"The authentic cult of the saints consists not so much in the multiplying of external acts, but rather in the intensity of our active love."

Vatican II:
Constitution on the Church


Vatican II: Dogmatic Constitution on the Church See Chapter 7: The Eschatological Nature of the Pilgrim Church and Her Union with the Heavenly Church
Congregation for the Causes of Saints
Celebrating Saints in the Liturgical Year Vatican II excerpt
On the Invocation, Veneration, and Relics of Saints, and on Sacred Images Council of Trent

Articles in The Way, an international journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the British Jesuits
Saints For Today Sara Maitland
Rising to the Happiness of the Lives of the Saints Kay Cole
The Communion of Saints James Corkery
The Theology of Canonization Peter Gumpel
The Theology of Canonization Paul Molinari
Saints and Miracles Paul Molinari
Recovering the Intercession of the Saints in the Reformed Tradition Belden C. Lane

Articles in Theological Studies, a quarterly journal of theology published by the Jesuits of the United States and Canada
Saints And Martyrs: Some Contemporary Considerations Lawrence S. Cunningham
A Reinterpretation of Invocation and Intercession of the Saints Patricia A. Sullivan
New Voices in the Tradition: Medieval Hagiography Revisited Marie Anne Mayeski
A Decade of Research on the Saints 1980-1990 Lawrence S. Cunningham
Psychoanalytic Hagiography: The Case of Ignatius of Loyola W.W. Meissner

Articles in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America
One Wholly Catholic: Saints and Sanctity in the Post-Apostolic Church Maureen A. Tilley
"I Want to Be in That Number": Desire, Inclusivity, and the Church Paul Lakeland
Over, Under, Around, and Through: Ethics, Solidarity, and the Saints Christine Firer Hinz

Articles from other sources
The Saint in Catholic Tradition Monika Hellwig
Ancestor Worship in Korea and Africa: Social Function or Religious Phenomenon? Choon Sup Bae
Why A Sanctoral Cycle? Or, Are We Ready for Methodist Hagiography? Clifton F. Guthrie
Christians and Their Ancestors: A Dilemma of African Theology Jack Partain
The Roman martyrology Published by order of Gregory XIII
The Holiness of the Church in the Nineteenth Century: Saintly Men and Women of Our Own Times Constantine Kempf, SJ
Legends of the Saints The Catholic Encyclopedia
Patron Saints The Catholic Encyclopedia
Communion of Saints The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Legends of the Saints: An Introduction to Hagiography Hippolyte Delehaye, S.J.
Patron Saints Sites: Catholic Online - Catholic Doors Ministry - Saints Alive
Patron Saints of Animal Topics - Patron Saints of Cities - Patron Saints of Countries - Patron Saints of Dioceses - Patron Saints of Education Topics - Patron Saints of Family Matters - Patron Saints of Medical Conditions - Patron Saints of the Medical Field - Patron Saints of Military Topics - Patron Saints of Nobility and Caste - Patron Saints of Occupations - Patron Saints of States in the US

Papal Documents on Saints
Saints, Martyrs and Other Holy Persons Catholic Information Network
Saint and Saintliness The Jewish Encyclopedia
Lesser-Known Saints & Martyrs
Book of Saints Brief stories of 54 saints, written by children
St. Pachomius Library
Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus
The Celtic Saints
A Benedictine Martyrology
Augustinian Saints and Blesseds
Saints of Carmel
Carmelite Saints
Saints Lives Internet Medieval Sourcebook

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