2021 Vocation: Wisdom of the Saints

Catholic Family Appointment Calendar

Inspirational works of sacred art featuring a saint for each month from the 14th through 21st centuries currently held in museums and other collections throughout the world, including the Vatican Apostolic Library

Content

  • Inspirational works of sacred art featuring a saint for each month from the 14th through 21st centuries currently held in museums and other collections throughout the world, including the Vatican Apostolic Library
  • Month images feature a completely reimagined design
  • Quotes and Vocation Intercessions inspired by the life and wisdom of each saint
  • Vocation Prayer and Editor’s Note
  • Grid with official Roman Catholic liturgical calendar for the United States from the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship, United States federal, cultural, and religious holidays, and significant United Nations observances
  • Grid features solemnities, feasts, memorials, optional memorials, and important religious and civic observances
  • Lenten regulations and liturgical year information  


 

 

Additional Grid Features
  • Traditional grid design
  • Large, bold numbers on appointment-size grid
  • Phases of the moon
  • Black spiral binding adds beauty to convenience
  • Large wall-sze: 10 7/8 x 19 1/4 " open; 10 7/8 x 10 7/8 " closed

Click on the thumbnail to see larger image.
Special Features on Spanish grid
  • Same features as listed above for the English grid
  • Features feasts and observances from the Misal Romano for use in the United States
  • Also includes state and religious observances significant in Spanish-speaking communities

  • Click on the thumbnail to see larger image.

Acknowledgments

Mrs. Mary L. Paluch Rafferty and the J.S. Paluch Company gratefully acknowledge the original gracious invitation from His Eminence Raffaele Cardinal Farina, SDB, then Cardinal Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church, and Msgr. Cesare Pasini, Prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library, that led to the creation of this special series of calendars, beginning with the 2012 calendar.

We appreciate the ongoing collaboration with Most Rev. Msgr. José Tolentino de Mendonça, the current Archivist and Librarian, and the generous assistance of Msgr. Cesare Pasini, Prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library, and Dr. Claudia Montuschi, who supervised the research of images from ancient illuminated manuscripts. We heartily extend grazie mille to Msgr. Laurence J. Spiteri, JCD, PhD, a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles currently serving as Official-in-charge of the Legal Affairs Office of the Vatican Apostolic Library, who handled all communication, information, and contracts, for his constant, enthusiastic, and affable support throughout this project.


A portion of the proceeds from J.S. Paluch Vocation calendars supports vocation ministry in the U.S.



Calendar Versions

English
See Content section on this page
Spanish
Text accompanying photos is in Spanish
Grid includes Spanish translation of official liturgical calendar for the United States from the Bishops' Committee on Divine Worship PLUS festivals and celebrations of importance to Latino and Hispanic communities
Spanish (Puerto Rican)
Text accompanying photos is in Spanish
Same Spanish grid as in the U.S. version PLUS liturgical year information with holy days specific to Puerto Rico, as well as an additional insert with a list of national vocation offices and a list of vocation offices for religious communities in Puerto Rico
Bilingual (English/Spanish)
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CBS 60 Minutes
Click here to see the CBS 60 Minutes feature on the Vatican Library with Morley Safer.
Some works of art in the 2021 Vocation calendar are license-free public domain reproductions from various museums and collections. The work for the month of March is a digital reproduction of Tracy L. Christianson’s 2013 painting Saint Perpetua and Saint Felicity (© Tracy L. Christianson. Used with permission. All rights reserved. www.tracylchristianson.com). The work of art for the month of April is a digital reproduction of Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs’ 2014 painting Saint Catherine of Siena (© Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs. Used with permission. All rights reserved. www.gwyneththompsonbriggs.com). The work for the month of May is a digital reproduction of Gordon Napier’s 2012 painting Saint Joan of Arc (© Gordon Napier. Used with permission. All rights reserved. www.deviantart.com/dashinvaine). The work for the month of December is a digital reproduction of Jordan Avery’s 2015 drawing Saint Juan Diego (© Jordan Avery. Used with permission. All rights reserved. www.jordanaveryart.com). Works featured on the Cover and in February, June, and November are © Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. We are proud to have partnered with all collections and artists that helped make the 2021 Vocation calendar possible.