20 May – Saint Bernardino of Siena

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.

Stories of the Saints Fifth Series by Mary Seymour.

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.

Anecdotes and Incidents: Ecclesiastical and Religious

“The Avowal of Saint Bernadine of Siena” by Kenelm Digby Best.

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

Writings by Saint Bernardino of Siena


Art & Architecture

Oratory of Saint Bernardino in Siena

Oratory of San Bernardino in Perugia

15C Portrait by Jacopo Bellini

15C Fresco

15C Donna Perna Being Cured on Approaching St Bernardino’s Body

15C St Bernardino Preaching in the Campo

15C Manuscript Portrait

15C Painted Portrait

15C Saint Bernardino of Siena Preaching

15C Saint Bernardino of Siena Rejects the Episcopal Dignity of Siena, Ferrara and Urbino

15C St Bernardino Preaching

15C MS Saint Bernardino of Siena Rescuing Boys from a River

16C Portrait by Quentin Matsys

17C Portrait by El Greco


Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

A Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon.

Google Arts & Culture

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 English Bishops and Kings, Mediaeval Monks, and Other Later 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.

Franciscan Legends in Italian Art: Pictures in Italian Churches and Galleries by Emma Gurney Salter, and on the Oratory in Perugia.

Sacred Symbols in Art by Elizabeth Edwards Goldsmith.

Customs & Devotions

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

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