The Calendar – SSF


Holy Days are either Feasts (Class I or Class II), or Memorials (Class III). Where no classification is given, a local decision should be made. Holy Days marked with an asterisk (*) are those additionally observed by SSF and are not in the Calendar of the ASB. Holy Days may be celebrated in the following way: ..lh2 ..lh10 Class I Morning and Evening Prayer are of the feast, with proper psalms and readings. The celebration begins either with the First Evening Prayer or a Vigil and ends at Night Prayer the following day. Midday Prayer is of the ordinary day of the week, irrespective of the feast. Seasonal propers are available, though optional. Night Prayer is of the feast, with a reading and the festal refrain on the gospel canticle. ..lh2 ..lh10 Class II Morning and Evening Prayer are of the feast, with proper psalms and readings. Midday Prayer is of the ordinary day of the week, irrespective of the feast. Seasonal propers are available, though optional. Night Prayer is of the feast, with a reading and the festal refrain on the gospel canticle. ..lh2 ..lh10 Class III Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are of the ordinary day or season, with the collect of the commemoration. Common propers may be used. Midday Prayer is of the ordinary day of the week. Seasonal propers are available, though optional. Night Prayer is of the ordinary day or season. When saints’ days are observed in festal and penitential seasons, the choice of psalms, readings and hymns should, as far as possible, reflect the character of the season and maintain its continuity. DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE

Christmas Eve and Easter Eve are days of preparation and vigil, therefore the collects of Christmas Day and Easter Day are not said on Christmas Eve and Easter Eve respectively.

Ash Wednesday, the days of Holy Week and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (2 November) are days of special devotion. The days after Christmas until 6 January, and the days of Easter Week, are days of special thanksgiving.

The nine days after Ascension Day until Pentecost are days of prayer and preparation to celebrate the outpouring of the Spirit.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, usually observed 18 to 25 January, may be observed between the alternative dates of Ascension Day and the feast of Pentecost (as it is in some parts of the world).

Ember Days, Rogation Days and Harvest Thanksgivings are observed at the Eucharist. If there is no celebration of the Eucharist, a collect from the ASB may be used in the Office. THE SEASONS (TEMPORALE) ..tc ! ..ta ADVENT 1st Sunday of Advent II 2nd Sunday of Advent II 3rd Sunday of Advent II From 17 December (O Sapientia) begin the eight days of prayer before Christmas 4th Sunday of Advent II Eve and Vigil of Christmas ..lh4 ..lh10 CHRISTMASTIDE Christmas Day – 25 December I 1st Sunday of Christmas – The Holy Family II 2nd Sunday of Christmas II ..lh4 ..lh10 EPIPHANYTIDE Epiphany of Christ – 6 January I Baptism of Christ – 1st Sunday of the Epiphany I 2nd Sunday of the Epiphany II 3rd Sunday of the Epiphany II 4th Sunday of the Epiphany II Presentation of Christ – Candlemas – 2 February I ..lh4 ..lh10 PRE-LENT Fifth Sunday before Lent II Fourth Sunday before Lent II Third Sunday before Lent II Second Sunday before Lent II Sunday next before Lent II LENT Ash Wednesday I 1st Sunday of Lent II 2nd Sunday of Lent II 3rd Sunday of Lent II 4th Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday II ..lh4 ..lh10 PASSIONTIDE 5th Sunday of Lent II Palm Sunday II Monday of Holy Week Tuesday of Holy Week Wednesday of Holy Week Maundy Thursday I Good Friday I Eve and Vigil of Easter ..lh4 ..lh10 EASTERTIDE Easter Day I Monday of Easter Week Tuesday of Easter Week Wednesday of Easter Week Thursday of Easter Week Friday of Easter Week Saturday of Easter Week 2nd Sunday of Easter II 3rd Sunday of Easter II 4th Sunday of Easter II 5th Sunday of Easter II 6th Sunday of Easter II Ascension Day I From Friday after Ascension begin the