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 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.

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

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

Digital Medievalist

This is THE web-based community for medievalists working with digital media. Although they are not strictly concerned with sanctity, saints and hagiography, you will find a lot of useful information on these topics and updates on the ever ongoing stream of digitised manuscripts! They have a News-section, a list of… Continue Reading Digital Medievalist

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

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.

My Albion. A Medievalists blog on Saints, Hagiography and more

A Blog on all things medieval by medievalist Steffen Hope (Centre for Medieval Literature, Odense University). On this excellent, lively and regularly updated Blog Steffen writes about his research on saints, on saints and hagiography in general as well as manuscript highlights, art history, historical artefacts and much more. If… Continue Reading My Albion. A Medievalists blog on Saints, Hagiography and 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

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.

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

Franciscan Authors (13th -18th century)

A catalogue of Franciscan authors that is continually growing. Bert Roest and Maarten van der Heijden include an alphabetical list of the authors and further links to the preaching and historiography of saints. Additionally, they also provide information on Franciscan provinces.

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