Item description for American Saints: Five Centuries of Heroic Sanctity on the American Continents by John F. Fink...
Overview It will come as a surprise to many, if not most, to learn that there are at least some 137 men and women who have lived in North or South America who have been beatified or canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Sixty of them were canonized and 77 beatified. Most of these, fifty of them, came from Mexico and another eight North American Martyrs. Individually Canada boasts another twelve saints or blessed and the United States, nine. Seven were from Peru; three each were from Colombia, Ecuador, and Paraguay; two each were from Argentina and Childe; and one each from Guatemala, eight of these were beatified or canonized within the last one hundred years or so. Of these, Pope John Paul II was responsible for the canonization of 28 and beatification of 32 others. This little book is a fascinating, brief introduction into the lives and struggles of these saintly men and women.
Publishers Description There are at least some 137 men and women who have lived in North or South America who have been beatified or canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Sixty of them were canonized and 77 beatified. Here are the inspiring stories of Kateri Tekakwitha, Junipero Serra, Elizabeth Ann Seton, John Neumann, Father Damien, Mother Cabrini, Brother Andre, and many more. This little book is a fascinating, brief introduction into the lives and struggles of these saintly men and women.
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Studio: Alba House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.36" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2001
Publisher Alba House
ISBN 0818909005 ISBN13 9780818909009
Availability 0 units.
More About John F. Fink
Fink is Editor Emeritus of The Citerion, the Catholic newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis of which he was editor from 1984 to 1997. Prior to that he was with Our Sunday Visitor for 30 years, 11 of them as president and publisher.