Friday, November 06, 2009

Transalpine Redemporists Issue Liturgical Wall Calendar

It is that time of year again when we should begin to think of purchasing a Catholic liturgical wall calendar for the forthcoming calendar year.

Liturgical calendars are very useful for living a liturgical life for they remind us and provide us with easy access to the particular feasts of a given day, they tell us of the particular Sunday and week in liturgical time, and they also bring before us the liturgical seasons. They are both useful in their own regard and also helpful for those who have taken up the practice of praying the Divine Office for instance -- amongst other benefits.

Some people will select a calendar that follows the modern Roman calendar, others the calendar of the usus antiquior, while still others opt for a liturgical calendar that includes both liturgical calendars, or they will buy one of each.

Today, the Transalpine Redemportists contacted the NLM to let us know of the release of their own liturgical wall calendar -- their very first.

They describe the calendar as a "liturgical one with daily brief mention of feasts and other pious and holy commemorations" and I would presume this particular calendar would follow the liturgical feasts and seasons of the usus antiquior given that this is their own liturgical focus.

Here is what they have to say about it:

Here in the monastery we are busy preparing something new for 2010 — the Papa Stronsay Calendar.

It is the first time we have printed a wall calendar and we hope that it will be for all of our friends and readers an uplifting companion during the forthcoming year. Our calendar shows you the feastdays and holy seasons at a glance with beautiful images from the monastery island of Papa Stronsay in 2009.

What we now need to know is what the response will be to the publication. Each Catholic subscriber is going to receive a copy free with their paper but what we must find out is how many extras we must print. Hence this post.

Extra calendars, in full colour and printed on glossy paper, cost £5 each.

For more information, including how to order, please visit their website. They are in need of knowing how many they need to produce in the coming weeks, so if this particular calendar is of interest to you, now is the time to order.

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