One of the foremost Catholic Church historians has given us in this volume a brief sketch of the life and work of eighteen men and women who have been canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. As the title suggests, the author is at particular pains to bring out the enduring significance of each saintly personage with especial emphasis upon their message for our own day. Included are many of the best known of the Catholic saints such as Sts. Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, Thomas Aquinas, Joan of Arc, Ignatius Loyola, Francis de Sales, Vincent DePaul, Mary Bernard Soubirous (Bernadette) and Therese of Liseux (The Little Flower). Of especial interest are the chapters dealing with saints whose names are not so familiar such as St. Isaac Jogues, Jesuit missionary to the Indians; St. John Mary Vianney, the champion of the peasants; St. John Basco, noted for his work with boys and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, better known as Mother Cabrini, the first American citizen to be canonized. As always, Theodore Maynard writes interestingly and with a clear grasp of historical facts. A book of especial interest to Catholics, but it should have a wider appeal.