Alban Butler's Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints was published between 1756 and 1759. Since then the multi-volume work has undergone numerous revisions and updatings. Since this British cleric was somewhat reticent about promulgating many of the legends and stories commonly attributed to saints today, we have drawn on a more colorful, 20th-century revision for One Hundred Saints.
Originally published in 1993, this is still the only version of Butler's long-revered 'Lives of the Saints' that presents saints in all their splendour, in both word & image. The selection reflects contemporary interest & patronage.