Liber vitae

A book listing the familiares ('members') and benefactors of a monastic community who were to be remembered in its Masses and in other services and prayers. It was usually read with the Martyrology and the obituary at the canonical hour of prime. Those listed were sometimes depicted in the manuscript.

Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).