in the Scetes desert of Egypt. The most famous was St.…

Жития Святых, т. 06 - февруарий (Zhitiia Sviatykh, v. 06 - February)

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Saint Dimitry Of Rostov

Жития и похвалы святых подобятся светлостию звездам: якоже бо звезды положением на небеси утвержденны суть, всю же поднебесную просвещают, т…

The Venerable Don Bosco the Apostle of Youth

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M. S. Pine

This brief sketch of the holy life and marvelous achievements of a great inheritor of the spirit of Saint Francis of Sales, Saint Don Bosco …

A Story of One Short Life, 1783 to 1818

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Elisabeth G. Stryker

This is a brief biography of Samuel J. Mills who was instrumental in establishing the first missionary society in the United States, and als…

Saint Bonaventure

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Fr. Laurence Costelloe

St. Bonaventure (1221 -1274), born Giovanni di Fidanza, was an Italian medieval Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seven…

A Child's Life of St. Joan of Arc

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Mary E. Mannix

A biography of Saint Joan of Arc, geared towards children, but also can easily be enjoyed by adults.

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