Christianity - Biographies

Uganda's White Man of Work: A Story of Alexander M. Mackay

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Sophia Lyon Fahs

When Henry Stanley (the famous journalist who went to find David Livingstone) was in Africa , he met a king named Mutesa. This king had star…

Saints and Heroes Since the Middle Ages Volume 2

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George Hodges

In this second volume, Hodges uses stories of the lives of fourteen well-known saints and heroes of the faith to continue the history of the…

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 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…

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…

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…

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).…

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 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…

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 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…

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 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 …

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.…

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