Butler’s ORIGINAL Lives of the Saints – Complete Set (January – December)

US$ 299.00

Rev. Alban Butler’s ORIGINAL Lives of the Saints – Complete Seven Volume Set – finest original edition of the text from the early 19th century with no modernization, alterations, deletions, or additions to the product of Father Butler. January to December plus Appendices etc. – Hardcover – Illustrated – 5100 pages.


Rev. Alban Butler’s ORIGINAL Lives of the Saints – Complete Seven Volume Set – finest original edition of the text from the early 19th century with no modernization, alterations, deletions, or additions to the product of Father Butler. January to December plus Appendices etc. – Hardcover – Illustrated – 5100 pages

Lives of the Saints by Rev. Fr. Alban Butler is the most revered Catholic book after the Bible, the Missal and The Imitation of Christ.  This magnificent set of books is perfect for daily devotion and for family reading. A Saint or two for each day of the calendar. Each day there is an illustration, as well as historical and doctrinal notes on major feast days and holy days. A must for every Catholic household.

Very few published works require such a lengthy explanation of exactly WHICH edition is being offered, in what format, and why, than Fr. Alban Butler’s Lives of the Saints. The reason is that there are so many very different books being printed under this author’s name and under this title due to it’s long history (the work is almost 300 years old) and its universal popularity. Few catholic books except the Bible, the Confessions, the Imitation, and the Summa, are as widely read. This book has also been extensively revised, altered, and updated since its original publication, with new editions, even 21st century revisions being made, that we feel the time is ripe for an original, unexpurgated, and unrevised print version to be made available.

This edition is widely considered to be the most complete and authoritative ever issued. It is the 1854 edition of D. J. Sadlier of New York, and in the Preface it gives its “pedigree.” The original was printed anonymously in London in 1759, after 30 years work on the project. The edition published by Sadlier is an exact replica of the Dublin and London edition of 1833. Being a scholarly work, but also a work deeply imbued with the piety and devotion of a priest’s lifetime effort, it is loaded with footnotes which comprise a significant proportion of the total text. In the original book, the footnotes were printed in such a small, closely-set typeface, that they were almost unreadable.

A great man once said that “History is the laboratory of Wisdom.” And where do we find the best history? It is found in the lives of the saints, for it is through their lives on earth, lived within the union of Christ’s mystical body, the Catholic Church, that we see the only history that truly matters for all eternity.

This spectacular history by Fr. Alban Butler, The Lives of the Saints, presents to the reader the life story of over 1600 saints and their times. In the original introduction we find this bold statement:

“It is on this account we have ventured to designate The Lives of the Saints an historical supplement to the Old and New Testaments. We think this work deserves to be so considered, on account of the close resemblance it bears to the historical portions of holy writ. Let the divine economy, in this respect, be for a moment the subject of the reader’s consideration.”

Father Alban Butler was born in 1710, at Appletree, Northamptonshire, the second son of Simon Butler, Esq. Orphaned at the age of eight, he was sent to be educated at the English College, Douay, in France. In 1735, Butler was ordained a priest. At Douay, he was appointed professor of philosophy, and later professor of theology. It was at Douay, he began his principal work The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints. He also prepared material for Richard Challoner’s Memoirs of Missionary Priests, a work on the martyrs of the reign of Elizabeth. He labored for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death in 1773.

” To venerate the saints without following in their steps, is merely offering them the incense of empty flattery.” ~ St. Augustine.

To read the lives of the saints is also a means of honoring them, for we read the  record of their deeds in order to take them for patterns in our own actions.

Lives of the Saints by Father Butler

The Annunciation
The Ascension
The Assumption
Ash Wednesday
Sts. Abraham and Mary
Sts. Adrian and Eubulus
St. Aelred
St. Agapetus
St. Agatha
St. Agnes
St. Albinus
St. Alexius
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Alphonsus Liguori
St. Ambrose
St. Andrew Apostle
St. Andrew Avellino
St. Anicetus
St. Anne
St. Anselm
St. Antoninus
St. Antony
St. Antony of Padua
St. Apollinaris Apologist
St. Apollinaris Martyr
St. Apollonia and the Martyrs of Alexandria
St. Apollonius
St. Athanasius
St. Attains
St. Augustine
St. Augustine of Hippo
St. Avitus


Blood The Most Precious
St. Bademus
St. Barachisius
St. Barbara
St. Barbatus
St. Barnabus
St. Bartholomew
St. Basil the Great
St. Basilissa
St. Bathildes
Ven. Bede.
St. Benedict
St. Benedict of Anian
St. Benezet
St. Benjamin
St. Bernard
St. Bernardine of Siena
St. Bertha
St. Bertille
St. Bibiana
St. Blandina
St. Blase
Blessed Virgin Mary The Annunciation
Blessed Virgin Mary The Assumption
Blessed Virgin Mary The Immaculate Conception
Blessed Virgin Mary The Nativity
Blessed Virgin Mary The Presentation
Blessed Virgin Mary The Purification
Blessed Virgin Mary The Seven Dolors
Blessed Virgin Mary the Sunday in the Octave of the Nativity
Blessed Virgin Mary The Visitation of
Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy
St. Bonaventure
St. Boniface.
St. Bridgid
St. Bridget of Sweden
St. Bruno

