Picture Study & Liturgical Living Synchronization – September

Here is simply the barest outline of what I hope eventually to develop into a study guide for a course of Picture Study that accompanies the Sanctorale, the calendar of saint’s feast days. For each saint, I also provide one or two modern hagiographical works, usually written for children, about that saint. As with everything on this site, it follows the Traditional Catholic calendar. One day, I plan to prepare a single PDF file for each work of art, containing an image for printing, a story of the depicted saint found in the public domain, and art historical background. In the meantime, you can download the picture files and PDF files directly from their sources. As a rule, the later the work, the more accessible it is, especially for the younger student. Sometimes you can relate the picture directly to a text. Sometimes a picture tells its own story.

1 September – Saint Giles

16C Mass of Saint Giles and Saint Giles and the Deer

The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts by Abbie Farwell Brown.

In God’s Garden: Stories of the Saints for Little Children by Amy Steedman.

4 September – Saint Rosalia of Palermo

Series of Painting by Anthony Van Dyck1624 Palermo, 1624 New York, 1625 London, 1625 Houston, 1625 Madrid, 1629 Vienna, 1629 Puerto Rico, 1629 Vienna 

Stories of the Saints Fifth Series by Mary Seymour.

5 September – Saint Bertin

15C The Soul of Saint Bertin carried up to God by Simon Marmion

Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.

8 September – Nativity of the Virgin

14C Nativity of the Virgin by Giotto

15C Nativity of the Virgin by Domenico Ghirlandaio

15C Madonna della Cintola by Fra Filippo Lippi (background)

Our Lady’s Feasts by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy.

Sermons for Children’s Masses, According to the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Year by Raphael Frassinetti.

10 September – Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

15C Saint Nicholas of Tolentino Saving a Shipwreck by Giovanni di Paolo (see also)

Stories of the Saints Fifth Series by Mary Seymour.

The Fairest Flower of Paradise: Considerations on the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, Enriched with Examples Drawn from the Lives of the Saints by Alexis Lepicier.

Although neither story describes the miracle depicted.

14 September – Exaltation of the Cross

15C Exaltation of the Cross by Piero della Francesca

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays 

15 September – Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin

16C Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows by Adriaen Isenbrant

16C Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows by Adriaen Isenbrant

Our Lady’s Feasts by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy.

17 September – Stigmata of Saint Francis

15C Saint Francis in the Dessert by Giovanni Bellini (an audio description)

15C Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata by Jan van Eyck

16C Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata by El Greco

Online Exhibition – St. Francis’ Stigmata by Gentile da Fabriano (15C)

17 September – Saint Hildegard von Bingen

12C Liber Scivias

Stories of the Saints Fifth Series by Mary Seymour.

And for your listening pleasure, Canticles of Ecstasy.

20 September – Saint Eustace

15C The Vision of Saint Eustace by Pisanello

Catholic Legends: A New Collection by Augusta Theodosia Drane.

21 September – Saint Matthew

9C Evangelist Portrait of Saint Matthew in the Ebbo Gospels

16C The Calling of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio

Stories of the Saints Third Series by Mary Seymour.

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays

22 September – Saint Maurice

16C Martyrdom of Saint Maurice by El Greco

Anecdotes and Incidents: Ecclesiastical and Religious

Short Instructive Sketches from the Lives of the Saints

25 September – Saint Ceolfrid

Codex Amiatinus (see also

Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.

27 September – Saints Cosmas and Damian

Churches of Rome: Basilica of Santi Cosma e Damiano – Short Documentary, Information, Photo Gallery

In God’s Garden: Stories of the Saints for Little Children by Amy Steedman.

Saints of Italy by Ella Noyes.

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