WESTERN SAINTS FAQ
For an ASCII, older version of this FAQ, see
Western Saints FAQ
I will not be spending much time on Western saints that every Orthodox should
know and love: Pope St. Gregory, St. Irenaeus, St. Augustine, St. Ambrose
of Milan. Italian saints tend to be fairly well known. However, saints from
Western Europe other than Italy are poorly known. Being of Dutch, French
(Huegenout), and German extraction, I have an active interest in such
saints. This will be a very preliminary list of sources of information:
pointers to texts containing lists of saints of particular countries,
places to acquires Lives (particularly those translated from texts from
the same age as the saint), places to acquire icons, and the like. I plan
to update it as I get more information. If you send mail to:
I will try to incorporate the improvements in a reasonable time frame.
Information contained is unaudited. I am giving it as I was given it mostly
with only a small fraction of this the results of my own research. I will
improve errors and ommisions in responce to your feedback.
I am missing some addresses that I do not have on-line. Providing them to
me would improve the FAQ.
Reader Daniel Lieuwen
Where do I find Icons of Western Saints?
[as you can see this is sketchy, if you send me more
detailed information, like lists available from each source, I will add in;
I probably will at some point anyway, but if someone helps out, it'll speed
For more information on icons, see the
Less-Common Icon FAQ
St. Vladamir's carries icons of Celtic saints
St. Vladimir's Seminary Bookstore
Crestwood, NY 10707
- Holy Transfiguration monastary
278 Warren Street, Brookline, MA 02146
carries: [I may have missed some]
Western European Saints
- A-247 St. Alban (5 1/4 x 9 1/4)
- A-24 St. Ambrose (6 1/2 x 9 1/2)
- A-153 St. Benedict (7 1/4 x 8 7/8)
- A-265 St. Boniface of Rome (7 1/4 x 9 7/8)
- A-295 St. Botolph of Boston (6 1/4 x 9 3/4)
- A-313 St. Columba of Iona (6 x 9 3/8)
- A-297 St. Edward (7 1/2 x 9 1/2) [King and Martyr]
- A-239 St. Joseph of Arimathea (6 1/2 x 9) [he came to England]
- A-327 St. Kenneth (7 1/8 x 9 1/2)
- A-303 St. Melania of Rome (7 x 9 1/2)
North American Saints
- A-318 St John Maximovitch, Archbishop of Shanghai and SanFrancisco (7 1/4 x 9 1/2)
- A-106 St. Peter the Aleut (6 1/8 x 9 1/2)
- A-278 St. Tikhon the Confessor-Patriarch
of Moscow (7 1/4 x 9
- A-227 St. Juvenaly of Alaska (7 x 8 3/4)
Western saints can be gotten from the "New Age 'Orthodox'" Monastary
in Nebraska and are sold at many places including Light and Life under the
name "Windows into Heaven". I would urge that those considering buying
from this source, consider carefully the warnings about these icons
that appeared on the Orthodox mailing list.
- St. Mark's (Western Rite) Antiochian Orthodox Church in Colorado has several
relevant icons (including all Saints of Britain)
- The late Archimandrite David of the Monastery of St Seraphim of Sarov,
Walsingham, Norfolk, England, produced icons of several British Saints
Prints of these should be available.
- St Columba
- St Patrick
- St Alban
Monastery of St Seraphim of Sarov
3 Bunkers Hill
Great Britain, NR22 6AZ
- St. Deinio's paper icon may be ordered by writing
the Rev. Dr. Peter J. Jagger, M.A., M.Phil., F.R.Hist.S.,
Warden and Chief Librarian
Deiniol's Library, Hawarden
Clwyd, CH5 3DF
North Wales, Great Britain
Tel. 0244 532350
- The predominantly Russian parish, Mark Markish attends in Boston
commissioned an iconographer to paint a large icon of St.Botolph,
the patron of the city of Boston (Botolphstown?) in Britain and its
An icon of St. Colman, Bishop of Lindisfarne, was obtained from Orthodox
vol. 2 of Saints of Anglo-Saxon England (St. Nectarios) has St. Dunstan's
icon, but not in color (part of a four volume series by St. Nectarios Press
[or at least carried by them], two of which are out). Nina is looking into
getting it reproduced in color (asking its owner).
