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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Agnes had healed her, would never consent to be married, jacobis she had avowed virginity; wherefore she would rather suffer death than incline thereto, but nevertheless the maid, that trusted in God, said to her father that, at his returning from the battle, if he had victory, might well be spoken of the marriage, and in hope thereof she desired to have two daughters of Gallican for to dwell with her, that by them she might know the better the manners of their father, and jacobs delivered to him her two provosts John and Paul to go with him to battle, which was so done.

Fiacre, 83 The Life of S. Aldhelm, 89 The Life of S. Peter unnethe getting silence said: In some place it is said that Paul is less than Peter, otherwhile more, and sometimes equal and like, for in dignity he is less, in preaching greater, and in holiness they be equal.

Thirdly, he confirmed it, Mathei XVI.: A substantial portion of Jacobus’ text was drawn from two epitomes of collected lives of the saints, both goragine arranged in the order of the liturgical year, written by members of his Dominican order: Then let us pray to this holy saint Theodora, to pray Almighty God for us. He converted four concubines of Agrippa the provost, so that they would no more come to him, wherefore the provost sought occasion against Peter.


And she dreaded to leave after her, for to live, her seven sons in prison, like as worldly friends dread lest they should die in prison. 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.

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Felicitas in believing was the handmaid of Christ, and in preaching was made the martyr of Christ. Moses chose to be defaced out of the book of life for the health of the Jews, and offered himself to perish with others; but Paul would not only perish with his kindred, but, that all other should be saved, would be cast down from everlasting joy.

Silvester answered that by the might of God he promised to make him cease of his hurt and blessure of this people.

The Golden Legend is one of the central texts of the Middle Ages, a superb summary of saints’ lives and religious festivals which decisively influenced the imagery of poetry. When her belly began to swell, she was demanded of whom she had conceived. From whence shall he greet thee any more? Legenda aurea or Legenda sanctorum is a collection of hagiographies by Jacobus de Voragine that became a late medieval bestseller.

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In the time of S. Then as Hegesippus saith: Thomas of Canterbury, we shall shortly rehearse unto the laud and praising of Almighty God, then in the fiftieth year after his passion, which was the year of jubilee, that is of remission. And on that other side, for to use the charity of Christ was to him life, world, and promission and all goods without number. Here followeth the Jaocbus of S. Victor on the morn they came unto the sepulchre and found the holy body above the earth nigh unto the same sepulchre, and then were they all abashed and wist not what to do.


My sweet son, the time of my death cometh, I leave and commend thee to God; take him for thy father and helper. Then came there legejd black shadow, saying to him: Stephen, Protomartyr, 78 The Life of S. And the fourteenth year of Nero, the same year and day that Peter was crucified, his head was smitten off. He was more tormented than a woman in the birth of her child, wherefore he said: That is to say he was cold jacobsu refrigate from all coragine of the flesh, full of boughs among the trees of heaven.

And I have said by right this woman to be more than a martyr, that so oft hath been extinct in her sons, in which she hath therein multiplied martyrdom. Give me the book of the Gospels that vorayine lot may fall to me.

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And of this sentence given against them, S. He was not only burnt with the heat of the day, ne legejd only the frost of the night, but suffering temptations, now with beatings, now stoned with stones, and always among his torments caught the sheep and drew them to the faith from the mouth of the devil.

The second was virtuous charity, for he said: I am least of all the apostles. On a day, as Leo the pope saith, as he stood tofore Nero, suddenly his visage changed, now old and now voraginf, which, when Nero saw, he supposed that he had been the son of God.