|A.||His own works, both in Latin and Italian.|
|B.||The lives of him written shortly after his death, and the descriptions of him or of events in which he took art, by contemporary historians or chroniclers.|
|C.||The documents concerning him in the Archivio di Stato of Siena.|
|D.||The official documents concerning him.|
For a full account of these works, see Padre Pacetti, Gli scritti di San Bernardino, in "Saggi e ricerche nel V centenario della morte" ( Milan, 1944), Howell, Chapters III and iv, Facchinetti, Part II, Chapter v, La dottrina del Santo, and Botlettino bibliografico di San Bernardino in "Aevum," A. iv, fasc. 3., and Domenico Ronzoni, L'eloquenza di San Bernardino e della sua scuola ( Siena, 1899).
References to the Latin sermons in this book are to the edition used by Howell and Facchinetti: Père De La Haye, Sancti Bernardini Senensis Ordinis Seraphicum Minorum Opera Omnia ( 2nd edition, Venice, 1745).
It is necessary to distinguish between the sermons written out by San Bernardino himself in Latin (the Lenten courses De christiana religione and De Evangelio aeterno, the treatises De vita christiana, De beata Vergine, De beatitudinibus and De Spiritu Sancto, the Sermones de tempore and Extraordinarii) and those which we only have as reported by persons who heard them (in particular, the Lenten course Seraphim, given in Padua in 1443 and probably written down by one of the scholars or doctors of the University, the course given in Siena in 1425 - of which there is also an Italian version -- and the courses delivered in Perugia and Assisi in 1425). The Lenten course De pugna spirituali (also published by De La Haye) is now considered spurious, as is the Commentary on the Apocalypse. Cf. Pacetti, op. cit., pp. 64-8.
Le prediche volgari di San Bernardino da Siena, dette nella Piazza del Campo, l'anno 1427, ed. Luciano Banchi, Siena, 1880-8. These are the 45 sermons set down by Benedetto di Maestro Bartolomeo, quoted from a manuscript in the Biblioteca Comunale, Siena (Cod. U. I. 4), collated with two other manuscripts in the same library (Codices U.I.5 and 6) and one in the Biblioteca Comunale of Palermo (20. q: C. 38).
Le prediche volgari di San Bernardino da Siena, ed. Padre Ciro Cannarozzi ( 1934-58). Of these, Vols. I-II (Pistoia, 1934) contain the course of 58 Lenten sermons in Florence, 1424; Vols. III-V ( Florence 1940) the course of 64 Lenten sermons in Florence in 1425;