2018 Vocation: Creation and Evangelization Calendar

Catholic Family Appointment Calendar

Including photos of Pope Francis, quotations from his encyclical Laudato Si’and images from illuminated manuscripts from his personal library

Content

  • Photos of Pope Francis and quotations from his encyclical Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home)
  • Exquisite images from illuminated manuscripts from the Vatican Apostolic Library
  • Vocation Intercessions for each month on the back of the December page
  • Brief history of the Vatican Apostolic Library written by Msgr. Laurence J. Spiteri, JCD, PhD, Official-in-charge of the Legal Affairs Office of the Vatican Apostolic Library
  • Grid with official Roman Catholic liturgical calendar for the United States from the Bishops' Committee on Divine Worship
  • Grid features solemnities, feasts, memorials, optional memorials, and important religious and civic observances
  • Lenten regulations and liturgical year information  

 

Additional Special Features
  • Lovely parchment background on grid
  • Phases of the moon
  • Large, bold numbers on appointment-size grid
  • 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
  • Also includes significant observances, saints, and celebrations important to Latino and Hispanic 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. Jean-Louis Bruguès, OP, the current Archivist and Librarian, and the generous assistance of Msgr. Cesare Pasini, Vice 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.



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
Spanish grid as in the U.S. version PLUS liturgical year information with holy days specific to Puerto Rico and list of national vocation offices in Puerto Rico on inside back cover, as well as additional insert with listing of vocation offices for religious communities in Puerto Rico

NEW 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.