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THREE WORKS ABOUT THE LIVES OF WOMEN SAINTS, INCLUDING ST. MONICA, ST. AUGUSTINE’S MOTHER

[1.]: [Saints, Lives, St. Monica, St. Augustine’s mother] Bougaud, 1871
RARE ITALIAN TRANSLATION BY THE FRENCH TEXT OF THE ABBOT BOUGAUD OF THIS ACCOUNT ON LIFE AND WORKS OF SAINT MONICA, THE MOTHER OF AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO

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Bougaud, Louis-Émile. Storia di santa Monica, dell'abate Bougaud; versione italiana sulla II. ed. francese del sac. Severino Ferreri. Torino: Pietro di G. Marietti, 1871.

8vo (176x110 mm), contemporary half leather binding, gilt title and decorations at spine, percaline at boards, blue sprinkled edges; pp. XLVIII, 363.

The life and works of Saint Monica, the mother of Augustine of Hippo, a pillar of the Church. Figure of importance, little known, but here extensively studied.

Saint Monica (AD 331 – 387), also known as Monica of Hippo, was an early Christian saint and the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. She is remembered and honored in most Christian denominations, albeit on different feast days, for her outstanding Christian virtues, particularly the suffering caused by her husband's adultery, and her prayerful life dedicated to the reformation of her son, who wrote extensively of her pious acts and life with her in his Confessions. Popular Christian legends recall Saint Monica weeping every night for her son Augustine.

References: IT\ICCU\PUV\0750169 (3 copies). OCLC, 2353201 (1 copy in USA at the Kent State University, and 1 copy in Slovenia).


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[2.]: [Saints, Lives, St. Frances of Rome] Fullerton, 1860
RARE EDITION OF THE LIFE OF ST. FRANCES OF ROME

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Fullerton, Georgiana Charlotte. Vita di Santa Francesca Romana di Lady Giorgina Fullerton; prima versione italiana col permesso dell'autrice. Verona: Vicentini e Franchini, 1860.

8vo (184x122 mm), contemporary half leather binding with percaline at boards, gilt title at spine; pp. 244.

Saint Frances of Rome (Italian: Santa Francesca Romana) (1384 – March 9, 1440) is an Italian saint who was a wife, mother, mystic, organizer of charitable services and a Benedictine oblate who founded a religious community of oblates, who share a common life without religious vows.

References: IT\ICCU\PBE\0005098 (one copy at the Biblioteca della Pia società Istituto don Nicola Mazza don Antonio Spagnolo – Verona). OCLC, 11792205 (one copy in USA at the Saint Bonaventure University, Friedsam Memorial Library, St Bonaventure).


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[3.]: [Saints, Lives, St. Margaret of Cortona] Scarpa, 1841
UNCOMMON ACCOUNT ABOUT THE LIFE OF ST. MARGARET OF CORTONA

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Scarpa, Vincenzo. Notizie storico-morali intorno alla vita di santa Margherita di Cortona scritte da monsignore Vincenzo Scarpa […]. Padova: coi Tipi del Seminario, 1841.

8vo (224x144 mm), editorial paper binding; pp. 95, [1].

Saint Margaret of Cortona (1247 – 22 February 1297) was an Italian penitent of the Third Order of St. Francis ("T.O.S.F."). She was born in Laviano, near Perugia, and died in Cortona. She was canonized in 1728. She is the patron saint of the falsely accused, hoboes, homeless, insane, orphaned, mentally ill, midwives, penitents, single mothers, reformed prostitutes, stepchildren, and tramps.

References: IT\ICCU\VIA\0109109. OCLC, 799579369 and 855219153 (one copy in USA at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign).

Condition

[1.]: Fine copy.
[2.]: Traces of use, abrasions to the binding. A good copy.
[3.]: Light foxing. Very good copy.

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[Women Saints, Lives] A collection of 3 works

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