Saturday, August 1, 2020

Calendar Pages for August

Illuminated Psalter with a Calendar, Canticles and Litanies for the use of nuns, as suggested by the petition (f. 169r) and a collect (f. 170r) for ‘nos famulas tuas’. The inclusion of a litany of St Clara, canonised in 1255, dates it to the second half of the 13th century.

Origin: Germany, West.?A convent in West Germany: the calendar commemorates numerous saints from the Trier and Cologne region, including the Two Ewalds of Westphalia, and Adelheidis, probably the 11th-century Benedictine abbess of Villich.Dorothea, daughter of the Margrave Albert Achilles of Brandenburg, abbess of the Poor Clares at Bamberg (b. 1471, d. 1520, abbess 1498-1520) ...

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