- Line drawing icons of many saints of Gaul can be found in Fr. Seraphim
Rose's translation of VITA PATRUM
- St. Tikhon's Bookstore carries a nice icon of all the saints of North
America recognized by the OCA and I believe other North American saints too.
- There is a St. Edward [the Martyr] Brotherhood in England in Woking,
Surrey, England. They apparantly have some English icons (including
[From: Clive Barbour
St George Orthodox Information Service
64 Prebend Gardens
London W6 0XU
Tel/Fax (+44) 181 741 9262
GOIS publishes many icon prints of British and Irish saints,
and recently published as a postcard an icon I had commissioned of three local saints,
Columbanus, Gall and Comgall who were associated with Bangor Abbey before evangelising parts of
western Europe. The town of St Gallen in Switzerland is named after him and (I think) he might
be patron of Switzerland. I have the troparia to all three saints if anyone is interested.
The chap who runs SGOIS (and edits an occasional newsletter called
"Orthodox News") is called Andrew Bond. His latest newsletter listed the
following icon postcards of the Saints of the British Isles which he had,
but I know he has many more than these, including eastern Saints:
- Apostle Aristobulos [first Bishop of Britain]
- St David of Wales
- St Aidan of Lindisfarne
- St Finan of Lindisfarne
- St Colman of Lindisfarne
- St Cedd of Essex
- St Oswald of Northumbria
- St Oswin of Northumbria
- St Angus of Keld
- St Eanswythe of Folkestone
- St John of Beverley
- St Brannock of Braunton
- St Urith of Chittlehampton
- St Brendan the Voyager
- St Colman of Oughaval
- Sts Gall, Comgall and Columbanus of Bangor
- St Frideswide of Oxford
- St Ita of Kileedy
- St Brihtwold of Ramsbury
Holy Trinity Monastary
(Jordanville) carries a variety of saints of North
America. I also found a St. Columba icon there (there was only one and
I bought it. I don't know if it is a regular there, but it did have their
monastary stamp on its back.)
[From Fr Aidan FrAidan@aol.com]
I wonder if you might add the St. Hilarion Calendar to your FAQ as the
most exhaustive source of Orthodox Saints who lived in the West before 1054
and who had a veneration prior to the development of the Roman church of
today (Rome went back and canonised some folks that lived before 1054 but
had no prior tangible veneration at any time back then, ...
therefore, we have weeded those cases out of the St. Hilarion Calendar).
Information for inclusion:
1996 St. Hilarion Calendar
$8.00 (+ $2postage and handling)
- St. Hilarion Press / 1905 S. 3rd St. / Austin, TX 78704-4122
- Light and Life Publishing
St. John of Kronstadt Press
- Logos Bookstore / 5416 Parkcrest Dr. / Austin, TX 78731
Where do I find Lists of Western Saints of Various Countries?
- The annual Calendar published in French by the Fraternite Orthodoxe (based
in Paris) contains substantial lists of French saints for each day of the
- The Calendar produced by the Orthodox Fellowship of St John the Baptist
(based in Britain) gives a conservative list of British (including Irish)
saints for each day.
- The Typicon of
St. John of Kronstadt Press may still list Western Saints.
- List of Saints of the Netherlands available in St. Herman Calendar
- List of Pr-schism saints of Belgium in Orthodox Tradition
Vol X Num 4 1993 and Vol XI Num 1 1994
Where do I find Lives of Western Saints?
[The nicely formatted entries are from
St. Nectarios' Catalog
which I lifted with permission from Nina Seco]
Lives of Western Saints FAQ
is another FAQ I put together.
- THE LION, a publication of St. Mark's, Denver publishes many
concerning Western pre-schism saints.
- book listing Western Saints is "The Avenel Dictionary
of Saints" by Donald Attwater. 1981 Avenel Books New York. Distributed
by Crown Publishers by arrangement with Penguin Books Ltd.
