Published in 1997 by Canterbury Press Norwich
a publishing imprint of Hymns Ancient & Modern Limited,
a registered charity,
St Mary's Works, St Mary's Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3BH

Edited by Brother Tristam SSF

© European Province of the Society of Saint Francis, 1997

Bible Readings are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible
© 1989, by the Division of Christian Education
of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA

Psalms are from the Standard Book of Common Prayer (1979)
of the Episcopal Church in the USA

Collects & Post-Communion Prayers are from
The Report on Calendar, Lectionary & Collects 2000 (GS 1161a)
© 1996, Central Board of Finance of the Church of England

For further copyright & permissions information
see pages 558 ff.

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means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or
any information storage and retrieval system, without permission,
which should be sort in writing from:
The Secretary for Liturgy SSF
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A catalogue record for this book is available
from the British Library.

ISBN 1-85311-174-0


The Editor is grateful to the following for permission to reproduce material, some of which is copyright:

The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA;

© The Central Board of Finance of the Church of England, collects and post-communion prayers from Calendar, Lectionary and Collects 2000 (GS1161a), published in 1996;
and for permission to use material written by the Editor of this book for the original General Synod document GS1161, Report on the Calendar & Lectionary & Collects 2000, published in 1995;

Charles Mortimer Guilbert, Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church in the USA, for use of The Psalms from that book, on which no copyright is claimed. The psalms have been adjusted to comply with British orthography and usage and inclusivised in reference to human beings, with permission.

Many friends and associates of the Editor have offered contributions to the biographies, and gratitude is offered particularly to:

Dom Robert Atwell OSB, of Burford Priory, for: Augustine of Canterbury, Augustine of Hippo, Cecilia, Gregory of Nyssa & Macrina, Gregory the Great, Ignatius of Antioch, Irenæus, John Chrysostom, Justin and Monica;
Revd Richard Carter, Chaplain to the Melanesian Brotherhood, for: Ini Kopuria;
Sister Catherine OHP, of St Hilda's Priory, Whitby, for: Hilda;
Revd Professor Owen Chadwick, former Master of Selwyn College Cambridge, for: George Augustus Selwyn;
Revd Dr John Clark, Vicar of South Broomhill, Northumberland and author of Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, for: Walter Hilton;
Dr Petà Dunstan, Librarian of the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge and Supervisor in Modern Church History, for: William & Catherine Booth, Josephine Butler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Bosco, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Charles Gore, Octavia Hill, Eglantine Jebb, John Keble, Edward King, Charles Fuge Lowder, Frederick Denison Maurice, Harriet Monsell, John Mason Neale, John Henry Newman, Florence Nightingale, Edward Bouverie Pusey, Oscar Romero, Christina Rossetti, Priscilla Lydia Sellon, Mary Slessor, Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, Mary Sumner, William Temple, Evelyn Underhill, Brooke Foss Westcott and William Wilberforce;
Claire Farley, doctoral student at Jesus College Cambridge, for: Hildegard of Bingen;
Revd Dr Donald Gray, Chairman of The Alcuin Club, for: Alcuin;
Sister Gillian Clare OSC, for: Clare and Mechtild;
Revd Dr Gustavo Gutiérrez, author of Las Casas, for: Bartolomé de las Casas;
Rt Revd Patrick Harris, Bishop of Southwell, formerly Bishop of Northern Argentina, for: Allen Gardiner;
Brenda Hopkins, Franciscan Tertiary, for: the Curé d'Ars;
Revd Dr Ivor Jones, Principal of Wesley House Theological College Cambridge, for: John & Charles Wesley;
Simon Jones, doctoral student at Selwyn College Cambridge, for: Aidan, Alban, Ephrem, and Oswald of Northumbria;
Revd Stephen Lake, Vicar of St Aldhelm's, Poole, for: Aldhelm;
Revd Dr Diarmaid MacCulloch, of St Cross College Oxford, and author of Thomas Cranmer; A Life, for: Thomas Cranmer;
Revd Canon Michael Perham and the Norwich Diocesan Liturgical Committee, for: Edith Cavell, Edmund, Etheldreda, Dame Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe;
Simon Oliver, of Balliol College Oxford, for: Frideswide;
Dom Thomas Quin OSB, of Burford Priory, for: Anselm, Bede, Benedict, Birinus, Cedd, Cuthbert, Dunstan, Edward the Confessor, Lanfranc, Scholastica and Thomas Becket;
Revd Bernhard Schünemann, Vicar of Littlemore, for: Willibrord;
Revd Philip Sheldrake, of General Seminary, NYC, for: George Herbert;
Dr Jo Spreadbury, of Magdalen College Oxford, for: Bridget of Sweden, Catherine of Siena, John of the Cross, Mary Magdalene, Mary, Martha & Lazarus and Teresa of Avila;
Sister Teresa CSA, DD, for: Elizabeth Ferard.

The remaining one hundred and fifty or so hagiographies were written by the Editor.

The Editor also wishes to thank:

The Rt Revd David Stancliffe, Revd Canon Michael Perham, Revd Canon Jane Sinclair and Revd Canon John Sweet, for their continued help above and beyond the call of duty;

Dr Petà Dunstan, Librarian at the Divinity School in Cambridge, for help in locating the right reference books, but particularly for checking the texts of the biographies and saving the Editor from making some grave and embarrassing errors;

Mrs Christine Smith, Senior Publisher at Canterbury Press Norwich, for her enthusiasm for the project;

The Master and the Fellows of Trinity College Cambridge (particularly Revd Dr Arnold Brown, Dean of Chapel), for providing a scholarship for the Lent Term of 1997, during which time the book was constructed;

The Principal, staff and ordinands at Westcott House Cambridge, for providing him with a place of refuge, learning and holiness in which to undertake the task.