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[G] Peter Abelard
[G] Adalbert of Prague
[G] Adamnán of Iona
[G] Adelaide
[G] Adeodatus I
[G] Adeodatus II
[G] Adrian I
[G] Adrian II
[G] Adrian III
[G] Adrian IV
[G] Adrian V
[G] Adrian of Canterbury
[G] Aelred of Rievaulx
[G] Julius Africanus
[G] Agapetus I
[G] Agatha
[G] Agatho
[G] Agnes of Rome
[G] Aidan of Lindisfarne
[G] Alain de Lille
[G] Alban of Britain
[G] Albertus Magnus
[G] Albigenses
[G] Alcuin of York
[G] Aldhelm
[G] Alexander Nevski
[G] Alexander I
[G] Alexander II
[G] Alexander III
[G] Alexander IV
[G] Alexander V
[G] Alexander VI
[G] Alexandria, School of
[G] Alexis, Man of God
[G] Ali ibn Talib
[G] Alphege of Canterbury
[G] Ambrose of Milan
[G] Ammonas
[G] Amphilochius of Iconium
[G] Anacletus
[G] Antipope Anacletus II
[G] Anastasia
[G] Anastasius the Librarian
[G] Anastasius I
[G] Anastasius II
[G] Anastasius III
[G] Anastasius IV
[G] Andrew
[G] Andrew of Crete
[G] Andrew of St-Victor
[G] Fra. Angelico
[G] Anicetus
[G] Anselm of Canterbury
[G] Anskar
[G] Anterus
[G] Anthony of Egypt
[G] Anthony of the Kiev Caves
[G] Anthony of Novgorod
[G] Anthony of Padua
[G] Antioch, School of
[G] Antisthenes of Athens
[G] Apollinaris of Laodicea
[G] Apostolic Constitutions and Canons
[G] Arianism
[G] Arnold of Brescia
[G] Arnulf of Metz
[G] Arsenius the Great
[G] Athanasius
[G] Mount Athos
[G] Audrey of Ely
[G] Augustine of Canterbury
[G] Augustine of Hippo
[G] Averroës
[G] Avicenna
[G] Barbara
[G] Bardesanes (Bardaisan)
[G] Bar Hebræus
[G] Barlaam and Ioasaph
[G] Barnabas
[G] Bartholomew
[G] Basil the Great
[G] Bec
[G] Bede
[G] Benedict of Nursia
[G] Benedict I
[G] Benedict II
[G] Benedict III
[G] Benedict IV
[G] Benedict V
[G] Benedict VI
[G] Benedict VII
[G] Benedict VIII
[G] Benedict IX
[G] Benedict X
[G] Benedict XI
[G] Benedict XII
[G] Benedict XIII (Antipope)
[G] Benedict of Aniane
[G] Benedict Biscop
[G] Bernard of Clairvaux
[G] Bessarion Thamaturgus
[G] Blaise
[G] Bobbio
[G] Boethius
[G] The Bogomils
[G] Boniface I
[G] Boniface II
[G] Boniface III
[G] Boniface IV
[G] Boniface V
[G] Boniface VI
[G] Boniface VII
[G] Boniface VIII
[G] Boniface IX
[G] Boniface of Crediton
[G] Botolph
[G] Brendan the Navigator
[G] Bridget of Ireland
[G] Bridget of Sweden
[G] Nicholas Cabasilas
[G] Cædmon
[G] Pope Caius
[G] Caleb Ella Asbeha
[G] Callixtus I
[G] Callixtus II
[G] Callixtus III
[G] Robert Campin
[G] Canute IV of Denmark
[G] Cassiodoros
[G] Catechetical School of Alexandria
[G] Cathari
[G] Catherine of Alexandria
[G] Catherine of Genoa
[G] Catherine of Siena
[G] Catherine of Sweden
[G] Cecilia
[G] Cedd
[G] Celestine I
[G] Celestine II
[G] Celestine III
[G] Celestine IV
[G] Celestine V
[G] Céli Dé
[G] Celsus
[G] Ceolwulf
[G] Charlemagne
[G] Geoffrey Chaucer
[G] Chrétien de Troyes
[G] Christopher
[G] Cicero
[G] Cimabue
[G] Clement of Alexandria
[G] Clement of Rome
[G] Clement II
[G] Clement III
[G] Clement IV
[G] Clement V
[G] Clement VI
[G] Clement VII (Antipope)
[G] Clotilde