The Circumcision of Our Lord
Corpus Christi
Cross The Holy Discovery of
Cross The Holy Exaltation of
Crown of Thorns The Holv
St. Cajetan
St Callistus
St. Camillus of Lellis
St. Canutus
St. Casimir
St. Catherine of Alexandria
St. Catherine of Genoa
St. Catherine of Ricci
St. Catherine of Siena.
St. Catherine of Sweden
St. Cecilia
St. Celestine
St. Celsus
St. Charles Borromeo
St. Christina.
St. Clare
St. Claude
St. Clement of Rome
Sts. Cletus and Marcellinus
St. Clotilda
St. Cloud
St. Colette.
St. Columba or Columkille
Sts. Cosmas and Damian
St. Crescentia
Sts. Crispin and Crispinian
St. Cunegundes
St. Cyprian
Sts. Cyprian and Justina, Martyrs
St. Cyriacus and his Companions

St. Cyril
St Cyril of Alexandria
St Cyril of Jerusalem

The Dedication of St. Mary ad Nives

St Damascus
St Damian
St David
St Delphinius
St Didacus
St Dionysia
St Dionysius and his Companions
St Dominic
Sts. Donatian and Rogatian
St. Dorothy


Easter Sunday
Epiphany of Our Lord
St. Edmund of Canterbury
St Edward the Confessor
Eighteen Martyrs of Saragossa
St Eleutherius
St Eligius
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St Elizabeth of Portugal
St Elphege
St Emiliana
St Encratis
St Ephrem
St Epiphanius
St Etheldreda
St Eubulus
St Eucherius
St. Eugenius
St Eulalia
St Eulogius
St. Eulogius Patriarch
St Euphrasia
St Eusebius
St Eusebius Bishop
St. Eustachius and his Companions
St Evaristus


The Five Wounds of Our Lord

The Forty Hours’ Devotion
St. Faustinus and Jovita
St. Feliciauua
St. Felicitas and her Seven Sons
St. Felix I
St. Felix of Valois
St. Fiaker
St. Fidelia
St. Finbarr
St Finian
St. Firmin
St. Flavian

Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
St. Frances of Rome
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis Borgia
St. Francis Caracciolo
St. Francis of Paula
St. Francis of Sales
St. Francis Solano
St. Francis Xavier
St. Frumentius
St. Fulgentius


Guardian Angels
Good Friday
St. Gal Bishop
St. Gall Abbot
St. Gatian
St. Genevieve
St. George
St. Gerard
St. Germanus Bishop of Auxerre
St. Germanus Bishop of Paris
St. Gertrude
St. Giles
St. Goar
St. Gontran
St. Gregory the Great
St. Gregory Bishop.
St. Gregory Nazianzen
St. Gregory VII

St. Gregory Thaumaturgus
St. Guv of Anderlecht

Holy Crosg The Discovery of the Holy Cross The Exaltation
the Holy Innocents
Holy Relics Feast of the
Holy Saturday
St. Hedwige
St. Hegesippus
St Helena
St. Heliodorus
St. Henry
B. Herman Joseph of Steinfeld
St. Hermenegild
St. Hilarion
St. Hilary of Poitiers
St. Honoratus
St. Hospitius
St. Hubert
St. Hugh
St. Hugh of Cluny
St. Hyacinth

The Immaculate Conception
St. Ignatius Martyr
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Irenaeus
St. Ischvrion
St. Isidore

St. James Apostle
St. James Bishop
St. James of La Marca of Ancona
St. Jane Frances de Chantal
St. Jane of Valois
St. Januarius
The Japanese Martyrs
St. Jerome
St. Jerome Emiliani
St. John the Almoner
St. John the Baptist
St. John the Baptist Beheading of
B. John of Britto
St. John Cantius
St. John Chrysostom
St. John Climacus
St. John of the Cross
St. John of Egypt
St. John Evangelist
St. John before the Latin Gate
St. John Francis Regis
St. John of God
St. John Gualbert
St. John of Matha
St. John Nepomueen
St. John the Silent
St. John of St. Fagondez
Sts. John and Paul Martyrs
Sts. Jonas Barachisius and their Companions
St. Joseph
St. Joseph Calasanctus
St. Jovita
St. Jude
St. Julia
St. Juliana Falconieri
Sts. Julian and Basilissa
St. Julius
St. Justin
St. Justina
St. Ladislas
St. Lambert
St. Laurence Martyr
St. Laurence Justinian
St. Laurence O’Toole
St. Leander
St. Leo the Great
St. Leocadia
St. Leonard
St. Leonides
St. Liberatus and others
St. Louis Bishop
St. Louis King
St. Louis Bertrand
St. Lucian
St. Lucy
St. Ludger
St. Luke
St. Lupieinus


