How did Saint Francis of Assisi protect a village from wolves, and what did Saint Osmund have to do with the infamous “Doomsday Book”? This reference is a collection of clear and straightforward entries on the lives of early and more recent saints and other important contributors to the Catholic faith. It is an introductory study into those who have faced insurmountable difficulties with the bare strength of their faith. The biographies are designed for the young researcher or any youth with a burgeoning curiosity. Though the entries offer only a glimpse into the lives of these exceptional individuals, they are sure to provide a basic understanding and serve as a gateway for further investigation.