Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.
Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.
The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger.
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.
Sermons for Children’s Masses, According to the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Year by Raphael Frassinetti.
Legends of the Blessed Sacrament Gathered from the History of the Church and the Lives of the Saints by Emily Mary Shapcote (a Eucharistic Miracle that happened on the Feast of John the Baptist).
The Lives of the Fathers of the Eastern Deserts by Richard Challoner.
“St. John the Baptist” by Matthew Russell.
Gospels & Other Ancient Texts
Art & Architecture
The Klosterkirche of Sankt Johann in Müstair, Switzerland. One of the most important churches art historically due to the survival of its extensive fresco cycle, including the earliest surviving monumental Last Judgment, but also one of the least known. Here is a scholarly article on the church.
A second cycle, also little known, was painted centuries later by Masolino in the baptistery in the Lombard town of Castiglione Olona.
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.
The Saints in Art with Their Attributes and Symbols, Alphabetically Arranged by Margaret E. Tabor.
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.
The Gospel in Art by Albert Edward Bailey.
Vesper Hymn to Saint John the Baptist by Paul the Deacon.
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.
The Church Seasons Historically and Poetically Illustrated by Alexander H. Grant.