An uncloistered dispersed Religious Order in the Church of England
of ordained and lay men

Our Liturgical Calendar



In the Cistercian Order, every Saturday is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

·         RED Cistercian Commemorations

·         BLACK Anglican (Church of England) Commemorations

·         GREEN Benedictine (where unique) Commemorations

·         BLUE RC Commemorations

(RC ‘Doctors’ are named as ‘Teachers of the Faith’, and ‘Popes’ as ‘Bishops of Rome’ following Anglican usage. Cistercian lay-brothers and lay-sisters are respectively listed as Cistercian Monks and Nuns) For biographical information concerning the Cistercians listed, please refer to our Order’s Cistercian Menology document.



1          The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus

            Bernard [+1186] Cistercian Abbot

            Henry [+1189] Cistercian Abbot

            Ulrich [+1196] Cistercian Abbot

     Vincent de Paul Merle [1769-1853] Cistercian Monk

(Solemnity of Mary, Mother of Our Lord –in the RC Church)

2          Louis Quinet [1595-1665] Cistercian Monk

            Bernadine Bernard [+1867] Cistercian Monk

      Basil the Great [379] & Gregory Nazianzen [389], Bishops, Teachers of the Faith

Seraphim, Monk of Sarov, Spiritual Guide [1833]

Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, Bishop in South India, Evangelist [1945]


3          William III [+1194] Cistercian Abbot

            Godfrey of St Maur [+1611] Cistercian Monk

            Dorotheus Jacob [+1716] Cistercian Monk

            Eugene Boylan [1904-1963] Cistercian Abbot           


4          Roger [?] Cistercian Abbot

            William Walsh [+1577] Cistercian Monk

            Edmond Obrecht [1852-1935] Cistercian Abbot

      Elizabeth Ann Seton, Foundress of the Sisters of Charity of St Joseph, Educator [1821]


5          Gerard [+1176 or 1177] Cistercian Abbot

      John Neumann, Bishop, Religious, Missionary, Educator


6          THE EPIPHANY

            Guido [?] Cistercian Monk

            Elizabeth Tubbac [?] Cistercian Nun

      André Bessette, Priest, Religious


7                    Godfrey of Peronne [?] Cistercian Prior

John Eichhorn [+1630] Cistercian Monk

Raymund of Penyafort, Priest, Dominican Friar [1275]


8          Lucia Asinara [+1655] Cistercian Nun


9          Antoinette Mezerette-Desloriers [1795-1872] Cistercian Prioress


10        Bl William [+1160] Cistercian Abbot

            John of St Jerome [+1620] Cistercian Vicar-General

            Maria de la Esperanza Roca y Roca [+1924] Cistercian Abbess

            William, Cistercian Bishop of Bourges [+1209] Cistercian Abbot

      Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, [c.395]

William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury [1645]


11        Constance Borosa [+1500] Cistercian Nun

            Hilarion Mathijssen [+1921] Cistercian Monk

            Mary Slessor, Missionary in West Africa [1915]


12        Ælred of Hexham, Cistercian Abbot of Rievaulx [1110-1167]

            Berno [+1191] Cistercian Monk

            Conan [?] Cistercian Abbot

            Paul Cahill [1814-1894] Cistercian Monk

Benedict Biscop, Benedictine Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar [689]


13                Yvette [+1228] Cistercian Nun

Ida [+1226] Cistercian Abbess

Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Teacher of the Faith [367]

Kentigern (Mungo) Missionary Bishop in Strathclyde and Cumbria [603]

George Fox, Founder of the Society of Friends (the Quakers) [1691]


14        Amadeus the Elder [+1150] Cistercian Monk

            Luppert von Boderike [+1330] Cistercian Abbot


15        Maurus and Placid, Disciples of Our Father St. Benedict [c.580]

            Placid of St Maur Bernarducci [+1610] Cistercian Monk

            Augustin Onfroy [+1857] Cistercian Abbot


16        Bernardine Juif [+1836] Cistercian Monk

            Eusebius Manuel [+1846] Cistercian Monk


17        William of St Alexius Gallet [1556-1623] Cistercian Monk

            Elizabeth Castella de Gruyere [1578-1611] Cistercian Nun

            Mary Anne Elizabeth von Gottrau [+1919] Cistercian Nun

            Anthony of Egypt, Hermit, Abbot [356]

Charles Gore, Bishop, Founder of the Community of the Resurrection (Mirfield) [1932]


18 – 25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18        William of Champeaux [+1122] Bishop

            Amandus Levecque [1765-1848] Cistercian Monk


19        Anne d'Orvire De la Vieuville [+1618] Cistercian Abbess

      Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester [1095]


20        Cyprian Michael Tansi, Cistercian Monk at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey [1903-1964]

            Daniel of Grammont [+1196] Cistercian Abbot

            Anne Louise de Crevant d'Humieres [+1710] Cistercian Abbess

            Catherine Castella [+1770] Cistercian Nun

Richard Rolle of Hampole, Spiritual Writer [1349]

Meinrad, Benedictine Monk, Hermit, Martyr [861]

Fabian, Bishop of Rome, Martyr [250]

Sebastian, Martyr [?288]


21        Pachomius de Marville [+1792] Priest

            Agnes, Child-Martyr at Rome [304]


22        Walter of Bierbeek [+1206] Cistercian Monk

      Vincent of Saragossa, Deacon, first Martyr of Spain [304]


23        A Commemoration of the Monks of Engelszell, Austria, who perished at Dachau in 1940


24        Blessed Felix O'Dulany [+1202] Cistercian Superior & Bishop

            Angela Norton [1911-1986] Cistercian Abbess

            Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Teacher of the Faith [1622]



            All Sainted Cistercian Abbots

            Paul Piroulle [+1711] Cistercian Abbot

            Caroline Castella de Gruyere [+1829] Cistercian Abbess



            Haseka [+1261] Recluse

            Eustace of St Paul [+1640] Cistercian Prior

            Peter Emberger [+1924] Cistercian Monk

            Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul


27        Antonia Alvarez [+1717] Cistercian Nun

            Ursus Schute [+1718] Cistercian Monk

            Angela de’ Merici, Foundress of the Ursuline Order [1540]


28        Margaret Antoinette Piquet [+1674] Cistercian Nun

            Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Philosopher, Teacher of the Faith [1274]


29        A number of Monks and Lay-Brothers of Goldenkron, Koenigssaal, Kamenz, Heinrichau,   Luba, Neuzell, Altzell, Zwettl and Walderbach were put to death by Hussites between 1420 and                     1432.


30        The siblings Löb, Cistercian Trappists at Berkel-Enschot (Tilburg), The Netherlands, killed in Auschwitz (Father Ignatius, Father Nivard [+13 June 1943], Brother Linus [+6 Sept 1942], Sister                 Hedwigis and Sister Maria-Theresia [+9 Aug 1942]

              Charles, King and Martyr [1649]


31        Peter [?] Cistercian Monk

            Maria of the Mother of God [16th Century] Cistercian Abbess

            John Bosco, Priest, Founder of the Salesian Teaching Order [1888]



1          Raymond, Cistercian Abbot of Fitero, Spain [+1163]

            Casimira Lopez y Ordos [+1893] Cistercian Abbess

            The Martyred Monks of Our Lady of Consolation in China

            Brigid (Bride), Abbess of Kildare [c.525]


2                    THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD [Candlemas]

            The Abbot and Monks of Koprzywnica, Poland

            Arvid Hakonsson [+1521] Cistercian Abbot

            Pius van Zeeland [+1893] Cistercian Abbot

            Alexander Mousquetti [+1902] Cistercian Monk

            Ignatius de Alfaro [+1586] Cistercian Monk


3                    Helinand (Elinandus) of Froidmont, Minstrel, Cistercian Monk at Froidmont,  France [1237]

            Minstrel, Cistercian Monk at Froidmont, France [c.1160-1237]

            Matthew Gachet [+1794] Cistercian Monk

            Lutgarda Erro [+1896] Cistercian Abbess

            Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary in Denmark and Sweden [865]

Blaise, Bishop of Sivas (Sebaste), Martyr [c.316]


4          Agnes von Buren  [c.1400] Cistercian Abbess

            Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder of the Gilbertine Order [1189]


