The Communion of Saints

As we commemorate this month of All Saints and All Souls, we are reminded that “The communion of saints is the Church” (CCC 946). But where can we go to learn more? Where can we send our children to research saints for Confirmation? To help, we have pulled together the best sites and books. We need more saints. Perhaps a little study about those we call “saints” will help.

Recommended Websites

Recommended Books (General)

  • Butler’s Lives Of The Saints
  • Saint of The Day
  • Dictionary of Saints
  • Saintly Companions: A Cross-Reference of Sainted Relationships
  • The Doctors of The Church: Thirty-Three Men and Women Who Shaped Christianity

Recommended Books (Saint Specific)

  • The Story of a Soul (St. Therese de Lisieux)
  • Interior Castle (St. Teresa of Avila)
  • A Simple Path (St. Theresa of Calcutta)
  • The Way (St. Josemaria Escriva)
  • Finding God’s Will for You (St. Frances de Sales)
  • The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius (St. Ignatius of Loyola)
  • True Devotion to Mary: With Preparation for Total Consecration (St. Louis de Montfort)
  • Duty of a Christian Toward God (St. John Baptiste De La Salle)

These books are available online or, if you really want to be adventurous, try visiting a library!