19 March – Saint Joseph

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.

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

Lives of the Saints for Children by Theodor Berthold. 

The Fairest Flower of Paradise: Considerations on the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, Enriched with Examples Drawn from the Lives of the Saints by Alexis Lepicier.

Sermons for Children’s Masses, According to the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Year by Raphael Frassinetti.

Patron Saints by Eliza Allen Starr.

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

Quamquam pluriest

“Saint Joseph, Our Father” and “A Sonnet to Saint Joseph” by Matthew Russell.

“Patronage of Saint Joseph” by Frederick William Faber.

Biblical Texts

Matthew 1-2

Luke 2

Matthew 13.55

John 6.42

Medieval Hagiography


Art & Architecture

Vatican Colonnade

Joseph in his Workshop in the right panel of The Merode Altarpiece by Robert Campin.

The Marriage of the Virgin by Perugino

The Dream of Joseph by Rembrandt

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Kornbluth Photography Historical Archive

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon.

A Handbook of Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints as Illustrated in Art by Clara Erskine Clement.

Lives and Legends of the Evangelists, Apostles, and Other Early 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.


Three Hymns to Saint Joseph by Pope Urban VIII

Hymns to Saint Joseph

Hymn to Saint Joseph

“O Blessed Saint Joseph”

“Great Saint Joseph, Son of David”

“Joseph, Pure Spouse of the Immoral Bride”

“Hail, Holy Joseph, Hail!”

Songs for Catholic Schools


Prayer to Saint Joseph by Pius X

Prayers to Saint Joseph

Prayers to Saint Joseph

Litany of Saint Joseph, also

Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy by Pierre Chaignon.

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

Meditations on the Life, the Teaching and the Passion of Jesus Christ for Every Day of the Ecclesiastical Year with an Appendix of Meditations for the Festivals of Various Saints by Augustin Maria Ilg.

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

Original, Short and Practical Sermons for Every Feast of the Ecclesiastical Year by Francis Weninger.

Heortology: A History Of The Christian Festivals From Their Origin To The Present Day by Heinrich Kellner.

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