- Orthodox Life, Orthodox Word, Living Orthodoxy, and True Vine carry
lives of Western saints.
Lives of Saints Robert (Rupert) and Erendruda (Erentraud) of Salzburg can be gotten
- Richard Stanton, A MENOLOGY OF ENGLAND AND WALES...1887 was suggested as a
nice source of no-longer-copyrighted material.
- Butler's Lives of Saints is reputed to be pretty good if you get the "old"
edition. The newer edition by Attwater rewrites the lives in accord with
"current research", so traditions end up being lost.
- The Lord willing, I'll be tracking down information on Lives of Dutch saints
(with a name like Lieuwen, I have some prejudice for things Dutch!). I was
given some names by Jim Forest, and hope to have more information on this
Culled fm St Herman calendar
- Saints Gertrude of Nijvel,Abbess Feb 12/25
- Wulfram, missionary Mar 20/Apr 2
- Woutruide, foundress of a monastery !April 9/22
- Ansfried, bp of Utrecht May 3/16
- Domitianus of Maastricht May 7/20
- Servatius, defender against Arianism May 13/26
- Medardus. bp June 8/21
- Frederich, bp of Utrecht July 18/31
- Bernulphus, bp of Utrecht July 24/Aug 6
- Jeroen, priest martyr, Aug 17/30
- Lambert, hieromartyr of Maastricht Sep 17/30
- Bavo penitent and hermit, Patron of Haarlem Oct 1/14
- Foilan, Irish monk martyr Oct 31/Nov 13
- Odrada , nun Nov 5/18
- Winnocus, Abbot Nov 6/19
- Willibrord, Apostle of the Neth Nov 7/20
- Trudo, Abbot Nov 23/Dec 6
- Eligius Bp Dec 1/14
Boniface (shows up as N. German on the calendar, but the Dutch claim him
as their own too-Friesland the ethnic entity spans the national borders)
- Lives of Holy Saints Ethelreda, Sexburga, and Ermenhilda of Ely
in Living Orthodox March-April 1993 (actual release March 1994)
- Sixety Saxon Saints from
Anglo-Saxon Book/ Pinner, Middlesex L2.95
May not be an Orthodox source, The Shepherd complained about its tone
- Nice books on Celtic saints (of which I purchased Lives of St. Columba and
St. Columban through the Valaam Society Bookstore in Chico)
Dyfed SA48 8PJ
(apparantly Anglo-Catholic translations I'd guess) of the
second half of the last century. Include the following (and more I believe)
- St. Ceolfrid
- St. Columba
- St. Gall
- St. Columban
- St. Ignatius of Antioch Press
Post Office: Grace Ministries, Inc.
6665 Huntley Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43229
$4.95 for 40 page books with Troparion, Kontakion, and removable
(each has own book) These books come from:
- Ss. Cuthbert,
- Ethelbert, and
- Augustine of Canterbury
Stylite Publishing Ltd.
Nina Seco told me that Stylite is out of business, so I don't know how
much longer these books will be available. If someone else is publishing
them now (or Stylite is back in business), please let me know.
- Ancient Christian Writers series (Blue Patristics books)
carries Confessions of St. Patrick
- Penguin carries:
- Eusebius's Ecclesiastical History (which has both Eastern and
- Material listed under Venerable Bede in this FAQ
- Confessions of Saint Augustine (can be gotten on tape from another
source, although perhaps from a different translation. If interested,
I can check)
- ST. GREGORY OF TOURS, the great bishop of the Gallic church of
the 6th century recorded many miracles and narratives of early
saints in 7 volumes, 4 of which are now available in English.
These short accounts provide a valuable picture of the early
- VITA PATRUM: The Life of the Fathers by St. Gregory of Tours (translated
by Fr. Seraphim Rose and published by St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood in
Platina) gives good information on the Saints of Gaul. Has background
information on the church in Gaul by Fr. Seraphim. Includes pictures of
ancient frescoes, pictures (maybe just line drawings) of old monastaries,
etc... Has more than 20 Lives.
