This week we read the Parable of the Sower. This subject for representation, although possible intended by the 4th century engraving above, did not become common theme until the 16th century, when its bucolic potential was first realized. Images of the sower would culminate in the 19th century, first with paintings by Millet, then by those of Van Gogh.
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).
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).
Warburg Institute Iconographic Database
1534 German Engraving by “Godless Painter”
1557 Painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
1560 Painting by Jacopo Bassano
1619 Painting by Domenico Fetti