5          Christian [13th Century] Cistercian Monk

            John Baumgarten [+1697] Cistercian Monk

            Maur Mouchin [+1701] Cistercian Monk

            Agatha, Martyr [c.251]


6          Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs of Japan [1597]


7          Bl Nivard [+ c.1150] Cistercian Monk

            Louise Cecile de Ponconas [+1657] Bernadine Nun


8          Bl Isaac of Stella  [c.1100-1169] Cistercian Abbot

      Josephine Bakhita

      Jerome Emilian, Priest, Founder of the Order of Clerks Regular (the Somaschi) [1537]


9          Conrad of Baviaria, Cistercian Monk at Clairvaux, France, Hermit [+1154]

            Maria of the Heart of Jesus [+1791] Cistercian Abbess


10        Scholastica, Sister of St Benedict, Abbess of Plombariol [c.480-547]

            Arsenius Cordon [+1683] Cistercian Monk


11        Benedict of Aniane, Benedictine Abbot of Languedoc, France and Kornelimünster,  Germany [c.747-821]

            Henry [12th Century] Cistercian Abbot

            Louise Hollandine [1622-1709] Cistercian Abbess

Our Lady of Lourdes


 12        Humbeline, Sister of St Bernard of Clairvaux, Benedictine Abbess of Jully-les-Nonnais,  France [+1141]

            Peter Marmet [+1654] Cistercian Monk

            Ulf of Ulfasa [+1344] Cistercian Familiar


13                Adolf, Cistercian Monk & Bishop of Osnabrück [c.1185-1224]

            Bernard de Escobar [+1606] Cistercian Abbot

            Paul Lehouelleur-Deslongchamps [+1841] Cistercian Monk


14                Cornelius Poldermans [+1572] Cistercian Monk

Cyril, Monk [869], and Methodius, Bishop [885], Missionaries to the Slavs

      Valentine, Martyr at Rome [c.269]


15        Henrietta de Vivier [1601-1634] Cistercian Nun

            Nicholas Goldlin von Tiefenau [+1686] Cistercian Abbot

      Sigfrid, Bishop, Apostle of Sweden [c.1045]

      Thomas Bray, Priest, Founder of the SPCK and the SPG [1730]


16                Peter of Castelnau, Cistercian Monk at Fontfroide, France, Martyr [+1208]

            Gaudry, Cistercian Monk

            Anthony de Perthuis [+1715] Cistercian Monk


17                Alquirin Cistercian Monk

    Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, Martyr [1977]

    Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order in 1304


18        Bl Odo, Cistercian Sub-Prior

            Sylvanus, Cistercian Monk


19        Boson, Cistercian Monk

            St Boniface of Brussels  [c.1205-1260]

            Sebastian Pian [1911-1992] Cistercian Monk


20        John of Wiscresees [13th Century] Cistercian Monk

            Guiomar de Coronel, Cistercian Prioress

            Maria de Campillo, Cistercian Nun


21        Peter of Toulouse, Cistercian Monk

      Peter Damian, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith [1072]


22        Basil Auzoux [+1695] Cistercian Monk

      The See of St Peter the Apostle


23        Germanus Gillon [+1695] Cistercian Abbot

            Arsenius Sylvestre [+1895] Cistercian Monk

            Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr [c.155]


24        Adam of Perseigne [+1221] Cistercian Monk


25        Andrew of St Bonaventure Cugius [+1686] Cistercian Monk

      Walburga, Benedictine Abbess [779]


26        Peter, Cistercian Abbot

            Jacqueline de Lalaing [+1651] Cistercian Abbess


27        Robert, Cistercian Prior

            Michael le Port [1794–1830] Cistercian Abbot

      George Herbert, Priest, Poet [1633]


28        Angel Manrique [1577–1649] Cistercian Monk & Bishop

            Fulgence Guillaume [1785–1869] Cistercian Abbot



1                    Madeleine Serres [+1739] Cistercian Nun

David, Bishop of Menervia, Patron of Wales [c.601]


2          Arnulf of Louvain [+1276] Cistercian Abbot

            Francis of St Mary Magdalen [+1624] Cistercian Monk

      Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary [672]


3          Venerable Veronica Laparelli [1537-1620] Cistercian Nun

Zosimus Foisel [+1696] Cistercian Abbot

            Gertrude de Anglesola [1642-1727] Cistercian Nun

      Katharine Drexel, Religious Foundress


4                     Ralph de la Roche-Aymon [+1236] Cistercian Abbot


5          5Jean Climacus Bose du Bois [+1703] Cistercian Monk

Casimir, Patron of Poland and Lithuania [1484]


6          Ralph Hageth Cistercian Abbot

            Anna von Frankenhofen [+1244] Cistercian Abbess


7          A commemoration is made of the monks who died for the Roman Catholicism cause during the suppression of monasticism by Henry VIII in 1537 and 1538.

      Perpetua and Felicity and their Companions, Martyrs at Carthage [203]


8          Stephen, Cistercian Abbot of Obazine, France [1085-1159]

            Basil Ogier [+1716] Cistercian Monk

            Martin Brack [1801-1837] Cistercian Monk

Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln [1910]

      Felix, Bishop, Apostle of the East Angles [647]

      Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, Priest, Poet [1929]

John of God, Religious in the Order of Hospitallers of St John [1550]


9          A Lay-Brother of Clairvaux

            Cyprian Bougain [+1919] Cistercian Monk

      Frances of Rome, Religious, Foundress and Patron of Benedictine Oblates [1440]


10        Gelasius [+ c.1570] Cistercian Abbot


11        Claude d'Estree [+1680] Cistercian Monk


12        Gregory and Henry of Marilles Cistercian Priors


13        St Sancha [1180-1229] Cistercian Abbess


14        Charles of St Bernard [+1620] Cistercian Monk

            Bernard de Mosle [+1690] Cistercian Monk


15        Charles [+1215] Cistercian Abbot


16        Francoise De Nerestang [1593-1652] Cistercian Abbess

      Claude Ruffier [+1674] Cistercian Abbot


17        Bl Stephen [+1144] Cistercian Monk & Bishop[

            Christopher Bachmann [+1641] Cistercian Abbot

            Patrick, Bishop, Missionary, Patron of Ireland [c.460]


18                Christian O'Conarchy [1100-1186] Cistercian Monk & Bishop         

 Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, Teacher of the Faith [386]


19                Joseph of Nazareth   

    St Abond or Abundus [1189-1239] Cistercian Monk


20                Guido de Chevreux (Guy de Vaux-de-Cemay) [+1223] Cistercian Abbot

    Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary [687]



            Abbot of Monte Cassino, Father of Western Monasticism, Patron of Europe [c.550]

            The Founding of the ‘New Monastery’ at Cîteaux on Palm Sunday, 21st March 1098

            Bl John [+1146] Cistercian Abbot

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Reformation Martyr at Oxford [1556]


22        Odo, John, Letald and Peter Cistercian Monks


23                Adam [+1180] Cistercian Abbot

Turibius of Montgrovejo, Bishop of Lima [1606]


24        Peter Matavelli [+1606] Cistercian Superior-General

            Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Augustinian Canon, Mystic [1396]

Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr [1980]



      John [+1304] Cistercian Abbot


26        Anthony [+1792] Cistercian Monk

            Harriet Mansell, Founder of the Community of St John the Baptist [1883]


27        Peter [+1194] Cistercian Abbot

            Jerome Roger [+1829] Cistercian Prior


28        St Stephen Harding [+1134] Cistercian Abbot


29                Eugene Huvelin [+1828] Cistercian Monk


30                Joachim of Fiore [+1202] Cistercian Monk


31                Goswin [+1155] Cistercian Abbot

            John Donne, Priest, Poet [1631]


1                    Hugh of Bonnevaux, Cistercian Abbot of Léoncel, France [c.1124-1194]

            Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, Teacher of the Faith [1872]


2          Bl Pontius de Polignac [+1189] Cistercian Abbot

            Urban Guillet [1766-1817] Cistercian Monk

            Albert de Briey [+1854] Cistercian Prior

      Francis of Paola, Hermit, Founder of the Order of Minims [1507]


3          Herman [12th or 13th Century] Cistercian Monk


4          Bernarda [+1529] Cistercian Nun

            Isidore, Bishop of Seville, Teacher of the Faith [636]


