Companion to the Calendar: Guide to the Saints, Seasons, & Holidays of the Year


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Companion to the Calendar, Second Edition is your guide to the Catholic observances of the liturgical seasons and times, the saints, and popular devotions. Through the explanations in this resource, parish catechists, teachers in Catholic schools, those who prepare the liturgy, and the Catholic faithful will discover how the mystery of Christ is revealed to us throughout the Catholic liturgical year and all of the observations which fill our days.

This resource includes:

  • •   Theological and historical reflections on the liturgical seasons and times
  • •   Biographies of the saints and blesseds on the liturgical calendars for the United States of America and Canada
  • •   Biographies of Americans declared venerable whose beatification is still pending
  • •   Additional biographies of popular saints venerated and honored by particular cultures and regions
  • •   Explanations of popular Catholic devotions that are celebrated seasonally or on assigned dates
  • •   Other Catholic observances that occur throughout the year such as Catholic Schools Week, Respect Life Sunday, and Vocation Awareness Week

In addition to the commentaries surrounding Catholic liturgical and devotional lives, this resource includes information about:

  • •   Civic holidays in the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, and Australia
  • •   Orthodox Christianity
  • •   Jewish and Islamic celebrations
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