10 August – Saint Laurence

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.

Victories of the Martyrs by Saint Alphonsus Liguori.

Martyrs and Saints of the First Twelve Centuries: Studies from the Lives of the Black Letter Saints of the English Calendar by Elizabeth Rundle Charles.

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

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

Stories of the Saints for Children [First Series] by Mary Seymour.

Sermons for Children’s Masses, According to the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Year by Raphael Frassinetti

Patron Saints by Eliza Allen Starr.

Short Instructive Sketches from the Lives of the Saints 

Roses of Martyrdom by C. M. Cresswell (page 11).

Il libro d’oro 

“Saint Laurence” by Kenelm Digby Best.

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement 

Prudentius, “A Hymn in Honor of the Passion of the Most Blessed Martyr Lawrence” in his Liber peristephanon

Sermon of Pope Leo the Great on the feast day of Saint Laurence

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Art & Architecture

Vatican Colonnade 

San Lorenzo fuori le mura in Rome 

San Lorenzo in Lucina 

San Lorenzo in Damaso 

His Blood in Amaseno 

Gold Glass Fragment 

12C Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence 

2 ca. 1500 Limewood Sculptures at the Cleveland Museum of Art – one and two 

Trenta Altar in Lucca 

Saint Lawrence with Saints and Donors by Fra Filippo Lippi.

Cappella Niccolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican (see also and also)

The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.


Warburg Institute Iconographic Database 

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts 

Kornbluth Photography Historical Archive 

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon.

Post-Biblical Saints Art Index

Sacred and Legendary Art volume II 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.

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 (Vigil)


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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