Seven Weeks with the Saints

What do we mean when we say “saint”?
Who counts as a saint?
Why (and how) do we remember saints?

Schedule

1. Sep 20 – Saints of Fresno (handout pdf)

– St. James

– San Joaquin

– St. Agnes

2. Sep 27 – Who counts as a saint anyway? (Women Edition) (handout pdf)

– Mary Magdalene

– Perpetua and Felicity

– Mary of Egypt

3. Oct 4 – St. Francis (and Clare) (handout pdf)

– What is Francis really all about?

– Who is Clare of Assisi and why is she cool?

4. Oct 11 – Oops, all Gregories! (handout pdf)

– Gregory the Theologian

– Gregory the Great

– Gregory the Illuminator

5. Oct 18 – Feast of St. Luke (handout pdf)

– How does the church celebrate Holy Days?

– Evening Prayer with feast day propers

6. Oct 25 – English saints we should know more about (handout pdf)

– St. Cuthbert

– St. Hilda

– Julian of Norwich

7. Nov 1 – All Saints Day

Eucharist and party, bring your favorite saint story and/or saint-related food to share

Resources

All the Saints (as counted by The Episcopal Church)

Lesser Feasts and Fasts (2022) (pdf)

Sept 20 – Saints of Fresno

St. James

Mtr. Gail Bernthal’s sermon on the Feast of St. James, 2023

On James’s relics and the history of pilgrimage in Spain

St. Agnes

Two Feminists Annotate the Beatified (podcast)

St. Joachim and St. Anne

Two Feminists Annotate the Beatified (podcast)

Sept 27 – Who counts as a saint? (Women edition)

Mary Magdalene

The Bible for Normal People (podcast)

Apostola Apostolarum – Who was Mary Magdalene? (Earth & Altar article)

Perpetua and Felicity

The Passion of Ss. Perpetua and Felicity (first-person account)

Two Feminists Annotate the Beatified (podcast)

Mary of Egypt

Two Feminists Annotate the Beatified (podcast)

Oct 4 – St. Francis (and Clare)

Francis

The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps – Franciscan Poverty (podcast)

BBC In Our Time – Friars (podcast)

On Being with Richard Rohr (Franciscan Spirituality) (podcast)

Clare

Two Feminists Annotate the Beatified (podcast)

4. Oct 11 – Oops, all Gregories!

Gregory the Theologian

Gregory’s relevance to our post-pandemic lives

Queen of the Sciences – Gregory of Nazianzen’s theology (podcast)

Gregory the Great

Ecclesiastical History of England – the Venerable Bede (Gregory sending missionaries to England)

Gregory’s own writings (audiobook)

Gregory the Illuminator

History of the Armenian Church (article from the Armenian Prelacy)

5, Oct 18 – St. Luke

Luke

Two Feminists Annotate the Bible (podcast intro to the Gospel of Luke)

Celebrating the feast of St. Luke (Growing Christians – Forward Movement)

The Roll, the Codex, the Wax Tablet and the Synoptic Problem – John C. Poirier (academic article on how Luke’s gospel may have been composed)

And also with you – The Bible (podcast on why the gospel of Luke is a good starting point for reading the Bible)

Venite App – for liturgies

https://www.venite.app

6. Oct 25 – English saints we should know more about

Cuthbert

Cuthbert: The Mysterious Dark Age Saint Of Lindisfarne | Walking Through History (youtube video)

St. Cuthbert – In Our Time (podcast)

Hilda

Two Feminists Annotate the Beatified (podcast)

Story of St. Hilda and the Snakes (youtube video)

Archeological record of Hilda and Whitby (youtube video)

Julian

Two Feminists Annotate the Beatified (podcast)

Margery Kempe and English Mysticism – In Our Time (podcast)

Love is the message (Earth & Altar article on Julian)

Revelations of Divine Love (text) (audiobook)

Full curriculum (for leaders)