QUAERITUR: Catholic Calendars

From a reader:

Can anyone recommend a good Catholic wall calendar that has the feast days according to the EF use?


Okay, folks…. Catholic calendars!

Discuss.  Extraordinary Forum… Ordinary Form… whatever…

I recently received a calendar from my friends at Angelus Press.  It depicts churches in Rome.

Last year I had a FANTASTIC calendar of Catholic Military Chaplains.

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  1. Jack Hughes says:

    The Calander produced my the monks of papa stronsy comes with my heartiest recommendation, I’ve also heard great things about the calander produced my the LMS with the co-operation of the FSSP

  2. krisvog says:

    The St. Benedict Center (Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) have a nice Calendar of Saints. The pictures are of stained glass windows. Also the Mary Immaculate Queen Center in Spokane, WA has a Traditional Catholic Calendar. That calendar has pictures of stained glass windows and some pictures of their statues.


  3. MOP says:

    Catholic Extension (www.Catholic-Extension.org)has provided Catholic Art
    Calendars since 1920. This year the Saints are depicted – January is St. Agnes,
    with her bio. Solemnities, feasts and memorials are highlighted plus optional
    memorials. Daily vestment colors are listed, plus national US holidays. Often,
    you can find these calendars in church as a free gift. Funds generated from the
    sale of these calendars supports the mission dioceses of the US, building chapels
    and educating seminarians – a very worthwhile cause!!

  4. Eric says:

    TAN books and publishers makes calanders with both the old and new feast days.

    TAN Calendars

  5. TNCath says:

    While it is an Ordinary Form calendar, there is a very beautiful calendar from JRK Line in Elkhart, IN, compiled by Msgr. Anthony F. Sherman and approved by an Imprimatur from none other than His Excellency, Bishop John M. D’Arcy. Each month has a different image of the Blessed Virgin from some of the great classic artists: Caporali, Ponformo, Di Credi, Perugino, Corregio, and others. Very nicely done! You can order it from Tonini Church Supply in Louisville, KY.

  6. servusmariaen says:

    I like the “Saints Calendar and daily Planner” published by TAN. I can take it with me wherever I go. It gives both the 1962 Calendar and the Novus Ordo. I also this year ordered one from By Way of the Family published by Saints Galore. There is also a good one put out by a carmelite convent http://www.sistersofcarmel.com/traditional-catholic-liturgical-calendar.php

  7. introibo says:

    The St. Gregory Society, which promotes the TLM in New Haven, CT, sells a nice calendar and also has some great recordings of entire Masses..

  8. Jason Keener says:

    The Beauty of Grace Calendar of Indulgences 2010 has some great pictures of the interiors of Baroque Catholic churches in Germany. The calendar is sold through the EWTN Religious Catalogue and can be found on other Catholic sites, too.

  9. Henry Edwards says:

    I have and like the Angelus Press calendar, but a bit more useful (for me) is the FSSP liturgical calendar


    and the matching liturgical ordo


    which I believe are specified for EF reference by some U.S. dioceses.

  10. Oneros says:

    The TAN calendar, and any derived from it, is extremely good. Gives both Ordinary and Extraordinary form feasts, lists traditional days of fasting and abstinence, dedications of the months and weekdays, etc

  11. 3D says:

    The Institute of Christ the King has a desk calendar available now: http://www.institute-christ-king.org/latin-mass-resources/store.

    In their apostolate churches, they are selling a full-sized calendar; they probably will eventually sell it on their Web site.

  12. Marlon says:

    I use the Traditional Liturgical Calendar put out by The Seraphim Company. Besides being a good calendar, it has lots of good information in the back–prayers, patron saints, commandments, etc., etc. Their web address to order is http://www.servi.org

  13. An American Mother says:

    I’m going to put in a plug for iPieta – it’s an iPhone app.

    It’s astounding – calendars both traditional and modern including the daily lectionary – complete Bible in English (Douay-Rheims) and Latin – complete Baltimore Catechism – the entire Summa Theologica – hundreds of prayers and devotions – lengthy section on Confession with a thorough Examination of Conscience – dictionary of Saints – and audio for many prayers so that you can listen as you drive. And it’s only a couple of bucks.

    I use it every day. The only problem is that the censorious little old lady in the next pew may think you are checking your messages instead of praying. Offer it up.

  14. Marlon says:

    Oops. The link I posted for Seraphim doesn’t take you to the right place. This is correct, I think:


  15. TonyLayne says:

    About a year and a half ago, I’d subscribed to Pat Madrid’s Envoy Magazine. Since it is (was?) based out of Belmont Abbey College, I’ve gotten a couple of calendars from them. Beautiful campus, and I wouldn’t mind picking up a “got monks?” T-shirt, but I’ll have to look at the TAN calendars.