[G] Colmán of Lindisfarne
[G] Columba of Iona
[G] Columbanus of Bobbio
[G] Conan
[G] Constantine (pope)
[G] Constantine I
[G] Constantine I of Ethiopia
[G] Cornelius
[G] Cosmos Indicopleustes
[G] Baldesarre Cossa
[G] Crispin and Crispinian
[G] Crowland
[G] The Cult of Isis
[G] Cunigundis
[G] Cuthbert of Lindisfarne
[G] Cuthburga
[G] Cyprian of Carthage
[G] Cyril of Alexandria
[G] Cyril, Apostle to the Slavs
[G] Dado
[G] Damasus I
[G] Damasus II
[G] Peter Damian
[G] Dante
[G] David of Wales
[G] The Desert Fathers
[G] Deusdedit
[G] Diadochus of Photike
[G] The Didache
[G] Diocletian
[G] Diodore of Tarsus
[G] Dionysius (pope)
[G] Dominic
[G] Donatello
[G] The Donation of Constantine
[G] Donatism
[G] Donus
[G] Dorotheos of Gaza
[G] Duccio di Buoninsegna
[G] Duns Scotus
[G] Dunstan
[G] Eata
[G] Egeria
[G] Einhard
[G] Eleutherius
[G] Elizabeth of Hungary
[G] Ely
[G] Ephrem
[G] Epictetus
[G] Epiphanius of Salamis
[G] Erasmo di Narno
[G] Etheldreda
[G] Eucherius of Lyons
[G] Eugene I
[G] Eugene II
[G] Eugene III
[G] Eugene IV
[G] Eugippius
[G] Eulalia of Mérida
[G] (The) Eunomians
[G] Euphemia
[G] Euphrosyne of Polotsk
[G] Pope Eusebius
[G] Eusebius of Nicomedia
[G] Eustochium
[G] Euthymius the Great
[G] Eutychian (pope)
[G] Evagrius Ponticus
[G] Evaristus
[G] Fabian
[G] Fateema
[G] Felix I
[G] Felix II
[G] Felix III
[G] Felix IV
[G] Finan of Lindisfarne
[G] Foillan
[G] Formosus
[G] Francis of Assisi
[G] Frangipani
[G] Frideswide of Oxford
[G] Frumentius of Ethiopia
[G] Fulda
[G] Pope Gaius
[G] Gattamelata
[G] Gaunilo
[G] Gelasius I
[G] Gelasius II
[G] Geneviève of Paris
[G] George the Synkellos
[G] Gerlac of Holland
[G] Gertrude the Great
[G] Gertrude of Nivelles
[G] al-Ghazzali
[G] Gildas the Wise
[G] Giotto
[G] Glastonbury
[G] Gnosticism
[G] John Gower
[G] Gregory of Nazianzus
[G] Gregory of Nyssa
[G] Gregory Palamas
[G] Gregory the Sinaite
[G] Gregory Thaumaturgus
[G] Gregory the Great
[G] Gregory II
[G] Gregory III
[G] Gregory IV
[G] Gregory V
[G] Gregory VI
[G] Gregory VII
[G] Gregory VIII
[G] Gregory IX
[G] Gregory XI
[G] Gregory XII
[G] Gurias
[G] Guthlac of Crowland
[G] Hartmann von Aue
[G] Helena
[G] Henry of Uppsala
[G] Henry II (HRE)
[G] Hermann of Reichenau
[G] Herrad of Landsberg
[G] Hesychasm
[G] Hilary of Arles
[G] Hilary of Poitiers
[G] Hilary of Rome
[G] Hilda of Whitby
[G] Hildegard of Bingen
[G] Hildegund of Schönau
[G] Hildelith of Barking
[G] Hippolytus of Rome
[G] Honoratus of Arles
[G] Honorius I
[G] Honorius II
[G] Honorius III
[G] Honorius IV
[G] Hormisdas
[G] Hugh of St.-Victor
[G] Jan Hus
[G] Hyginius
[G] Hypatia
[G] Iamblichus
[G] Ignatius of Antioch
[G] Ildephonsus of Toledo
[G] Innocent I
[G] Innocent II
[G] Innocent III
[G] Innocent IV
[G] Innocent V
[G] Innocent VI
[G] Innocent VII
[G] Innocent VIII
[G] Iona
[G] Irenaeus of Lyons
[G] Irene the Great-Martyr
[G] Isidore of Seville
[G] Isocrates
[G] Jacob of Serugh
[G] James, son of Alphæus
[G] James, son of Zebedee
[G] James of Jerusalem
[G] James of Voragine
[G] Jarrow