nine days of prayer before Pentecost (Week of Prayer for Christian Unity may also be kept during this time) 7th Sunday of Easter II Pentecost (Whit Sunday) I AFTER PENTECOST Trinity Sunday – 1st Sunday after Pentecost I Day of Thanksgiving for the Eucharist – Corpus Christi – Thursday after Pentecost 1 I 2nd Sunday after Pentecost II Divine Compassion of Christ – Friday after Pentecost 2 II * 3rd Sunday after Pentecost II 4th Sunday after Pentecost II 5th Sunday after Pentecost II 6th Sunday after Pentecost II 7th Sunday after Pentecost II 8th Sunday after Pentecost II 9th Sunday after Pentecost II 10th Sunday after Pentecost II 11th Sunday after Pentecost II 12th Sunday after Pentecost II 13th Sunday after Pentecost II 14th Sunday after Pentecost II 15th Sunday after Pentecost II 16th Sunday after Pentecost II 17th Sunday after Pentecost II 18th Sunday after Pentecost II 19th Sunday after Pentecost II 20th Sunday after Pentecost II 21st Sunday after Pentecost II 22nd Sunday after Pentecost II Last Sunday after Pentecost II ..lh4 ..lh10 Dedication Festival – Last Sunday of October I or Reformation Sunday – Last Sunday of October II ..lh4 ..lh10 THE SUNDAYS OF THE KINGDOM All Saints’ Day – 1 November I 1st Sunday of the Kingdom – All Saints’ Sunday II 2nd Sunday of the Kingdom – Remembrance Sunday II 3rd Sunday of the Kingdom II ..tn ..tc ! ! ..ta 4th Sunday of the Kingdom – Sunday next before Advent which may be observed as the feast of The Kingship of Christ I ..tn THE HOLY DAYS (SANCTORALE) ..LH5 ..LH10 JANUARY ..tc! ! ..ta 1 Eighth Day of Christmas Naming and Circumcision of Jesus the Christ I 2 Ninth Day of Christmas 3 Tenth Day of Christmas 4 Eleventh Day of Christmas 5 Twelfth Day of Christmas 6 The Epiphany of Christ I 13 Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher, 367 III 16 First Franciscan Martyrs, 1220 III* 17 Antony of Egypt, Abbot, 356 III 18-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18 Confession of Peter II 21 Agnes, Martyr at Rome, 304 III 24 Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Teacher, 1622 III 25 Conversion of Paul II 26 Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul III 27 John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, Teacher, 407 III 28 Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Teacher, 1274 III 30 Charles Stuart, Martyr, 1649 III ..tn ..LH5 ..pf p 7 ..lh7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 2 Basil the Great (379) (alternative date to 14 June) & Gregory Nazianzen (389), Bishops, Teachers 2 Mary Ward, Founder of the Institute of the BVM, 1645 2 Seraphim, Monk of Sarov, Mystic, Staretz, 1833 3 Genevieve, Contemplative, Patron of Paris, c.500 3 Gladys Aylward, Missionary in China, 1970 4 Angela of Foligno, Franciscan Tertiary, Contemplative, 1309 7 Lucian of Antioch, Theologian, Martyr, 312 8 Pega, Anchoress at Peakirk, c.719 10 Paul of Thebes, first Christian Hermit, c.342 11 Alternative date for Holy Innocents 11 David of Scotland, Ecclesiastical Reformer, 1153 11 Mary Slessor, Missionary in West Africa, 1915 12 Benedict Biscop, Founding Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689 13 George Fox, Founder of the Society of Friends (the Quakers), 1691 14 Kentigern (Mungo), Monk, Bishop of Strathclyde, 603 14 Sava, Founder and first Archbishop of the Serbian Church, 1235 14 Richard Meux Benson, Founder of the Society of St John the Evangelist, l915 16 Henry of Coquet, Hermit, 1127 19 Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester, 1095 20 Fabian, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, 250 20 Sebastian of Rome, Martyr, 288 20 Thanksgiving for the Society of the Divine Compassion, 1894 22 Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon, first Martyr of Spain, 304 23 Charles Gore, Bishop, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, 1932 26 Paula of Bethlehem, Religious, Scholar, 404 27 Friedrich von Hgel, Theologian, Philosopher, 1925 29 Charles Frederick Mackenzie, Bishop in Central Africa, 1862 30 Hyacinth of Mariscotti, Franciscan Tertiary, 