21 January – Saint Agnes

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.

Victories of the Martyrs by Saint Alphonsus Liguori.

Character Calendar

Pictorial Lives of the Saints

La vie des saints 

Lives of the Saints for Children by Theodor Berthold. 

Memorials of the Blessed: A Series of Short Lives of the Saints by Charles B. Fairbanks.

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

Stories of the Saints for Children [First Series] by Mary Seymour.

Stories of the Saints for Children.  The Black Letter Saints by Mrs. Molesworth. 

Maidens of Hallowed Names by Charles Piccirillo. 

Roses of Martyrdom by C. M. Cresswell.

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

Short Instructive Sketches from the Lives of the Saints

Patron Saints by Eliza Allen Starr.

Martyrs and Saints of the First Twelve Centuries: Studies from the Lives of the Black Letter Saints of the English Calendar by Elizabeth Rundle Charles.

Il libro d’oro

The Lives of Saints, with Other Feasts of the Year, According to the Roman Calendar by Peter Ribadeneira.

“St. Agnes” by Matthew Russell.

“Saint Agnes” by Kenelm Digby Best.

“St. Agnes Eve” by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Contemporary & Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

Acta Sanctorum

Breviarium RomanumLatin & English

“The Passion of Agnes” in Prudentius’s Peristephanon.

On Saint Agnes by Saint Ambrose in Three Books concerning Virgins.

A passion of Saint Agnes by 10th century nun Hrosvitha.

Aelfric’s Life

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Art & Architecture

Vatican Colonnade

Sant’Agnese fuori le mura, especially its apse mosaic (Photo gallery).

15C Fresco

17C Painting

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, 2016 Plumb.

Google Arts & Culture

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, Second Feast

“Sweet Agnes, Holy Child”

Customs & Devotions

Feast Day Cookbook

Prayers to Saint Agnes

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