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


This is the website of the Belgian Research Group “Hagiologia” founded in 1994 investigating saints, sanctity and hagiographic topics. They published the Litterae Hagiologicae. However, neither the site nor the journal seems to be active recently.

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”.

AISSCA: Associazione Italiana per lo Studio della Santità dei Culti e dell’Agiografia

This is the website of the Italian association of the study of saints, cults and hagiography. They share information on their publication Sanctorum in Italian and English, about their organisation, their members as well as upcoming events they are holding. They also link to their fairly new youtube-channel.

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.

Saint Patrick’s Confessio

This website is all about Saint Patrick’s Confessio. You can find a translations of St Patrick’s Confessio and his Eipstola in different languages, digitisations of the manuscripts and prints of St Patrick’s Confessio. They also included “special features” including scholarly articles, bibliographies and further texts on St Patrick. 

Catalogue Digital Editions

The Catalogue of Digital Editions lists – as the name already suggests –digital editions from the Middle Ages up to the Modern Period. The resources are searchable by period, institution, edition and language of the manuscript. They keep adding new digitisations and you can submit digitised manuscripts if they are missing… Continue Reading Catalogue Digital Editions

DMMapp – Digitized medieval manuscripts app

This is an excellent website if you are looking for digitized manuscripts from all over the world. The Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App (DMMapp) links to more than 500 libraries which digitised their manuscripts. They can be sorted by country, city, library or quantity of digitisations. Additionally they collected digital resources concerned… Continue Reading DMMapp – Digitized medieval manuscripts app

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

Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts: Internet Resources

Looking for digitised illuminated manuscripts? This site is an excellent collection of internet resources on Medieval illuminated manuscripts. Robert Miller from the University of Maryland University College lists websites to online images and resources of Medieval life, digitised manuscripts, blogs, brilliant Medievalist twitter handles (#MedievalTwitter),… Use this website as a starting… Continue Reading Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts: Internet Resources

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

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Saints’ Lives

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook (IMS) is part of the Internet History Sourcebook project, which aims at providing digital versions of public domain original source texts and can be used as an online textbook. The Saints’ Lives subpage of the IMS groups information on and source texts about saints via era… Continue Reading Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Saints’ Lives

The Labyrinth – Resources for Medieval Studies

A Collection of Links to useful websites concerning Medieval Studies. They aim at providing an “Ariadne’s Thread” through the maze of information available online sorted by categories. If you click, for example, on the category Church History you get links to the Cistercian Order, the St. Pachomius Library and much more.

The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources

This site by Medievalist and Digital Humanist Andrea R. Harbin is collection of information and links on a wide array of all things Medieval (including a useful Medieval Glossary). Under “Saints and Martyrs” this site collected links to information on a few saints and some links to organisations researching hagiography… Continue Reading The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources

OKI Regensburg – Unsere Linksammlung

A German collection of links to the homepages of Orthodox archdioceses and dioceses from around the world (sorted by country) as well as links to Catholic, Protestant and Ecumenical associations and dioceses. They also include several websites on liturgy. This site might be particularly interesting if you are looking for… Continue Reading OKI Regensburg – Unsere Linksammlung

Documenta Catholica Omnia

This site lists PDFs (scans) of Latin editions of Christian documents: a multilanguage catholic e-books database. They include liturgy, papal documents, patristic texts, and much more. For those interested in the present-day Catholic church, they also provide a list of archbishoprics from the entire world.

Hagiographie et Histoire (Haghis)

      The Blog HagHis has, unfortunately, not been updated a lot during the last years. Their list of online publications is, nonetheless, helpful as it includes theses on hagiography, articles, and reviews (however, many of the links are broken).

Ménestrel: Medieval Latin Hagiography

A French website (with some English resources and texts) listing websites of institutions dealing with scholarship on hagiography, bibliographies (book-form, online and/or digitised). Particularly the list of digitised bibliographies is very useful.

Bibliothek der Kirchenväter

A German website containing a selection of digitised patristic texts in German translation from the “Bibliothek der Kirchenväter” (19th century). This great collection of revised and polished digitised texts is supervised by Gregor Emmenegger (Faculty of Theology, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)). The texts are available for reuse (of course with an… Continue Reading Bibliothek der Kirchenväter

Viking Society Web Publications

The Viking Society for Northern Research brilliantly makes all their publications since 1983 available online for free! They offer their excellent research for everyone to read:  Facsimiles, primary sources, research articles and their annual journal, the Saga-Book, on medieval Scandinavian and Northern Research, including research on saints from that region. Author: Anthony Faulkes Last… Continue Reading Viking Society Web Publications

Medieval Studies Hagiography

A bibliography on Hagiography by Charles D. Wright, English and Medieval Studies Professor at the University of Illinois. The entries are sorted in useful categories, i.e. “Comprehensive Bibliographies and Manuals”, “Catalogues of Hagiographical Manuscripts”, “Iconography” and many more. There are very useful links to web-content, however, as the website was last… Continue Reading Medieval Studies Hagiography

Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina Manuscripta BHLms

A digital issue of the manuscripts recorded in the Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina, BHL. You can get access to the catalogue of the BHLms, enter a Saint’s name or a BHL-identifier and thus get an overview of and information on the manuscripts published by Bollandistes concerning the saint in question. The website is… Continue Reading Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina Manuscripta BHLms

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

Saint Pachomius Library

The Saint Pachomius Library is an encyclopaedia of Orthodox saints. It was established in 1994 and includes alphabetically sorted information on (Orthodox) theological concepts and short profiles of saints with further links to publications on this saint. The site is expected to undergo a major update in 2017.

Thesaurus der Heiligen

This Thesaurus lists primarily German saints and includes the opus in which the respective saint is mentioned. Clicking on this link gives a useful overview of the manuscripts of the opus in question, key information as well as the classification according to the Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina (BHL). Furthermore, it also includes… Continue Reading Thesaurus der Heiligen

Arbeitskreis für hagiographische Fragen

The Arbeitskreis für hagiographische Fragen is concerned with the interdisciplinary and international connection of research dealing with Saints, Sanctity, Hagiography, Religiosity. There are yearly meetings in Stuttgart-Hohenheim (Germany) to discuss current research and regular conferences in Weingarten. The Programme and Reports of these conferences are available on the website.