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Father Alban Butler - Hardcover - 538 pages - Illustrated

With reflections for every day of the year compiled from Butler’s Lives and other approved sources

This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect solution for so many Catholics anxious to get reacquainted with the lives of the saints, but who have too little time to read more thorough biographies. There are approximately five hundred entries covering the feast days for each day of the year with an accompanying pictorial sketch of the saint being honored, and some pious reflection useful for daily meditation.

This is the original version of Butler’s Little Pictorial Lives first published in 1874 and largely taken from Butler’s original work. This work is a popular, but very scholarly, abridgement of the complete Butler’s Lives published in twelve volumes in 1847. That is the best edition of Butler’s work with no late 19th or early 20th century ‘modernizations.’

This collection makes excellent reading at table or after the family rosary where in the bosom of intimate familial unity, the history of sanctity may be passed to young minds eager to hear stories of true heroism. Many saints, indeed some very well known and popular ones, took their first steps toward a life of heroic virtue by reading or hearing the lives of other saints who went before.

Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, North-amptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Orphaned at the age of eight, he was sent to be educated at the English College, Douay, in France. In 1735, Butler was ordained a priest. At Douay, he was appointed professor of philosophy, and later professor of theology. It was at Douay, he began his principal work The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. He also prepared material for Richard Challoner’s Memoirs of Missionary Priests, a work on the martyrs of the reign of Elizabeth.

He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death in 1773.

INDEX

Index Key:
Feast Day: Date, page number
A
Advent: 1
All Saints: November 1, 455
All Souls: November 2, 455
Annunciation, The: March 25, 145
Ascension, The: 16
Assumption, The: August 15, 358
Ash Wednesday 3
Sts. Abraham and Mary: March 16, 129
Sts. Adrian and Eubulus: March 5, 115
St. Aelred: January 12, 37
St. Agapetus: August 18, 356
St. Agatha: February 5, 72
St. Agnes: January 21, 49
St. Albinus: March 1, 109
St. Alexius: July 17, 317
St. Aloysius Gonzaga: June 21, 279
St. Alphonsus Liguori: August 2, 341
St. Ambrose: December 7, 495
St. Andrew, Apostle: November 30, 487
St. Andrew Avellino: November 10, 464
St. Anicetus: April 17, 179
St. Anne: July 26, 331
St. Anselm: April 21, 183
St. Antoninus: May 10, 114
St. Antony: January 17, 44
St. Antony of Padua: June 13, 269
St. Apollinaris, Apologist, Bishop: January 8, 33
St. Apollinaris: July 23, 326
St. Apollonia and the Martyrs of Alexandria: February 9, 79
St. Apollonius Martyr: April 18, 181
St. Athanasius: May 2, 202
St. Augustine: May 26, 242
St. Augustine of Hippo: August 28, 378
St. Avitus: June 17, 274
B
St. Bademus: April 10, 167
St. Barachisius: March 29, 151
St. Barbara: December 4, 492
St. Barbatus: February 19, 92
St. Barnabas: June 11, 267
St. Bartholomew: August 24, 373
St. Basil the Great: June 14, 271
St. Basilissa: January 9, 34
St. Bathildes: January 30, 60
Ven. Bede: May 27, 244
St. Benedict: March 21, 139
St. Benedict Joseph Labré: April 16, 177
St. Benedict of Anian: February 12, 83
St. Benezet: April 14, 172
St. Benjamin: March 31, 153
St. Bernadette Soubirous: April 16, 176
St. Bernard: August 20, 368
St. Bernardine of Siena: May 20, 128
St. Bertha: July 4, 296
St. Bertille: November 5, 459
St. Bibiana: December 2, 490
St. Blase: February 3, 69
Blessed Virgin Mary, The Assumption of: August 15, 357
Blessed Virgin Mary, The Immaculate Conception of: December 8, 496
Blessed Virgin Mary, The Nativity of: September 8, 395
Blessed Virgin Mary, The Presentation of: November 21, 476
Blessed Virgin Mary, The Purification of: February 2, 67
Blessed Virgin Mary, The Seven Dolors of: 7
Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy: September 24, 414
St. Bonaventure: July 14, 313
St. Boniface: June 5, 257
St. Brigid: February 1, 63
St. Bridget of Sweden: October 8, 431
St. Bruno: October 6, 429

