Heroes inspire us and leave their mark on society — and modern-day saints are heroes. Their stories reveal what it means to be “in communion with the saints” and their lives model for us how to come face-to-face with eternal life. Saints typically are ordinary people leading extraordinary lives. Saints are holy people living not on earth but in eternal life; they are available to us. In their death they prepare a pathway for the living to communicate with God through intercessory prayer.
Hagiography is the study of or the stories of those faithful who have stayed true to their Christian faith unto death. Here we offer authoritative books on how a few of these saints made unique contributions to Catholic Christian theological understanding.
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men… This is good, and pleasing to God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”1 Tim 2:1-4