5          Andrew [+ c.1143] Cistercian Monk

            St Juliana of Mont Cornillon [1192-1258] Prioress

            Vincent Ferrer, Priest, Dominican Friar [1419]

            Julian of Mont-Cornillon, Augustinian Nun [1258]


6          Martin de Vargas [+1446] Cistercian Monk


7          Franco [+1178] Cistercian Abbot

            John Baptist de la Salle, Priest [1719]


8          William [+1243] Cistercian Abbot


9          William [12th Century] Cistercian Prior

            Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran Pastor, Martyr [1945]


10        Godfrey [+1200] Cistercian Monk

            Basil Morteau [+1688] Cistercian Monk

            Stephen Malmy [1744-1840] Cistercian Abbot

            Gabriel Mossier [+1897] Cistercian Monk

            William Law, Priest, Spiritual Writer [1761]

      William of Ockham, Friar Minor, Philosopher, Teacher of the Faith [1347]


11                Stephen, Abbot, and Hildebrand,  Cistercian Monks at Languedoc [1209]

France, Martyrs [1209]

Tescelin [+1120] Cistercian Monk

Angelus de Victoria

Maria de la Botheliere [+1860] Cistercian Monk

Veronica Bron [+1893] Cistercian Prioress

Otto Rieth [+1893] Cistercian Monk

George Austin Selwyn, First Bishop of New Zealand [1878]

Stanislaus, Bishop of Cracow, Martyr [1097]


12        Paul Ferrand de Grandmaison [+1687] Cistercian Monk


13        Ida of Louvain, Mother of Godfrey de Bouillon, Benedictine Oblate [1113]

            Benedict de Teniers des Genestes [+1687] Cistercian Monk

Martin I, Bishop of Rome, Martyr [656]


14        Ralph [+1241] Cistercian Abbot


15        Margaret of St Anne de Pulastron de la Hilliere [1525-1598] Cistercian Nun


16        Adrian Chancelier [1580-1623] Cistercian Abbot

            Benedict Peteul [1853-1886] Cistercian Sub-Prior

            Isabella Gilmore, Deaconess [1923]


17        Stephen Harding, Abbot of Cîteaux [1134]

            Marie-Bernard de Longevialle [1839-1864] Cistercian Nun

            Humbert Chaumartin [+1879] Cistercian Monk

            James Fox [1897-1987] Cistercian Abbot


18                Idesbald, Cistercian Abbot of Our Lady of the Dunes, Flanders [+1167]

John Almond [+1585] Cistercian Monk

Scholastica Bleicher [+1862] Cistercian Nun


19        Burchard [+1163] Cistercian Abbot

            Sylvanus [+ c.1199] Cistercian Abbot

Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr [1012]


20        Frederick [+ c.1215] Cistercian Monk

            Gerald de Sollis [+1120]


21        Fastred [+1163] Cistercian Abbot

            John of Ford [+1214] Cistercian Abbot

            Eugenia de la Halle [1619-1694] Cistercian Abbess

            Francoise Angelique d'Etampes de Valencay [+1708] Cistercian Abbess

            Amabilis Achard [+1898] Cistercian Monk

            Anselm, Abbot of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith [1109]


22        Maria Gabriella Sagheddu, Cistercian Nun at Grottaferrata, Italy [1914-1939]


23        George, Martyr, Patron of England [c.304]

            Gerard of Oreimont [+1138] Cistercian Prior

Adalbert, Bishop of Prague, Benedictine Monk, Apostle of the Slavs, Martyr [997]


24        Gentla of Aerschot  [+1247] Cistercian Abbess

            Gertrude van Pottelis [+1472] Cistercian Abbess

            Antoinette d'Orleans-Longueville [+1618] Cistercian Nun

            Mellitus, Bishop of London, first Bishop of St Paul’s [624]

Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Capuchin Friar, Martyr [1622]


25                Mark the Evangelist

Pope Benedict XII [+1342] Cistercian Monk, Abbot & Pope

Jean de la Barriere [1544-1600] Cistercian Abbot

26        John, Cistercian Bishop of Valence [1146]

            Franca Visalta, Cistercian Abbess of Pittoli, Italy [1173-1218] Cistercian Abbess


27        Raynald [12th Century] Cistercian Abbot

            Theobald Hylweck [+1535] Cistercian Abbot

Rafael Arnaiz Baron, Cistercian Oblate at San Isidoro de Dueñas, Spain [1911-1938]

Christina Rossetti, Poet [1894]


28                Simon [12th Century] Cistercian Monk

Lazarus Graglia [+1732] Cistercian Monk

Anne-of-St-Lutgard Devy [1756-1838] Cistercian Abbess

Peter Chanel, Missionary in the South Pacific, Martyr [1841]

Ludovic Maria Grignion de Montfort, Founder of the Institute of the Sisters of the Divine Wisdom and the Missionaries of the Company of Mary, Dominican Tertiary [1716]


29                St Robert of Molesme [c.1028-1111] Cistercian Abbot

Bl Robert [+1157] Cistercian Abbot

Maur Doucette [+1683] Cistercian Monk

Catherine of Siena, Teacher of the Faith [1380]


30                Richard [+1139] Cistercian Monk

Aymon [+1173] Cistercian Monk

Ambrose [+1613] Cistercian Monk

Joachim Hanning [1849-1908] Cistercian Monk

Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures [1922]

Pius V, Dominican Friar and Bishop of Rome [1572]



1          Philip and James, Apostles (Anglican Commemoration)

Bernard von der Lippe [+1224] Cistercian Abbot

Martin Felderer [+1868] Cistercian Monk

Joseph the Worker

2                    St Mafalda [+1265] Cistercian Nun

Candidus of St Bernard Furlong [+1616] Cistercian Monk

Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith [373]


3                    Bl Alexander [+12th Century] Cistercian Monk

Malachy Shial [+1642] Cistercian Monk

(Philip and James, Apostles – RC Commemoration)


4          Walter [+12th Century] Cistercian Monk

            Catherine [12th Century] Cistercian Nun

            Diego [+1601] Cistercian Oblate

            English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era


5          St Martin (Sacerdos) [1139-1210] Cistercian Abbot


6          Pontius [+1181] Cistercian Abbot

            Vital Lehodey [1857-1948] Cistercian Abbot


7          Adam [+1243] Cistercian Abbot

            Mechthilde of Bierbeke [+1272] Cistercian Abbess

            Leopold [+1786] Cistercian Abbot

            Isidore Simon [+1688] and Abraham Beugnier [+1698] Cistercian Monks


8          Julian of Norwich, Spiritual Writer [c.1417]


9          Pacifica [+1868] Cistercian Nun


10        Ephrem Godard [+1695] Cistercian Monk

            Mary Benedetta Frey [+1913] Cistercian Nun


11        Odo, Maieul, Odilo, Hugh the Great and Peter the Venerable,  Abbots of Cluny [927-1157]

            Jerome Minart [+1837]


12       FOUNDING DAY OF OUR ORDER OF ANGLICAN CISTERCIANS [2010]                                               

            A Commemoration is made of the family of St Peter, Archbishop of Tarentaise

            Simeon Cardon [+1799] Cistercian Prior

Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs [c.100]

Pancras, Martyr [c.304?]


