Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive Supporter. TheLegenda Aurea, orGolden Legend, of Jacobus de Voragine was one of the most influential books of the later Middle Ages. It is a compendium of saints’ lives . Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the.

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Wherefore he prayed to our Lord that by the merits of S.

The golden legend : lives of the saints

Ne he had in this world none other thing, ne none other nature, ne none other soul dissemblable to us, ne dwelling in none other world, but in the same earth, and the same region, also under the same laws nourished, and manners; and he surmounteth all men, that now be or have been, by virtue of his courage.

The fifth was contemplation delicious, for rest of thought is required in contemplation, for he was ravished unto the third heaven. The book is considered the closest to an encyclopaedia of medieval saint lore that survives today; as such it is invaluable to goolden historians and medievalists who seek to identify saints depicted in art by their deeds and attributes. Swithin, the holy confessor, was born beside Winchester in the time of St. How be it when one of the knights, that had dw him out of France, had remembered of the promise that they had made, anon he said to levend people the cause wherefore it was.

Pernelle, 86 The Life of S. And the angel of God appeared to him and said: Readings on the Saints”.


January halsall fordham. Noah, as it is read, kept himself; his wife, and his children in the ark, but Paul in goldeen more perilous and older flood, in an ark not made with boards, with pitch and glue, but with epistles made for boards, delivered and saved the universal world from the floods of error and of sin. The year is uncertain being variously given between A.

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And in like wise there was a devout blind man which had his sight restored to him again by the merit of S. Arise early and stand in the way of the martyrs Peter and Paul, and she that shall meet thee is thy wife. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture.

My sweet son, the time of my death cometh, I leave and commend thee to God; take him for thy father and helper. Shut, my brother, the books of the prophets and clasp them, for we now have none interpreter of the parables ne paradigmes, ne their dictes. In Damascus he was let by a lepe down of the wall. Then as Hegesippus saith: This selection of over 70 biographies ranges from the first Apostles and Roman martyrs to near-contemporaries like St Dominic, Francis of Assisi and Princess Elizabeth of Hungary.

Justin, 86 The Life of S. And when he came to the gate, as, Leo witnesseth, which is called Sancta Maria ad passus, he met Jesu Christ coming against him, and Peter said to leggend Now the concourse of thy disciples coming to Rome and seeking, ceaseth and faileth.


Jacobuss emended much to preaching of the Word of God, by which he converted much people to the faith of Christ, and healed many sick men, and in his preaching always he praised and preferred chastity. Then was Kenelm made king when he was seven years of age, and his sister Dornemilde loved him much, and they lived holily together to their lives’ end.

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And for to prove that she had prayed for the salvation of the country, at the beginning of February, the year after her martyrdom, there arose a great fire, and came from the mountain toward the city of Catania and burnt the earth and stones, it was so fervent. And after him it was departed, in S.

Which knights said to Theodora, Arise and worship our prince. To whom Nero said: Jacobus da Varagine then moves on to the saint’s life, compiled with reference to the readings from the Roman Catholic Church ‘s liturgy commemorating that saint; then embellishes the biography with supernatural tales of incidents involving the saint’s life. And above all other thing he dreaded the wrath of God, and had none other desire, but only to please God.

Ween ye that christian goledn shall make you martyrs?

The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints. Her husband wept much for sorrow and dread lest she were gone away with another man. The child, following his nurse, Theodora, flourished in all honesty, and when the abbot of the monastery was dead, he was elected with one voice of the convent for to be abbot.