I came across this weeks word in this L.A. Times magazine blog article. And while we are discussing "Black Hagiography Month" lets prepare for Irish-American History Month and Women's History Month. Both are in March.
hag·i·og·ra·phy [hag-ee-og-ruh-fee, hey-jee-]
the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology.
1805–15; hagio- + -graphy
hag·i·o·graph·ic [hag-ee-uh-graf-ik, hey-jee-] Show IPA, hag·i·o·graph·i·cal, adjective
hagiography. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hagiography