27 December – Saint John the Evangelist

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.

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 by Eleanor C. Donnelly.

Pictorial Half Hours with the Saints by Auguste François Lecanu.

Miniature Lives Of The Saints For Every Day In The Year by Henry Sebastian Bowden.

Stories of the Saints Third Series by Mary Seymour.

Little Lives of the Great Saints by John O’Kane Murray. 

Anecdotes and Incidents: Ecclesiastical and Religious

The Fairest Flower of Paradise: Considerations on the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, Enriched with Examples Drawn from the Lives of the Saints by Alexis Lepicier.

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays

The lives of saints, with other feasts of the year, according to the Roman calendar by Peter Ribadeneira.

Biblical & Apocryphal Texts

Matthew 10:1-4, Mark 3:14-19, Luke 6:13-16, Acts 1:13.

According to tradition Apostle, Evangelist, and visionary of the Apocalypse.

Apocryphal Acts of John

Another Apocryphal Acts of John

An Account of the Death of John

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Art & Architecture

Evangelist Symbol of Saint John in the 7th century Echternach Gospels.

Evangelist Portrait of Saint John in the 9th century Ebbo Gospels.

El Greco, The Vision of Saint John in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

18C Libro del Compendio della Vita di tutti Santi, also his Vision on Patmos


Warburg Institute Iconographic Database – Saint John the Evangelist, Agony in the Garden, Last Supper, Crucifixion, Apocalypse.

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Kornbluth Photography Historical Archive

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon, Plumb 2016.

Sacred and Legendary Art volume I by Mrs. Jameson.

A Handbook of Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints as Illustrated in Art by Clara Erskine Clement.

A Garner of Saints: Being a Collection of the Legends and Emblems Usually Represented in Art by Allen Hinds.

Lives and Legends of the Evangelists, Apostles, and Other Early Saints by Mrs. Arthur Bell.

The Saints in Art with Their Attributes and Symbols, Alphabetically Arranged by Margaret E. Tabor.

Saints and their Symbols: A Companion in the Churches and Picture Galleries of Europe by E. A. Greene.

Sacred Symbols in Art by Elizabeth Edwards Goldsmith.

The Saints in Art by Joseph Maria von Radowitz.

Emblems of Saints by Which They Are Distinguished in Works of Art by F. C. Husenbeth.


Hymns to Saint John the Evangelist (although finding recordings of these songs is rather challenging.

Hymns to Saint John the Divine

Hymn to Saint John the Evangelist by Frederick William Faber (also here)

“Saint of the Sacred Heart”


Prayer to Saint John the Evangelist

Another Prayer to Saint John the Evangelist

Manna for the Soul: Meditations for Every Day of the Year by Paulo Segneri.

Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy by Pierre Chaignon.

Meditations for Every Day in the Year by Roger Baxter (Benziger, 1823, reprinted in 1884).

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon (Benziger, 1894).

The Church Seasons Historically and Poetically Illustrated by Alexander H. Grant.

Original, Short and Practical Sermons for Every Feast of the Ecclesiastical Year : Three Sermons for Every Feast by Francis Weninger.

Heortology: A History Of The Christian Festivals From Their Origin To The Present Day by Heinrich Kellner.

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