17 March – Saint Patrick

Modern Hagiography

Roman Martyrology

Sanctorale Catholicum

Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.

Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.

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.

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger.

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

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

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

Stories of the Saints by Caroline Chenoweth.

Short Instructive Sketches from the Lives of the Saints

Our Island Saints by Amy Steedman. 

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays

“Saint Patrick” by Matthew Russell.

“Confraternity Hymn to Saint Patrick” by Kenelm Digby Best.

“Saint Patrick’s Day” by Frederick William Faber (alternately here).

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

Hymn on the Life of Saint Patrick

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Writings of Saint Patrick

Documenta Catholica Omnia

The Confession of Saint Patrick

The Confession of Saint Patrick and his Letter to the Soldiers of the Coroticus

“The Deer’s Cry”

“An Evenson” & “Blessing on Munster”

Art & Architecture

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon.

Post-Biblical Saints Art Index

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.

Lives and Legends of the Great Hermits and Fathers of the Church, with Other Contemporary Saints by Mrs. Arthur Bell.

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.


The Lorica of Saint Patrick

“Hail, Glorious Saint Patrick”

Hymns to Saint Patrick

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