12                Our Lady of Fatima


14        Matthias the Apostle         

Gilbert Brown [+1612] Cistercian Abbot

            Anna von Wellenberg [+1623] Cistercian Abbess

            Charles le Bras [1829-1873] Cistercian Monk


15        Bl Helinand [+1235] Cistercian Prior

            Elizabeth Baeten [+1467] Cistercian Abbess

            Margaret van der Elst [+1618] Cistercian Nu

Pachomius, Abbot, Founder of cenobitic monasticism [c.292-348]


16                Jeanne de Courcelles de Pourlans [+1651] Cistercian Abbess

Caroline Chisholm, Social Reformer [1877]


17                Tuccius [+1459] Cistercian Monk


18        Commemoration of the Irish Cistercian monks who remained steadfast in their faith at    the time of the persecution during the 16th and 17th centuries

            John I, Bishop of Rome, Martyr [526]

19        William [+1246] Cistercian Abbot

Stephen of St Joseph [+1645] Cistercian Monk

Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, Restorer of Monastic Life [988]


20        Guido [+1274] Cistercian Abbot

            Anne [+1526] Cistercian Abbess

      Alcuin of York, Deacon, Abbot of Tours [804]

(Peter) Celestine V, Benedictine Monk, Bishop of Rome, Hermit [1296]


21        Alexius [+1701] Cistercian Monk 

            Jacques de la Roche [17th Century] Cistercian Monk

            Atlas Martyrs (The assassinated Monks of Tibhirine were Dom Christian de Chergé, Brother Luc Dochier, Father Christophe Lebreton, Brother Michel Fleury, Father Bruno                                             Lemarchand, Father Célestin Ringeard, and Brother Paul Favre-Miville) [1996]

            Helena, Protector of the Holy Places [330]

            Christopher Magallanes, Priest & Companions, Martyrs

Bernardine of Siena, Priest, Friar Minor, Missionary [1444]

Christopher Magallan, Jesuit, and his Twenty-Four Companions, Martyrs [1920’s]


22        Petronilla of the Cross [+1608] Cistercian Nun

            Bernard Mullet [+1713] Cistercian Monk

      Rita of Cascia, Augustinian Nun [1457]


23        Remigius [+1348] Cistercian Abbot

            John Marie Tassin de Villemain [+1795] Cistercian Prior


24                Bernard Rigaud [+1899] Cistercian Monk

John and Charles Wesley, Evangelists, Hymn Writers [1791 & 1788]


25        Gilbert of Hoyland [+1172] Cistercian Monk

            Allard, Cistercian Monk

      The Venerable Bede, Monk at Jarrow, Scholar, Historian [735]

      Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, Bishop of Sherborne [709]

Gregory VII, Monk, Bishop of Rome [1085]

Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, Carmelite Nun [1607]


26        Bl Ascelyn [c.1123-1195] Cistercian Superior

            Henry [12th Century] Cistercian Monk

      Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury [605]

John Calvin, Reformer [1564]

Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratorians, Spiritual Guide [1595]


27        Geoffrey of Aignay [+12th Century] Cistercian Monk

            Anthony Dechange, Cistercian Monk

28        The twenty Monks of La Trappe who accompanied Dom Augustin de Lestrange to La Val Sainte are remembered today.

      Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Scholar [1089]


29        Waleran [+1142] Cistercian Monk

            Heylike [12th Century] Recluse


30        Giacomo [+1231] Cistercian Monk

            M Joseph Staignier [+1730] Cistercian Abbess

            Anselm Hirsch [1685-1777] Cistercian Monk

            Herman [+1225] Cistercian Abbot

      Josephine Butler, Social Reformer [1906]

      Joan of Arc, Visionary [1431]

      Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist in Central Africa [1933]


31                The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth



1                    Bernard, Mary and Grace [+ c.1180] Cistercian Monk

Justin, Martyr at Rome [c.165]


2                    Raynald [12th Century] Cistercian Monks

Louis de Estrada [+1581] Cistercian Abbot

Marcellinus, Priest, Martyr, and Peter, Exorcist, Martyr [304]


3          Armezana [+1225] Cistercian Abbess

            Polycarp Jaricot [+1909] Cistercian Prior

Charles Lwanga, Catechist, Martyr, Matthias Molumba and their Twenty Companions, Martyrs [1886] & The Martyrs of Uganda [1978]


4                    Clementine Gorris [+1886] Cistercian Nun

Petroc, Abbot of Padstow [6th century]

The Beatified Martyrs of England and Wales


5                    Fulgerius [+1307] Cistercian Monk

Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Benedictine Monk, Archbishop of Mainz, Apostle of Germany, Martyred ion Friesland [NL] [754]


6                    Gonzalo [+1466] Cistercian Abbot

Joseph-of-St Germanus [+1613] Cistercian Monk

Augustin van Zandycke [+1859] Cistercian Monk

            Norbert, Founder of the Premonstratensian Order, Bishop of Magdeburg [1134]

Ini Kapuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood [1945]


7                    Robert of Newminster, Cistercian Abbot of Newminster, Northumberland [1159]

Urraca [+1262] Cistercian Abbess

Dositheus le Roy [+1695] Cistercian Monk

Willibald, Bishop [786/7]


8                    William [+1209] Cistercian Abbot

Bernard Barnouin [+1888]

Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath, Non-Juror, Hymn Writer [1711]


9          John [12th Century] Cistercian Prior

            Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary [597]

Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Hymn Writer, Teacher of the Faith [373]


10        Everard von Rohrdorf [1160-1245] Cistercian Abbot

            Alan Adam [+1709] Cistercian Monk


11        Barnabas, Apostle     

            Placid of Rodi [+1248] Cistercian Monk


12        St Aleydis (Alice) of Schaerbeek [c.1215-1250] Cistercian Nun


13        Abraham [12th Century] Cistercian Abbot

            M Augustine de Chabanne [+1844] Cistercian Abbess

      Anthony of Padua, Friar Minor, Teacher of the Faith [1231]


14        Gerard, Cistercian Monk at Clairvaux, France [1138]

            A group of Knights Templars, fighting for the faith according to the statutes of St Bernard

            Marie-Joseph Matton [+1775] Cistercian Sub-Prior

      Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine [1691]


15        Mary Reiff [1587-1615] Cistercian Nun

            Eugene Bonhomme de la Prade [1766-1816]

            Aleydis (Alice, Adelaide), France [1250] Cistercian Nun

      Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer [1941]


16                St Lutgarde (Lutgardis), Cistercian Nun at Aywières, Wallonia [1182-1246]

Marie of the Incarnation de la Tour d'Auvergne [+1911] Cistercian Nun

            Richard, Bishop of Chichester [1253]

Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Philosopher [1752]


17        St Teresa [1178-1250] Cistercian Nun

            M-Joseph Cassant, Priest, Cistercian Monk at Sainte-Marie-du-Désert, France [1878-1903]

             Sancha, Malfalda and Teresa [13th Century] Cistercian Nuns

            Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers [1913 & 1936]


18        Commemoration of the Abbots, Monks and Lay-Brothers who were put to death in Germany and Poland during the Wars of Religion of the 17th century.

      Bernard Mizeki, Apostle of the MaShona, Martyr [1896]


19         Macarius D'Incamps [1727-1794] Cistercian Monk

            Francis of Assisi Couturier [+1854] Cistercian Abbot

      Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu (holy man), Evangelist, Teacher of the Faith [1929]

Romuald, Hermit, Abbot, Religious Founder [1027]


20        Constantius [12th Century] Cistercian Monk

            Michael Triquier [+1550] Cistercian Prior


21        John of Kempton [+1350] Cistercian Monk

            Arsenius de Janson [+1710] Cistercian Monk

            Maur Standaert [1915-1995] Cistercian Prior

      Aloysius Gonzaga, Jesuit [1591]

22        Arnold de Compte, Cistercian Monk

            Bernard de Girmont [+1834] Cistercian Monk

             Alban, first Martyr of Britain [c.250]

            Paulinus, Monk, Poet, Bishop of Nola [431]

(John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester and Thomas More, Scholar – RC, see 6th July)


23        Peter [+ c.1136] Cistercian Monk

      Etheldreda (Audrey), Abbess of Ely [c.678]


24                Three Monks of Villers who lived in the 12th century: Boniface, the Prior, William of Dongelberg, and Henry of Geest.

