The Golden Legend has ratings and 15 reviews. Alex said: The Penguin translation is BAD. No footnotes, they omitted some very important saints in lie. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. Compiled by Jacobus de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, First Edition Published Theoteinus, a learned man, wrote her legend. And he said to the priests of the idols that the gold and silver that was set about the idols had.

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Paul the apostle, after his conversion, suffered many persecutions, the which the blessed Hilary rehearseth shortly, saying: What 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?

After this, as our Lord had said tofore, Paul came to Rome, and with Peter began to preach the faith of Christ. For he was stronger than any adamant, and more precious than gold or gems.

He overcame that ark in which was received the crow, and sent him out again, and closing a wolf therein whose woodness he could not change. Secondly, he did that he promised, as it is said, Mathei quarto: Thomas heard this he was greatly abashed, and went and found like as the priest had said, and then assoiled him to say mass as he did before, commanding him to keep this thing secret as long as he lived.

She childed and bare them by the Holy Ghost, whom she had borne to the world of her flesh; and them whom she knew well of her own flesh, she might not see die without sorrow. Then the duke commanded that all the sinews of his body should be all drawn out and after put him in boiling oil, and after did do hang him by chains, and set unto his sides, pots all burning: And then this wench went to another that lay in the same hostelry.

The Golden Legend

I am assured of the Holy Ghost, whom I have, that I shall alive overcome thee, and better shall vanquish thee ggolden I am dead. The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints. Make shine avow voragihe God of heaven that thou shalt never wed wife, and thou shalt vanquish shine enemies better than thou hast ; and then he did after their counsel; and on the morn a youngling that bare a cross on his shoulder appeared to him and said: Alban and Amphiabel, The Nativity of S.


Edward the Confessor, 3 The Life of S. But in the time of holy king Edgar his body was translated and put in a shrine in the abbey of Winchester by S. Then Peter was commanded to be crucified as a stranger, and because that Paul was a citizen of Rome it was commanded that his head should be smitten off.

Other than the hyperbole inherent in this genre, this work can be inspiring. There was a tame bird kept in a cage whicb was learned to speak. A dipping into type book and useful for reference if theology needs to be criticised. About Jacobus de Voragine. Peter, where his bones rest, was a man of great holiness and of meekness named Gentian, and there came a maid into the church which was cripple, and drew her body and legs after her with her hands, glden when she had long required and prayed S.

Return to Book Page. Then he delivered them to Paulin, which was a much noble man, and Paulin delivered them to Mamertin under the keeping of two knights, Processe and Martinian, whom S. He was said Simon Johanna, which is as much to say as the beauty of our Lord.

The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine

And hereof the renomee and fame went from the east unto the west, and the people came from far for to see the great man how he was changed. And Moses repugned against Pharaoh, and Paul against the devil every day. And he said to him: And who is he that shall not weep and wail and clothe him with clothes of mourning and sorrow, and in his mind be greatly abashed? Johannis primo Thou shalt be called Cephas, that is to say, Peter.

Written in simple, readable Latin, the book was read in its day for its stories.

Then was Kenelm made king when he was seven years of age, and his sister Dornemilde loved him much, and they lsgend holily together to their lives’ end. 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. We have none need of thy peace, for If peace and concord were made, we should voragune profit to find the truth, for thieves have peace among them.

And when she came thither, and had devoutly made her prayers to have her desire, suddenly she wax stark blind, and then she perceived that she had offended and displeased our Lord in that request, and cried God mercy of that offence, and besought him full meekly to be restored of her sight again. Eugenia, 68 The Life of S. 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.


He forsook and despised all things and required to have but one thing, and that was the charity and love of Jesu Christ. It was also made there a statute that the Virgin Mary should be called the mother of God. Germain, Bishop, 31 July The third day he came and showed him to Nero, saying: Agatha, 15 The Life of S.

It voragibe not as thou sayest but I shall show to thee the power of my dignity, that anon thou shalt adore me; I am first truth and may flee by the air; I can make new trees and turn stones into bread; endure in the fire without hurting; and all that I will I may do. Here followeth the Translation of S. On a time vvoragine she returned from the city, and in a certain place was harboured, a wench came to her in the night, saying: 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.

The golden legend : lives of the saints

Potted lives of the saints and the reasons they became saints. Elizabeth [of Hungary], The Life of S. Quirine and Juliet, The Life of S. Savina, 39 The Life of S. No permission is granted for commercial use.

Francis, 4 October Justina, 79 The Lives of SS. No footnotes, they omitted some very important saints in lieu of lesser-known ones St.

And when the horrible time came of their end that they were departed that one from that other, they bound the pillars of the world, but that was not without wailing and weeping of the brethren. And yet he added hereto more, after Jerome, and said: Life of And when they had laid it in the earth, S.