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The book of saints: a comprehensive biographical dictionary

The book of saints: a comprehensive biographical dictionary

Watkins, Basil, editor; St. Augustine's Abbey (Ramsgate, England), associated with work

This is a biographical dictionary of saints canonised by the Roman Catholic Church. It includes the names of over 10,000 saints, including all modern ones, with information about their lives and achievements

Book. English.
Eighth edition
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2015
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30118133153514 _ Lending Library 282.0922/WAT Adult Non Fiction Due back 1st October


Edition statement: edited by Dom Basil Watkins on behalf of the Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine's Abbey.
ISBN: 0567664147, 9780567664143
Note: Previous edition: London: A. & C. Black, 2002.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 840 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subject: Biography.; Christian saints Biography.


  1. List of Illustrations
  2. Introduction
  3. Abbreviations
  4. Saints: entries A to Z
  5. Bibliography
  6. List of Websites
  7. Glossary
  8. List of National Martyrs

Author note

Dom Basil Watkinshas edited this work on behalf of the Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine's Abbey, Chilworth (formerly Ramsgate), UK.


An excellent source of biographical information on the saints... which contains entries for all who have been canonized or beatified by the Church to date... Libraries will want this exceptional book to modernize their reference collections on the saints.
Catholic Library World||..."a comprehensive biographical dictionary" edited by Basil Watkins OSB... if sanctity could be purchased or pondered by pounds and ounces, this book is twice the bargain...
Review for Religious||A useful reference work for anyone who teaches theology or religious studies, for members of the clergy, for monasteries and reliigous houses, and for those interested in Christian history... this is a standard reference work, now brought up to date to reflect more recent developments in the Church and in scholarship.
Fr Ambrose Bennett, Christian B. Peter Librarian, St Louis Abbey, MO, USA