Christianity - Biographies

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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Unknown


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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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.…

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.

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.…

The Life of St. Benedict

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Pope Gregory I


St. Benedict of Nursia was a sixth century monk and founder of monastic communities. His main achievement, the "Rule of St. Benedict,&…

Life of Saint Gerard Majella

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Rev. O. R. Vassall-Phillips


Saint Gerard Majella was an Italian lay brother of the Redemptorists. His only ambition was to be like Jesus Christ in his sufferings and hu…

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…

Selections from Josephus

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Flavius Josephus


Jewish historian, military leader and Roman citizen, Titus Flavius Josephus, provides the most thorough history of the 1st century Roman Emp…

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 …

The Paradise, or Garden of the Holy Fathers (Book 4) (The Histories of the Monk…

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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.…

An Authentic Narrative of Some Remarkable and Interesting Particulars in the Li…

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John Newton


John Newton, best known for his hymn "Amazing Grace", for his former life as a slave trader and as eventual opponent of the slave …

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…

Silver Chimes in Syria: Glimpses of a Missionary's Experiences

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William S. Nelson


William S. Nelson, D.D., was appointed as a missionary to Syria by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, USA in 1888. I…

Jesus Christ Had Negro Blood in His Veins

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W. L. Hunter


This short work attempts to establish that Jesus had black ancestry dating back to Ham, the son of Noah, who had been made black-skinned as …

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