Christianity - Biographies

The Story of a Soul (Version 2)

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Saint Therese Of Lisieux


She is also known as St. Thérèse of Child Jesus. She was born at Alençon, France, 2 January 1873; died at Lisieux 30 Se…

Lives of the Saints: With Reflections for Every Day in the Year

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Alban Butler


Compiled from the much larger 12 book set of "Butler's Lives of the Saints", this volume contains short biographies of the Saints,…

Saint Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy

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Frances Alice Forbes


A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a …

Acres of Diamonds

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Russell Conwell


Text of famous inspirational lecture and biography of Russell Conwell, a Baptist minister and Temple University Founder (Summary by Scott Da…

Saint Benedict

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Frances Alice Forbes


Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – 543 or 547) is honoured by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. Benedict found…

St. Francis of Assisi

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G. K. Chesterton


For Chesterton, Francis of Assisi is a great paradoxical figure, a man who loved women but vowed himself to chastity; an artist who loved th…

The Life of Saint Monica

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Frances Alice Forbes


This book is above all things the story of a mother. But it is also the story of a noble woman—a woman who was truly great, for the reason t…

The Book of Missionary Heroes

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Basil Joseph Mathews


Through the centuries, the world has been witness to an unbroken trail of heroes--men and women who braved privation, danger, and death to b…

Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West

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Cyrus Townsend Brady


Brady was a journalist, historian, adventure writer, and Episcopal priest. As a priest he spent some time on the American frontier as a miss…

The Man Who Fought the Devil

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Eva K. Betz


Jean Marie Vianney always found it hard to learn. In fact, he made history by receiving a zero as his examination mark after his first year …

The Life and Doctrine of St. Catherine of Genoa

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Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admir…

The Life of St. Teresa

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Frances Alice Forbes


Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (28 March 1515 – 4 October …

The Life of Blessed John B. Marie Vianney, Curé of Ars

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Anonymous


Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, T.O.S.F., (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), commonly known in English as St John Vianney, was a French parish pries…

The Life of Saint Macrina

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St. Gregory of Nyssa


The poignant biography of Saint Macrina, by her brother, Saint Gregory of Nyssa. (The Reader)“The use of the word "philosophy" to …

The Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Frances Alice Forbes


Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491– 1556) was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who …

Saint Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal

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Louise M. Stacpoole-Kenny


Charles Borromeo was the cardinal archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Milan from 1564 to 1584. He was a leading figure during the Coun…

The Wonder-Worker of Padua

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Charles Warren Stoddard


This is the inspiring story of Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231). The son of a wealthy Portuguese family, he was initially ordained a pries…

St. Rose of Lima: The Flower of the New World

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Florence Mary Capes


Saint Rose of Lima, T.O.S.D. (April 20, 1586 – August 24, 1617), was a Spanish colonist in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of…

Pope Pius the Tenth

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Frances Alice Forbes


Pope Saint Pius X (2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was Pope from 4 August 1903 to his death in 1914. He was t…

The Life of Saint Columba Apostle of Scotland

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Frances Alice Forbes


Saint Columba (521 – 597) was an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. He founded the imp…

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