17 January – Saint Anthony Abbot

Modern Hagiography

Roman Martyrology

Sanctorale Catholicum

Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.

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

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

Il libro d’oro, and a second.

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

Life of Saint Antony by Athansius (html pdf page 593 – recorded audio version).

Breviarium Romanum – Latin & English

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Art & Architecture

Vatican Colonnade

The inner panel on the right wing of the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grunewald shows The Temptation of Saint Anthony.  It was the pair to the panel showing The Meeting of Saint Paul and Saint Anthony (see 15 January – Saint Paul the First Hermit)

Learn more about the Isenheim Altarpiece here and here.

Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gold by Fra Angelico.

Other representations of the theme

You can listen to a discussion of the version by Joos van Craesbeeck in an episode of the BBC Radio Program Moving Pictures.

18C Libro del Compendio della Vita di tutti Santi

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon.

Post-Biblical Saints Art Index

Sacred and Legendary Art volume II 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 Great Hermits and Fathers of the Church, with Other Contemporary 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.


Medieval Music Database


Prayer to Saint Antony

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

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon.

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