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Saints are the men and women who best love Christ and His Church. They may be kings or queens, statesmen or soldiers, scholars, visionaries, workmen or beggars. They teach us the real meaning of human history, and they show us how to live in any walk of life or set of circumstances.
Included in this anthology are famous saints - Francis of Assisi, Dominic, Joan of Arc, Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila - but also more obscure ones, such as Raymond Lull and Hugh of Lincoln.
Many of these saints were martyrs, killed in periods of persecution. Others died trying to bring the knowledge of Christ to pagan tribes. Yet others built up the Church through their example and their teaching, but were never called upon to shed their blood