14 January – Saint Felix of Nola

Modern Hagiography

Roman Martyrology

Sanctorale Catholicum

Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.

Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.

Miniatures Lives of the Saints for Every Day in the Year

“The Ballad of Saint Felix” in The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts by Abbie Farwell Brown.

Anecdotes and Incidents: Ecclesiastical and Religious

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

Contemporary & Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

Acta Sanctorum

Paulinus of Nola wrote a poem for the feast day of Saint Felix, every year for at least fourteen years. Called Natilicia, within his corpus, they are numbers 12 to 16, 18 to 21, 23, and 26 to 29 (register to borrow for free). Poem 16 tells the story of the spider (as does “The Ballad of Saint Felix”).

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Art & Architecture

The complex at Nola, today Cimitile, has mosaics and frescoes and carvings from several periods of the early middle ages.  To get a sample, look through this photo album. And this one.


Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon.

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.


Medieval Music Database

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