Maundy Thursday
The Most Holy Crown of Thorns
The Most Precious Blood
Dedication of St. Mary ad Nives
St. Macarius of Alexandria
St. Magloire
St. Malaehi
St. Mamraertus
St. Marcella
St. Marcellinus Bishop
St. Marcellinus Pope
St. Marcellus
Sts. Marcus and Marcellianus
St. Margaret Martyr
B. Margaret Mary Alacoque
St. Margaret of Scotland
St. Mark Evangelist
St. Mark Pope
St. Martha
St. Martin Pope
St. Martin of Tours
The Martyrs of Alexandria
The Martyi’s of Japan
The Martyrs of Lvons
The Martyrs of Sebaste
The Martyrs of Saragossa
St. Mary of Egypt.
St Mary Magdalen
St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
St. Matthew
St. Matthias
St. Maud
St. MaximMs
St. Medard
St. Mello
St Mesmin
St Michael
St. Michael The Apparition
St. Modestus
St. Monica


The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
St. Narcissus
Sts. Nazarius and Celsus
St. Nemesion
St. Nicasius and his Companions
St. Nicholas of Bari
St. Nicholas of Tolentino
St. Norbert

St. Odo of Cluny
St. Olympias
St. Omer
St. Onesimus
St. Optatus
St. Oswald

Palm Sunday
The Purification
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin
St. Pachomius
St. Palladius
St. Pamphilus
St. Pantaenus
St. Pantaleon
St. Paphnutius
St. Paschal Baylon
St. Paternus
St. Patrick.
St. Paul
St. Paul The Conversion of
St. Paul of the Cross
St. Paul the First Hermit
St. Paul Martyr
St. Paulinus of Nola
St. Perpetuus
St. Peter Apostle
St. Peter’s Chains
St. Peter’s Chair at Antioch
St. Peter’s Chair at Home
St. Peter of Alcantara
St. Peter of Alexandria
St. Peter Celestine
B. Peter Claver
St. Peter Damian
B. Peter Favre
St. Peter of Luxemburg
St. Peter Martyr
Sts. Peter and Dionysia
St. Petronilla
St. Philip Benizi
St. Philip Neri
St. Philip of Jesus
Sts. Philip and James
St. Philogonius
St. Pius V
St. Placid
St. Polycarp
St. Porphyry
St. Pothinus and other Martyrs of Lyons
Sts. Primus and Felicianus
St. Prosper of Aquitaine

Quinquagesima Sunday
St. Quintin


Relics Feast of the Holy
St. Radegundes
St. Raymund Nonnatus
St. Raymund of Pennafort
St. Remigius
St. Richard of Chichester
St. Robert
St. Rogatian
St. Romanus
Sts. Romanus and Lupicinus
St. Romuald
St. Rose of Lima
St. Rosalia


The Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin
St. Sabas
St. Sabinu and his Companions
St. Sanctus
St. Saturninus
St. Scholastica
St. Sebastian
St. Seraphia
St. Serenus
St. Severianus
St. Senoilus
St. Silverius
St. Simeon
St. Simeon Stylites
St. Simon Infant Martyr
St. Simon Stock
Sts. Simon and Jude
St. Simplicius
St. Soter
St. Stanislas Bishop and Martyr
St. Stanislas Kostka
St. Stephen First Martyr
St. Stephen Finding of the Relics
St. Stephen King
St. Stephen Pope
St. Susanna
St. Sylvester
St. Symphorian

The Transfiguration
Trinity Sunday
St. Tarachus and his Companions
St. Tarasius
St. Teresa
The Theban Legion
St. Thecla
St. Theodore Tyro
St. Theodoret
St. Theodoaius
St. Thomas Apostle
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas of Canterbury
St. Thomas of Villanova
Sts. Thrasilla and Emiliana.
Sts. Tiburtius and Susanna.
St. Timothy
St Titus
St. Turribius


St. Ursula
The Visitation
St. Valentine
St. Valerv
St. Venantius
St. Veronica
St. Victor
St. Victorian and others
St. Vincent
St. Vincent Ferrer
St. Vincent of Paul
St. Vitalis
Sts. Vitus Crescentia and Modestus


St. Wenceslas
St. William
St. William of Monte-Vergine
St. Willibrord
St. Wilfrid
St. Wulfran

St. Yvo

St. Zachary
St. Zephyrinus
St. Zita

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