The Illustrated Liturgical Year Calendar Subscription

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Receive a set of 18 x 24 full-color, illustrated liturgical calendar posters for $24.99 each, delivered every 3 months!
 
Please note when you order now you will receive the Pentecost Cycle 2022.
 
If you don’t want to subscribe for the entire year, you can order the Pentecost 4-calendar set HERE.
 
You can cancel anytime by emailing us at orders@SophiaInstitute.com or by calling 800-888-9344.
 
There is a treasure trove of riches in the ancient Roman liturgy of the Church. The feasts and fasts, ember days, rogation days, and octaves make for a rising and falling as in the Gregorian Chant. Yet, we have forgotten so much, and it is difficult to recover these traditions in our age of noise and ugliness.
 
As a small offering to help families, and children especially, see sacred time illuminated in a beautiful way, Michaela Harrison and her family have worked together to make a set of fully illustrated calendars that follow the traditional liturgical calendar. These calendars present time not according to the months, but according to the different periods of the liturgical year.
 
With these calendars, you can 'see' time after Epiphany in a new light, Lent and Advent are framed with wood to remind us of the cross, and the seven weeks of Easter form a week of weeks that you can see all at once. This unique artwork presents in composition, color, and tone the things that Our Mother desires us to meditate on during each season of the year.
 
Each day in the calendars is fully illustrated with the Saint, feast or feria of that day. Themes from the breviary and from Dom Gueranger's The Liturgical Year are woven throughout the imagery for each week. All of the information you need to see is there, fast days, the class of feast and even the color of vestments the priest will wear in the liturgy are available at a glance. The images of the saints are taken from the medieval and classical art traditions and represented together in such a way as to show the communion of the saints in our daily lives. Little nuggets such as the three epiphanies of Our Lord can be seen clearly depicted during the season of Epiphany.
 
These calendars are also a wonderful teaching aid to be used in homes, schools and anywhere the faith is taught.
 
You might also like to add this beautiful Wooden Poster Hanger to your cart.
 
How the Subscription Works: We are publishing a new set of Illustrated Liturgical Calendars every three months. Subscribe today by clicking “Add to Cart” above and we’ll send you the current cycle, and then charge your card $24.99 each time a new cycle is shipped. (No additional discounts can be applied to the Illustrated Liturgical Calendar Subscription. Shipping is free for US mailing addresses. Foreign Shipping Fees: $12.00 for Canada and $20 for Overseas per unit ordered.)
 
Volume One: The Christmas Cycle
Includes 4 posters covering Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany 
Ships October 2021
 
Volume Two: The Easter Cycle
Includes 5 posters covering Lent and Easter
Ships February 2022
 
Volume Three: Pentecost
Includes 4 posters covering Pentecost
Ships May 2022
 
Volume Four: Time After Pentecost
Includes 4 posters cover the time after Pentecost
Ships August 2022
 
No additional discounts are available on this specially priced subscription.
Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider photo

"These glorious calendars present time not in months, but in accordance with ever-changing periods of the liturgical year. Each is a work of art that displays the substance of the Faith that Holy Mother Church desires us to meditate on during each season of the year."

Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana
Leah Darrow photo

"We live not by days, but by the time we spend sharing Christ's love. This series showcases the beauty of living out the sacred traditions of our Church. A true calendar to live by!"

Leah Darrow
Author and founder of Lux University
Dr. Peter A. Kwasniewski photo

"With richly decorated panels and delightful details, the Illustrated Liturgical Year Calendar brings out the wise and beautiful order of the traditional cycle of seasons and feasts as never before."

Dr. Peter A. Kwasniewski
Author, The Holy Bread of Eternal Life
Nicole Caruso photo

"These stunning artworks create a sacred space in any home to enter more deeply into the rich tradition, mystery, and beauty of our Catholic faith."

Nicole Caruso
Author, Worthy of Wearing
Steve Cunningham photo

"This calendar is in a league of its own. The art will draw your eyes to it & will keep you in lockstep with the liturgical calendar."

Steve Cunningham
Sensus Fidelium
Abbot Philip Anderson photo

"This Illustrated Liturgical Calendar is a splendid gateway for children and families to enter the incomparable spiritual wealth of the liturgical year, where we encounter the official prayer of the Church."

Abbot Philip Anderson
Clear Creek Abbey
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  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: October 26, 2021
  • Categories: Gift Items, New Releases, Latin Mass
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Traditional Liturgical Year Calendar
This is LOVELY. All who see it in our home, be they Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or Baha'i, comment on the beauty of the artwork. We attend the Traditional Latin Mass and this is PERFECT for following the Liturgical Year. We've searched high and low for something like this for our home, but until now we haven't found anything like it for the TLM. Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter posters (so far) have delighted us. We will continue to support this project as long as we can!
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Beautiful, Rich, Elaborate
I love this calendar for several reasons. First, it's beautiful. It's more like art than it is a calendar, especially if you get the wooden frame that Sophia sells to match it. There is SO MUCH detail embedded into every aspect of this calendar. Second, it makes the traditional calendar and the Latin Mass more accessible and intuitive. Sophia has been doing a great job in this area lately, between this calendar and the Benedictus booklets. "Treasure and Tradition" by Lisa Bergman and the YouTube documentary "Mass of the Ages" would also go great with this. I disagree with the other reviewer who said this could easily have been designed as a forever calendar. Almost everything changes from year to year (the dates of Lent and Easter, the day of the week Christmas is on, etc.) so I don't know how you'd do it. If someone is looking for a cheaper traditional calendar, the FSSP and Angelus Press both make nice, simpler ones. But I like this calendar better because it turns the liturgical year into a much richer, more informative, more colorful experience than those ones do. I bought one of these for myself a few months ago and I'm now buying another one for my dad. For me, I love being immersed in the beauty and richness of the liturgical year. I'm getting it for my dad because it's something fun and easy for him to do each day.
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Beautiful and Stunning, HOWEVER...
They are truly stunning calendars! I received a sample at the parish where I work and I was blown away by the beauty and majesty of the design. They accurately capture the beauty of the liturgical calendar. HOWEVER, they were designed based on the "traditional" calendar (pre-1962 calendar) instead of the General Roman Calendar. The point of this product is to educate my children on the liturgical calendar. However, since the calendar does not match what they will see and hear at Mass, then it is defeating the purpose. If my family attended a Latin Mass parish each week, this would be amazing, but we do not. Hopefully a second edition will be printed based on the General Roman Calendar (and even better based on the calendar of the USCCB) but until then, I cannot purchase or use this product.
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Beautiful, but be advised it is not the current calendar
We used this calendar through Advent and Christmas and thought it was beautiful. A really gorgeous way to present the liturgical calendar. I love all the symbolism embedded. However, as we tried to move through these feasts, I was disappointed to realize that this follows the "traditional" calendar, as in, the pre-1962 calendar. In the end, I decided it was too different from what we celebrate in our own Catholic church for it to be as useful as it is beautiful. It was too confusing for our kids. I appreciate that Sophia has since updated the description, as I wasn't even aware of this when I made the purchase. I also want to add that I did chat with the creators about this and they were lovely and gracious to talk to. It just doesn't work for us.
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Lovely art, however....
The posters are gorgeous, very beautiful art. I say they would be exceptional to use in a school or class setting. However, I saw the description of "Volume One: The Christmas Cycle", etc. and had worked it up in my mind that it was a **perpetual** calendar, but it is not -- and it's not in my budget to spend over $100 for a single use calendar. (It's a shame because it could so easily have been designed as a forever calendar. I would gladly invest in that.) Glad I didn't run out and buy a poster frame to protect them; after the season they're done.
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