A Calendar of Resources: January

January 1st

The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
Mary, Mother of God (from Catholic Answers)
Please visit our Blessed Mother Page for books and links relating to Our Lady

New Year's Day

Famous Birthdays:
Paul Revere (1735)
And then what Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz
The Paul Revere House

Betsy Ross (1752) The Betsy Ross Homepage

January 2nd

Feast of Sts. Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzen

Read Pope Benedict XVI's audiences on these saints here:
St. Basil part I, St. Basil part II, St. Gregory part I, St. Gregory part II

January 3rd

Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Famous Birthdays:

Joseph Damien de Veuster, also known as Blessed Damien the Leper (1840)

January 4th

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Biography of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton from the Patron Saints Index

Famous Birthdays:

Louis Braille (1809) Online Biography

January 5th

Feast of Saint John Neumann

January 6th

Traditional Celebration of the Epiphany

Famous Birthdays:

St. Joan of Arc (1412)
Saint Joan, the Girl Soldier by Louis de Wohl (Vision Series)
Saint Joan of Arc Website

January 7th

Feast of Saint Raymond of Penafort

Famous Birthdays:

St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844)
Bernadette, Our Lady's Little Servant by Hertha Pauli (Vision Series)
Biography from the Patron Saints Index

January 12th

Famous Birthdays:

Charles Perrault (1628), author of Cinderella

January 17th

Famous Birthdays:

Benjamin Franklin (1706)
Benjamin Franklin by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz
The Electric Franklin Website

January 18th

Famous Birthdays:

A.A. Milne (1882), author of Winnie the Pooh
The Page at Pooh Corner

January 21st

Feast of St. Agnes, virgin and martyr
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on Saint Agnes

January 22nd

Famous Birthdays:

Lord Byron (1788), English poet The Lord Byron Homepage

January 25th

The Conversion of St. Paul
Caravaggio Painting
Michelangelo Painting
Dujardin Painting
Lives of the Saints - Conversion of Saint Paul

Famous Birthdays:

Robert Burns (1759), Scottish poet Robert Burns Country

January 27th

Feast of St. Angela Merici, Foundress of the Ursulines
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on St. Angela Merici

Famous Birthdays:

Lewis Carroll (1832), author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Lewis Carroll Home Page

January 28th

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars by Brendan Larnen, O.P. and Milton Lomask (Vision Series)
Catholic Encyclopedia Entry on St. Thomas Aquinas