[G] Jerome
[G] Joan of Arc
[G] Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer
[G] Jocelin of Brakelond
[G] John the Apostle (John the Theologian)
[G] John I
[G] John II
[G] John III
[G] John IV
[G] John V
[G] John VI
[G] John VII
[G] John VIII
[G] John IX
[G] John X
[G] John XI
[G] John XII
[G] John XIII
[G] John XIV
[G] John XV
[G] John XVII
[G] John XVIII
[G] John XIX
[G] John XXI
[G] John XXII
[G] John XXIII (antipope)
[G] John Cassian
[G] John Chrysostom
[G] John Climacus
[G] John of Beverley
[G] John of Damascus
[G] John of Rila
[G] John of Ruysbroeck
[G] John of Salisbury
[G] John of the Cross
[G] John the Almsgiver
[G] John the Dwarf
[G] John the Faster
[G] Jovinian
[G] Judas Iscariot
[G] Jude
[G] Julian of Norwich
[G] Julius I
[G] Justin Martyr
[G] Jutta of Disibodenberg
[G] Jutta of Sangerhausen
[G] Kentigern
[G] Lambert of Hersfeld
[G] Lando
[G] Lanfranc
[G] Leo the Great
[G] Leo II
[G] Leo III
[G] Leo IV
[G] Leo V
[G] Leo VI
[G] Leo VII
[G] Leo VIII
[G] Leo IX
[G] Lérins
[G] Liberius
[G] Limbourg Brothers
[G] Lindisfarne
[G] Linus
[G] Fra. Lippo Lippi
[G] Louis IX
[G] Ramon Llull (Lully)
[G] Lucius I
[G] Lucius II
[G] Lucius III
[G] Luke
[G] Luxeuil
[G] Macarius the Great
[G] (The) Macedonians
[G] Macrina
[G] Maimonides
[G] Marcella of Rome
[G] Marcellinus
[G] Marcellus I
[G] Marcion
[G] Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
[G] Marinus I
[G] Marinus II
[G] Mark
[G] Pope Mark
[G] Mark the Ascetic
[G] Martin of Tours
[G] Martin I
[G] Martin II
[G] Martin III
[G] Martin IV
[G] Martin V
[G] Mary
[G] Mary Magdalene
[G] Masaccio
[G] Matthew
[G] Matthias
[G] Maximus the Confessor
[G] Mazdak of Fasa
[G] Mechtilde of Diessen
[G] Mechtilde of Hackeborn
[G] Mechtilde of Magdeburg
[G] Meinrad of Einsiedeln
[G] Melania the Elder
[G] Melito of Sardis
[G] Melrose
[G] Hans Memling
[G] Menas
[G] Mesrop of Armenia
[G] Methodius, Apostle to the Slavs
[G] Miltiades
[G] Mochta

[G] Monarchianism
[G] Monica
[G] Monophysitism
[G] Montanism
[G] Monte Cassino
[G] Moses the Ethiopian
[G] Muhammad
[G] Mungo
[G] Nathaniel
[G] Nectan
[G] Nero
[G] Nestorius
[G] Nicanor the Deacon
[G] The Nicene Creed
[G] Nicetas Choniates
[G] Nicetas of Remesiana
[G] Nicholas of Myra
[G] Nicholas I
[G] Nicholas II
[G] Nicholas III
[G] Nicholas IV
[G] Nicholas V
[G] Nicholas of Hereford
[G] Nicholas of Tolentino
[G] Nilus of Ancyra
[G] Nilus of Rossano
[G] Nina of Georgia
[G] Nominalism
[G] Numenius of Apamea
[G] Olga
[G] Olympias the Deaconess
[G] Onouphrius
[G] Origen
[G] Oswiu
[G] Ouen of Rouen
[G] Pachomius of Egypt
[G] Pambo
[G] Panaetius of Rhodes
[G] Paphnutius the Great
[G] Paraskeva Pyatnitsa
[G] Parmenas the Deacon
[G] Paschal I
[G] Paschal II
[G] Patarenes
[G] Patrick of Ireland
[G] Paul
[G] Paul I
[G] Paul II
[G] Paula of Bethlehem
[G] Paulicans
[G] Pelagius I
[G] Pelagius II
[G] Pelagius
[G] Peter
[G] Peter Damascene
[G] Peter Lombard
[G] Peter of Sebaste
[G] Petronilla
[G] Philip the Apostle
[G] Philip the Deacon (Evangelist)