1640 31 Louise degli Albertoni, Franciscan Tertiary, 1533 31 John Bosco, Founder of the Salesian Order, 1888 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 FEBRUARY ..tc! ! ..ta 2 Presentation of Christ (Candlemas) I 3 Saints and Martyrs of Europe III 7 Colette, Founder of the Colettine Reform, 1447 III* 21 Saints and Martyrs of Africa III 23 Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c.155 III 27 George Herbert, Priest, Pastor, Poet, 1633 III ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 1 Bridget, Abbess of Kildare, c.525 1 Veridiana of Castelfiorentino, Franciscan Tertiary and Anchoress, 1242 2 Catherine dei Ricci, Dominican, Mystic, 1590 3 Blasius, Bishop of Sebaste, Martyr, 4th century 3 Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865 3 Werburga, Abbess of Ely, c.700 4 Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder of the Gilbertine Order, 1189 4 Joan of France, Founder of Third Order Regular Congregation, 1505 5 Agatha, Martyr at Catania, c.250 6 Martyrs of Japan, 1597 8 Elfleda, Abbess of Whitby, 714 9 Apollonia, Deacon, Martyr, c.249 9 Teilo of Penally, Monk, Bishop of Llandaff, 6th century 10 Scholastica, Abbess of Plombariola, c.543 10 Clare Agolanti of Rimini, Franciscan Tertiary, 1346 11 Our Lady of Lourdes 11 Cædmon, Monk of Whitby, Poet, c.680 12 Ethilwald, Monk, Bishop of Lindisfarne, 740 14 Valentine, Martyr at Rome, 269 14 Cyril (Constantine), 869, and Methodius, 885, Missionaries to the Slavs 15 Thomas Bray, Missionary, 1730 16 Philippa Mareri, Poor Clare, Founding Abbess of Rieti, 1236 17 Finan, Abbot and Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 661 17 Seven Founders of the Order of Servites 17 Janani Luwûum, Archbishop of Uganda, Martyr, 1977 18 Colman, Abbot and Bishop of Lindisfarne, 676 20 Cecile Isherwood, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1906 21 Peter Damian, Hermit, Bishop, Teacher, 1072 24 Alternative date for Matthias the Apostle 24 Vocation of Francis, 1208 25 Walburga of Wimborne, Abbess of Heidenheim, 779 25 Foundation of the Community of St Francis by Rosina Mary Rice, 1905 26 Isabelle of France, Poor Clare, Founding Abbess of Longchamps, 1270 28 Oswald, Bishop of Worcester, 992 28 Antonia of Florence, Poor Clare, Founding Abbess of Aquila, 1472 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 MARCH ..tc! ! ..ta 1 David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601 II 2 Chad, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672 III 7 Perpetua and her Companions, Martyrs, 203 III 8 Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, Teacher, 1910 III 17 Patrick, Bishop of Armagh, Patron of Ireland, c.460 II 19 Joseph, Husband of the Blessèd Virgin Mary II 20 Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687 III 20 Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711 III 21 Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1556 III 25 Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessèd Virgin Mary I 29 John Keble, Pastor, Poet, 1866 III ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 2 Agnes of Prague, Poor Clare, 1282 3 Non, Mother of David, 6th century 3 Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167 6 Cyniburg, Founding Abbess of Castor, c.680 6 Baldred and Billfrith, Hermits, 8th century 7 Eosterwine, Abbot of Wearmouth, 686 7 Helen Elizabeth Christmas, a Founder of the Community of St Francis, 1950 7 Joseph Crookston, Founder of the Order of St Francis, 1979 8 John of God, Founder of the Hospitaller Brothers, 1550 8 Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, Priest, Poet, 1929 9 Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, Teacher, c.394 15 Louise de Marillac, Founder of the Sisters of Charity, 1660 15 Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 17 Henry Scott Holland, Philosopher, Theologian, Preacher, 1918 18 Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, Teacher, 387 19 Alternative date for Thomas Ken 20 John of Parma, Franciscan Friar, Spiritual, Solitary, 1289 24 Gabriel, Archangel 24 