12 March – Saint Gregory the Great

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.

An Alphabet of Saints by Robert Hugh Benson, Reginald Balfour, and Charles Ritchie.

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

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

Stories of the Saints Fourth Series Saints of the Early Church by Mary Seymour.

Legends of the Blessed Sacrament Gathered from the History of the Church and the Lives of the Saints by Emily Mary Shapcote.

True Historical Stories for Catholic Children by Josephine Portuondo.

Il libro d’oro

Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages by George Hodges.

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

Liber pontificalis (free to borrow with registration)

The earliest life of Pope Gregory the Great by a monk or nun at Whitby. 

https://www.ccel.org/ccel/pearse/morefathers/files/gregory_whitby_life.htm (selections)

http://www.umilta.net/gregory.html (selections)

Bede on the role of Pope Gregory the Great in the mission to England (including the Libellus responsionum)

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Writings by Pope Gregory the Great

Documenta Catholica Omnia

Regula pastoralis

Register of the Epistles of Gregory the Great – Part I, Part II (continued)

The Dialogues

Morals on the Book of Job (Cîteaux Moralia in Job)

Forty Homilies on the Gospels


Art & Architecture

San Gregorio Magno al Celio in Rome (17C Sculpture)

Michel Pacher’s Altarpiece of the Four Church Fathers

15C Mass of Saint Gregory

16C Mass of Saint Gregory

Painting by Titian in Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Painting by Goya

Painting by Rubens; Another Painting by Rubens

17C Painting


Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Kornbluth Photography Historical Archive

Post-Biblical Saints Art Index

Sacred and Legendary Art volume I by Mrs. Jameson.

Legends of the Monastic Orders as Represented in the Fine Arts 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.

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.

Sacred Symbols in Art by Elizabeth Edwards Goldsmith.


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

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