Herman, Cistercian Monk


25                The Birth of John the Baptist

            Giacomo da Pecorara [+1244] Cistercian Abbot

Dorotheus Carret [+1685] Cistercian Monk


26        Bartholomew de Vir [+1158] Bishop & Cistercian Monk

            Ruandus [+1177] Cistercian Abbot


27                The Abbot and lay-brothers of Eaunes, Carcassonne, France

John Boyng [+ c.1433] Cistercian Monk

            Theobald of Marly, Cistercian Abbot of Vaux-de-Cernay, France [1247]

Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher of the Faith [444]


28                Alan [+1236] Cistercian Abbot

Guda [12th Century] Cistercian Nun

Peter Klausener [+1850] Cistercian Abbot

Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher of the Faith, Martyr [c.200] 


29                Peter and Paul, Apostles   

Peter I or Peter the Elder  [+1140] Cistercian Abbot

            Mencia of St Joseph [+1626] Cistercian Abbess  


30                St Adolph [+1224] Cistercian Monk & Bishop

Bl Arnulf [1180-1228] Cistercian Monk

The First Martyrs of Rome



1                    Elizabeth de Wans [+1250] Cistercian Abbess

Henry John and Henry Venn the Younger, Priests, Evangelical Divines [1813 & 1873]

2          Diego Velasquez [12th Century] Cistercian Abbot

Macarius [+1403] Cistercian Monk

Bernadine Dufour [+1859] Cistercian Abbot

Edmund Mikkers [1911-1993] Cistercian Monk


3          Thomas the Apostle

Mennas Effleur [+1764] Cistercian Abbot  


4          Richard Patard [+1895] Cistercian Monk

            James Calmettes [+1895] Cistercian Monk

            Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal, Franciscan Tertiary [1336]

Procopius, Abbot-Founder of Sazaba abbey in Prague [1053]


5          Everard, Cistercian Monk

            Martha [13th Century] Cistercian Nun

            Mother Anna Maria [+1746] Cistercian Nun

            Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Priest, Founder of the Congregation of Clerics of Saint Paul [1539]


6          Albert [+1239] Cistercian Hermit

            Bl Elias Desgardin [1750-1794] Cistercian Monk

            Thomas More, Scholar and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs [1535] (Anglican Commemoration)

      Maria Goretti, Martyr [1902]


7                    A Lay-Brother of Clairvaux, whose name is unknown


8          Eugene III, Cistercian Abbot of Tre Fontane, Italy, Bishop of Rome [1153]

 Sebastian Devaulx [+1751] Cistercian Monk


9          St Theobald [13th Century] Cistercian Abbot

            Albert of Genoa [1239] Cistercian Monk

Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, Martyr, and his Companions, Martyrs [1815]


10                Ephrem Ferrer [+1839] Cistercian Monk

Candidus Villemer [+1905] Cistercian Monk

Bertrand, Cistercian Abbot of Grandselve, France [1149]


11        OUR HOLY FATHER BENEDICT, Abbot of Monte Cassino, Father of Western Monasticism, Patron of Europe [c.550]   

Angela Frances Losada y Guiroga [+1711] Cistercian Nun


12        Gabriel, Cistercian Novice

            John Gualberto, Abbot [1073]


13                Giles de Roye [+1478] Cistercian Abbot

Simon Dupont [1872 -1898] Cistercian Monk

Henry, Emperor, Patron of Benedictine Oblates [1146]


14                Roland [+1200] Cistercian Abbot

Juana Maria de Rojas y Contreras [+1757] Cistercian Nun

John Keble, Priest, Tractarian, Poet [1866]

      Camillus of L.ellis, Priest, Religious Founder [1614]


15         Bl Teresa [+1260] Cistercian Nun

Swithun, Bishop of Winchester [c.862]

      Bonaventure, Friar Minor, Bishop, Teacher of the Faith [1274]


16        The Anniversary of the Canonization of our Father, St Stephen Harding (March 28).

            Alan of Lille  [c.1114-1202] Cistercian Monk

            The Martyred Nuns of Orange (among these the Cistercian Sisters of Justamont), France [1794]                                  

     Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury [1099]                                                                 

      Our Lady of Mount Carmel


17                Augustin de Lestrange [1754-1827] Cistercian Abbot

Andrew Svorad, Hermit [1030]

 Benedict Skalka, Martyr [1033]


18        Dietrich of Treiden [+1219] Cistercian Abbot

            Bertha de Marbais [+1247] Cistercian Abbess

            Elizabeth Ferrard, first Deaconess of the Church of England, Foundress of the Community of Saint Andrew [1883]

            Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, and his sister Macrina, Teachers of the Faith [394 & 379]


19        Gertrude [+1209] Cistercian Abbess

            Peter Haas [+1644] Cistercian Prior

      Margaret of Antioch, Martyr [4th century]

      Bartolomé de las Casas, Apostle of the Indies [1566]

      Apollinarus, Bishop of Ravenna, Martyr [1st century]


19                John Lenzingen [+1547] Cistercian Abbot

Bartholomew of St Faustus [+1636] Cistercian Visitator-General

            Charles Denys [+1675] Cistercian Monk

20                Arnulfus [12th Century] Cistercian Monk

Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest, Capuchin Friar, Teacher of the Faith [1619]


21                Mary Magdalene, Disciple of the Lord       

Dominic, Cistercian Monk


23        Bl Berthold [+1198] Cistercian Abbot

            Jerome Llamas [+1610] Cistercian Abbot

            Bridget of Sweden, Foundress of the Order of Bridgettines, Abbess of Vadstena [1373]


24        Bl Baldwin, Cistercian Abbot of San Pastore, Italy [1140]

Sharbel Makhluf, Priest [1898]


25                James the Apostle              

Henry [+1284] Cistercian Abbot

            Gerekinn [+1345] Cistercian Monk


26                Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 We remember the Monks and Nuns of our Order in France who suffered martyrdom during the political upheaval at the close of the 18th century.  


27                Edmund Futterer [1901-1984] Cistercian Abbot

Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher of the Faith [1901]


28                Dominic Maussier [+1815] Cistercian Monk


29                Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, Companions of Our Lord         

Bl Alexander [+1178] Cistercian Abbot


30                Guido de Pare [+1206] Cistercian Abbot

William Wilberforce, Social Reformer [1833]

Peter Chrysologus, Bishop of Ravenna, Teacher of the Faith [450]


31        Godfrey, Cistercian Monk

 Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) [1556]



1                    Ponce de Leros [+1140] Cistercian Monk

Petronilla Le Clerc and Louise Ivore [+1650] Cistercian Nuns

Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop of Saint’ Agata dei Goti, Founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists), Teacher of the Faith [1787]

2             William [+1143] Cistercian Abbot

Eusebius, Bishop of Vercelli [371]

Peter Julian Eymard, Priest, Religious Founder [1868]


3                    Bl Waltheof [+1160] Cistercian Abbot

Konrad von Herlesheim [+1270] Cistercian Monk


4                    In 1195 Cistercian Monks slain by the Saracens

Antonia Jacinta de Navarra y de la Cueva [+1656] Cistercian Abbess

Frederic Dunne [1874-1948] Cistercian Abbot

Jean-Baptiste Vianney, Curé d’Ars, Spiritual Guide [1859]


5                  Thomas Lombard [+1606] Cistercian Monk

Granderey  [+1794] Cistercian Monk

      Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr [642]

The Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome


6                    The Transfiguration of Our Lord  

George Lazenby [+1535] Cistercian Monk

Maurice Tien [+1900] Cistercian Monk


7                    Gerard [12th Century] Cistercian Abbot

John Mason Neale, Priest, Hymn Writer [1866]

Sixtus II, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, and his Companions, Martyrs [258]

Cajetan, Priest, Founder of the Congregation of Clerks Regular (Theatines) [1547]


8                    Peter-of-Alcantara Vondercher [+1848] Cistercian Monk

Dominic, Priest, Religious Founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) [1221]


9          Famien, Cistercian Monk at Osera, Spain, Pilgrim [1150] Cistercian Monk

            Stephanie Lanner [+1814] Cistercian Nun

Mary Sumner, Foundress of the Mothers’ Union [1921]

Teresa Benedict of the Cross OCD (Edith Stein), Martyr, Auschwitz [1942]


10        Frederic Maillard [1793-1836] Cistercian Monk

Laurence, Deacon at Rome, Martyr [258]  


11        In 1228, Prior Alberon and his monks were massacred.

            Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares) [1253]

John Henry Newman, Priest, Tractarian [1890]


 12       Malachy Garneyrin [+1709] Cistercian Abbot

            Charles Marie Ramel [+1818] Cistercian Monk

            Ephrem Seignol [+1893] Cistercian Superior


13        Peter Pot, Monastic Founder

            Aloysius Bley [+1904] Cistercian Monk

            Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, Teacher of the Faith [1667]

Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer [1910]

Octavia Hill, Social Reformer [1912]

Pontian, Bishop of Rome and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs [235]


14                Adam Trebnic [+1630] Cistercian Abbot

In Ireland, forty monks of Nenay and their Abbot were slain

      Maximilian Kolbe, Friar Minor, Martyr, Auschwitz [1941]


15                THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, Patroness of the Cistercian Order  

Desiderius [12th Century] Cistercian Monk


16        Athanasius de Villa Gomez, Cistercian Monk

            Dositheus Pellon [+1878] Cistercian Abbot

            Beatrice of Silva, Cistercian Nun at Toledo, Portugal, and Abbess [1424-1490]

