Saturday, January 06, 2007
From Sext of the Hours of the Virgin of a Book of Hours probably from northern France, possibly the diocese of Chartres, c. 1510
Friday, January 05, 2007
Illumination from a French Book of Hours by Jean Bourdichon (1457-1521) c. 1498
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Book of Hours, use of Rome, Master of James IV of Scotland, Bruges or Ghent, circa 1510
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
From a 15th century Flemish Book of Hours
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
From the De Grey Book of Hours in the National Library of Wales
Monday, January 01, 2007
1st Octave of Christmas, Solemnity of the Blessed Mother, Circumcision of Lord
2nd Most Holy Name of Jesus
3rd St. Genivieve
4th St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
5th St. John Neumann (Twelfth Night)
6th Epiphany of the Lord
7th St. Raymond of Penafort
10th St. William of Bourges
12th St. Benedict Biscop
14th St. Hilary of Poitiers
15th St. Paul the Hermit
17th St. Anthony the Abbot
18th Chair of St. Peter
20th St. Sebastian
21st St. Agnes
23rd Espousal of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph
24th St. Francis de Sales
25th Conversion of St. Paul
26th SS. Timothy & Titus
27th St. Angela Merici
28th St. Thomas Aquinas and Bl. Charlemagne
31st St. John Bosco
January begins in the Season of Christmas, and ends in the Season After Epiphany. There are no ember periods in January. Septuagesima Sunday is February 4th.
Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI's public prayer intentions for the month of January are:
That in our time, unfortunately marked by many episodes of violence, the Church’s bishops and priests may continue to indicate the way of peace and understanding among peoples.
That the Church in Africa may become a constantly more authentic witness of the Good News of Christ and be committed, in every Nation, to the promotion of reconciliation and peace.
Flemish 15th century Book of Hours
Sunday, December 31, 2006
V. Requiem aeternam, dona ei Domine.
R. Et lux perpetua luceat in ei.
V. Requiescat in pace.
Annunciation to the shepards, from Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry