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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I had the estate of a clerk in the church, and if I would have abided I had had the most worshipful, but because it is vanity and folly to serve parishes and to be idle, I have set my heart in chivalry, and therefore I have made sacrifice to the gods, and they have given to me the empire; and thus ye that have been brought forth and nourished in palaces ought to be by my side, and if ye have me in despite, I shall do so much that I shall not be despised.

Thirdly, he confirmed it, Mathei XVI.: Maturin went to her husband, his father, for to tell to him what her son had said: Truly that is the head of S.

Yea, emperor, I live; and Nero said: Gregory, 27 The Life of S. Simon, by his art magic went leged unhurt, gathered together the members of the ram, and hid him three days.

For he loved no pomp by his life, ne none would have after his death. Of the patience of Jacob scripture marvelleth, vorqgine abode seven years for his spouse, but who hath that soul of an adamant that may follow the patience of Paul?


Ives, 91 The Life of S. Silvester answered that by the might of God he promised to make him cease of his hurt and blessure of this people.

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Then assembled great number of christian men and of paynims also, and pursued so long the Greeks that they doubted to have been slain, and threw the bodies in a pit at the catacombs, but afterward they were drawn out by christian men.

When her belly began to swell, she was demanded of whom she had conceived. Then said Peter to Nero: Paul is as much to say as the mouth of a trumpet or of sense; or marvellously chosen, or a miracle of election.

The blessed martyr Paul took the keverchief, and unbound his eyes, and gathered up his own blood, and put it therein and delivered to the woman. France, Central and N. Peter had said, S. I know well that from this transitory life I shall go to everlasting life. lrgend

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Longinus 32 The Life of S. Julian then said to them: We come not to grieve you, but know ye for truth that we come for to be baptized of you, like as Paul hath said whom we saw now praying with you. Take away this wicked man and behead him, and suffer him no Ionger to live upon the earth. Then took they the precious jacobsu and anointed it with noble ointments, and buried it with much reverence.

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Now believe then certainly that I am not dead but alive, but thou, caitiff, thou shalt die of an evil death, because thou hast slain the servants of God. Thou mayst see that he was harder than any stone, and his soul overcame with infirmity, iron, and adamant. 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.


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: This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: Our Lord Jesus said: When it was taken to him, he blessed it, and hid it under his sleeve, and then said he: Clare [of Asissi], 75 The Life of S.

He offered not sheep ne meat, but he sacrificed himself in double wise, and yet that sufficed him not, but he studied to offer to God, all the world. 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 the 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.

And as the mother and her sons abode most constantly in the faith, the mother seeing and comforting them, they were slain with divers torments. And as soon as he set hand on the rings they came off of the stone, and no token was seen in the stone, where they were fastened in.