5 February – Saint Agatha

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.

Short Instructive Sketches from the Lives of the Saints

Victories of the Martyrs by Saint Alphonsus Liguori.

Stories of the Saints for Children.  The Black Letter Saints by Mrs. Molesworth (Mary Louisa). 

Stories of the Saints for Children Second Series by Mary Seymour.

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.

“The Feast of St. Agatha” by Aubrey de Vere.

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

Hymn to Saint Agatha by Pope Damasus

In Aldhelmus’s De laudibus virginitate (register to borrow for free).

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Art & Architecture

Vatican Colonnade

15C Manuscript Illumination of Martyrdom

16C Martyrdom

17C Painting

17C Painting by Zurbaran

17C Martyrdom

18C Martyrdom by Tiepolo

18C Libro del Compendio della Vita di tutti Santi

Sant’Agata dei Goti in Rome

Sant’Agata in Trastevere, also in Rome


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.

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.

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 St. Agatha

Minni di Virgini

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