When I was a wee lad in Rochester, New York, I looked forward to each December when my parish released its Catholic calendar for the new year. My favorites were the ones that featured sacred artwork, but since I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, I had to content myself with my share of landscapes and cuddly pictures. St. Gertrude’s calendar for 2017 is probably the best calendar I’ve ever seen, with details for each feast, catechetical information on noteworthy saints, a list of the Sunday readings, and plenty of gorgeous artwork. Someone obviously chose this calendar with care. (Saint Gertrude of Cincinnati’s Madeira neighborhood hosts the Dominican priory for the Province of St. Joseph.)

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