about the process of canonization in Making Saints by Kenneth
Woodward, the religion editor of Newsweek. Click on the image
above to order.
a collection of essays offering new insights into 17 saints in A
Tremor of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints, edited
by Paul Elie. Click on the image above to order.
virtue is not the exclusive domain of the past. Red about modern-day
witnesses to the faith in Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century
by Robert Royal. Click on the image above to order.
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John of Damascus
Anonymous Greek icon
of Damascus (died 749) was the last of the Greek Fathers and the
first in the East to formulate a comprehensive synthesis of Chrsitian
teachings. He defended the veneration of icons, composed hymns and
preached many homilies in honor of Mary, especially her assumption.
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