The Mornins' large-pocket-size guide to some 100 saints common in Western European and American museums and churches answers the questions they, and presumably other tourists, have had about the grandly represented holy personages they've encountered on their travels: Who exactly were these men and women? What did they do? Why are they accoutred as they are? The graceful notes about the selected figures also record the saints' statuses (whether historical or legendary) and some of what each patronizes. A color image of each saint, or sometimes of two together, accompanies each note; each picture-text pair occupies a two-page spread. Presentation is chronological, from the prehistoric archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael to the greater Holy Family and the original apostles and through the centuries to the most recent and recently canonized (2002), St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Francesco Forgione, 1887-1968), better known as Padre Pio. Instead of an index, a key for identifying saints from the physical traits, clothing, implements, and symbols associated with them concludes. A limited-scope, popular reference gem. Ray OlsonCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
This is the rare example of a book that comes along and you didn't know you had need of such a read until it arrived ... beautifully illustrated ... a fascinating book to dip in and out of Italy Magazine A practical, informative and visually attractive aid to Saint-spotting Good Book Guide
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