[G] Philo of Alexandria
[G] Phoebe the Deaconess
[G] Andrea Pisano
[G] Pius I
[G] Pius II
[G] Pius III
[G] Georgius Gemistus Plethon
[G] Pliny the Younger
[G] Plotinus
[G] Poemen
[G] Polycarp of Smyrna
[G] Pontian
[G] Porphyry
[G] Prochorus the Deacon
[G] Proclus
[G] Prosper of Aquitaine
[G] Protagoras
[G] Pyrrho
[G] Radegund the Deaconess
[G] Raymond of Peñafort
[G] Reichenau
[G] Remigius of Rheims (Remy)
[G] Richard of St. Victor
[G] Tilman Riemannschneider
[G] Rievaulx
[G] Rigoberto of Rheims (Robert of Rheims)
[G] Ripoll
[G] Ripon
[G] Robert II the Pious
[G] Robert of Geneva
[G] Romanus
[G] Romuald
[G] Roscelin of Compiègne
[G] Andrei Rublëv
[G] Rufinus
[G] Rumi
[G] Rupert of Salzburg
[G] Sabas the Great
[G] Sabas of Serbia
[G] Sabinian
[G] St.-Victor in Paris
[G] Salome
[G] Salome the Myrrh-Bearer
[G] Sarah of the Desert
[G] Sassetta
[G] Scholastica
[G] Sebastian
[G] Septimius Severus
[G] The Septuagint
[G] Serapion the Scholastic
[G] Sergius I
[G] Sergius II
[G] Sergius III
[G] Sergius IV
[G] Sergius of Radonezh
[G] Severinus
[G] Severus of Antioch
[G] Severus of al-Ushmunain
[G] Silverius
[G] Simeon Metaphrastes
[G] Simeon Stylites
[G] Simon of Sudbury
[G] Simon Zelotes
[G] Simplicius
[G] Siricius
[G] Sisinnius
[G] Sisoes the Great
[G] Sixtus I
[G] Sixtus II
[G] Sixtus III
[G] Sixtus IV
[G] Sophronius
[G] Soter
[G] Spyridon of Tremithius
[G] Stephen I
[G] Stephen II
[G] Stephen II/III
[G] Stephen III/IV
[G] Stephen IV/V
[G] Stephen V/VI
[G] Stephen VI/VII
[G] Stephen VII/VIII
[G] Stephen VIII/IX
[G] Stephen IX/X
[G] Stephen the Protomartyr
[G] Swithin (Swithun)
[G] Sylvester I
[G] Sylvester II
[G] Sylvester III
[G]Symeon the New Theologian
[G] Symmachus (pope)
[G] Symmachus the Prefect
[G] Syncletica
[G] Tatiana of Rome
[G] Tatwine of Canterbury
[G] Telesphorus
[G] Teresa of Avila
[G] Tertullian
[G] Thaddeus
[G] Theobald of Canterbury
[G] Theodore I
[G] Theodore II
[G] Theodore of Mopsuestia
[G] Theodosius
[G] Theodulf of Orléans
[G] Theophanes the Confessor
[G] Theophanes the Greek
[G] Theophilus of Alexandria
[G] Thomas
[G] Thomas à Becket
[G] Thomas à Kempis
[G] Thomas Aquinas
[G] Three Chapters
[G] Timon the Deacon
[G] Timothy
[G] Titus
[G] Tyconnius
[G] Ulphilias
[G] Urban I
[G] Urban II
[G] Urban III
[G] Urban IV
[G] Urban V
[G] Urban VI
[G] Ursula
[G] Valentine (pope)
[G] Vedast
[G] Vergil of Salzburg
[G] Victor I
[G] Victor II
[G] Victor III
[G] Victor of Vita
[G] Vigilius
[G] Vincent of Lérins
[G] Vincent of Saragossa
[G] Vincent Ferrer
[G] Virgil of Arles
[G] Vitalian
[G] Vladimir
[G] Waldenses
[G] Walter of St.-Victor
[G] Waltham Abbey
[G] Wenceslaus of Bohemia
[G] Whitby, the monastery
[G] Synod of Whitby
[G] Wilfrid
[G] William of Gellone
[G] William the Great
[G] William of Ockham
[G] Willibrord of Utrecht
[G] Wolfram von Eschenbach
[G] Wolfgang of Ratisbon (Regensberg)
[G] Wulfila
[G] Wulfstan II
[G] Zachary
[G] Zara Yaqob of Ethiopia
[G] Zephyrinus
[G] Zosimus


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