30 November – Saint Galgano

Modern Hagiography Roman Martyrology “The Marvellous Sword” in Saints of Italy by Ella Noyes (Dent, 1901). The True Story of the Sword in the Stone (an audiobook). Contemporary Hagiography BHL Scholarly Articles “The 12th Century Sword of San Galgano in the Hermitage of Montesiepi in Tuscany: A Transmission of the Arthurian Legend?” “San Galgano: AContinue reading “30 November – Saint Galgano”

30 November – Saint Andrew the Apostle

Modern Hagiography Roman Martyrology Sanctorale Catholicum Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler. Lives of the Saints by Francis Weninger. Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould. The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger (and Vigil). Character Calendar Pictorial Lives of the Saints La vie des saints Stories of the Saints Third Series by Mary Seymour.Continue reading “30 November – Saint Andrew the Apostle”

Music of Advent, Day 2, First Monday – Verbum supernum prodiens

In English, Supernal Word.  These are the first three words of both an Advent hymn and a Eucharistic hymn.  The Advent hymn continues with either “A Patre olim exiens” or “E Patris aeterni sinu,” while the Eucharistic hymn continues with “Nec Patris linquens dexteram.”    Annus Sanctus presents four different translations, one for each weekContinue reading “Music of Advent, Day 2, First Monday – Verbum supernum prodiens”

29 November – Saint Saturninus of Toulouse

Modern Hagiography Roman Martyrology Sanctorale Catholicum Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler. Lives of the Saints by Francis Weninger. Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould. Character Calendar Pictorial Lives of the Saints La vie des saints Our Birthday Bouquet Culled from the Shrines of the Saints and the Gardens of the Poets byContinue reading “29 November – Saint Saturninus of Toulouse”