Saints: A Year in Faith and Art
This richly illustrated, unique volume portrays more than 375 Catholic saints, arranged by the days of the year on which each beatified figure is honored. The images range from world-famous works of art by such masters as Caravaggio, Rubens, Velázquez, and El Greco to more modern and less-known depictions. Rosa Giorgi has chosen up to three saints for each day of the year and written a brief description of each thatincludes etymology of names, historical background, and countries of patronage. Encompassing angels and abbots, mystics and martyrs, priests and prophets, virgins and visionaries, the exquisite saint portraits make this volume an ideal confirmation or Christmas gift, but will also fascinate art historians and enthusiasts.