Christian Classics Ethereal Library

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library makes classic Christian literature available. They select, collect, distribute, and promote valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media; list writing of the church fathers and translations of different versions of the bible. All documents are machine-readable and thus fully searchable. What is more,… Continue Reading Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Pinakes – Textes et manuscrits grecs

This website collects Greek texts and manuscripts. They also include hagiographic texts. The database is searchable by saint, country, author, oevre and other. They also included a list with a few helpful links under the heading “liens”, French for “links”.


This project is not immediately connected to saints, but an excellent digital resource! The actual manuscripts are searchable, for example for the term “saint”. The goal of HIMANIS is to digitize, transcribe and index medieval manuscripts and thus make them accessible for scholars. Currently, they are indexing the Trésor des Chartes… Continue Reading Himanis

Acta Sanctorum Database

The Acta Sanctorum Database is the online version of the complete printed texts of Acta Sanctorum. However, you have to register or use your library’s subscription to access the database. So check with your library if you have access to the database.

Project Muse

Project Muse provides digital humanities content. It is not limited to a specific topic, but there is some content on the topics of saints and hagiography.

Pinakes – Textes et manuscrits grecs

A French website that contains the digitised manuscripts and index sheets of the Greek hagiographic manuscripts of the Société des Bollandistes (Bibliotheca hagiographica Manuscripta graeca). It’s a cooperation between the Société des Bollandistes and the Laboratoire D’Excellence Relisions et Sociétés dans le monde méditerranéen (Labex RESMED). You can search for manuscripts… Continue Reading Pinakes – Textes et manuscrits grecs

Latin Library – Digitised Medieval Texts

The Latin Library contains digitised versions of public domain Medieval Latin texts. They are not limited to saints’ lives and list Asser, Einhard alongside the Passio Sancti Edmundi by Abo of Fleury or the Vita Sororis Agnetis. Despite the fact that these are not critical editions of the texts (they explicitly… Continue Reading Latin Library – Digitised Medieval Texts

Société des Bollandistes

The Bollandistes are the research community which started the scholarship on hagiographic texts (Greek, Latin, Oriental and vernacular) in the 17th century.  If you want to learn more about the Société you can click the link below. Here, they also link to their Databases BHLms (Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina manuscripta), the… Continue Reading Société des Bollandistes

Walters Ex Libris

Website of the Walters Art Museum including brilliant digitisations of more than 300 marvellous illuminated manuscripts, of the first printed books and of deluxe editions. Next to high-resolution images of Books of Hours and Gospels, they provide Ethopian Miniatures, Treasure Binding and much more. They also provide XML format, TEI information… Continue Reading Walters Ex Libris