Christianity - Biographies

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

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Palladius


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…

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…

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 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).…

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 …

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…

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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Unknown


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

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…

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

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Palladius


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

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 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 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.

The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (Book 3) (The Rule of Pachomius at …

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Palladius


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

Phillips Brooks

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Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe


Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893) was one of the finest and most famous clergyman in the nineteenth century; he was acknowledged as a masterful …

Pope Adrian IV; An Historical Sketch

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Richard Raby


Pope Adrian IV (c. 1100-1159, pope 1154-1159) was the only English pope. Written by a Catholic in 1849, this biography of the pope appeare…

Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints, Volume 1 (January-March)

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John Gilmary Shea


Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints : with reflections for every day in the year : compiled from "Butler's Lives" and other appro…

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