Calendar for the Order of Friars Minor Conventual,

the Poor Clares, and Third Order of St. Francis 


The Month of January

(Month of the Holy Name)


Adoration of the Holy Name by El Greco

Adoration of the Holy Name by El Greco



1: The Circumcision of Our Lord, Double of the Second Class

2: Octave of St. Stephen, Double

3: Octave of St. John the Evangelist, Double

4: Octave of the Holy Innocents, Double

5: Vigil of the Epiphany of Our Lord, Semi-double

    Commemoration of St. Telesphorus, Pope and Martyr.

6: The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Double of the First Class with Octave.

7: Octave of the Epiphany

8: Octave of the Epiphany

9: Octave of the Epiphan

10: Octave of the Epiphany.

      Commemoration of St. Hygenus, Pope and Martyr.

11: Octave of the Epiphany

12: Octave of the Epiphany and Sunday within the Octave

13: Octave of the Epiphany.

14: Blessed Oderic, OFM Conv., Double

      Commemoration of St. Felix, Presbyter and Martyr.

15: St. Paul of Thebes, Double

      Commeoration of St. Maurus, Abbot.

16: Sts. Berard, Peter, Accursus, Adjutus, and Othonus, Protomartyrs, OFM, Double 2nd 


17: St. Anthony, Abbot, Double. 

18: Chair of St. Peter in Rome, Major Double.

      Commemoration of St. Paul, Apostle, and St. Prisca, Virgin and Martyr.

19: St. Canute, King and Martyr. Optional semi-double.

      Commemoration of Sts. Mary, Martha, Audfacius, and Habbakuk, Martyrs.

20: St. Fabian, Pope, and St. Sebastian, Martyr. Double.

21: St. Agnes, Martyr. Double.

22: Sts. Vincent and Anastasius, Martyrs. Semi-Double.

23: Espousal of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph. Major Double.

      St. Emerentia, Virgin and Martyr.

24: St. Timothy, Bishop and Martyr. Double.

25: Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle. Major Double. Commemoration of St. Peter, Martyr.

26: St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr. Double.

27: St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. Double.

28: St. Agnes the second. Simple.

29: St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. Double.

30: St. Hyacinth of Mariscotti, Virgin of the Third Order. Major Double.

31: St. Peter Nolasco, Confessor. Double.


Tuesday after Septuagesima: The Prayer of Our Lord in the Garden of Olives, Major Double.


Tuesday after Sexagesima: Commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion. Major Double.


NOTE: This calendar is from a breviary published in 1894 and, therefore, any saints canonized since have not been included such as St. John Bosco. The liturgical ranks listed are as found in the Missale Romanum before the Second Vatican Council.


Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us!