Sister Wendy's Book of Saints

Sister Wendy's Book of Saints

Book - 1998
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Renowned art historian and television personality, Sister Wendy documents the lives and works of over 40 of the world's best-loved saints with her unique blend of humor and spiritual insight. Her reflections bring to life illuminated manuscripts, miniatures, and icons, dating back to the seventh century. The works depict people of great spirituality from the humble humanity of St. Anthony the Hermit to the courageous dignity of St. Agatha and the virgin martyrs. Sister Wendy's eloquent text discusses the art, while also chronicling the lives and ordeals of each saint, their feast days, iconographic emblems and the subjects of their patronage.
Publisher: London ; New York : DK Pub., 1998.
ISBN: 9780789423986
Branch Call Number: 235. 2092 BEC
Characteristics: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Biblioteca apostolica vaticana
Alternative Title: Saints
Book of saints


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May 30, 2011

Sister Wendy tends to omit the more scandalous (and therefore more fascinating) aspects of hagiography. Her accounts of the lives of the saints are more summary than chronicle.

Artwork is well chosen and design is attractive.

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