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Liturgical Calendar of the Order of Preachers


This Liturgical Calendar combines both the General Calendar of the Order, which is for the entire Order, and the Special Calendar for the Provinces of the Order, which lists the additional Blesseds not found in the General Calendar. These latter feast days may be celebrated ad libitum if a Province, Monastery or Congregation should choose to do so, and have no indication of the rank of feast after them in this calendar. In addition to those " titles " which are commonly used in the Western Latin Church, the Dominican Liturgical Commission, U.S.A., has added those of "friar," "nun," "sister," or "lay Dominican" to indicate their particular branch of the Dominican Family.  Variations for Australia are shown in italics. This calendar is a Supplement to the Roman Calendar. It has been revised to accord with the Catalogus Hagiographicus (2001) and the Additamenta ad Proprium Missalis et Liturgiae Horarum (2006).

This calendar is also available for downloading in Word97 or PDF format. If you are looking for a more detailed Ordo, listing the liturgical directions for each day, you can download the current Ordo in Word97 or pdf format here, or view an interactive version on-line.

* JANUARY  Biographies Click here for biographies of January's Saints and Blesseds
  3* Most Holy Name of Jesus (Votive Mass & Office recommended) Optional Memorial
  3 Bl. Stephana Quinzani, sister and virgin
  4 St. Zedislava [Berkiana] of Lemberk, lay Dominican and mother, Memorial
  7 St. Raymond of Peñafort, friar, priest and Master of the Order, Memorial
10 Bl. Gonsalvo of Amarante, friar and priest
10 Bl. Ann of the Angels Monteagudo, nun and virgin
11 Bl. Bernard Scammacca, friar and priest
18 St. Margaret of Hungary, nun and virgin, Memorial
15 St. Francis Fernandez de Capillis, priest, Peter Sans, bishop, and companions martyrs in China. Memorial,
19 Bl. Andrew Grego of Peschiera, friar and priest
22 Bl. Anthony della Chiesa, friar and priest
23 Bl. Henry Suso, friar and priest
27 Bl. Marcolino of Forli, friar and priest
28 ST. THOMAS AQUINAS, FRIAR, PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH, FEAST
29 Bl. Villana delle Botti, lay Dominican and mother
* FEBRUARY  Biographies Click here for biographies of February's Saints and Blesseds
  3 Bl. Peter Cambiani of Ruffia, friar, priest and martyr
  3 Bl. Anthony Pavonio, friar, priest and martyr
  3 Bl. Bartholomew of Cerverio, friar, priest and martyr
  4 St. Catherine de Ricci, sister and virgin, Memorial
  7 Anniversary of Deceased Fathers and Mothers
12 Bl. Reginald of Orléans, friar and priest, Optional Memorial
13 Bl Jordan of Saxony, friar, priest and Master of the Order, Memorial
16 Bl. Nicholas of Paglia, friar and priest
18 Bl. John of Fiesole (Fra Angelico), friar and priest, Optional Memorial
19 Bl. Alvarez of Zamora (or of Cordoba), friar and priest
20 Bl. Christopher of Milan, friar and priest
24 Bl. Constantius Servoli of Fabriano, friar and priest
     Bl. Ascensión of the Heart of Jesus Nichol Goñi, virgin.
* MARCH
24*** [Vigil of the Annunciation of the Lord]
25 [ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD, Solemnity]
* APRIL  Biographies Click here for biographies of April's Saints and Blesseds
10 Bl. Anthony Neyrot, friar, priest and martyr
13 Bl. Margaret of Città di Castello, lay Dominican and virgin
14 Bl. Peter Gonzalez, called Saint Elmo, friar and priest
17 Bl. Clara Gambacorta, nun and widow
     Bl. Maria Mancini, nun and widow
19 Bl. Isinard of Chiampo, friar and priest
     Bl. Sibyllina Biscossi, lay Dominican and virgin
20 St. Agnes of Montepulciano, nun and virgin, Memorial
24 Conversion of St Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church
27 Bl. Osanna of Kotor, lay Dominican and virgin
28 St Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, priest, Optional Memorial
29 ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, Lay Dominican, Virgin & Doctor of the Church, FEAST
30 St. Pius V, friar and pope, Memorial
* MAY  Biographies Click here for biographies of May's Saints and Blesseds
  4* Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Votive Mass & Office recomended)
  4 Bl. Emily Bicchieri, nun and virgin  
  5 St. Vincent Ferrer, friar and priest, Memorial

