5 January – Saint Simeon Stylites

Modern Hagiography

Roman Martyrology

Sanctorale Catholicum

Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.

Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.

Character Calendar

Pictorial Lives of the Saints

Miniature Lives of the Saints for Every Day of the Year

La vie des saints 

Book of Saints and Heroes by Mrs. Lang.

The Lives of the Fathers of the Eastern Deserts by Richard Challoner.

Contemporary Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

Acta Santorum

A Syriac life of Saint Simeon the Stylite.

An account of his life in the Ecclesiastical History of Evagrius.

And in Theodoret’s History of the Monks of Syria (free to borrow with registration).

Writings of Saint Simeon the Stylite

Letters of Saint Simeon the Stylite

Art & Architecture

A great collection of photographs of the Church of Saint Simeon Stylites.  

An ex-voto (in fulfillment of a vow) silver plaque showing Simeon on his pillar (more about it here).

The Menologion of Basil II (about)

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Post-Biblical Saints Art Index

Lives and Legends of the Great Hermits and Fathers of the Church, with Other Contemporary Saints by Mrs. Arthur Bell.

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.


Saint Simeon Stylite’s Prayer for his mother.


Alfred Tennyson’s Poem, St. Simeon Stylites.

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