16 August – Saint Joachim

Modern Hagiography

Roman Martyrology

Lives of the Saints by Francis Weninger.

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger.

Character Calendar  

La vie des saints 

Medieval Hagiography


Art & Architecture

Monologion of Basil II (about)

Joachim Series in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua  

The Expulsion of Joachim

Joachim amongst the shepherds

Joachim sacrifices a kid goat to the Lord

Joachim’s dream

Joachim meets Anna at the Golden Gate

Expulsion of Joachim from the Temple by Giovanni da Milano in the Rinuccini Chapel in Santa Croce in Florence

Expulsion of Joachim by Taddeo Gaddi in the Baroncelli Chapel in Santa Croce in Florence

Expulsion of Joachim by Domenico Ghirlandaio in the Tornabuoni Chapel in Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Annunciation to Joachim by Guido Reni in the Cappella dell’Annunziata al Quirinale

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database 

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts 

Legends of the Madonna 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.

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.


Prayers to Saint Joachim 

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

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

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

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