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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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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. Eugenia, 68 The Life of S. And after that it is read in Historia Ecclesiastica that, when S.

Peter the apostle among vorqgine other, and above all voargine, was of most fervent and burning love, for he would have known the traitor that should betray our Lord Jesu Christ, as S. Nothing may be hid from God, for God seeth and knoweth all that is done in what hour it be committed by night or day. As soon as I shall be beheaded, true men shall take away my body; mark ye well the place, and come thither to-morrow, and ye shall find by my sepulchre two men, Luke and Titus, praying.

On the Tuesday happed to him many things.

Leo wrote an epistle to Fabian, bishop of Constantinople, against Eutichius and Nestorius, which he laid upon the sepulchre of S. Other editions – View all The Golden Legend: Loye, The Life of S.

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But if thou spare this man thou shalt be slain, and all thy men.

These two bishops, Dunstan and Ethelwold, were warned by our Lord to see that these two holy Saints, Swithin and Edward, should be worshipfully shrined, and so they were within short time after. Peter had said, S.

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And anon after this, Askeberd desired the king that he should go and disport him by the wood’s side named Clent; and as he walked, the young king was all heavy and laid him down to sleep, and then this false traitor purposed to have slain the king, and began to make the pit to bury him in. And when they came nigh to Rome the people came against him and received him much reverently.


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 him: Let Peter say what I think. Then Simon Magus, seeing that he might not resist Peter, cast all his books into the sea, lest S. This was done in the year of grace four hundred and sixty-four.

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Then they that stood by demanded who they were that he spake to, and he said to them wondering: And like as he possessed heaven, so he despised all earthly things; and like as iron that is laid in the fire is made all fire, right so Paul, embraced with charity, was made all charity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Historians interested in the “real lives” of individual saints value the earliest texts above all others.

And anon the emperor with a great multitude of people went to see him, and brought him to Rome upon this condition, that they should swear and promise that, if it happed that he died by the way, they should bring or send him to the place to be buried whereas they had taken him. I delight in sorrowing? For they that have deserved glory and honour towards God be put to death as malefactors and wicked men.

This holy Paul that was so simple, and used the craft to make baskets, came to so great virtue, that in the space of thirty years he converted to the christian faith the Persians and Parthians, them of Media, the Indians, the Scythians, the Ethiopians, and the Saromates and the Saracens, and moreover all manner men.

For he loved no pride, ne to ride on gay horses, ne to be praised ne flattered of the people, which in these days such things be used over much. This page incorporates text from the article Legends of the SaintsCatholic Encyclopedia. Nero was not unpunished for their death and other great sins and tyrannies that he committed, for he slew himself with his own hand, which tyrannies were overlong to tell, but shortly I shall rehearse here some. And if any church fell down, or was in decay, S.


He had as many as he lived days. Adrian, 54 The Life of S.

Then the judge was much abashed, and commanded to take quick lime and vinegar meddled together, and made it to avale into his throat, and after did do put out his eyes. Voraine example in Caxton’s translation shows his method:.

They have also been the object of popular veneration in various parts of the world. Brandon, 25 The Life of S.

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Job had sheep and oxen innumerable, and of them he was liberal to poor men. For he washed the feet of poor men, and set them at the table, and gave them to eat, he dee the sick men, and did the office of servitude much busily. Arranged according to the order of saints’ feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. Now I shall see if Peter, which is accustomed to come hither, shall come, and if he come this dog coragine strangle him.

Then, when the people would have stoned Simon Magus, Peter said: Valentine, 20 The Life of S. Swithin, the holy confessor, was born beside Winchester in the time of St. Woe to me, my brother Timothy’ what is happed to us of heaviness, of darkness, and harm.

He for one people of the Jews, and Paul fought for all the universal world, not by sweat, but by blood. Jacobus de Voragine, Anastasia being burned at the stake. Dionysius that on a time the valley should be made clean, and the head of S. Arnold, 79 The Life S. Vedaste, 19 The Life of S. Ambrose, 51 The Life of S. On a time as she returned from the city, and in a certain place was harboured, a wench came to her in the night, saying: Sayst thou the truth?

Now the concourse of thy disciples coming to Rome and seeking, ceaseth and faileth. Simeon, 67 The Life of S.