Hildelith, Abbess of Barking, c.712 24 Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Augustinian Friar, Mystical Writer, 1396 24 Paul Couturier, Ecumenist, 1953 24 Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980 26 Harriet Monsell of Clewer, Religious, 1853 28 Arthur Stanton, Priest, Apostle of the Poor, 1913 28 William Sirr, SDC, Franciscan Friar, Monk, Solitary, 1937 29 Gwynllyw (Woolos) and Gwladys, Ascetics, 6th century 29 Jack Winslow, Scholar, Missionary, Evangelist, 1974 31 Jane of Toulouse, Founder of Carmelite Third Order, 1286 31 John Donne, Pastor, Poet, 1631 31 Andrew Ernest Hardy SDC, Franciscan Friar, 1946 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 APRIL ..tc! ! ..ta 8 Saints and Martyrs of the Americas III 9 William Law, Mystic, Non-juror, 1761 III 16 Renewal of Commitment to Vows, First Order SSF 21 Anselm, Abbot of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1109 III 23 George, Martyr, Patron of England, 4th century II 25 Mark the Evangelist II 29 Catherine of Siena, Mystic, Dominical Tertiary, Teacher, 1380 III ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh 7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 1 Frederick Denison Maurice, Pastor, Theologian, 1872 2 Francis of Paola, Franciscan Hermit, 1507 3 Richard de Wych, Bishop of Chichester, Scholar, 1253 3 Benedict the Black, Franciscan Friar, 1589 4 Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Leader, 1968 5 Crescentia Hoss, Franciscan Third Order Regular, 1744 6 Juliana of Cornillon, Augustinian, Mystic, 1258 7 Brynach, Confessor, 6th century 8 William Augustus Muhlenberg of New York, Priest, 1877 9 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Theologian, Martyr, 1945 10 William of Ockham, Franciscan Friar, Philosopher, Theologian, 1347 10 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Visionary, 1955 11 George Augustus Selwyn, first Bishop of New Zealand, 1878 15 Padern, Abbot, Bishop of Llanbadern Fawr, 6th century 16 Commemoration of the taking of vows by Francis, 1208 17 Stephen Harding, Abbot of CŒteaux, 1134 19 Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1012 21 Beuno, Abbot of Clynnog Fawr, 6th century 23 Giles of Assisi, Franciscan Friar, 1252 23 Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1988 24 Mellitus, Bishop of London, 624 27 Zita of Lucca, Friend of the Poor, 1272 28 Peter Chanel of Cuet, Marist, Missionary, Martyr, 1841 30 Erkenwald, Bishop of London, c.686 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 MAY ..tc! ! ..ta 1 Philip and James, Apostles II 2 Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher, 373 III 8 Julian of Norwich, Mystic, c.1417 III 14 Matthias the Apostle II 15 Pachomius, Founder of Christian Community Monasticism, 346 III* 16 Margaret of Cortona, Penitent, Franciscan Tertiary, 1297 III* 19 Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988 III 20 Bernardine of Siena, Franciscan Friar, 1444 III* 24 John, 1792, and Charles, 1788, Wesley, Priests, Poets, Teachers III 25 Venerable Bede, Priest, Monk of Jarrow, Teacher, 735 III 26 Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, 605 II 31 Visit of the Blessèd Virgin Mary to Elizabeth II ..tn Friday after Ascension Day to Pentecost: Alternative dates for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ..pf p 7 ..lh 7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 1 Joseph the Worker 3 Alternative date for Philip and James, Apostles 5 Asaph, Bishop of Llanelwy, 6th century 6 Alternative date for John the Evangelist 7 John of Beverley, Bishop of York, 721 9 Catherine of Bologna, Poor Clare, 1463 11 Holy Abbots of Cluny 12 Simon of Cyrene, Bearer of the Cross of Christ 12 Edward Willis, Founder of the Oxford Mission, 1898 14 24 February alternative date for Matthias the Apostle 15 Charles Williams, Spiritual Writer, 1945 17 Paschal Baylon, Franciscan Friar, 1592 19 Humiliana de’ Cerchi, first cloistered Franciscan Tertiary, 1246 21 Helena, 330, and Constantine, 337, Protectors of the Faith 21 Godric of Finchale, Hermit, 1170 24 Vincent of