January Franciscan Calendar


January—Month of the Holy Name of Jesus and His Holy Childhood


1. Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord—Holy Day of Obligation; Plenary Indulgence possible (Chant in public Veni Creator)
2. Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
3. Bl. Chriatiane Menaburi, Virgin, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1310
4. Bl. Angela of Foligno, widow, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1310

5. Bl. Pierre Bonilli, priest, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1935
6. Feast of the Epiphany—Holy Day of Obligation
7. St. Charles of Sezze, lay brother, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1670

8. Bl. Roger de Toddi, priest, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1237

9. Bl. Gilles de Lorenzana, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1518

10. Bl. Gregory X, Pope, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1276

11. St Thomas of Cori, priest, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1729

12. St. Bernard of Corleone, lay brother, Capuchin religious, d. 1667

13. Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
14. Bl. Oderic de Pordenone, priest, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1331

15. Bl. James of Pieve, priest, Franciscan Third Order Secular, martyr d. 1304

16. Sts. Berard and Companions, Protomartyrs of the Order, d. 1220

17. Sl. Matthew of Girgenti, Bishop, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1451

18. Bl. Jeanne of Saint Mary, virgin, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1360
19. Bl. Marcel Spinola y Maestre, Bishop, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1906
20. Bl. Jean-Baptiste Triquerie, priest, conventual religious, martyr d. 1794

21. Bl. Joseph Nascimbeni, priest, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1922
22. St. Vincent Pallotti, priest, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1850

23. Feast of the Marriage of the Blessed Virgin Mary
24. Bl. Paula Gambara-Costa, widow, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1515

25. Bl. Emmanuel Dominguo y Sol, priest, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1909
26. Bl. Georges Matulwicz, Bishop, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1927
27. St. Angela Merici, virgin, had been a tertiary before founding or joining another religious Institute, d. 1540

28. Bl. Bienvenu de Recanati, priest, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1289

29. St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church, Cordbearer, d. 1622

30. St. Hyacintha de Mariscotti, virgin, religious of the Third-Order Regular [living in community, under a Rule], d. 1640

31. St. John Bosco, priest, had been a tertiary before founding or joining another religious Institute, d. 1888




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