The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

By David Hugh Farmer

This can be way over a dry hagiographical account of the lives of saints. This unique and authoritative dictionary breathes existence into its matters and is as browsable because it is informative. significantly acclaimed in its many variations, the dictionary is now reissued into the rebranded best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series.
The entries are concise bills of the lives, cults, and inventive institutions of over 1,400 saints, from the recognized to the imprecise, the wealthy to the terrible, and the educational to the uneducated. From all walks of lifestyles and from all classes of historical past, the vast types of personalities and achievements of the canonized are mirrored. that includes maps of pilgrimage points of interest in Europe and completely up-to-date appendices, this continues to be the traditional reference paperback in its field.
Recently-added saints contain the Martyrs of Korea, Vietnam, and the Spanish Civil struggle, Andrew of Crete, and Emily Rodat, a feminine hermit of the seventh century. There also are extra Scottish and Irish saints, and old Welsh saints; extra eu saints from all centuries, in addition to extra saints from jap Europe; extra lately canonized saints and feminine saints from the USA.

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Provided that the existence used to be obvious to were necessary have been the miracles then tested. those matters of enquiry have remained typical from then until eventually the current day, whereas the enquiries themselves have been performed in line with the simplest criteria of the time. From the thirteenth century the recent techniques have been initiated and carried out. 12 one of many new saints from diversified nations the English saints canonized among 1200 and 1457 incorporated SS. Gilbert of Sempringham, Wulfstan of Worcester, Hugh of Lincoln, Edmund of Abingdon, Thomas of Hereford, and Osmund of Salisbury.

SS. , Mar. I (1668), 313. P PACHOMIUS (d. 346), founding father of Christian neighborhood monasticism. Born in higher Egypt of pagan mom and dad, he was once conscripted into the military and have become a Christian on his liberate in 313. for many years he lived as a hermit, yet then equipped monastic existence for the numerous, utilizing to the whole his unprecedented powers of management. His first monastery was once based in 320, yet others until eventually at his dying he governed over 9 monasteries for males and for girls. those are reputed to were very huge in measurement.

Cviii (1990), 249–55. man, see VITUS. GWEN OF CORNWALL (Wenn of Cornwall) (date unknown), sister of *Non. She used to be married to Selyf, king of Cornwall, was once the mummy of *Cybi and foundress of the church of St. Wenn. a number of different church buildings could have been devoted to her in Devon and Cornwall. dinner party: 18 October. GWEN TEIRBRON OF BRITTANY (date unknown). She was once seemingly married two times and the mummy of *Winwaloe, Gwethenoc, and James. known as three-breasted, she was once represented as such in Breton folk-art. it's been conjectured that she could be pointed out with *Whyte (or Candida).

He used to be ordained priest in 1642 and have become a Jesuit in 1644. After his occupation he turned religious Director to the English university, yet lower back to Herefordshire in 1648 and labored there for the remainder of his existence. the most centre of his job used to be Llanrothal, the place a wide farmhouse used to be used as a venture centre, Lewis being two times more desirable in the course of its fifty years’ lifestyles. through the persecution after the ‘Popish Plot’ of Titus Oates, the farmhouse used to be sacked, its library was once given to Hereford Cathedral, and Lewis used to be arrested.

Mullins, Carlow *Moling. St. Neot, Cornwall Brychan, George, Mabyn, Manaccus, Meubred, *Neot. St. Neots, Cambs. *Neot. St. Rayne’s Hill, nr. Crewkerne, Som. *Rayne. St. Teath, Cornwall *Teath. St. Tudwal’s Island East, Gwynedd *Tudwal. St. Tudy, Cornwall *Tudy. St. Wenn, Cornwall *Gwen. St. Weonards, Hereford and Worcester *Wannard. St. Winnow, Cornwall *Winnoc. Salisbury, Wilts. Edmund of Abingdon, *Osmund. Sancreed, Cornwall *Credan (1), Euny. Sark, C. I. Maglorius. Scattery Island, Clare Senan. Selsey, W. Sussex Wilfrid. Sempringham, Lincs.

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