- (LF) LIFE OF THE FATHERS translated by Edward James. The VITA PATRUM, a
collection of 20 lives of saints of the church of Cleremont and Gaul 164pp.
- (GLC) GLORY OF THE CONFESSORS translated by Raymond Van Dam.
Narratives about confessors and the miracles they or their
relics performed. 136pp.
- (GLM) GLORY OF THE MARTYRS translated by Raymond Van Dam.
Narratives about martyrs and the miracles associated with
- A History of the Franks, Translated by Lewis Thorpe
This colorful narrative of French history in the sixth century is a
dramatic and detailed portrait of a period of political and religious
turmoil. 720 pp. 0-14-044295-2 (Penguin classics)
- (AS1) THE SAINTS OF ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND (9- 11th Centuries) by
Vladimir Moss. A series of lives of Orthodox martyrs and
strugglers from the land of England from the centuries just
prior to the Norman Conquest, who are largely unknown to us.
(AS1) Vol. 1: 19 saints from 779 to 934 with an excellent
historical introduction. 112pp. Illus. Paper
(AS2) Vol. 2: This volume contains seven 10th century saints,
including St. Dunstan. SNP 113pp. Paper
- (BEN) SAINT BENEDICT OF NURSIA, Revised Edition The Life of
St. Benedict from the MENOLOGY of St. Dimitri of Rostov and
the liturgical service and akathist translated by Isaac
Lambertsen, together with the English text of the Rule of St.
Benedict for monasteries. An excellent edition.
KRON 80pp. Paper
- Floris Series of early Irish and Scottish saints
- (BRE) SAINT BRENDAN Edited by Iain MacDonald. One of a series
of lives and writings of early Irish and Scottish saints from
original sources, with a brief historical background. Contains
the famous voyage of this 6th century monk. FLORIS 64pp.
- (BRI) SAINT BRIDE (BRIDGIT) Edited by Iain MacDonald. One of
a series of lives and writings of early Irish and Scottish
saints from original sources, with a brief historical
background. St. Bridgit was the founder of the first convent
in Ireland about the year 500. FLORIS 64pp. Paper
- (CLB) SAINT COLUMBA Edited by Iain MacDonald. One of a series
of lives and writings of early Irish and Scottish saints from
original sources, with a brief historical background. St.
Columba, founder of the Abbey of Iona, was also a great
missionary and lived in the 6th century. FLORIS 64pp. Paper
(MUN) SAINT MUNGO (KENTIGERN) Edited by Iain MacDonald. One
of a series of lives and writings of early Irish and Scottish saints from
original sources with a brief historical background. St. Kentigern Mundo,
6th century "apostle" of Scotland and Wales, is a favorite saint of those
areas. FLORIS 64pp. Paper
- (NI) SAINT NINIAN Edited by Iain MacDonald. One of a series of
lives and writings of early Irish and Scottish saints from
original sources, with a brief historical background. Fifth
century missionary-bishop who evangelized the northern Britons
and the Picts from his mission at Whithorn. FLORIS 64pp.
- (PAT) SAINT PATRICK Edited by Iain MacDonald. One of a series
of lives and writings of early Irish and Scottish saints from
original sources, with a brief historical background. The
famous 5th century missionary bishop called "The Apostle of
Ireland." FLORIS 64pp. Paper
- See section below on writings of the Venerable Bede, several of which
have extensive material on Anglo-Saxon saints.
- Everyman publishes Anglo-Saxon something or other. I saw it in
Border's bookstore in the Cincinnati area (near Tri-County mall). It
had several lives in addition to other material. Nina Seco isn't sure
if the publisher is still in business or not. Any information in this
regard would be appreciated.
Norman Redington's suggestions on the Celtic Church:
One truly outstanding popular book on the Celtic church, if
you can tolerate a slight "New Age" feel, is
AUTHOR: Toulson, Shirley.
TITLE: The Celtic year
PLACE: Shaftesbury, Dorset ;
Rockport, Mass. :
PUBLISHER: Element, YEAR: 1993
This book is more than just an
excellent handbook of Celtic saints
by feast day which includes their traditional legends as well as
modern critical opinion - written for residents of/ visitors to
the British Isles, it features a "pilgrimage of the month" to
12 major sites, complete with detailed maps and travel tips!
