"The authentic cult of the saints consists not so much in the multiplying of external acts, but rather in the intensity of our active love."

Vatican II:
Constitution on the Church

Vatican II: Dogmatic Constitution on the Church See Chapter 7: The Eschatological Nature of the Pilgrim Church and Her Union with the Heavenly Church

Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Celebrating Saints in the Liturgical Year Vatican II excerpt

The Communion of Saints Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 1, Section 2

On the Invocation, Veneration, and Relics of Saints, and on Sacred Images Council of Trent

The Local and the Universal: Anglican Appreciations of the Saints and Mary MacKillop Alan Cadwallader

African Ancestral Veneration and the Possibility of its Incorporation into Catholic Devotion Alex Jebadu, SVD

A Reinterpretation of Invocation and Intercession of the Saints Patricia A. Sullivan

Ancestor Worship in Korea and Africa: Social Function or Religious Phenomenon? Choon Sup Bae

New Voices in the Tradition: Medieval Hagiography Revisited Marie Anne Mayeski

Saints And Martyrs: Some Contemporary Considerations Lawrence S. Cunningham

The Mystery of Holiness Robert Ellsberg

Why A Sanctoral Cycle? Or, Are We Ready for Methodist Hagiography? Clifton F. Guthrie

Rising to the Happiness of the Lives of the Saints Kay Cole

The Communion of Saints James Corkery

Recovering the Intercession of the Saints in the Reformed Tradition Belden C. Lane

Saints For Today Sara Maitland

A Decade of Research on the Saints 1980-1990 Lawrence S. Cunningham

The Saint in Catholic Tradition Monika Hellwig

Psychoanalytic Hagiography: The Case of Ignatius of Loyola W.W. Meissner

Christians and Their Ancestors: A Dilemma of African Theology Jack Partain

The Theology of Canonization Peter Gumpel

The Theology of Canonization Paul Molinari

Saints and Miracles Paul Molinari

The Roman martyrology Published by order of Gregory XIII

The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century: Saintly Men and Women of Our Own Times Constantine Kempf, SJ

Legends of the Saints The Catholic Encyclopedia

Patron Saints The Catholic Encyclopedia

Communion of Saints The Catholic Encyclopedia

The Legends of the Saints: An Introduction to Hagiography Hippolyte Delehaye, S.J.

Contemplations and Meditations for the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin and the Saints according to the Method of St. Ignatius Anonymous French author

The Witness of the Saints: The Saints and the Church Oratorian Fr. Henry Sebastian Bowden

An essay on the Interest and Characteristics of the Lives of the Saints: With Illustrations from Mystical Theology Fr. Frederick William Faber

The Golden Legend (Aurea Legenda) Compiled by Jacobus de Voragine

Saints, Martyrs and Other Holy Persons Catholic Information Network

Saint and Saintliness The Jewish Encyclopedia

Biographical Sketches of Memorable Christians of the Past Anglican Society of Archbishop Justus

Questions and Answers on Catholic Saints From St. Anthony Messenger

Papal Documents on Saints

Patron Saints Sites: Catholic Online - St. Charles Borromeo Parish - Catholic Doors Ministry - Saints Alive

Patron Saints of Animal Topics - Patron Saints of Cities - Patron Saints of Countries - Patron Saints of Dioceses - Patron Saints of Education Topics - Patron Saints of Family Matters - Patron Saints of Medical Conditions - Patron Saints of the Medical Field - Patron Saints of Military Topics - Patron Saints of Nobility and Caste - Patron Saints of Occupations - Patron Saints of States in the US

Gregory of Nyssa: The Forty Martyrs

Saint of the Day American Catholic Online

Almost A Saint: Pope John XXIII Desmond O'Grady

Lesser-Known Saints & Martyrs

Book of Saints Brief stories of 54 saints, written by children

St. Pachomius Library

Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus

The Celtic Saints

A Benedictine Martyrology

Augustinian Saints and Blesseds

Saints of Carmel

Carmelite Saints

Saints Lives Internet Medieval Sourcebook

The Military Martyrs

Saints Vatican website

Individual Saints

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