C
Candlemas day: February 2, 67
Christmas: December 25, 514
Circumcision of Our Lord, The: January 1, 23
Corpus Christi: 20
Cross, The Holy, Discovery of: May 3, 204
Cross, The Holy, Exaltation of: September 14, 403
Crown of Thorns, The Holy: 8
St. Cajetan: August 7, 347
St. Callistus: October 14, 437
St. Camillus of Lellis: July 18, 319
St. Canutus: January 19, 46
St. Casimir: March 4, 114
St. Catherine of Alexandria: November 25, 480
St. Catherine of Genoa: September 15, 404
St. Catherine of Ricci: February 13, 84
St. Catherine of Siena: April 30, 198
St. Catherine of Sweden: March 22, 141
St. Cecilia: November 22, 477
St. Celestine: April 6, 161
St. Celsus: July 28, 333
St. Charles Borromeo: November 4, 458
St. Christina: July 24, 327
St. Clare: August 12, 353
St. Clare of Montefalco: August 18, 363
St. Claude: June 7, 261
St. Clement of Rome: November 23, 478

Sts. Cletus and Marcellinus: April 26, 191
St. Clotilda: June 3, 254
St. Cloud: September 7, 394
St. Colette: March 6, 116
St. Columba, or Columkille: June 9, 264
Sts. Cosmas and Damian: September 27, 418
St. Crescentia: June 15, 272
Sts. Crispin and Crispinian: October 25, 448
St. Cunegundes: March 3, 112
St. Cyprian: September 16, 406
Sts. Cyprian and Justina, Martyrs: September 26, 416
St. Cyriacus and his Companions: August 8, 348
St. Cyril: May 29, 246
St. Cyril of Alexandria: January 28, 58
St. Cyril of Jerusalem: March 18, 134
D
St. Damasus: December 11, 499
St. Damian: September 27, 418
St. David: March 1, 109
St. Delphinus: December 24, 513
St. Didacus: November 14, 468
St. Dionysia: May 15, 220
St. Dionysius and his Companions: October 9, 432
St. Dominic: August 4, 343
Sts. Donatian and Rogatian: May 24, 237
St. Dorothy: February 6, 75

