This past weekend, Pope Benedict XVI welcomed seven new saints into the canon of saints. Two were born in New York, and one of these native New Yorkers, Kateri Tekakwitha, is the first American Indian saint.
Saints have always been popular subjects for artists and writers, and continue to be so to this day. Here are a few modern examples:
Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Priestess of Avalon. [SF BRA] "Myth, magic, and romance" and the story of St. Helena.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon. [DVD BRO] Dramatizes the life of St. Francis of Assisi.
Cutter, Kimberly. The Maid. [F CUT] A novel about St. Jean of Arc.
De Paola, Tomie. Christopher: The Holy Giant. [JP DEP] Tells the legend of St. Christopher.
Gauch, Patricia Lee. The Little Friar Who Flew. [JP GAU] The story of St. Joseph, of Cupertino, who was known for his ability to levitate.
Llywelyn, Morgan. Brendan. [F LLY] A novel of the life of St. Brendan the Voyager.