1 August – Saint Peter ad Vincula

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.

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.

“The Feast of Peter’s Chains” by Aubrey de Vere.

Biblical Text 

Acts 12 

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement 

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Art & Architecture

The Church of San Pietro in Vincoli 

Mirabilia urbis Romae 

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database 


Medieval Music Database

Hymn for Feast of Saint Peter’s Chains 


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

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