Rare 17th c. Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the B.V.M. (Daily Posted in 2021)

Jan 9 Our Lady Beyond the Tiber Church Built by Calixtus

(Jan) 9. Our Lady beyond the Tiber, in Rome. This church was built by Calixtus I., A.D. 224. (Baronius in apparatu ad Annal, et in Annal. ad ann. 224.)

 

Image (click it to enlarge): A section of the apse in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere [Our Lady beyond the Tiber] in Rome - which houses the famous mosaic(s) “Stories of the Holy Virgin”. Pictured here is the *Nativity [birth] of Mary. 

 

*"O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born
immaculate and beautiful, true prodigy of the wisdom of
God, my soul rejoices in you. Oh! Do help me to preserve
the angelic virtue of purity at the cost of any sacrifice."

Extract from a: Novena to the Maria Bambina (Infant Mary), Imp. 1931

 

"This calendar, published during the minority of Louis XIV., contains all the pilgrimages of the Virgin throughout Christendom, with a number of pious foundations, which render it extremely valuable; it is, more over, a very rare work... ." -Abbé Orsini 

 

Source: "Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin, With the Foundations and Churches Dedicated to Her", from Abbé Orsini's work, "Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God", Imprimatur 1858 A.D.

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Editor of TCW | Reply 09.01.2021 07:34

Jan 9th: Our Lady beyond the Tiber, in Rome. This famous church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was built by Pope Calixtus I, close to 1800 years ago.

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