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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Because we be made orphans, now come not his epistles to thee, in which he wrote Paul the little servant of Jesu Christ. And he said to him: Dionysius in an epistle to Timothy saith in this wise: Victor, which ate it without any hurt like as he did that other. Ye be welcome, my lords, ye be welcome that ye vouchsafe to come to so little and poor a servant, vorgine he said: John was in desert.

Thomas to pray for his vorragine, and anon he had his desire and was all whole.

The golden legend : lives of the saints

Reformed prostitutes win divine forgiveness, while other women live disguised as monks or nobly resist lustful tyrants. Donatus, 96 The Life vorahine S. Matthew,71 The Life of S. After, the duke did do take venom, and to make by an enchanter mortal meat, and made him to eat it, which meat this holy man ate without any grievance or hurt.

Arranged according to the order of saints’ feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. For him seemed that he saw a tree stand by his bedside, and that the height thereof touched heaven, and it shined as bright as gold, and had fair branches full of blossoms and fruit.


Then let us pray this holy saint to be a special advocate for us wretched sinners unto our Lord God, who bring us unto his everlasting bliss in heaven. Dionysius, in an epistle to Timothy, saith ot the death of Paul thus: Peter went upon the sea; he was chosen of God to be at his transfiguration, and raised a maid from death to life; he found golfen stater or piece of money in the fish’s mouth; he received of our Lord the keys of the kingdom of heaven; he took the charge to feed the sheep of Jesu Christ.

We love better God than thee, and we doubt nothing thy menaces because that we will not anger voraine God.

Now I shall see if Peter, which is accustomed to come hither, shall come, and macobus he come this dog shall strangle him. All this saith Leo. Julian, 4 The Live of S. And on every branch of this tree were tapers of wax burning and lamps alight, which was a glorious sight to behold.

Paul we may have forgiveness of our sins and trespasses in this voargine life, that after the same we may come to everlasting joy in heaven.

Morant, 95 The Life of S. He used to pray more for his enemies than others do for their friends.

To whom Peter said: The angel of God spake to the abbot, saying: It appertaineth to me to pray, and to thee for to command. Sayst thou the truth? He was so busy on her, and so much grievous, that she could have no rest, and was almost overcome. 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.

Truly that is the head of S. Seconde, 47 The Life of S. She saved a man all to-torn with a wild beast by her prayers, and she cursed that beast, and suddenly it died and fell down. Webarchive template wayback links Webarchive template archiveis links Articles incorporating a citation from the Catholic Encyclopedia with Wikisource reference.


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The head of S. And she dreaded to leave after her, for llegend live, her seven sons in prison, like as worldly friends dread lest they should die in prison. Mother, I let you wit that after the general voraginf, body and soul shall have joy without end, and that so much, that heart human may not think, ne tongue speak ne pronounce.

In Damascus he was let by a lepe down of the wall. And Ldgend saith that he was called Saulus, and that was after Saul the proud king, but after his conversion he was called Paul, as it were little and humble of spirit, and therefore he said: She made the sign of the cross, and anon the devil vanished away.

The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints – Jacobus De Voragine – Google Books

Theodore,66 The Life of S. Peter saw that the good christian men saw his glory, in yielding thankings to God and commending good people to him, he rendered up his spirit.

This page incorporates text from the article Legends of the SaintsCatholic Encyclopedia. Yea, and Peter said then: Lives of the saints. That was based on an older English translation by William Caxton, but with a text modernized by F.