3 May – Invention of the True Cross

Modern Hagiography

Roman Martyrology

Sanctorale Catholicum

Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.

Lives of the Saints by Francis Weninger.

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.

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

Anecdotes and Incidents: Ecclesiastical and Religious

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

Short Instructive Sketches from the Lives of the Saints

The Lives of Saints, with Other Feasts of the Year, According to the Roman Calendar by Peter Ribadeneira.

“The Legend of the Cross” by Sabine Baring-Gould.

Medieval Hagiography

Acta Sanctorum

Socrates, Ecclesiastical History (pdf)

Theodoret, Ecclesiastical History (pdf)

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Breviarium Romanum Latin & English.

Art & Architecture

The painted fresco cycle by Piero della Francesca in the basilica of San Francesco in Arezzo – about, photographs, 3D model, photo

The church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome

18C Invention of the True Cross

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

A Garner of Saints: Being a Collection of the Legends and Emblems Usually Represented in Art by Allen Hinds.

See also 18 August – Saint Helena (when available).


Medieval Music Database

Customs & Devotions

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

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

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