Stephen, King of Hungary [1038]


17        Lawrence de Zamora, Cistercian Abbot


18                Stephen [+1185] Cistercian Monk & Archbishop

Sébastien Wyart [1839-1904] Cistercian Abbot

 John Baptist de Souzy, Priest, and his Companions, Martyrs, (among whom were Gervais Brunel and Paul Charles, Priests, and Elias Desgardin, Cistercian Monk) [1794]


19        Bl Guerric of Igny [c.1080-1157] Cistercian Abbot

            Gobert d'Aspremont [+1263] Cistercian Monk


20        ST BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX [1090-1153] Cistercian Abbot

            St Bernard of Condelada, Cistercian Monk

            Vitus Wilderic Sprengler [+1627] Cistercian Prior

            Benedict Deschamps [+1674] Cistercian Monk

William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army [1912 & 1890]

John Eudes, Priest, Religious Founder, Educator [1680]


21                Gerard, Hugh of Mont Felix and Peter of Chalons-sur-Marne [12th Century] Cistercian Monks

Marie de Senzeille [+1438] Cistercian Abbess                                           

Pius X, Bishop of Rome [1914]


22        Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary O.Cist Memorial

            Godfrey [13th Century]


22        Tudecka, Cistercian Abbess

Rose of Lima, Dominican Tertiary [1617]


24        Bartholomew the Apostle  

            Bartholomew de Vleeschouwer [1153-1250] Cistercian Monk

John-of-St-Basil Marion [+1593] Cistercian Monk

Stephen Maugier [+1637] Cistercian Vicar-General


25        Paul John Charles [+1794] Cistercian Prior   

            Symphorian Bernigaud [+1913] Cistercian Definitor

     Louis, King of France [1270]

 Joseph Calasanz, Priest, Religious Founder, Educator [1648]


 26       John of Caramola [+1339] Cistercian Monk

            Edmunda Paula de Barth [+1805] Cistercian Superior


27                John the Precursor [13th Century] Cistercian Monk

Anthony Louis Desvignes de la Cerue [+1793] Cistercian Abbot

Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo [387]


28                Walter of Dickebusch [+1189] Cistercian Abbot

Malachy de Aso [+1606] Cistercian Abbot & Bishop

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith [387]


29        The Beheading of John the Baptist            

Bl Beatrice of Nazareth [c.1200-1268] Cistercian Prioress & Mystic


30        Warren (Guerin), Cistercian Bishop of Sion, Switzerland [c.1075-1150] and Amadeus,  Cistercian Bishop of Lausanne, Switzerland [c.1110-1159]

            Meyner [12th Century] Cistercian Prior

            Bernarda Bea y Aznor [+1868] Cistercian Abbess

     John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer [1688]


31        Godeschalk von Volmuchtstein [13th Century] Cistercian Monk

            Anthony [+ c.1360] Cistercian Abbot

Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary [651]



1                    Aleth, Mother of St Bernard

William Moennet [+1640] Cistercian Abbot

Giles of Provence, Hermit [c,710]


2                    Adeline, Cistercian Abbess

Clement Gimenez [+ c.1600] Cistercian Monk

Bernard, Cistercian Monk at Poblet, Tarragona, Spain, and his sisters Mary and Grace, Martyrs [1189]  

The Martyrs of Papua New Guinea [1901 & 1942]                                         


3                    Nicolas Fitzgerald, Cistercian Monk

Moses Chapelliere [+1849] Cistercian Monk

Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Religious, Teacher of the Faith [604]


4                    David [13th Century] Cistercian Superior

Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon) , Apostle of Wessex [650]


5                    Mark de Porras, Cistercian Abbot


6                    Madeleine Therese Baudet de Beauregard [+1688] Cistercian Superior


7                    Thomas Madde [+1583] Cistercian Monk

Sebastian Gaudin [+1914] Cistercian Monk

Otto, Cistercian Bishop of Freising [1158]

Allan Gardiner, Missionary, Founder of the South American Mission Society [1851]


8          The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary O.Cist Solemnity or Feast (Anniversary of the first Professions of our Order of Anglican Cistercians [2011])

            Bl William of St Thierry [+1148] Cistercian Monk

            Stephen of Sawley [+1252] Cistercian Abbot

            Odette Clause [+1632] Cistercian Abbess


9          Martin von Kollenberg [+1653] Cistercian Abbot

Charles Fuge Lowder, Priest [1880]

Peter Claver, Priest, Religious Missionary


10        Bl Serlon [+1158] Cistercian Monk

            Ogleri (Ogier), Cistercian Abbot of Locedio, Piemonte, Italy [1214]


11        Luke Gotz [+1546] Cistercian Monk

            Lawrence [12th Century] Cistercian Monk


12                Peter II of Tarentaise [1102-1174] Cistercian Abbot

Anne De Vieupont [+1636] Cistercian Prioress

            Peter II, Cistercian Archbishop of Tarantas [1175]

Holy Name of Mary


13                  John Labarthe [+1678] Cistercian Monk

John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, Teacher of the Faith [407]


14                  Holy Cross Day 

Joseph Hayes [+1913] Cistercian Monk

Magdalen of Jesus [+1666] Cistercian Nun

Maxime Carlier [1891-1917] Cistercian Monk


15                Elizabeth Piette [+1851] Cistercian Abbess

Godefroid Belorgey [1880-1964] Cistercian Abbot

Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr [358]

Our Lady of Sorrows  


16                  Jean Eustache de Mons [+1478] Cistercian Abbot

Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle of the Picts [c.432]

Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian [1882]

Cornelius Bishop of Rome, Martyr [253] and Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr [258]


17        Anne Biena [+1617] Cistercian Nun

            Martin of Finojosa, Cistercian Bishop of Siguenza [1213]

            Hildegarde, Abbess of Binge, Visionary [1179[ O.Cist Memoria

Robert Bellarmine, Bishop of Capua, Jesuit, Teacher of the Faith [1621]


18        Commemorations of Members, Relatives, Friends and Benefactors of the Cistercian Order who died during the year

            Albin O'Molloy [+1222] Cistercian Abbot

            Patrick Plunket [+1679] Cistercian Abbot & Bishop


19                  Marguerite de Forbin de Solliers [+1652] Cistercian Abbess

Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury [690]

 Januarius, Bishop of Benevento, Martyr [304]

20        Eustache de Beaufort, Cistercian Abbot

            Aloysius van Rijsenburg [+1892] Cistercian Monk

            John Coleridge Patteson, First Bishop of Melanesia and his Companions, Martyrs [1871]

Andrew Kim Taegon, Priest, Martyr [1846]

Paul Chong Hasang, Catechist, Martyr [1839], and their Companions’ Martyrs [1846, 1866]


21                Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

    Octave Arnolfini [1579-1641] Cistercian Abbot


22                 Bl Otto [1113-1158] Cistercian Abbot


23        Louis de Gonzaga Moirant [+1905] Cistercian Abbot

Pio of Pietreclina {Padre Pio), Friar Minor [1968]


24        Maria Vela y Cueto [+1617] Cistercian Nun

            Mary Berchmans Piguet [1876-1915] Cistercian Nun


25        Caesar of Heisterbach [+1245] Cistercian Prior

Malachy Bertrand [+1798] Cistercian Monk

            Anselm le Bail [1878-1956] Cistercian Abbot

      Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, Spiritual Writer [1626]

Sergei of Radonezh, Russian Monastic Reformer, Teacher of the Faith [1392]


26                Anne de Villaroel [+1600] Cistercian Nun

Bruno Le Digne [+1691] Cistercian Monk

Wilson Carlisle, Founder of the Church Army [1942]

Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs [303]


27                Guichard [+1181] Cistercian Abbot

Joanna, Cistercian Abbess

Vincent de Paul, Priest, Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists) [1660] 


28                Bl John of Montmirail [+1217] Cistercian Monk

John of Montmirail, Cistercian Monk at Longpoint, France [1217]

Wenceslaus, King of Bohemia, Martyr [935]

Lawrence Ruiz, Martyr and his Companions, Martyrs [1637]