Lérins, Monk, 445 25 Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, Bishop of Sherborne, 709 25 Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi, Carmelite, Mystic, 1607 26 John Calvin, Theologian, Reformer, 1564 26 Philip Neri, Founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, 1595 28 Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Abbot of St Etienne de Caen, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1089 28 Mary Anne of Jesus of Paredes, Franciscan Tertiary, 1645 30 Joan of Arc, 1431 30 Baptista Varani, Poor Clare, 1527 31 Angela de’ Merici, Founder of the Institute of St Ursula, 1540 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 JUNE ..tc! ! ..ta 1 Justin, Martyr at Rome, c.165 III 5 Boniface ¨Wynfrith) of Crediton, Archbishop of Mainz, Martyr, 754 III 9 Columba, Founding Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597 III 11 Barnabas the Apostle II 13 Antony of Padua, Franciscan Friar, 1231 III* 14 The Fathers of the Eastern Church III 14 Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, Teacher of the Faith, 379 III 22 Alban, first Martyr of Britain, 3rd century II 24 Birth of John the Baptist I 28 Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons, Martyr, c.200 III 29 Peter and Paul, Apostles II ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh 7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 3 Martyrs of Uganda, 1886 & 1978 3 John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, Inspirer of Renewal, 1963 4 Edfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Scribe of the Lindisfarne Gospels, 721 6 Norbert of Xanten, Archbishop of Magdeburg, Founder of the Premonstratensians, 1134 6 Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood, 1945 7 Robert, Founding Abbot of Newminster, 1159 9 Ephraem Syrus, Deacon, Biblical Exegete, Teacher, 373 14 2 January alternative date for Basil 14 Richard Baxter, Pastor, Author, 1691 15 Evelyn Underhill, Mystical Writer, 1941 16 Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Pastor, Theologian, 1752 17 Botolph, Founding Abbot of Icanhoe, 680 18 Bernard Mizeki, Apostle to the Mashona, 1896 19 Romuald, Monk, Hermit, Founder of the Camaldolese Order, 1027 19 Juliana Falconieri, Founder of the Servite Nuns, 1341 19 Sundar Singh of India, Evangelist, Teacher, Sadhu, 1929 20 Translation of Edward of the West Saxons, Martyr, 978 20 Michelina of Pesaro, Franciscan Tertiary, 1356 23 Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 24 Bartholomew of Whitby, Hermit of Farne, 1193 27 Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, Theologian, Teacher, 444 30 Ramon Lull, Franciscan Tertiary, Martyr, 1315 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 JULY ..tc! ! ..ta 3 Thomas the Apostle II 6 Thomas More, Martyr, 1535 III 11 Benedict, Patriarch of Western Monasticism, c.550 II 15 Bonaventure, Franciscan Friar, Bishop of Albano, Teacher, 1274 III* 22 Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles II 25 James the Great, Apostle II 26 Anne and Joachim, Parents of the Blessèd Virgin Mary III 29 William Wilberforce, Social Reformer, 1833 III ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh 7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 3 21 December alternative date for Thomas the Apostle 4 Elizabeth of Portugal, Franciscan Tertiary, 1336 6 John Hus, Reformer, 1415 6 Or Thomas More and John Fisher, Martyrs, 1535 7 Boisil, Abbot of Melrose, c.661 7 Translation of Thomas Becket, 1220 (& alternative date) 10 Veronica Giuliani, Poor Clare, 1727 12 John Gualbert, Founder of the Vallombrosan Order, 1073 13 Silas, Companion of Paul 13 Mildred, Abbess of Minster-in-Thanet, c.700 13 Angelina of Marsciano, Founder of Third Order Regular Congregation, Foligno, 1435 15 Translation of Swithun, c.862, translated 971 16 Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099 17 Kenelm (Cynhelm) of Mercia, Martyr, 812 20 Margaret of Antioch, Martyr, date unknown 21 Lawrence of Brindisi, Franciscan Friar, Teacher, 1619 23 John Cassian, Monk, Author, 435 23 