This beautiful and unique Catholic liturgical calendar showcases the works of 18th century French artist William Adolphe Bouguereau. Each month features one of Bouguereau's stunning paintings that have brought many to a deeper appreciation for the beauty of the Catholic Church. Our calendar pages include liturgical readings, new and traditional Catholic feast days and Holy Days, as well as secular holidays. Calendar measures 10.75"x8.25" closed, 10.75"x16.5" open. This lovely calendar is perfect for the home or office and makes a great gift for Christmas or any occasion. Get your calendar and begin planning your liturgical life in 2020 today!
This year's calendar retains the classic beauty of past versions, and helpfully answers questions relevant to the celebration of the liturgy:
When are you required to attend mass?
All days with Mass obligations (Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation) are highlighted in blue.
When can I let my hair down and take a break from fasting and penances?
Unique among other Catholic calendars, solemnities that are not necessarily Holy Days of Obligation are marked and highlighted separately in yellow, so the faithful also know when it's time to celebrate!
What is permissible on fasting days? How do different fasting days compare in rigidity?
Color-coded fishes grace the box of each fasting day, keeping you up to date on which days bear obligatory fasts from meat, obligatory fasts of personal sacrifice, recommended fasting days, and formerly required fasting days.
What kinds of calendar-based dedications are there?
Each month of the calendar year is marked with the Church-designated devotion. June, for example, is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The days of the week, Sunday through Saturday, are also listed with their respective devotions.
What about daily readings and liturgical colors?
The daily mass readings from the Roman Missal are listed in each day's box, as is that day's liturgical color! The liturgical colors of each day (white, green, violet, red, or rose) are shown, not with an abbreviated letter, but visually in their own respective box.
Do you reference the pre-1962 Catholic Calendar?
For Latin Mass attendees and those of a more traditional faith, feast days and holy days from the pre-1962 liturgical calendar are listed for each day in addition to the feast days of the Novus Ordo.