21 March – Saint Benedict of Nursia

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.

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

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

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

Patron Saints by Eliza Allen Starr.

Short Instructive Sketches from the Lives of the Saints (and more stories in the following two entries).

Saints of Italy by Ella Noyes. 

In God’s Garden: Stories of the Saints for Little Children by Amy Steedman. 

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

“Saint Benedict” by Frederick William Faber.

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

The Life of Saint Benedict by Pope Gregory the Great (Book II of his Dialogues, alternately)

The Little Flowers of Saint Benet Gathered from the Dialogues of Saint Gregory the Great

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Writings of Saint Benedict

Documenta Catholica Omnia

The Rule of Benedict (alternately, with commentary, arranged for daily meditation)

Life and Rule combined

Art & Architecture

Vatican Colonnade

Vatican Founder Statue

The Church of Saint Benedict in Mals (Italy)

14C Saint Benedict Tempted in the Wilderness

Scenes from the Life of St Benedict, fresco cycle in the Sacristy of San Miniato al Monte, Florence (1388) by Spinello Aretino

15C Charity of Saint Benedict

15C Saint Benedict in Ecstasy by Fra Angelico

15C Series of Four Scenes from the Life

16C Saint Benedict amidst the Doctors

17C Painting


Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

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.

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.

A treatise On the Medal or Cross of Saint Benedict by Dom Prosper Gueranger.


Prayers for a Novena to Saint Benedict

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.

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