Bridget of Sweden, Founding Abbess of Vadstena, 1373 24 Cunegunde, Franciscan Third Order Regular, 1292 24 Thomas à Kempis, Author, Religious, 1471 25 Christopher, Martyr, c.250 27 Mary Magdalen of Martinengo, Poor Clare (Capucine), 1737 27 Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Educator, 1901 28 Samson, Hermit, Abbot of Ynys Byr (Caldey), Missionary, Bishop of D“l, 565 29 Mary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of our Lord 31 Joseph of Arimathea 31 Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 AUGUST ..tc! ! ..ta 2 Dedication of All Franciscan Churches (where date not known) I* 4 John Vianney, Curé d’Ars, Patron of the Parish Clergy, Franciscan Tertiary, 1859 III* 5 Oswald of Northumbria, Martyr, 642 III 6 Transfiguration of Christ I 8 Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221 III 10 Laurence, Deacon at Rome, Martyr, 258 III 11 Clare, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253 I 13 Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, Pastor, Teacher, 1667 III 15 Blessèd Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ I* 20 Bernard, Founding Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher, 1153 III 24 Bartholomew the Apostle II 25 Louis Capet, Christian Monarch, Crusader for Christ, 1270 III* 28 Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher, 430 III 29 Beheading of John the Baptist III* 31 Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651 III 31 John Bunyan, Author, 1688 III ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh 7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 1 Peter’s Chains 1 Lammas Day 1 Arthur Shearly Cripps, Pastor, Priest, Poet, 1952 2 Mary of the Angels 3 Alternative date for Stephen, the first Christian Martyr 3 Germanus, Bishop of Auxerre, 448 4 Alternative date for Dominic 7 John Mason Neale, Priest, Poet, 1866 9 Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921 9 Edith Stein, Carmelite, Martyr, 1942 11 John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian, 1890 12 Edwold, Hermit of Cerne, 9th Century 13 Radegund, Founding Abbess of Poitiers, Deaconess, Peacemaker, 587 13 Florence Nightingale, Social Reformer, 1910 14 Maximilien Kolbe, Franciscan Friar, Martyr, 1941 19 Bernard Ptolemei, Founder of the Olivetan Order, 1348 20 William Booth, Founder and first General of the Salvation Army, 1912 23 Blanche of Castille, Franciscan Tertiary, 1252 23 Rose of Lima, Contemplative, 1617 24 Simone Weil, Spiritual Writer, Mystic, 1943 25 Ebbe, first Abbess of Coldingham, 683 26 Hellouin, Founding Abbot of Le Bec, 1078 27 Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387 31 Cuthberga, Founding Abbess of Wimborne, c.725 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 SEPTEMBER ..tc! ! ..ta 3 Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher, 604 III 8 Birth of the Blessèd Virgin Mary II 13 Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr, 258 III 14 Holy Cross Day II 15 Mary at the Cross III* 17 Stigmata of Francis, 1224 II* 20 Saints and Martyrs of Australia and the Pacific III 21 Matthew the Apostle II 25 Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, 1626 III 27 Vincent de Paul, Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists), 1660 III 29 Michael and All Angels II ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh 7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 1 Giles of Provence, Hermit, c.710 1 Beatrix da Silva, Founder of Conceptionist Poor Clares, 1490 2 Martyrs of Papua/New Guinea, 1942 4 Translation of Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon), Apostle of Wessex, 650 4 Rose of Viterbo, Franciscan Tertiary, 1251 6 Albert Schweitzer, Theologian, Physician, Missionary, 1965 7 Douglas Downes, Franciscan Friar, Founder of the Brotherhood of St Francis of Assisi, 1957 8 Ethelburga, Founding Abbess of Lyming, 647 10 Agnellus of Pisa, and the Coming of the Friars Minor to Canterbury, 1224 11 Deiniol, Monk, Bishop of Bangor, c.584 12 Eanswyth, Abbess of Folkstone, c.640 15 Catherine of Genoa, Contemplative, Servant