Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Today the Gospel recounts when Christ Stilled the Storm at Sea. In the remains of this fresco from the Monastery of Saint John in Müstair (CH), a personification of the wind blows from the upper left corner. Below, three apostles, in varying degrees of preservation sit in the boat, whose mast also rises from behind the centermost apostle. Christ stands to the right.

Matthew 8.23-27

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger


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).

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).


Medieval Music Database


ca. 800 Ivory on Bodleian Library MS. Douce 176

ca. 980 Church of Saint Georg in Oberzell on the Island of Reichenau

ca. 1000 Gospel Book of Otto III

11C Hitda Codex

ca. 1580 Engraving by Gaultier

ca. 1596 Painting by Jan Brueghel the Elder

1633 Painting by Rembrandt

1854 Painting by Eugène Delacroix

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Great Painters and their Famous Bible Stories

Iconography of Christian Art (figures)

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