  7 Bl. Albert de Villa D’Ogna of Bergamo, lay Dominican and husband
  8* Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10 St. Antoninus Pierozzi of Florence, friar and bishop, Memorial
12 Bl. Jane of Portugal, nun and virgin
13 Bl. Imelda Lambertini, nun and virgin
15 Bl. Giles of Vouzela (Portugal), friar and priest
     Bl. Andrew Abellon, friar and priest
19 Bl. Fancis Coll Guitart, friar and priest
20 Bl. Columba Guadagnoli of Rieti, sister and virgin
21 Bl. Hyacinth Mary Cormier, priest, Master of the Order, Optional Memorial.
24 TRANSLATION OF OUR HOLY FATHER DOMINIC, Memorial
- in Australia: Our Lady Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia, Solemnity
27 Bl. Andrew (Francisco) Franchi, friar and bishop
28 Bl. Mary-Bartholomew Bagnesi, lay Dominican and virgin
29 Bl. William Arnauld,.friar and priest, and Companions, martyrs
30 Bl. James Salomoni, friar and priest
* JUNE     Biographies Click here for biographies of June's Saints and Blesseds
2 Bl. Sadoc, friar and priest, and Companions, martyrs
4 St. Peter of Verona, friar, priest and martyr, Memorial
8 Bl. Diana Andalò and Bl. Cecilia, nuns and virgins, Optional Memorial
10 Bl. John Dominic, friar and bishop, Optional Memorial
12 Bl. Stephen Bandelli, friar and priest
18 Bl. Osanna of Mantua, lay Dominican and virgin
20 Bl. Margaret Ebner, nun and virgin
23 Bl. Innocent V, friar and pope
* JULY     Biographies Click here for biographies of July's Saints and Blesseds
  4 Blessed Catherine Jarrige, virgin
     Blessed Pier-Giorgio Frassati, lay Dominican
  7 Bl. Benedict XI, friar and pope
  8 Bl. Adrian Fortescue, lay Dominican, husband and martyr
  9 St. John of Cologne, friar and priest, and Companions, martyrs, Memorial
13 Bl. James of Varazze, friar and bishop
18 Bl. Bartholemew Fernandes dos Mártires, friar and bishop
17 Bl. Ceslaus of Poland, friar and priest, Optional Memorial
22 [St. Mary Magdalene, Patroness of the Order, Memorial]
24 Bl. Jane of Orvieto, lay Dominican and virgin
     Bl. Augustine of Biella, friar and priest
27 Bl. Robert Nutter,  friar, priest and martyr
* AUGUST     Biographies Click here for biographies of August's Saints and Blesseds
  2 Bl. Jane of Aza, Mother of St. Dominic & Bl. Mannes, Optional Memorial
  3 Bl. Augustine Każotić, friar and bishop
  5 In Australia Our Holy Father Dominic , priest, Solemnity
  8  OUR HOLY FATHER DOMINIC, priest, Solemnity

      in Australia, Blessed Mary MacKillop, religious, feast
12 Bl. John of Salerno, friar and priest
     Bl. John-George Thomas Rehm, friar, priest and martyr
     Bl. Aimo Taparelli, friar and priest
15 [ASSUMPTION.OF BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, Solemnity]
17 St. Hyacinth of Poland, friar and priest, Memorial
18 Bl. Mannes (or Mames), friar, priest and brother of St. Dominic, Optional Memorial
19 Bl. Jordan de Rivalto of Pisa, friar and priest
23 St. Rose of Lima, lay Dominican and virgin, Memorial
26 Bl. James Bianconi of Bevagna, friar and priest
28 ST. AUGUSTINE, BISHOP & DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH, FEAST
* SEPTEMBER     Biographies Click here for biographies of September's Saints and Blesseds
  2 Bl. Guala of Bergamo, friar and bishop
     Bl. Ingrid Skänninge, religious
  4 Bl. Catherine Mattei of Racconigi, lay Dominican and virgin
  5 Anniversary of Deceased Friends and Benefactors
  6 Bl. Bertrand of Garrigue, friar and priest
     Bb. Michael (John Francis) Czartorysky, friar and priest, & Julia Stanislava Rodzińska, virgin and religious, martyrs
18 St. Juan Macias, friar and religious, Memorial
22 Bl. Francis Posadas, friar and priest
     Bb Hyacinth Serrano López, friar and priest, and companions, martyrs in Spain
24 Bl. Dalmatius Moner, friar and priest
25 Bl. Mark Scalabrini of Modena, friar and priest
26 Bl. Lawrence of Ripafratta, friar and priest
28 St. Dominic Ibañez de Erquicia & St. James Kyushei Tomonaga, friars and priests,
     St. Lawrence Ruiz, lay Dominican and husband, & Companions, martyrs in Japan, Memorial
* OCTOBER  Biographies Click here for biographies of October's Saints and Blesseds
  3 Bl. Dominic Spadafora, friar and priest
  4 OUR HOLY FATHER FRANCIS OF ASSISI, DEACON,  FEAST
  5 Bl. Raymond delle Vigne of Capua, friar, priest and Master of the Order, Optional Memorial
  6 Bl. Bartolo Longo, lay Dominican
  7 OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY,  FEAST
  8 Bl. Ambrose Sansedoni, friar and priest
     Bl. Matthew Carreri, friar and priest
  9 St. Louis Bertrán, friar and priest, Memorial
11 Bl. James Griesinger of Ulm, friar and religious
13 Bl. Magdalen Pannatieri, lay Dominican and virgin
14 Bl Mary Poussepin, sister and virgin
19 Bl. Agnes of Jesus Galand, nun and virgin
21 Bl. Peter Capucci of Città di Castello, friar and priest
22 ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEDICATION OF A CHURCH (when the actual date is unknown), Solemnity
25 Bl. Peter Geremia, friar and priest
26 Bl. Damian Furcheri of Finale, friar and priest
27 Bl. Bartholomew of Vicenza, friar and priest
30 Bl. Benvenuta Bojani, lay Dominican and virgin
30 Bb. Terrence Albert O'Brien, bishop, and Peter Higgins, priest, martyrs in Ireland
* NOVEMBER  Biographies Click here for biographies of November's Saints and Blesseds
  1 [ALL SAINTS, Solemnity]
  3 ST. MARTIN DE PORRES, FRIAR AND RELIGIOUS,  FEAST
  5 Bl. Simon Ballachi, friar and religious
  6 Bl. Alfonsus Navarette, friar and priest, and Companions, martyrs in Japan, Memorial
  7 ALL SAINTS OF THE ORDER OF PREACHERS, FEAST
  8 Anniversary of Deceased Brothers and Sisters
14 Bl. John Liccio, friar and priest
     Bl. Lucy Broccadelli of Narni, sister and virgin
15 ST. ALBERT THE GREAT, FRIAR,
     BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH, FEAST
19 Bl. James Benefatti, friar and bishop
24 St Ignatius Delgado, friar & bishop, St Vincent Liem, friar & priest, St Dominic An-Kham, lay Dominican & father, and companions, martyrs in Vietnam, Memorial
25 St Catherine of Sinai, virgin and martyr
27 Bl. Margaret of Savoy, nun and religious
* DECEMBER  Biographies Click here for biographies of December's Saints and Blesseds
  1 Bl. John of Vercelli, friar and priest
  8 [IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, Solemnity]
16 Bl. Sebastian Maggi, friar and priest
20 St Dominic of Silos, priest
22** Anniversary of the Approval of the Order
24*** [Vigil of Christmas]
25 [NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, Solemnity]


Explanation of symbols:

* These celebrations are not strictly speaking part of the Calendar of the Order, but are suggested on these days in the Proper; if these days are unsuitable, they may be celebrated as votive offices on any other suitable day.

** This anniversary should be marked by an intercession in Prayers of the Faithful at Mass and Intercessions at the major hours of the Office.

*** A "solemn chapter" or other similar proclamation of the Lord's Incarnation is suggested in the Proper for these days.
In addition, one may note two frequent celebrations customary in the Order:

Celebrations in square brackets [ ... ] are feasts of the Roman Calendar for which the Order has special liturgical texts.

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