Because the Celtic tradition is popular with aging hippies and
the like, there are a number of anthologies of Celtic spirituality
aimed at that market. One of the best is
TITLE: Celtic Christianity : ecology and holiness
PLACE: Great Barrington, Mass. :
Rochester, Vt. : Distributed to the
book trade by Inner Traditions International,
PUBLISHER: Lindisfarne Press ;
I am very impressed with J.J.O'Meara's translation of the Navigatio
TITLE: The voyage of Saint Brendan : journey to the promised land = Navigatio Sancti
PLACE: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire :
PUBLISHER: C. Smythe,
YEAR: 1991 1976
[From Norman Redington]
Moving to the Anglo-Saxon era, Cambridge University Press publishes
B. Colgrave's excellent translations of English Latin writings,
including The Life of St. Guthlac, Two Lives of St. Cuthbert,
and The Earliest Life of Gregory the Great. These are all actually
available in paperback.
Where do I find Lives of Western Saints on Tape?
St. Nectarios Press
also carries a variety of tapes including some nice ones on the lives of
saints. However, the purchaser should be aware that the tapes contain
comments of a polemical and controversial nature that some may find
quite offensive, particularly in the Q&Asession. (My priest and
myself found both edifying and offensive matters on the tapes personally.
Your mileage may vary.)
Many of the lives of saints can be bought
individually ($5each when last I checked), however.
I have found, however, that they will accept back tapes for a full refund
within 30 days if for any reason you are dissatisfied, so that limits the
risk in trying the material.
- (T2) THE BRITISH SAINTS by Fr. David Belden, 1987
- (T5) THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ST. DUNSTAN by Fr. David Belden
For more Orthodox tapes, see my
Where do I find Writings of Western Saints?
- The writings of Western saints can be found in many of the standard
patristics sets: Eerdmans' Ancient Christian Writers, Fathers of the Church
- Books by the Venerable Bede
(BED) ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE
(OLD TITLE: A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND
PEOPLE) by the Venerable Bede, translated by Leo Sherley-Price. A vivid
account of Saxon England and Celtic Britain from 55 B.C. to 731 A.D.,
containing the accounts of many of the saints and righteous who so
influenced the religious and political development of England. VIK 362pp.
(AB) THE AGE OF BEDE
(formerly THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS):
The lives of St. Cuthbert, St. Wilfrid, the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow,
and the Voyage of St. Brendan. All saints of the 6th and 7th centuries, and
all pioneers in monasticism, these lives present an important source of early
history of the Church in Ireland and England. A companion volume to
Bede's HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND PEOPLE. Contains
maps and index. VIK 255 pp. Paper
(TAB)BEDE: ON THE TABERNACLE
translated with notes and
introduction by Arthur G. Holder. The first English translation of Bede's
allegorical commentary on the tabernacle of Moses, which he interpreted as
a symbolical figure of the Christian Church. LUP 224pp. Paper
- (CG1) HOMILIES ON THE GOSPELS, BOOK ONE by the Venerable Bede,
trans. by Lawrence T. Martin and David Hurst. A collection of
sermons for some Sundays and Feast Days from Advent to Great
Lent. Companion volume to Bede's COMMENTARY ON THE ACTS OF THE
APOSTLES and THE SEVEN CATHOLIC EPISTLES. CIS 252pp. Paper
- (CG2) HOMILIES ON THE GOSPELS, BOOK TWO by the Venerable
Bede. Companion volume to Book One above, covering the period
of Great Lent through September. CIS 290pp. Paper
(ACTS) COMMENTARY ON THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES by the
Venerable Bede, translated by Lawrence T. Martin. As with THE
COMMENTARY ON THE SEVEN CATHOLIC EPISTLES, the clear and
simple words of Bede are a delight to read. Also contains a scriptural index.