29                Michael and All Angels      

Conrad [+1227] Cistercian Abbot

            Jean-Baptiste Chautard [1858-1935] Cistercian Abbot


30        Gerard de Beausart [+1529] Cistercian Abbot

            Benedict of Salamanca [15th Century] Cistercian Monk

            Jerome, Translator of the Scriptures, Teacher of the Faith [420]



1             Ulrich [12th or 13th Century] Cistercian Monk

Remigius, Bishop, Apostle of the Franks [533]

Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Social Reformer [1885]

Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Religious, Teacher of the Faith [1897]


2             Guardian Angels  O.Cist Memoria  

Nehemias O'Moriertach [12th Century] Cistercian Monk & Bishop

Godfrey Pachomius [+1262] Cistercian Monk


 3         Algot (Adalgoth) [+1160] Cistercian Monk & Bishop

            Bartholomew Conill [+1458] Cistercian Abbot

       Columba Marmion, Benedictine Abbot [1923]


4          Bernard Carpentier [1552-1647] Cistercian Prior

Francis of Assisi, Friar Minor, Founder of the Friars Minor [1226]


5                    William [12th Century] Cistercian Monk


6                    Baldwin [+1145] Cistercian Cardinal-Archbishop

William Tyndale, Translator of the Scriptures, Reformation Martyr [1536]

Bruno, Priest, Hermit, Founder of the Carthusian Order at La Grande Chartreuse [1101] 


7                    Philip [+1225] Cistercian Abbot

Luisa de Foria [+1871] Cistercian Nun

Our Lady of the Rosary    


8                    Louis de Gonzague Bailly [+1824] Cistercian Monk

Martin Cid, Cistercian Abbot  of Val-Paraiso, Spain [1152]


9                    Vincent Kadlubek, Cistercian Monk at Jędrzejów , Poland, Bishop of Cracow [1223]

Sibyl de Gages [+1250] Cistercian Nun

John James of St Scholastica [+1621] Cistercian Monk

Denys, Bishop of Paris and his Companions, Martyrs [c.250]

Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, Philosopher, Scientist [1253]

John Leonardi, Priest, Founder of the Order of Clerks Regular of the Mother of God [1609]

10                Hugh [+1151] Cistercian Abbot

Gonzalo, Cistercian Abbot

Paulines, Bishop of York [644]

      Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer [1674]


11                Nicholas de Guedois [+1677] Cistercian Abbot

Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking [675]

      James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus [7th century]


12                Richard [12th Century Cistercian Abbot

Marguerite [+1240] Cistercian Abbess

Maria van Dale [+1438] Cistercian Prioress

Sancho of St Catherine [+1629] Cistercian President-General

Wilfred of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary [709]

      Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer [1845]

            Edith Cavell, Nurse [1915]


13                Geoffrey of Melna [+1178] Cistercian Monk & Bishop

Maurice, Cistercian Abbot of Langonel and Carnoet, France [1114-1191]

Edward the Confessor, King of England [1066]


14                Alan of Flanders [+1185] Cistercian Abbot

Clara Dullaerts [+1545]

Callistus I, Bishop of Rome, Martyr [222]


15                Bl Gerard, Cistercian Abbot

Elizabeth [13th Century] Cistercian Nun

Teresa of Avila, Religious, Teacher of the Faith [1582]  


16                Hedwig, Religious, Cistercian Nun at Trebnitz, Poland [1174-1243]

Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs at Oxford [1555]

Gall, Irish Monk at Bangor and Companion of St Columbanus [645]

Margaret Mary Alacoque, Visitation Sister [1690]


17                Maximus of Arezzo [16th Century] Cistercian Monk

Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, Martyr [c.107] 


18                Luke the Evangelist  

Sicard [+1162] Cistercian Abbot

Gumar [12th Century] Cistercian Monk


19                Lutgarde Menetrey [+1919] Cistercian Abbess

Adalgoth, Cistercian Bishop of Chur [1165]

Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India and Persia [1812]

Frideswide, Abbess of Oxford [727]

            John de Brébeuf [1648] and Isaac Jogues [1647], Jesuits, and their Companions, Martyrs

Paul of the Cross, Priest, Religious Founder [1775]


 20       Peter [12th Century] Cistercian Abbot

            William, Cistercian Monk

            Martin Cid, Cistercian Abbot  of Val-Paraiso, Spain [1152]

            Gilbert [+1167] Cistercian Abbot


21        Henry, Cistercian Monk

            Giomara da Silva  [+ c.1590] Cistercian Nun


22        Pancratius Puschinger [+1551] Cistercian Abbot

            Marie Jean Baillet [+1893] Cistercian Nun

      John of Capistrano, Priest, Friar Minor, Missionary [1456]


23                Achard [12th Century] Cistercian Monk

Bl Bertrand [+1149] Cistercian Abbot

Anthony Claret, Bishop of Santiago de Cuba, Founder of the Claretian Fathers [1870]


24        Denis Largentier [1557-1624] Cistercian Abbot

            Jerome Petit [1586-1635] Cistercian Abbot


25        St Bernard of Calvo [+1243] Cistercian Abbot

            Twelve Monks of Graigue, Ireland

      Crispin and Crispinian, Martyrs at Rome [c.287]


26                Mefrid [+c.1173] Cistercian Prior

Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, Scholar [899]

      Cedd, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons [664]


27                Catherine Fieffe [1590-1650] Cistercian Nun

Armand Jean Le Bouthillier de Rance [1626-1700] Cistercian Abbot


28                Simon and Jude, Apostles  

Brioloya Daruda [+ c.1600] Cistercian Nun

Giovanni Cardinal Bona [1609-1674] Cistercian Abbot-General


29                Peter Monoculus [+1186] Cistercian Abbot

James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, Martyr in Uganda [1885]


30                Reinier [+13th Century] Cistercian Monk

Stephen Le Clere de Vodonne [1746-1798] Cistercian Monk


31                Bl Ida of Leau [+ c.1260] Cistercian Nun

Martin Luther, Reformer [1546]


1                    All Saints’ Day  

Guido [+ c.1145] Cistercian Monk

Spinela, Cistercian Nun

Bernard Rosa [+1696] Cistercian Abbot


2                    Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day)

Fulcard [12th Century] Cistercian Monk


3                    Anne van Aelst [+1595] Cistercian Abbess

Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher of the Faith [1600]

Martin of Porres, Dominican Friar [1639]

Malachy, Archbishop of Armagh [1148]


4                    Esther d'Audibert de Lussan [+1672] Cistercian Abbess

Charles Borromeo, Bishop of Milan [1584]  


5                    OUR LADY OF HAILES, Patroness of our Order of Anglican Cistercians 

St Malachy [1095-1148]

Norbert Roelants [+1798] Cistercian Monk


6                    Rizo [+1170] Cistercian Abbot

Siebold [+1185] Cistercian Abbot

Bl Simon [1143-1228] Cistercian Monk

Leonard, Hermit [6th century]

William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith [1944]


7                    Paul Lamps [+1568] Cistercian Monk

Baldwin Fastrade [+1580] Cistercian Monk

Clement Coppin [1828-1906] Cistercian Monk

Willibrord of York, Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, Patron of The Netherlands [739]


8                    The Saints and Martyrs of England

Geoffrey de la Roche [+1165] Cistercian Superior

Queen Berengaria [13th Century]

Placid Luzuriaga [+1600] Cistercian Abbot


9                    Geoffrey of Auxerre [+1190] Cistercian Abbot

Nicolas [13th Century] Cistercian Monk

Margery Kempe, Mystic [c.1440]

Dedication of the Latheran Basilica in Rome  


10                The Martyrdom of seventy-eight monks and lay-brothers

Euthymius Fourdaine [+1685] Cistercian Monk

Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith [461] 


11                Henry [+1245] Cistercian Monk

Alrad von Eldingen, Cistercian Monk

John Holohan [1914-1988] Cistercian Definitor

Martin, Bishop of Tours [c.397] (Armistice Day)


12                Everard [12th Century] Cistercian Monk

Marie-Jean Leonard [1805-1895] Cistercian Vice-General

Folquin [+1154] Cistercian Abbot

Abel Schier [+1879] Cistercian Monk

Gabriel Sortais [1902-1963] Cistercian Abbot

Theodore of Studios, Abbot of Saccudium [826]

 Josaphat, Bishop of Polock, Monk of St Basil, Martyr [1623]


