James of Voragine

(c. 1230—1298)

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author of the ‘Golden Legend’. He entered the Dominican Order in 1244 and held various offices before he reluctantly became Abp. of Genoa in 1292. Besides the ‘Golden Legend’, he wrote a history of Genoa and a series of sermons, including the Mariale, in which the material is arranged alphabetically under the various attributes and titles of the BVM. Feast day, 13 July.

Subjects: Christianity.

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