20 August – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

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 Poetsby 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 for Children Second Series by Mary Seymour.

Memorials of the Blessed: A Series of Short Lives of the Saints by Charles B. Fairbanks.

Legends of the Blessed Sacrament Gathered from the History of the Church and the Lives of the Saints by Emily Mary Shapcote.

The Fairest Flower of Paradise: Considerations on the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, Enriched with Examples Drawn from the Lives of the Saints by Alexis Lepicier.

Anecdotes and Incidents: Ecclesiastical and Religious 

Legends of the Blessed Virgin by Jacques-Albin-Simon Collin de Plancy.

Life of Saint Bernard for Children 

Il libro d’oro

Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages by George Hodges.

Medieval Hagiography

BHL, Supplement

Selection of Early Sources

Two Accounts of the Early Career of St. Bernard, c. 1150 

The Golden Legend (and illustrations)

Writings by Saint Bernard

Documenta Catholica Omnia 

Some Letters (pdf)

The Letters of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux 

On Loving God 

On Consideration 

Life of Saint Malachy of Armagh 

Life and Works of Saint Bernard Volume I, Volume II, Volume III 

The Proverbys of Saynt Bernarde 

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Hymns by Saint Bernard 

On the Sacred Heart of Jesus; On the Circumcision of the Lord; On the Incarnation

Art & Architecture

Vatican Colonnade 

Medieval Images of Saint Bernard 

15C Portrait 

The Virgin Appearing to Saint Bernard by Fra Filippo Lippi

The Virgin Appearing to Saint Bernard by Pietro Perugino

The  Virgin Appearing to Saint Bernard by Filippino Lippi

Christ Embracing Saint Bernard 

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database 

Guide to Christian Iconography: Images, Symbols, and Texts 

Google Arts & Culture 

Medieval Religion Listserv – 2016 Dillon.

Post-Biblical Saints Art Index

Legends of the Monastic Orders 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.

A Garner of Saints: Being a Collection of the Legends and Emblems Usually Represented in Art by Allen Hinds.

Lives and Legends of the English Bishops and Kings, Mediaeval Monks, and Other Later 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.


Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy by Pierre Chaignon.

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon.

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