Second Sunday in Advent

Carolingian Fresco of Saint John the Baptist Sending His Disciples to Christ to Ask “Art thou he that art to come, or look we for another?” in the center apse of the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Müstair, Switzerland.

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

Station Church

Santa Croce in GerusalemmeChurches of Rome Wiki


Homilies Of Feasts And Sundays By Catholic Church Fathers by D. G. Hubert (Washbourne, 1901).

Explanation of the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays, holydays and festivals throughout the ecclesiastical year, to which are added the lives of many saints by Leonard Goffiné (Pustet, 1880).

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays (Benziger, 1896).

Abridged Sermons for all the Sundays of the Year by Saint Alphonsus Liguori.

The Catholic Pulpit: Containing a Sermon for Every Sunday and Holiday in the Year and for Good Friday (Murphy, 1851).

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.)

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database


Medieval Music Database

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