CIS 214pp. Paper
(BEDE) COMMENTARY ON THE SEVEN CATHOLIC EPISTLES of
Bede the Venerable, trans. by David Hurst. This 8th Century commentary
on the Epistles of the Apostles James, Peter, John and Jude is a valuable
addition to biblical studies. Written in a clear and simple style, it is a delig
to read. CIS 253pp.
- (CASS) CONFERENCES by St. John Cassian. Selections from a
wonderful work on the ideals of monasticism in the Egyptian
and Syrian deserts of the fourth and fifth centuries by a
great saint who brought Orthodox monasticism to the West.
PAUL 208pp. Paper
- (PRF) PROOF OF THE APOSTOLIC PREACHING by St. Irenaeus of
Lyon. Presbyter and later Bishop of Lyon in the 2nd century,
St. Irenaeus composed this work which is an "exposition" of
the apostolic teachings on God and His creatures, the history
of redemption, and Christ in the Old and New Testaments. A
very important catechetical writing. ACW Vol. 16 PAUL
- (WDS) WE DON'T SPEAK GREAT THINGS - WE LIVE THEM, a
contemporary rendition of two early Christian works: FIRST
APOLOGY by St. Justin Martyr, and OCTAVIUS by Mark Felix.
St. Justin's Apology is one of the oldest in existence,
describing early worship and baptism services, and the
teachings of the early Church. OCTAVIUS describes a lively
debate between a pagan and a second century Christian on the
Christian Faith. Both are valuable documents for understanding
the Church. SCROLL 160pp. Paper
- (WKS) THE WORKS OF ST. PATRICK and ST. SECUNDINUS, HYMN ON
ST. PATRICK trans. by Ludwig Bieler. Writings by two early
fifth century western saints, including letters and sayings of
St. Patrick, Canons of a local church council, Patrick's
Hymn, known as Lorica, and the Hymn on St. Patrick written by
his contemporary, St. Secundinus. Excellent early Christian
writings. ACW Vol. 17 PAUL 119pp. Cloth LATER
- (AT) THE APOSTOLIC TRADITION of St. Hyppolytus of Rome
translated from the Greek by Gregory Dix and edited by Gregory
Dix and Henry Chadwick. This treatise from the early third
century provides some of the earliest teachings on church life
and order which have come down to us. It is divided into three
sections: Part I. Of the Clergy; Part II. Of the Laity and
Part III. Church Observances. Contains an extensive
historical introduction and discussion of texts, and copious
notes. MOR 90pp. Paper
(LAME) THE LAMENT OF EVE by Johanna Manley. Based upon the
commentaries by early Church Fathers on the first five
chapters of Genesis, this compunctionate lament by our
ancestress Eve provides insights on the creation, the image
and likeness of God, the tree of life, the fall and expulsion
from Paradise, God's love and more... The Epilogue develops
themes of love, hope, salvation, restoration through Christ.
Complete index and Bibliography for further reading. 154pp
- St. Gregory the Great
- (FGH) FORTY GOSPEL HOMILIES by St. Gregory the Great, trans.
by Dom Daniel Hurst. A selection of homilies on various Gospel
texts now in English for the first time. A wonderful addition
to the commentaries by early Fathers of the Church. CIS
- (EZE) HOMILIES OF ST. GREGORY THE GREAT ON THE BOOK OF THE
PROPHET EZEKIEL translated by Theodosia Grey. The first
English translation of the sermons of St. Gregory the
Dialogist, Pope of Rome delivered in 593, during very
turbulent times. Having experienced wars, plagues, invasions,
floods as well as spiritual threats to the Church, St. Gregory
believed that the end was near and used these sermons to
prepare his flock. Very timely reading for today! CTOS
[From Norman Redington]
Among Continental writers, besides those mentioned by Daniel and
of course the many editions of Augustine, one thinks of the
Loeb Classical Library, inexpensive bilingual texts from Harvard
University Press. Among those of Western Orthodox interest are the
Epistles of St. Jerome and The Consolation of Philosophy by St.
