25 July – Saint James the Greater

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.

Miniature Lives Of The Saints For Every Day In The Year by Henry Sebastian Bowden.

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

Stories of the Saints Third Series by Mary Seymour.

The lives of saints, with other feasts of the year, according to the Roman calendar by Peter Ribadeneira – 30 December, the Translation of the Relics of Saint James to Compostella.

Biblical Texts

Call of John and James – Mark 1, Matthew 4 

Sons of Thunder – Mark 3 

Ambition of Sons of Zebedee – Mark 10 

Rebuke – Luke 9 

Transfiguration – Matthew 17, Mark 9, Luke 9 

Martyrdom – Acts 12 

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement 

Pilgrim’s Guide to Saint James of Compostella (free to borrow with registration).

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Art & Architecture

The Hand of Saint James 

The Ovetari Chapel – reconstruction of the painted cycle 

14C Painted Portrait, Another 14C Painted Portrait 

15C Sculpture at Orsanmichele in Florence (original here)

St James the Greater at Hermogenes, 16C print by Bruegel

17C Painting, Another 17C Painted Portrait by El Greco, Another 17C Painted Portrait by Ribera, A second 17C Painted Portrait by Ribera 

Saint James the Greater Led to Torture, 17 C painting

18C Saint James the Greater Conquering the Moors by Tiepolo

Saint James the Greater at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Google Arts & Culture 

Santiago da Compostella Cathedral Museum 

The Camino de Santiago 

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database – Transfiguration, Agony in the Garden 

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts 

Kornbluth Photography Historical Archive 

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon.

Sacred and Legendary Art volume I 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 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.

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.


Medieval Music Database

Customs & Devotions

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.

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

The Church Seasons Historically and Poetically Illustrated by Alexander H. Grant.

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

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