of the Sick, 1510 16 Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle to the Picts, c.432 16 Edith of Wilton, Benedictine, 984 16 Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian, 1882 17 Lambert, Bishop of Maastricht, Missionary, Martyr, 705 17 Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen, Visionary, 1179 19 Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690 20 John Coleridge Patteson, Bishop of Melanesia, Martyr, 1871 22 Maurice and his Companions, Martyrs, c.287 25 Cadoc of Llancarfan, Bishop, Martyr, 6th century 25 Ceolfrith, Abbot of Wearmouth and Jarrow, 716 25 Sergius of Radonezh, Russian Monastic Reformer, 1392 26 Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs at Cyrrhus, date unknown 26 Delphina & Elzear of Sabran, Franciscan Tertiaries, 1358 28 Lioba of Wessex, Abbess of Bischofsheim, 782 29 Richard Rolle of Hampole, Writer, Hermit, Mystic, 1349 30 Jerome, Translator of the Scriptures, 420 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 OCTOBER ..tc! ! ..ta 3 The Transitus of Francis * 4 Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226 I 6 William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Martyr, 1536 III 10 Paulinus, Monk, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644 III 13 Translation of Edward the Confessor, 1066 III 15 Teresa of Avila, Mystic, Teacher, 1582 III 17 Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107 III 18 Luke the Evangelist II 22 Peter of Alcantara, Franciscan Friar, Reformer, 1562 III* 28 Simon and Jude, Apostles II 29 James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, Martyr in Uganda, 1885 III 31 Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era III ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh 7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 1 Translation of Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, Apostle of the Franks, 533 1 Thérèse of Lisieux, Carmelite Nun, 1897 2 Holy Guardian Angels 3 George Kennedy Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Ecumenist, Man of Peace, 1958 5 Felicia Meda, Poor Clare, Founding Abbess of Pesaro, 1444 6 Faith, Martyr, 3rd century 6 Bruno, Founder of the Carthusian Order, 1101 6 Translation of Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln 7 Osyth, Founding Abbess of Chich, Essex, c.700 8 Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist, Christian Educationist, 1253 9 Denys and his Companions, Martyrs, 258 11 Philip, Deacon, Evangelist, 1st century 11 Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675 11 William Percival Johnson, Apostle of Nyasaland, 1928 12 Edwin of Northumbria, Martyr, 633 12 Wilfrid, Bishop of York, Missionary, 709 12 Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845 15 Our Lady of Walsingham 16 Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, Bishops and Martyrs, 1555 16 Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India and Persia, 1812 19 Frideswide, Founding Abbess of Oxford, 735 20 Acca, Bishop of Hexham, Monk, Scholar, 742 23 James, Bishop of Jerusalem, Brother of Jesus 23 John of Capistrano, Franciscan Friar, 1456 24 Raphael, Archangel 25 Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome, c.285 26 Cedd, Bishop of the East Saxons, Founding Abbot of Lastingham, 664 26 Eata, Abbot of Melrose, Bishop of Hexham, 686 26 Alfred of Wessex, Scholar, 899 26 William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Philosopher, 1944 27 Armand Jean de Rancé, Reforming Abbot of La Trappe, 1700 29 Paula of Montaldo, Poor Clare, Mystic, 1514 30 Martin Luther, Ecclesiastical Reformer, 1546 31 Dick Sheppard, Priest, Broadcaster, 1937 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 NOVEMBER ..tc! ! ..ta 1 All Saints’ Day I 2 Commemoration of the Faithful Departed – All Souls’ Day II 3 Richard Hooker, Anglican Apologist, Teacher, 1600 III 8 Saints and Martyrs of the British Isles III 11 Martin, Monk, Bishop of Tours, c.397 III 13 Charles Simeon, Pastor, Teacher, 1836 III 16 Margaret of Scotland, Philanthropist, 1093 III 17 