[From Norman Redington]
The Rule of St. Benedict is available in several editions; one I
am familiar with is Fr. Luke Dysinger's translation, embedded in
a "devotional commentary and workbook" by Norvene Vest entitled
Preferring Christ (Source Books CA, Box 794, Trabuco Canyon,
[From Norman Redington]
Finally I want to mention the amazing online
Augustine Seminar with Related Resources
on the World Wide Web. (Among the resources is
a brand-new translation of Gregory the Great (Dialogos) Moralia
and much material on Augustine, Dialogos, Jerome, Boethius, and others.)
[From H. Paul Jacobson III]
Orthodox items of interest on the
Old Catholic Homepage
- St. Boniface (Bonifacius-originally-Winifried,
Saint, Abp. of Mainz, 680-755)
[I'm currently researching St. Boniface's life, so any more
material on his life you can suggest would be most appreciated.]
- An Akathist to him is available from
St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Information Center
- A little information from an Old Catholic perspective on Ss.
Willibrord, Boniface, and Gregory-as well as Ss. Theodore of Canterbury,
Egbert, Wilfrid can be found in the
History of the Old
John Cyril Sladden, Boniface of Devon: Apostle of Germany (Exeter:
Paternoster Press, 1980)
Charles H. Talbot, The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany (NY:
Sheed &Ward, 1954).
contains the Hodoeporicon of St. Willibald (Boniface's successor, if I
read correctly, as bishop of Mainz), which is probably the oldest life.
[I have acquired it, and it looks very good.]
Browne, George Forrest, 1833-1930, Boniface of Crediton the his
companions., SPCK 1910. (illus)
Schieffer, Theodore, Angelsachsen und Franken; zwei Sutdien zur Kirchen,
Lowe, Heinz Literarischer Widersacher des Bonifatius..., 1952
Saint Boniface; translated from the fourth French edition by Rt.
Reverend Victor Day; with insertions from the latest historical
findings by Rev. Francis S. Betten.
Milwaukee, The Bruce Publishing Company [c1935].
Willibald, presbyter, 8th cent.
The life of Saint Boniface, by Willibald; translated into
English for the first time with introduction and notes by George
Cambridge, Harvard University Press; 1916.
Duckett, Eleanor Shipley.
Anglo-Saxon saints and scholars.
New York : Macmillan, 1947.
Gebauer, George John,
Prolegomena to the Ars grammatica Bonifatii
Chicago, Ill., 1942.
1 p. ., ii-iv, 106 p. diagrs. 23 cm.
(Notes: Lithoprinted. Thesis (PH. D.)-University of Chicago, 1940.
Latin-language - Grammar - Early-works-to-1500.)
Browne, G. F. (George Forrest), 1833-1930.
Boniface of Crediton and his companions based on lectures
delivered in the Cathedral church of Bristol in 1906 by the
Right Rev. G. F. Browne, D.D..
London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1910.
[From David Coomler]
Biographical Dictionary of the Saints by F. G.
Holweck, published in 1924. It is a good listing of the saints of
both the Eastern and Western churches, though it does contain some
dating errors, I have noticed.
[John F. Mahoney, Gobnait Container Lines, Inc.]
SAINT GOBNAIT OF BALLYVOURNEY
Here is a source of informatiion which is quite complete and well written
dealing solely with the topic of St Gobnait, entire work is in English.
SAINT GOBNAIT OF BALLYVOURNEY, by Eilis Ui Dhailigh,published 10 May 1983,
Irish Messenger Publications, 37 Lower Lesson Street Dublin 2,
Additional Books dealing with St. Gobnait (Majority of these work are not in
English nor are translations available.)
Daughters of Banda................Helena Concannon
Owen Roe Neill....................T.S. O'Cathain
St Gobnet of
Ballyvourney.........D.O. hEaluighthe M.A.
Return to FAQs index
- Send corrections, suggestions and information to the compiler of this faq,
Reader Daniel Lieuwen
- The host and editor for these faqs is
- St Nicholas Orthodox Church
- Editor : Father Seraphim Holland
- Address: 2102 Summit, McKinney TX 75071
- Home: 972 529-2754 Pager: (800) 557-9789