13                All Saints of the Benedictine Order and those who live under the Rule of Saint Benedict

Charles Simeon, Priest, Evangelical Divine [1836]

Frances Xavier Cabrini, Foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart [1917]


14                All Souls of the Benedictine Order and those who lived under the Rule of Saint Benedict

William [12th Century] Cistercian Monk

Walter of Utrecht [+1221] Cistercian Abbot

Samuel Seabury, first Anglican Bishop in North America [1796]


15                Edmunda Duguet [+1638] Cistercian Sub-Prioress

Benedict Michel [+1870] Cistercian Abbot

Leopold, Margrave of Austria, Founder of Mariazell (Benedictine), Heiligenkreuz and Klosterneuburg (Augustinian), Austria [1136]

Albert the Great, Bishop of Regensburg, Dominican Friar, Teacher of the Faith [1280]


16                St Gertrude [1256-1302]

St Edmund [1180-1240]

Marie Andre [+1612] Cistercian Abbess

Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist, Reformer of the Church [1093]

Gertrude of Helfta (Gertrude the Great), Mystic [c.1302]    

Edmund Rich of Abingdon, Archbishop of Canterbury [1240]


17                Hugh [12th Century] Cistercian Abbot

Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln [1200]


18                Gertrude Vedere [+1899] Cistercian Nun

Elizabeth of Hungary, Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, Religious [1231]

Dedication of the Basilicas of the Apostles Peter and Paul in Rome

Rose Philippine Duchesne, Religious, Missionary [1852]


19                Mechtild, Béguine of Magdeburg, Benedictine Mystic [1280]

Hilda, Abbess of Whitby [680]


20                Baldwin of Ford [+1190] Cistercian Abbot

Hugh of Noaria, Cistercian Abbot of Noara, Sicily [?1172]

Edmund, King of the East Angles, Martyr [870]

Pricilla Lydia Sellon, a Restorer of the Religious Life in the Church of England [1876]


21                Gelasius O'Culanan [+1580] CistercianAbbot

Anthony Gabet [+1813] Cistercian Abbot

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


22                Juta von Rustat [+1250] Cistercian Abbess

Cecilia, Martyr at Rome, Patron of Music and Musicians [c.230] 


23                Adam [+1166] Cistercian Abbot

Jerome de la Souchiere [+1571] Cistercian Abbot & Cardinal

Martin Ujfakvsy [+1678] Cistercian Abbot

Clement I, Bishop of Rome, Martyr [c.230]

Columban, Abbot, Missionary [615]

 Miguel Agustin Pro, Priest, Jesuit, Martyr [1927]


24                Gertrude of Hackeborn [+1292] Cistercian Abbess

Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, Martyr, and his Companions, Martyrs  [1839]


25                Walter [12th Century] Cistercian Prior

Albert [+1216] Cistercian Abbot

Catherine of Alexandria, Martyr [4th century]

Isaac Watts, Hymn Writer [1748]


26                Anne Elizabeth Gottrau [1617-1657] Cistercian Abbess

Silvester Gozzolini, Abbot-founder of the Blue Benedictines [1267]


27                William of Toulouse [+1181] Cistercian Abbot




29        Robert [+1190] Cistercian Abbot

Joanna Spirinx [16th Century] Cistercian Nun

Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church


30                Andrew the Apostle

Everard [1164-1191]



1                  Hugh of Chalons-Sur-Marne [+1158] Cistercian Abbot

Mark de Villalba [+1590] Cistercian Abbot

Charles de Foucauld, Hermit in the Sahara [1916]


2                  Robert [+1185] Cistercian Abbot

Mary Louise Ambrosetli [+1922] Cistercian Prioress


3                  St Galgan [1151-1181] Hermit

Louis de Gonzague Martin [1853-1899] Cistercian Abbot

Pio Heredia [+1935] Cistercian Prior


4                  Christian [+1244] Cistercian Abbot

Zosimus Jansen [1836-1915] Cistercian Monk

Nicholas Farrer, Deacon, Founder of the Little Gidding Community [1637]

John of Damascus, Monk, Teacher of the Faith [c.749]


5                  Werric [+1217] Cistercian Prior

Joanna, Countess of Flanders [+1244] Cistercian Oblate

Francis Xavier, Missionary, Apostle of the Indies [1552]


6                    Moses Picault de Ligre [1664-1707] Cistercian Monk

Nicholas, Bishop of Myra [c.326]


7                    Humbert [+1148] Cistercian Abbot

Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith [397]

Saba, Abbot of Mar Saba, co-founder of Eastern monarchism [532]

Galgan, Hermit at Monte Siepe, Tuscany [1181]


8                  Placid Pozzancheri [+1775] Cistercian Abbot & Bishop

Seraphim Roger [+1883] Cistercian Prior

The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary  


9                  Gerard of Farfa [12th Century] (Gerard of Bourgogne, Cistercian Abbot of Cambron?)

Henry Corff [+1350] Cistercian Monk

Lorenzo Gonzalez [+1591] Cistercian Abbot

Juan Diego Cuauhtlataotzin, Mexican Hermit [1548]


10              Ida of Nivelles [1198-1231] Cistercian Nun

Louis (Thomas) Merton [1915-1968] Cistercian Monk


11              Bl David [+1179] Cistercian Monk

Francois Lotin de Charney [+1716] Cistercian Monk

Martin Martin [1856-1908] Cistercian Abbot

Damasus I, friend of St Jerome, Bishop of Rome [384]


12        Franco of Archennes [13th Century] Cistercian Monk

            Jean-Antoine de Somont [1659-1701] Cistercian Monk

Jane Francis de Chantal, Foundress of the Order of the Visitation [1641]


13                  Nicolas, Cistercian Monk

Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse [304]

Ottilia (Odilia), Abbess-foundress of Hohenburg (now Odilienberg) and of Niedermünster [c.720]

Samuel Johnson, Moralist [1784]


14                  Louise-Therese Perrucard de Ballon [1591-1668] Bernardine Nun

John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith [1591] 


15                Jacques Puiperon [+1674] Cistercian Monk

Constant Jouvin [1837-1906] Cistercian Monk


16                 Rainald [+1150] Cistercian Abbot


17                  O Sapientia

Marie Moennat [+1650] Cistercian Abbess

Eglantyne Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of ‘Save the Children Fund’ [1928]


18             O Adonai    

Bouillon [1844-1901] Cistercian Abbot 

19               O Radix Jesse 

  Turgesius [12th-13th Century] Cistercian Abbot

Konrad von Brundelsheim [+1301] Cistercian Abbot 

20                O Clavis David  

[12th Century] Cistercian Monk

Maria Gomez [+1684] Cistercian Nun 

21                O Oriens   

Richard [+1266] Cistercian Monk

Peter Canisius, Priest, Jesuit, Teacher of the Faith [1597] 

22              O Rex Gentium 

Bartholomew [12th Century] Cistercian Monk

Bernard [12th Century] Cistercian Monk 

23               O Emmanuel    

Gerlac van Kranenborgh [1412-1492] Cistercian Prior

John of Kenty, Priest [1473]

24                  Christmas Eve

Peter of Arranches [12th-13th Century] Cistercian Monk

Benedict Stephani [+1672] Cistercian Prior

25                  Christmas Day  

Fulk [+1231] Cistercian Abbot & Bishop


26                  Stephen, Deacon and First Martyr

Obert Cistercian Monk,

Hilarinus Bonnet [+1865] Cistercian Monk

Augustin de Ladouze [1826-1870] Cistercian Monk


27                  John, Apostle and Evangelist

Frowin [+1165] Cistercian Superior

Michael [14th Century] Cistercian Monk

John [14th Century] Cistercian Monk 

28                  The Holy Innocents  

Charlotte de Chauvigny de Blot [+1648] Cistercian Nun 

29                  Martin Claune [+1620] Cistercian Abbot

Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr [1170] 

30                Ralph [+1152] Cistercian Superior

Angelique de Sagazan [1502-1582] Cistercian Nun

Anthony du Crest [+1865] Cistercian Monk 

31                  Zosimus de Guyenne +1749] Cistercian Abbot

John Wycliffe, Reformer [1384]

Silvester I, Bishop of Rome [335]

 [Last Revision, Feast of St Bernard of Clairvaux, 20th August 2012]