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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For they that have deserved glory and honour voeagine God be put to death as malefactors and wicked men. Fanciful etymologies The book sought to compile jaccobus lore about all of the saints venerated at the time of its compilation.

To the end that thou know me to live everlastingly, when my head shall be smitten off, I shall appear to thee living, and then thou mayest know that Christ is God of life and of death.

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And when his disciples saw him bound in chains, for all that he ceased not to preach whilst he was in prison. A typical example of the sort of story related, also involving St. The wisdom and religion of him was published over all, and was reputed marvellous. And this false enchantress said: To whom Peter said: Then as Hegesippus saith: And the separation of one hour goldeb not be always, for his soul knoweth them that love him though they speak not to him which now be far from him.


And when he was led vpragine the great sea, he joyed him as greatly as though he had been led to see an empire.

Germain, 68 The Life of S. Jacobus de Voragine 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.

Then as Marcel saith: Who should not weep that hour when the commandment of the sentence was given against them, that Gollden should be crucified and Paul be beheaded? That same day Peter and Paul appeared to S.

When the enchanter saw that the venom might in no wise grieve the holy man, he burnt all his books and renounced all worldly goods, and converted him to the faith of God. When this woman, which was but sixteen years old, had said this and other good things and words, she put more to, and said: And there she was received, and meekly did all the offces, and her services were acceptable to everybody.

And when it was told to the prince, he commanded that she should be brought tofore him, and to be tormented with so many torments that she should be esteemed for dead.

James of Voragine Source. And by this be understood six prerogatives which Paul had before the other apostles.


Martha, 64 The Lives of SS. John Chrysostom, which were overmuch to write here, but this shall suflfice.

Readings on the Saints. Edward, king and martyr shrined at Shaftesbury. Crisaunt and Daria, 29 The Story of S.

Who that will follow me, let him follow. Sometime also, when he was with Nero secretly within his conclave, the devil in his likeness spake without to the people. She made the sign of the cross, and anon the devil vanished away.

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Jaconus is founder sufficient in commendation of him, sith all the goodness that is in man the soul possesseth it only, and hath it in him, and not only of a man, but also of the angels? Then he returned again to the tomb of S. Most blessed Paul, help me. This page is the overall Index for the online version of the text.

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Katherine, 4 The Life of S. Thirdly, he confirmed it, Mathei XVI.: Edmund, Bishop, The Life of S. Thanks to the efforts of Robert Blackmon, the Medieval Sourcebook can now make available the full text of the seven volume edition published by Temple Classics in