Many Old Testament figures are accounted as saints by the Catholic Church.
Today is the commemoration of St. Haggai, one of the twelve prophets of the Old Testament.
Here is his entry in the Roman Martyrology:
1. Commemoratio sancti Aggaei, prophetae, qui, tempore Zorobabel ducis Iudae, populum admonuit, ut domus Domini reaedificaretur, in quam venturus erat thesaurus cunctarum gentium…. The commemoration of St. Haggai, prophet, who, in the time of the leader Zorobabel, admonished the people that the house of the Lord, in which the treasure of all the peoples would come, should be rebuilt.
I don’t know if the Congregation for Divine Worship is closely involved in the preparation of the Vatican wall calendars (I chuckle at the very thought, actually), but there is an error on the Vatican calendar today. On the Vatican wall calendar, with tear off sheets (I don’t know about the monthly calendar) today there is indicated St. David, king and prophet. This was also, I think, wrong last year as well. David is, I believe, 29 Dec.
Yep, that’s David alright. On the wrong day.
I suspect this is about the time the new calendars are being prepared for printing, I think, since they are never ready before the new year comes. What sense would it make for them to be available before the year begins? I imagine the Congregation is involved somewhat because of the addition of new saints. In any event, someone should provide whomever it is who proofs the calendar with a copy of the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum.