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Patron Saints: A Feast of Holy Cards [Hardcover]

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Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.24" Width: 7.38" Height: 0.84"
Weight:   1.79 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 20, 2008
Publisher   Abrams Books
Age  13-22
ISBN  081099402X  
EAN  9780810994027  

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In the tradition of Abrams' successful Holy Cards and Saints: A Year in Faith and Art, comes Patron Saints: A Feast of Holy Cards. From the thousands of Catholic Saints, authors Calamari and Di Pasqua have chosen more than 120 who are beautifully portrayed in rare antique holy cards, and whose particular role as patrons is explained by reference to their inspiring lives. The book is divided into five sections: there are patrons of occupations, of nations, of health, of states of life and of nature, animals or natural disasters. Each section includes a list of significant Saints, along with illustrated biographies of the ones selected for the book. Most readers will find here Saints whose patronage is relevant to their own lives.For hundreds of years, holy cards have offered comfort, consolation and encouragement to Catholics, who often carry these portable images of their favourite saints with them and use them in daily religious ritual. Given as remembrances at wakes and funerals, communions and confirmations, holy cards are also a widely popular - and highly collectible - form of folk art.

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Author's Comment  Nov 29, 2007
As one of the authors of this book I feel it is my duty to point out that this self styled "professional information expert" is in error. Like many other nations, Poland has more than one patron saint. In addition to Stancislaus and Casimir, there is Adalbert of Prague, Andrew Bobola, Cunegundes, Methodius, Procopius, Sigismund, Vitus and Wenceslaus. Nowhere in this book is it stated that Prague is a city in Poland. Adalbert was an early evangelist (10th century) who travelled extensively throughout Poland and Russia. Because of his great missionary work to many countries, Adalbert is also a patron saint of Bohemia, Prussia and the Czech Republic, where he was named the Bishop of Prague. In the introduction of "Patron Saints" we state that many of the saints featured are not the most reknown ones for their patronage. (For example, Saint Anthony of Padua, who everyone knows as the Saint of Lost Objects is depicted in our book under a less well known patronage, Saint of Amputated Limbs). Also, in our introduction, we explain how we compiled our myriad of patronage lists. These lists were then meticulously fact checked by our editor at Abrams (a real professional information expert, if there ever was one). And before the book went to press, it was reviewed once again by an independent copy editor. Much research and work went into "Patron Saints" and I would hate for anyone who reads Libraryfiend's review to be misguided by it.
Beautiful reproductions--unsure of their research  Nov 27, 2007
Again, the authors have compiled a dazzling array of lovely sacramental images in their second collaboration. However, as in their first book, there are many errors.

The mistake I found most unpalatable (as a Polish-American) is their assertion that the patron saint of Poland is Adalbert. Of Prague. Which city has not now, nor has ever been, in Poland.

Ask any Pole and he will tell you the patron saint of his homeland is
St. Casimir (1458-1484), a scion of the royal Jagiellon family whose feast is celebrated on March 4. Even if the authors could not get that fact correct, they may have at least chosen Poland's secondary patron, St. Stanislaus Szczepanowski (1030-1079), the martyred bishop of Krakow.

Errors abiding, ladies. As a professional information specialist I am appalled.
Patron Saints: A Feast of Holy Cards  Nov 1, 2007
I had the opprtunity to read thier first book "Novena: The Power of Prayer" and I thought it was fantastic, however thier new book "Patron Saints: A Feast of Holy Cards" was even more visually and spiritually enlightining.

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