David Anointed by Samuel and The Battle of David and Goliath (folio 7 verso from the Breviary of Philippe le Bel [Philip the Fair]), Master Honoré, 1296


Feast of All Saints – Breviary Meditations * Taken from Daily Breviary Meditations: Meditations for Every Day on the Scriptural Lessons of the Roman Breviary, in accordance with the Encyclical “Divino Afflante,” written by the Most Rev. Joseph Angrisani, Bishop of Casale-Monferrato, and translated by Rev. Father Joseph A. McMullin of St. Charles Seminary at Philadelphia, PA (Vol. 4; New York: Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1954).

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a lavishly illustrated Franciscan breviary. The historiated initial shows David with his harp. The border contains fantastical creatures, and owls, and dragons, and naked figures fighting, and angels bearing coats of arms, and… well really there is just so much going on here that the best thing you can do is take a proper close-up look! If this image isn’t high res enough for you, check out the original over on Flickr.

Image source: Schaffhausen, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 98: Breviarium OFM . Creative Commons licensed via eCodices on Flickr.

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15th-century unknown painters - Grimani Breviary - The Month of February

between 1490 and 1510

illumination on parchment

Biblioteca Marciana, Venise

I need witchy New Year goals

So here are a few:

- Make a pagan rosary and begin a daily devotion (which I will also record in a sort of witchy breviary or book of hours)

- Be more specific in my meditations

- Take more walks in the woods and learn to identify trees (as well as continuing my wildflower/plant studies)

- Read more books!!! (Maybe I need a 2017 reading list….)

- Start collecting more natural resources instead of buying items for my craft

- Stop using so many parenthetical statements (just kidding)

- Learn how to make incense cones

- Keep working on my small, potted herb garden on my patio

Please share! I would love some new ideas. Do you have any New Year goals for your craft?


MS 39 in the University of Edinburgh Library. Book of hours, use of Sarum, written and illuminated in England c. 1430. Otherwise known as the Breviary of St. Catherine.

Got to play with this lovely lady in class today! I say “lady” because the book opens with the Hymn of St. Catherine and also includes a prayer at the end of the Psalms of the Passion, in which the words have feminine endings- this indicates that this book was executed for a female owner. It is a GORGEOUS example of mid-15th century English illumination; I initially thought it was French due to the skill in which it was executed! It is very well preserved, with bright colors and lots of very shiny burnished gold leaf.

Side note: This book was rebound in the 1950s in a medieval style. This is really cool to me, as I’m currently writing my dissertation on issues in rebinding of illuminated manuscripts!