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The Gilbertines followed the lunar Roman calendar, which has been difficult at best to interpret.  The feasts were determined by the phase of the moon, but when compared to the modern calendar, many feasts are still listed.
 
We feel those adapting Gilbertian spirituality would be better off simply honoring the saints whom the Gilbertines honored on the dates indicated on the modern calendar, rather than attempting to follow the lunar Kalendar--at least until we learn more about the Roman monastic lunar calendar.
 
If a saint is not designated for a particular day, it should be considered a ferial day ("Ordinary Time"). We will also reserve the right to use the Anglican Breviary, which was developed from ancient usage.
 
This page is still under construction.

January
 
1    Circumcision of the Lord
 
2    Octave of St Stephen Martyr
 
3    Octave of St John the Apostle
 
4    Octave of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs
 
5    Octave of St Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr
 
6    Epiphany
 
10  St Paul, first hermit
 
13  Octave of the Epiphany
 
15  St Edward, King and Confessor
 
16  St Marcellinus, Pope and Martyr
 
17  Three Martyrs named Speusippi, Eleusippi, & Meleusippi
 
18  St Priscilla, Virgin and Martyr
 
20  Sts Fabian and Sebastian, Martyrs
 
21  St Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
 
22  St Vincent, Martyr
 
23  St Emerentia, Virgin and Martyr
 
25  Conversion of St Paul, Apostle and Martyr
 
28  Second Agnes
 

February
 
1    St Ignatius, Bishop and Martyr; St Brigid, Virgin
 
2    Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 
3    St Blaise, Bishop and Martyr
 
4    ST GILBERT, CONFESSOR
 
5    St Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
 
6    Sts "Uedasti et Amandi eporum"
 
10  St Sotheria, Virgin and Martyr; Scholastica, Virgin
 
14  St Valentine, Martyr;  Vitalis and Companions, Martyrs
 
16  St Juliana, Virgin
 
21  Chair of St Peter
 
23  St Matthew, Apostle

March
 
1    St Albert, Bishop and Confessor
 
7    Sts Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs
 
12  St Gregory, Pope
 
20  St Cuthbert, Bishop
 
21  St Benedict, Abbot
 
25  Annunciation of the Lord

April
 
4    St Ambrose, Bishop
 
11  St Guthlac, Priest and Confessor
 
14  Sts Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus, Martyrs
 
23  St George, Martyr
 
25  St Mark, Evangelist
 
26  St Cletus, Pope and Martyr
 
28  St Vitalis, Martyr

May
 
1    Sts Philip and James, Apostles and Martyrs
 
3    The Holy Cross
 
6    St John Before the Latin Door
 
7    St John,  Bishop and Confessor of Beuerlaco
 
10  St Gordon and Companions, Martyrs
 
11  St Mameritus, Bishop
 
12  Sts Nerius, Achillius, and Pancratus, Martyrs
 
19  St Dunstan, Archbishop and Confessor
 
23  St Desiderius, Bishop and Martyr
 
24  St Donatian and Rogatian, Martyrs
 
25  St Urban, Pope and Martyr
 
26  ST AUGUSTINE, ANGELIC BISHOP
 
31  St Petronilla, Virgin

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