28 December – The Holy Innocents

Modern Hagioraphy

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.

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

Il libro d’oro

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

“Hymn for the Feast of the Holy Innocents” by Aubrey Thomas de Vere.

Biblical Texts

Matthew 2

Medieval Hagiography


The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Art & Architecture

In the Codex Egberti, a tenth-century Ottonian manuscript.

By Giotto, in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.

By Jacopo Tintoretto.

Multiple paintings by Pieter Breughel the Elder (a great interactive feature same painting without the interactive featureanother version)

18C Libro del Compendio della Vita di tutti Santi

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Kornbluth Photography Historical Archive

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon, 2016 Plumb

Sacred and Legendary Art volume II by Mrs. Jameson.

Legends of the Monastic Orders as Represented in the Fine Arts by Mrs. Jameson.

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

The Gospel in Art by Albert Bailey.


Medieval Music Database

Two Hymns by Prudentius to the Holy Innocents.

The Coventry Carol (notesmore background)

Other hymns for the Innocenti

A Dutch carol, “Kerstnacht, schoner dan de dagen” (backgroundvideo).

Songs for Catholic Schools

Devotions & Celebrations

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

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.

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