On the Kalendar: Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer

November from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

Isaac Watts was a Congregational minister and a prolific and popular hymn writer. He is credited with over 750 hymn texts; the 1940 Hymnal contains eleven of his hymns. He is often called the “Godfather of English Hymnody”.

“November”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr

The Martyrdom of St Catherine of Alexandria

The Martyrdom of St Catherine of alexandria, Altarpiece in the Cesi chapel, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, by Girolamo Siciolante da Sermoneta (1521–c. 1580). From Wikipedia.

O God, who didst endue blessed Catherine, thy Virgin, with grace to witness a good confession, and to suffer gladly for thy name: Grant us, we . . . → Read More: Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr