Franciscan Calendar

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

January

 1    Solemnity of the Mother of God.

 3    Holy Name of Jesus. Memorial.

 7    Blessed Angela of Foligno, religious of III Order. Optional Memorial for III Order.

12    Saint Bernard of Corleone, religious of I Order. Optional Memorial.

14    Blessed Odoric of Pordenone, priest of I Order. Optional Memorial.

16    Saints Berard, priest, and companions, protomartyrs of the I Order. Memorial.

24    Saint Francis de Sales, bishop, doctor, cord-bearer of Saint Francis. Memorial. (Rom.)

27    Saint Angela Merici, virgin of III Order, founder. Memorial. (Rom.)

30    Saint Hyacinth of Mariscotti, virgin of III Order. Optional Memorial for III Order.

31    Saint John Bosco, priest of III Order, founder. Memorial. (Rom.)

 

February

 

 4    Saint Joseph of Leonissa, priest of I Order. Optional Memorial.

 6    Saints Peter Baptist, Paul Miki, and companions, martyrs of I and III Order. Memorial.

 7    Saint Colette, virgin of II Order. Feast for Collettines; Memorial for II and III Order nuns.

19   Saint Conrad of Piacenza, hermit of III Order. Optional Memorial for III Order.

 

March

 

 2    Blessed Agnes of Prague, virgin of II Order. Optional Memorial for II and III Order nuns.

 9    Saint Frances of Rome, religious of III Order. Optional Memorial. (Rom.).

24   Blessed Didacus Joseph of Cadiz, priest of I Order. Optional Memorial.

 

April

 

 3    Saint Benedict the Black, religious of I Order. Memorial.

16   Saint Bernadette Soubirous, cord-bearer of Saint Francis.

17   Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, cord-bearer of Saint Francis.

21   Saint Conrad of Parzham, religious of I Order. Memorial.

23   Blessed Giles of Assisi, religious of I Order. Optional Memorial.

24   Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr of I Order. Feast.

28   Blessed Luchesius, layman of III Order. Optional Memorial of III Order.

 

May

 

 9    Saint Catherine of Bologna, virgin of II Order. Optional Memorial for II and III Order nuns

11   Saint Ignatius of Laconi, religious of I Order.

16   Saint Margaret of Cortona, III Order. Memorial.

17   Saint Paschal Baylon, religious of I Order. Memorial.

18   Saint Felix of Cantalice, religious of I Order. Feast.

20   Saint Bernardine of Siena, priest of I Order. Feast.

24   Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. Feast.

28   Saint Mariana of Jesus de Paredes, virgin of III Order. Optional Memorial.

30   Blessed Baptista Varano, virgin of II Order. Optional Memorial for II and III Order nuns.

30   Saint Ferdinand, King, member of the III Order.

 

June

 

12   Blessed Jolenta, Religious of the III Order. Optional Memorial for II and III Order nuns.

13   Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor of I Order. Feast.

22   Saint Thomas More, martyr of the III Order, with Saint John Fisher. Optional Memorial.

30   Blessed Raymond Lull, martyr of III Order. Optional Memorial for III Order.

 

July

 

 1    Blessed Junipera Serra, priest of I Order. Optional Memorial.

 8    Blessed Gregory Grassi, bishop, and companions, martyrs of I and III Order. Opt. Mem.

 9    Saint Nicholas Pieck, priest, and companions, martyrs of I Order. Memorial.

10   Saint Veronica Giuliani, virgin of II Order. Memorial (Feast for II and III Order Nuns)

12   Saints John Jones and John Wall, priests and martyrs of the I Order. Optional Memorial.

13   Blessed Angeline of Marciano, religious of the III Order. Memorial for II Order Nuns.

14   Saint Francis Solano, priest of I Order Optional Memorial.

15   Saint Bonaventure, bishop and doctor of I Order. Feast.

21   Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor of I Order. Feast

23   Blessed Cunegundes, religious of II Order. Opt. Mem. for II and III Order nuns.

23   Saint Bridget, widow of III Order, founder. Optional Memorial.

24   Blessed Louise of Savoy, religious of II Order. Optional Memorial for II and III Order nuns.

27   Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinegro, virgin of II Order.Opt. Mem. for II and III Order nuns.

 

August

 

 2   Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula. Feast.

 4   Saint John Vianney, priest of III Order. Memorial.

 7   Blesseds Agathangelus and Cassian, priests and martyrs of I Order. Optional Memorial.

 8   Holy Father Dominic, priest founder of the Order of Preachers. Feast.

11   Saint Clare of Assisi, virgin of II Order. Feast (Solemnity for II and III Order nuns)

14   Saint Maximilian Kolbe, priest of I Order memorial.

17   Saint Roch, member of III Order.

19   Saint Louis of Toulouse, bishop of I Order. Memorial.

21   Saint Pius X, pope, member of III Order. Memorial.

25   Saint Louis IX, king, member and patron of III Order. Memorial.

 

September

 

 1   Blessed Beatrice of Silva, virgin of II Order, founder. Optional Memorial.

 2   Bl. John Francis Burte, Bl. Severin Girault, and Companions, martyrs of I and III Orders. Opt. Memorial

 4    Saint Rose of Viterbo, virgin of III Order. Optional Memorial for III Order.

17   Stigmata of our holy Father Francis. Feast.

18   Saint Joseph of Cupertino, priest of I Order. Feast.

20   Saint Francis Mary of Camporosso, religious of I Order. Memorial.

23   Finding of the body of Saint Clare. Optional Memorial for II and III Order nuns.

26   Saint Elzear of Sabran and Blessed Delphina of Glandenes, husband and wife of III Order. Optional Memorial for III Order.

 

October

 

 4   Our Holy Father Francis, deacon, founder of Three Franciscan Orders. Solemnity

 6   Saint Mary Frances of the Five Wounds, virgin of III Order. Optional Memorial for the III Order.

10   Saints Daniel, priest, and companions, martyrs of I Order. Optional Memorial.

11    Saint John XXIII, pope, III Ord.

12   Saint Seraphin of Montegranaro, religious of I Order. Optional Memorial.

20   Blessed James of Strepar, bishop of I Order. Optional Memorial.

20   Blessed Contardo Ferrini, member of III Order. Optional Memorial for III Order.

21   Blessed Josephine Leroux, virgin and martyr of II Order. Optional Memorial for II and III Order nuns.

22   Saint Peter of Alcantara, priest of I Order. Memorial.

22   Saint John Paul II

 

November

 

 4   Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop of III Order. Memorial (Rom.)

 6   Commemoration of all the Deceased of the Franciscan Orders. Memorial.

 7   Saint Didacus of Alcala, religious of I Order. Optional Memorial.

13   Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin of III Order. Founder. Memorial in the U.S. (Rom.)

14   Saint Nicholas Tavelic, priest and companions, martyrs of I Order. Memorial.

17   Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, widow, member and patron of the III Order. Feast.

18   Blessed Salome, virgin of II Order. Optional Memorial for II and III Order nuns.

19   Saint Agnes of Assisi, virgin of II Order. Memorial for II and III Order nuns.

26   Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, priest of the I Order. Memorial.

27   Blessed Francis Anthony Fasani, priest of I Order. Optional Memorial.

28   Saint James of the March, priest of I Order. Memorial.

29   All Saints of the Franciscan Orders. Feast.

 

December

 

 8    Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patron and Queen of the Franciscan Orders. Solemnity (Rom.)

12   Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron and Queen of the Americas. Memorial in the U.S. (Rom.)

15   Blessed Mary Frances Schervier, virgin of III Order. Optional Memorial for III Order.

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