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American Catholic Saints Collection (10 vols.)
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The American Catholic Saints Collection brings together the biographies of some of the earliest American saints and martyrs. Learn about the fascinating lives of Isaac Jogues (the seventeenth century missionary who was killed by the Mohawk Indians), Father Damien (who served a leper colony and died of leprosy), Elizabeth Seton (who was widowed at a young age and converted to the Catholic Church), and many others. Written with the aid of personal journals, letters, and countless testimonies, these texts provide authentic and original accounts of lives well lived and faith well practiced.

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Key Features

  • Six fascinating lives including missionaries, saints, and heroes of the faith
  • Authentic accounts from original sources
  • Detailed citations and references

Novum Belgium: An Account of New Netherland in 1643–1644

  • Author: Isaac Jogues
  • Editor: John Gilmary Shea
  • Publisher: John Gilmary Shea
  • Publication Date: 1862
  • Pages: 62

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This is Father Isaac Jogues’ original account of what happened to the missionaries in New Netherland. This fascinating text provides a glimpse into the perilous world of missionaries, just before Jogues was slain by the Mohawk Iroquois. Included in Novum Belgium is a brief biography of Isaac Jogues, as well as his handwritten notes and memoir. The text contains both the original French and the English translation.

Isaac Jogues (1607–1646) is one of the Jesuit missionaries known as “The North American Martyrs.” The Mohawks, who later killed him, referred to Jogues as Ondessonk, or “the indomitable one.” In 1642, he was captured, tortured, and enslaved by the Mohawks. He was rescued, but then returned to work with the Mohawks as a missionary. When the Mohawk community fell on hard times, they blamed Jogues for diseases and crop failure, then murdered him.

John Gilmary Shea (1824–1892) was educated at the Grammar School of Columbia College. He spent six years in the Society of Jesus and studied the history of the Jesuit order. He published many original works, including The Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley and History of the Catholic Missions Among the Indian Tribes of the United States. He edited many texts as well. In 1883, he became the first recipient of the Laetare Medal, awarded by the University of Notre Dame.

The Life of Father Isaac Jogues

  • Author: Félix Martin
  • Publisher: Benzinger Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 257

“A fervor more intense, a self-abnegation more complete, a self-devotion more constant and enduring, will scarcely find its record on the page of human history.” This text has been assembled using all of the letters and records available to provide the most complete biography possible. It includes “Father Jogue’s Account of the Captivity and Death of His Companion, René Goupil.”

Félix Martin (1804–1886) was the founder of St. Mary’s College, as well as the designer of St. Patrick’s Church in Montreal. He spent a number of years on these projects in Canada before returning to France, where he served in various positions of leadership at the college of Vannes and Vaugirard College in Paris.

Father Damien: A Journey from Cashmere to His Home in Hawaii

  • Author: Edward Clifford
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 176

Father Damien was a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary who spent 16 years caring for a quarantined leper colony in Hawaii. While he lived, Father Damien was a well-known representative of the fight against leprosy. He himself died of leprosy in 1889, and became the tenth saint to have lived and/or died in the United States.

Edward Clifford (1844–1907) was a writer and an artist who knew Father Damien personally. He served for a time as honorary Secretary of the Church Army, and studied the treatment of leprosy before visiting the leper colony where Father Damien was serving.

Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde of Honolulu

  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 51

This fascinating letter composed by Robert Louis Stevenson advocates for Father Damien’s canonization as a saint. It was written in direct response to a letter arguing that Father Damien was not worthy of the honor of sainthood. Stevenson draws heavily from the source letter, and defends the validity and the importance of Father Damien’s canonization. In this letter, the writer of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shows both his wit, and his deep frustration with the attack on Father Damien’s character.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was one of the many great writers of the nineteenth century. He wrote letters, poems, travel essays, and many novels, most notably Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

In Memory of the Reverend Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini

  • Publisher: A. Bernasconi
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 419

Mother Cabrini, the founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, impacted ministries across the globe. Her biography is composed of letters, news articles and testimonies discussing her impact on the world. This text is a thorough compilation of hundreds of such primary-source documents, preserved in the original languages in which they were written.

Memoir, Letters and Journal of Elizabeth Seton, Convert to the Catholic Faith and Sister of Charity, vol. 1

  • Author: Robert Seton
  • Publisher: P. O’Shea
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 322

Elizabeth Seton founded both the Sisters of Charity and the first Catholic school in America. In 1975, she became the first person born in America to be canonized as a saint. This text is assembled from her memoir, letters, and journal.

Robert Seton (1839–1927) was Elizabeth Seton’s grandson. He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Academia Ecclesiastica in Rome. In 1867, Robert was the first United States citizen to receive the honor of Roman Prelatura, and a year later he was made prothonotary apostolic.

Memoir, Letters and Journal of Elizabeth Seton, Convert to the Catholic Faith and Sister of Charity, vol. 2

  • Author: Robert Seton
  • Publisher: P. O’Shea
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 305

Elizabeth Seton founded both the Sisters of Charity and the first Catholic school in America. In 1975, she became the first person born in America to be canonized as a saint. This text is assembled from her memoir, letters, and journal.

Robert Seton (1839–1927) was Elizabeth Seton’s grandson. He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Academia Ecclesiastica in Rome. In 1867, Robert was the first United States citizen to receive the honor of Roman Prelatura, and a year later he was made prothonotary apostolic.

Life of Mrs. Eliza A. Seton

  • Author: Charles I. White
  • Publisher: P. J. Kenedy and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 491

This biography includes extracts from Elizabeth Seton’ writings, as well as “An Historical Sketch of the Sisterhood From Its Foundation to the Time of Her Death.”

Charles Ignatius White (1807–1878) was educated at Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmittsburg, St. Mary’s College, Baltimore, and St. Sulpice, Paris. He was ordained in 1830, and made rector of St. Matthew’s, Washington. He translated Protestantism and Catholicity Compared in Their Effects on the Civilization of Europe, and wrote for a number of magazines.

Life and Life-Work of Mother Theodore Guerin

  • Author: Mary T. Mug
  • Publisher: Benzinger Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 485

Theodore Guerin founded the order of the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary of the Woods in Indiana. “She lived a life of extraordinary union with God and conformity to His holy will . . . her wisdom in governing is a fit model for all persons in authority.”

Mary T. Mug was a member of Mother Theodore Guerin’s congregation.

Life of Right Rev. John N. Neumann, D. D.

  • Author: John A. Berger
  • Publisher: Benzinger Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 447

A life of humility is one of the more challenging qualities to reproduce in a biography. A truly humble life makes a tremendous model, but by its nature, humility is difficult to identify and uplift. Bishop John Neumann lived such a life, and his biography is composed from carefully collected letters and his own personal journal, as well as accounts from his family.

John A. Berger was the nephew of Bishop John Neumann.

Product Details

  • Title: American Catholic Saints Collection
  • Volumes: 10
  • Pages: 3,015