On the Kalendar: John Wycliffe (Wyclif), Priest, Prophetic Witness, Reformer

“October”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

John Wycliffe (there are several spellings of his last name) was an English scholastic philosopher, reformer, and biblical translator. Wycliffe . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: John Wycliffe (Wyclif), Priest, Prophetic Witness, Reformer

On the Kalendar: Ursula and her Companions, Martyrs — 21 October

October from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“October”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

According to tradition, Urusula was the daughter of King Dionotus of Dumnonia in southwest Britain. Sent by her father to . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Ursula and her Companions, Martyrs — 21 October

On the Kalendar: Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

October from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“October”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

Ignatius of Antioch, along with Clement of Rome and Polycarp, is one of the most prominent Apostolic Fathers. Ignatius’s inclusion . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

On the Kalendar: Jerome, Presbyter, Doctor

September from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“September”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

Jerome is one of the greatest theologians of the Church. Born in the middle of the fourth century in a . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Jerome, Presbyter, Doctor

On the Kalendar: Saint Michael the Archangel

September from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“September”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

The assignment of feast days for apostles, Biblical personages, and the earliest saints of the primitive church can be somewhat . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Saint Michael the Archangel

On the Kalendar: Cadoc of Wales, Abbot

September from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“September”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

His father Gwynllyw, a lesser king, robber chieftain, and brother of Saint Petroc (!) wanted to marry Gwladys, the daughter . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Cadoc of Wales, Abbot

On the Kalendar: Ciarán, Abbot of Clonmacnoise

September from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“September”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

Ciarán was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He is sometimes called Ciarán the Younger to distinguish him from . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Ciarán, Abbot of Clonmacnoise

On the Kalendar: Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, Mother of Constantine

August from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“August”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

Helena was Empress of the Roman Empire: her husband was Emperor Constantius Chlorus, and her son was Emperor Constantine the . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Helena, Protector of the Holy Places, Mother of Constantine

On the Kalendar: Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian, Witness for Civil Rights

August from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“August”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

Jonathan Daniels was an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist. He was one of a number of students and clergy . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Seminarian, Witness for Civil Rights

On the Kalendar: William Wilberforce

July from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“July”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

William Wilberforce was a British politician and philanthropist who lived from 1759 to 1833. He was exposed to an evangelical . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: William Wilberforce