E
Easter Sunday: 14
Epiphany of Our Lord: January 6, 30
St. Edmund of Canterbury: November 16, 471
St. Edward the Confessor: October 13, 436
Eighteen Martyrs of Saragossa: April 16, 175
St. Eleutherius: September 6, 393
St. Eligius: December 1, 489
St. Elizabeth of Hungary: November 19, 474
St. Elizabeth of Portugal: July 8, 305
St. Elphege: April 19, 182
St. Emiliana: December 24, 513
St. Encratis: April 16, 175
St. Ephrem: July 9, 306
St. Epiphanius: May 12, 216
St. Etheldreda: June 23, 282
St. Eubulus: March 5, 115
St. Eucherius: February 20, 94
St. Eugenius: July 13, 312
St. Eulalia: December 10, 498
St. Eulogius: March 11, 123
St. Eulogius, Patriarch: September 13, 402
St. Euphrasia: March 13, 126
St. Eusebius: August 14, 355
St. Eusebius, Bishop: December 16, 504
St. Eustachius and his Companions: September 20, 410
St. Evaristus: October 26, 449
F
Five Wounds of Our Lord, The: 4
Forty Hours Devotion, The: 2
Sts. Faustinus and Jovita: February 15, 87
St. Felicianus: June 9, 263
St. Felicitas and her Seven Sons: July 10, 308
St. Felix I: May 30, 147
St. Felix of Valois: November 20, 475
St. Fiaker: August 30, 382
St. Fidelis: April 24, 188
St. Finbarr: September 25, 415
St. Finian: December 12, 501
St. Firmin: September 25, 415
St. Flavian: February 17, 90
Forty Martyrs of Sebaste: March 10, 121
St. Frances of Rome: March 9, 120
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini: December 22, 511
St. Francis of Assisi: October 4, 427
St. Francis Borgia: October 10, 433
St. Francis Caracciolo: June 4, 256
St. Francis of Paula: April 2, 156
St. Francis de Sales: January 29, 59
St. Francis Solano: July 24, 328
St. Francis Xavier: December 3, 491
St. Frumentius: October 27, 450
St. Fulgentius: January 2, 24
G
Guardian Angels: October 2, 424
Good Friday: 12
St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother: February 27, 105
St. Gal, Bishop: July 1, 293
St. Gall, Abbot: October 16, 439
St. Gatian: December 18, 506
St. Genevieve: January 3, 26
St. George: April 23, 187
St. Gerard: October 3, 425
St. Germanus, Bishop of Auxerre: July 30, 336
St. Germanus, Bishop of Paris: May 28, 245
St. Gertrude: November 15, 470
St. Giles: September 1, 387
St. Goar: July 6, 299
St. Gontran: March 28, 150
St. Gregory the Great: March 12, 124
St. Gregory, Bishop: January 4, 28
St. Gregory Nazianzen: May 9, 212
St. Gregory VII: May 25, 238
St. Gregory Thaumaturgus: November 17, 472
St. Guy of Anderlecht: September 12, 401
H
Holy Cross, The Discovery of the: May 3, 204
Holy Cross, The Exaltation of the: September 14, 403
Holy Innocents: December 28, 517
Holy Name of Mary: 396
Holy Relics, Feast of the: November 8, 462
Holy Saturday: 13
St. Hedwige: October 17, 440
St. Hegesippus: April 7, 163
St. Helena: August 18, 361
St. Heliodorus: July 3, 295
St. Henry: July 15, 315
Bl. Herman Joseph of Steinfeld: April 7, 163
St. Hermenegild: April 13, 171
St. Hilarion: October 22, 445
St. Hilary of Poitiers: January 14, 40
St. Honoratus: January 16, 43
St. Hospitius: May 21, 229
St. Hubert: November 3, 457
St. Hugh: April 1, 155
St. Hugh of Cluny: April 29, 197
St. Hyacinth: August 16, 358
I
Immaculate Conception, The: December 8, 496
St. Ignatius, Martyr: February 1, 66
St. Ignatius of Loyola: July 31, 337
St. Irenaeus: June 28, 288
St. Isaac Jogues and Companions: September 26, 417
St. Ischyrion: December 22, 510
St. Isidore: April 4, 159
J
St. James Apostle: July 25, 330
St. James, Bishop: July 11, 309
St. James of La Marca of Ancona: November 28, 485
St. Jane Frances de Chantal: August 21, 369
St. Jane of Valois: February 4, 70
St. Januarius: September 19, 409
Japan, The Martyrs of: February 5, 73
St. Jerome: September 30, 421
St. Jerome Emiliani: July 20, 322
St. Joan of Arc: May 30, 148
St. John the Almoner: April 9, 166
St. John the Baptist: June 24, 283
St. John the Baptist, The Beheading of: August 29, 379
St. John Baptist de la Salle: May 15, 222

St. John Baptist de Rossi: May 23, 234
St. John Berchmans: November 26, 482
St. John Cantius: October 20, 443
St. John Chrysostom: January 27, 57
St. John Climacus: March 30, 152
Bl. John de Britto: February 16, 88
St. John of the Cross: November 24, 479
St. John of Egypt: March 27, 148
St. John, Evangelist: December 27, 516
St. John Before the Latin Gate: May 6, 208
St. John Francis Regis: June 16, 273
St. John of God: March 8, 119
St. John Gualbert: July 12, 311
St. John of Matha: February 8, 78
St. John Nepomucen: May 16, 222
St. John the Silent: May 13, 217
St. John of St. Fagondez: June 12, 268
Sts. John and Paul, Martyrs: June 26, 286
Sts. Jonas, Barachisius, and their Companions: March 29, 151
St. Joseph: March 19, 136
St. Joseph Calasanctius: August 27, 377
St. Jude: October 28, 451
St. Julia: May 23, 232
St. Juliana Falconieri: June 19, 277
Sts. Julian and Basilissa: January 9, 34
St. Julius: April 12, 170
St. Justin: June 1, 251
St. Justina: September 26, 416
L
St. Ladislas: June 27, 287
St. Lambert: September 17, 407
St. Laurence Brindisi: July 6, 300
St. Laurence, Martyr: August 10, 351
St. Laurence Justinian: September 5, 392
St. Laurence O’Toole: November 14, 469
St. Leander: February 27, 104
St. Leo the Great: April 11, 169
St. Leocadia: December 9, 497
St. Leonard: November 6, 460
St. Leonard of Port Maurice: November 26, 483
St. Leonides: April 22, 186
St. Liberatus and others: August 17, 360
St. Louis, Bishop: August 19, 366
St. Louis, King: August 25, 375
St. Louis Bertrand: October 9, 432
St. Lucian: January 7, 32
St. Lucy: December 13, 501
St. Ludger: March 26, 147
St. Luke: October 18, 441
St. Lupicinus: February 28, 105
M
Maundy Thursday: 10
Most Holy Crown of Thorns, The: 8
Most Precious Blood, The: 5
St. Macarius of Alexandria: January 2, 25
St. Madeleine Sophie Barat: May 25, 240
St. Magloire: October 24, 447
St. Malachi: November 2, 456
St. Mammertus: May 11, 215
St. Marcella: January 31, 62
St. Marcellinus, Bishop: April 20, 183
St. Marcellinus, Pope: April 26, 191
St. Marcellus: October 30, 452
Sts. Marcus and Marcellianus: June 18, 275
St. Margaret, Martyr: July 20, 321
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque: October 17, 441
St. Margaret of Scotland: June 10, 165
St. Mark, Evangelist: April 25, 189
St. Mark, Pope: October 7, 430
St. Martha: July 29, 334
St. Martin, Pope: November 12, 466
St. Martin of Tours: November 11, 465
Martyrs of Alexandria, The: February 9, 79
Martyrs of Japan, The: February 5, 73
Martyrs of Lyons, The: June 2, 253
Martyrs of Sebaste, The: March 10, 121
Martyrs of Saragossa, The: April 16, 175
St. Mary of Egypt: April 9, 165
St. Mary Ad Nives, Dedication of: August 5, 345
St. Mary Magdalen: July 22, 325
St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi: May 27, 243
St. Matthew: September 21, 411
St. Matthias: February 24, 100
St. Maud: March 14, 127
St. Maximus: November 27, 484
St. Medard: June 8, 262
St. Mello: October 22, 445
St. Mesmin: December 15, 503
St. Michael, Archangel: September 29, 420
St. Michael, The Apparition of: May 8, 211
St. Modestus: June 15, 272
St. Monica: May 4, 206
N
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, The: September 8, 395
St. Narcissus: October 28, 451
Sts. Nazarius and Celsus: July 28, 333
St. Nemesion: December 19, 507
St. Nicasius and his Companions: December 14, 502
St. Nicholas of Bari: December 6, 494
St. Nicholas of Tolentino: September 10, 399
St. Norbert: June 6, 258
O
St. Odo of Cluny: November 18, 473
St. Olympias: December 17, 505
St. Omer: September 9, 397
St. Onesimus: February 16, 89
St. Oswald: February 29, 106
P
Palm Sunday: 9
Purification, The: February 2, 67
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin, The: November 21, 476
St. Pachomius: May 14, 219
St. Palladius: July 6, 300
St. Pamphilus: June 1, 252
St. Pantaenus: July 7, 304
St. Pantaleon: July 27, 332
St. Paphnutius: September 11, 400
St. Paschal Baylon: May 17, 224
St. Paternus: April 15, 174
St. Patrick: March 17, 131
St. Paul, The Conversion of: January 25, 54
St. Paul of the Cross: April 28, 194
St. Paul, the First Hermit: January 15, 41
St. Paul, Martyr: June 30, 191
St. Paulinus of Nola: June 22, 281
St. Perpetuus: April 8, 164
St. Peter, Apostle: June 29, 289
St. Peter’s Chains: August 1, 339
St. Peter’s Chair at Antioch: February 22, 96
St. Peter’s Chair at Rome: January 18, 45
St. Peter of Alcantara: October 19, 442
St. Peter of Alexandria: November 26, 481
St. Peter Celestine: May 19, 226
St. Peter Claver: September 9, 398
St. Peter Damian: February 23, 97
Bl. Peter Favre: August 8, 349
St. Peter of Luxemburg: July 5, 297
St. Peter, Martyr: April 29, 196
Sts. Peter and Dionysia: May 15, 220
St. Petronilla: May 31, 249
St. Philip Benizi: August 23, 372
St. Philip Neri: May 25, 240
St. Philip of Jesus: February 5, 74
Sts. Philip and James: May 1, 201
St. Philogonius: December 20, 508
St. Pius V: May 5, 207
St. Placid: October 5, 428
St. Polycarp: January 26, 56
St. Porphyry: February 26, 102
St. Pothinus and other Martyrs of Lyons: June 2, 253
Sts. Primus and Felicianus: June 9, 263
St. Prosper of Aquitaine: June 25, 285
Q
Quinquagesima Sunday: 2
St. Quintin: October 31, 453
R
Relics, Feast of the Holy: November 8, 462
St. Radegundes: August 13, 354
St. Raymund Nonnatus: August 31, 383
St. Raymund of Pennafort: January 23, 51
St. Remigius: October 1, 423
St. Richard of Chichester: April 3, 158
St. Rita of Cascia: May 22, 232
St. Robert: June 7, 260
St. Roch: August 16, 359
St. Rogatian: May 24, 237
St. Romanus: August 9, 350
Sts. Romanus and Lupicinus: February 28, 105
St. Romuald: February 7, 77
St. Rose of Lima: August 30, 381
St. Rose of Viterbo: September 5, 391
St. Rosalia: September 4, 390


S
Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin, The: 7
St. Sabbas: December 5, 493
St. Sabinus and his Companions: December 30, 520
St. Saturninus: November 29, 486
St. Scholastica: February 10, 81
St. Sebastian: January 20, 48
St. Seraphia: September 3, 389
St. Serenus: February 23, 98
St. Severianus: February 21, 95
St. Severinus: February 11, 82
St. Servulus: December 23, 512
St. Silverius: June 20, 178
St. Simeon: February 18, 91
St. Simeon Stylites: January 5, 29
St. Simon, Infant Martyr: March 24, 143
St. Simon Stock: July 16, 316
Sts. Simon and Jude: October 28, 451
St. Simplicius: March 2, 111
St. Soter: April 22, 185
St. Stanislas, Bishop and Martyr: May 7, 210
St. Stanislas Kostka: November 13, 467
St. Stephen, First Martyr: December 26, 515
St. Stephen, Finding of Relics of: August 3, 342
St. Stephen, King: September 2, 388
St. Stephen, Pope: August 2, 340
St. Susanna: August 11, 352
St. Sylvester: December 31, 521
St. Symphorian: August 22, 371

T
Transfiguration, The: August 6, 346
Trinity Sunday: 18
St. Tarachus and his Companions: October 11, 434
St. Tarasius: February 25, 101
St. Teresa of Avila: October 15, 438
Theban Legion, The: September 22, 412
St. Thecla: September 23, 413
St. Theodore Tyro: November 9, 463
St. Theodoret: October 23, 446
St. Theodosius: January 11, 36
St. Therese of the Child Jesus: October 4, 426
St. Thomas, Apostle: December 21, 509
St. Thomas Aquinas: March 7, 117
St. Thomas of Canterbury: December 29, 518
St. Thomas of Villanova: September 18, 408
Sts. Thrasilla and Emiliana: December 24, 513
Sts. Tiburtius and Susanna: August 11, 352
St. Timothy: January 24, 53
St. Titus: January 4, 27
St. Turribius: April 27, 193
U
St. Ursula: October 21, 444
V
Visitation, The: July 2, 294
St. Valentine: February 14, 86
St. Valery: December 12, 500
St. Venantius: May 18, 225
St. Veronica: January 13, 39
St. Victor: July 21, 323
St. Victorian and Others: March 23, 142
St. Vincent: January 22, 50
St. Vincent Ferrer: April 5, 160
St. Vincent de Paul: July 19, 320
St. Vitalis: April 28, 195
Sts. Vitus, Crescentia, and Modestus: June 15, 272
W
Whit Sunday: 17
St. Wenceslas: September 28, 419
St. Wilfrid: October 12, 435
St. William of Norwich: March 24, 144
St. William, Archbishop: January 10, 35
St. William of Monte Vergine: June 235, 285
St. Willibrord: November 7, 461
St. Wulfran: March 20, 138
Y
St. Yvo: May 22, 230
Z
St. Zachary: March 15, 128
St. Zephyrinus: August 26, 376
St. Zita: April 27, 192

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