  16. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., produces a beautiful, Marian-themed calendar for the Ordinary Form. Donors are mailed a free copy.

  17. leutgeb says:

    Just put the Papa Stronsay calendar up in my kitchen and very fine it looks too. The calendar not the kitchen…)

  18. Tom A. says:

    Last year someone gave me a calendar from St John Cantius in Chicago. Very beautiful.

  19. EoinOBolguidhir says:

    CANONS REGULAR OF SAINT JOHN CANTIUS, CHICAGO. Every year the publish an excellent calendar with both EF and OF dates. I wouldn’t know my Ember Days without them!

  20. marthawrites says:

    We, too, have a Liturgical 2010 FSSP calendar with Piranesi engravings of Roman churches in the 18th century. The pages contain the EF feasts as well as the proper vestment color of the day. I think it cost $13.95 from Priestly Frat. of St. Peter, Griffin Road, P.O. Box 196, Elmhurst, PA 18416 or http://www.fssp.com

  21. avecrux says:

    I use the Keys to Grace Calendar of Indulgences. Has both EF/OF calendar and listing of available indulgences on any given day.
    Available from Bridegroom Press: http://bridegroompress.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=115&zenid=5675b53a0a24a6a127968f4c226137b6

  22. wolfeken says:

    The only wall calendar I buy is by the Seraphim Company in Colorado Springs. It is a strict 1962 (for 2010) calendar with the disciplines in place that year — which makes sense to me.

    Sadly, I threw away the Fraternity of Saint Peter and Institute of Christ the King calendars — there is just way too much mixing of 1962 and 2010 for my taste in each of those. I understand one is not bound to fast during Lent, the vigils, the Ember Days, etc., but I would still like to see those disciplines represented on the calendar. After all, one doesn’t have to go to the TLM either…

  23. ssoldie says:

    I have the Calander from Angelus Press and also one from Tan Books, also have a wonderful teaching Traditional Calander from the ‘Missionaries of the Sacred Heart’ sisters at P.O. Box 250 Clarksburg,Oh 43115, 740-993-2189 give them a try.

  24. gloriainexcelsis says:

    The FSSP calendar of 18th century engravings is beautiful. Each featured church includes surrounding street scene, other buildings, etc. of the time. The cover is of SS Trinita dei Pelegrini, the FSSP home parish in Rome. The Ordo is extremely useful through the year. It includes a section on responses for serving Mass,, explanation of Divine Office for Sundays, Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart, Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart, Canons of the Code of Canon Law for Sundays and Holy Days, Indulgences, Summorum Pontificum and Pope Benedict’s letter to the Bishops, and much more. I also have the TAN Saints’ Calendar and Planner, which I keep by my phone.

  25. gloriainexcelsis says:

    wolfeken – The days of fast and abstinence are clearly marked on the FSSP calendar, with FAST in bold letters throughout Lent and on ember days. The laws of Fast and Abstinence are clearly stated at the back of the calendar. Yes, it does also note below those the new Code of Canon Law rules, as it should, but the calendar itself demonstrates the old laws. The back section also has feast days, Precepts of the Church, the Sacraments, Traditional Holydays in the U.S., the Marks of the Church, Attributes of the Church, Theological Virtues, Cardinal Virtues, Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost. It can’t be more traditional.

  26. My friend, who is a young widow raising and homeschooling three children, makes the most beautiful calendars I have seen. She has sold them on EWTN as well as to parishes. I see she is out of 2010 but is already taking orders for 2011 . I am providing the link so you can see what the calendars are like. And, it would be wonderful to help out this single mom now or in the future.

  27. John Fannon says:

    I’ve bought the one from Papa Stronsay Monastery (The Transalpine Redemptorists)

    They are still selling them on their website.

  28. wolfeken says:

    gloriainexcelcis — That is very, very interesting on the FSSP calendar. I am delighted to hear it. My guess is the practice is brand new, as the calendars (in past years) from the FSSP I threw away did not have those disciplines represented.

    The FSSP Ordo began listing the traditional fasts and abstinence last year and retained it this year. I wonder if its calendar did the same.

    The Institute calendar, I know for sure, does not have the traditional disciplines in 2010.

    I will buy some 2010 FSSP calendars based on this tip. Thanks.

  29. Mariana says:


    Thanks for the link, really nice merchandise!

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