Today’s Gospel reading, Matthew 11.2-10, is a rare subject in Medieval and Renaissance art, but a monastery church in the Swiss Alps, constructed and painted around the year 800, preserves an endearing depiction of Saint John the Baptist in a prison cell resembling a shower stall, as he sends his two disciples to Christ to ask if He is the one to come. The church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, and the center apse presents the story of his life, the later part of his life with Romanesque frescoes still covering the original Carolingian. But this scene is from among the Carolingian. The remains of its inscription read – IVB[ … ]I[.]ISCO( )[ .. ]SPE[ .. ]I[—.
The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger
Homilies Of Feasts And Sundays By Catholic Church Fathers by D. G. Hubert (Washbourne, 1901).
Abridged Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year by Saint Alphonsus Liguori.
Readings for the Sundays and Holy Days of the Church’s Year (Bosworth, 1881).
Original, Short and Practical Sermons for Every Feast of the Ecclesiastical Year : Three Sermons for Every Feast by Francis Weninger (Lowen, 1882).
Analysis of the Gospels of the Sundays of the Year by Angelo Cagnolo (Benziger, 1892).
Sermons for Children’s Masses, Accorading to the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Year by Raphael Frassinetti (Benziger, 1900).
Sermons from the Latins by James J. Baxter (Benziger, 1902).
Short Discourses for all the Sundays in the Year According to the Mind & Method of the Catechism of the Council of Trent by John McQuirk (St. Paul’s Library, 1908).
Meditations for Every Day
Meditations for Every Day in the Year by Roger Baxter (Benziger, 1823, reprinted in 1884).
Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon (Benziger, 1894).
Meditations on the Life, the Teaching and the Passion of Jesus Christ for Every Day of the Ecclesiastical Year by Augustine Maria Ilg (Benziger, 1901).
Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy by Pierre Chaignon (Benziger, 1907).
Panel 13 on the Doors by Andrea Pisano for the Florence Baptistery (14th C.)
Saint John the Baptist in Prison Visited by Two Disciples by Giovanni di Paolo (15th C.)
Saint John the Baptist in Prison Sends His Disciples to Question Jesus by Ermenegildo Lodi (17th C.)
Saint John the Baptist in prision Visited by his Disciples by Giuseppe Caletti (17th C.)