Hilda, Abbess of Whitby, 680 III 17 Hugh, Monk, Bishop of Lincoln, 1200 III 19 Elizabeth of Hungary, Philanthropist, Franciscan Tertiary, 1231 III* 20 Edmund of East Anglia, Martyr, 870 III 29 All Franciscan Saints III* 30 Andrew the Apostle, Patron of Scotland II ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh 7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 2 Frank Weston, Bishop of Zanzibar, Missionary, 1924 3 Martin of Porres, Dominican Friar, 1639 4 Winefred (Gwenfrewi) of Treffynnon, 7th century 4 Helen Enselmini of Padua, Poor Clare, 1242 5 Cybi, Founding Abbot of Holyhead, 6th century 6 Illtud, Founding Abbot of Llanilltyd Fawr, 6th century 6 Leonard, Hermit, 6th century 7 Willibrord of York, Apostle of Frisia, Archbishop of Utrecht, 739 7 Didacus (Diego) of AlcalaB, Franciscan Friar, 1463 8 Johannes Duns Scotus, Franciscan Friar, Theologian, Teacher 1308 9 Elizabeth of the Trinity, Carmelite, Mystic, 1906 10 Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, 461 13 Britius (Brice), Bishop of Tours, 444 14 Dyfrig, Monk of Hereford, Bishop of Gwent, c.550 15 Machutus (Malo), Bishop of Aleth, Apostle of Brittany, c.7th century 15 Mary of the Passion, Founder of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, 1904 16 Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1240 16 Gertrude the Great, Benedictine, Mystic, 1302 17 6 October alternative date for Hugh of Lincoln 19 Agnes of Assisi, Poor Clare, 1253 20 Mechtild, Béguine of Magdeburg, Mystic, Prophet, 1280 20 Priscilla Lydia Sellon, a Founder of the Religious Life in the Church of England, 1876 22 Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, c.230 22 Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis, Spiritual Writer, 1963 23 Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100 23 Columban, Monk, Missionary, c.540 23 Algy Robertson, co-Founder of the Society of St Francis, 1955 24 Enfleda, Abbess of Whitby, 704 25 Katharine of Alexandria, ‘The Great Martyr’, 4th century 25 Isaac Watts, Hymnographer, 1748 26 Leonard of Port Maurice, Franciscan Friar, 1751 29 Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 DECEMBER ..tc! ! ..ta 2 Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637 III 3 Saints and Martyrs of Asia III 3 Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies, Missionary, 1552 III 6 Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326 III 7 Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397 III 8 Conception of the Blessèd Virgin Mary II 14 John of the Cross, Mystic, Teacher, 1591 III 17 O Sapientia 24 Eve and Vigil of Christmas 25 Christmas Day I 26 Second Day of Christmas Stephen, the first Christian Martyr II 27 Third Day of Christmas John the Evangelist II 28 Fourth Day of Christmas The Holy Innocents II 29 Fifth Day of Christmas Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170 III 30 Sixth Day of Christmas Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906 III 31 Seventh Day of Christmas John Wyclif, Theologian, Reformer, 1384 III ..tn ..pf p 7 ..lh 7.5 Additional commemorations where desired: ..tc! ..ta 1 Charles de Foucauld, Hermit, Servant of the Poor, 1916 4 Clement of Alexandria, Theologian, c.217 4 John of Damascus, Theologian, Hymnographer, c.749 10 Thomas Merton, Monk, Spiritual Writer, 1968 11 Ethel Tompkinson, Missionary in India, 1967 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe 12 Edburga, Abbess of Minster-in-Thanet, 751 12 Jane Frances de Chantal, Founder of the Order of the Visitation, 1641 12 Finding of the Body of Francis, 1818 13 Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304 15 Nino, Apostle of Georgia, c.320 21 Alternative date for Thomas the Apostle 24 Jacopone da Todi, Franciscan Friar, Spiritual, Poet, 1306 26 3 August alternative date for Stephen, Protomartyr 27 6 May alternative date for John the Evangelist 28 11 January alternative date for Holy Innocents 29 7 July alternative date for Thomas Becket 30 Margaret Colonna, Poor Clare, 1284 31 Silvester, Bishop of Rome, 335 ..tn ..pf p 9 ..lh10 340/Calendar