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Catholic Word of the Day: HAGIOGRAPHY, 12-10-13
| Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
Posted on 12/10/2013 7:47:15 AM PST by Salvation
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The writings or documents about the saints and saintly people. It began with records of the martyrs, including the dates and manner of their deaths. Later it was extended to the lives and data of all the saints. The most scientific form of hagiography is that of the Bollandists in their Acta Sanctorum.
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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; saints
Studying the lives of the saints, and imitating them can set us on the right path in life.
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