2012 Lenten Calendar

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despondency, lust of power, and idle talk; But grant rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother; for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. ~ St. Ephraem, Doctor of the Church (d. 373)  This prayer is often prayed with a prostration after each stanza.

2012 Lenten Calendar - OldJOYfilledfamily 2012 Lenten Calendar - Old BW

*The calendar can be printed with a purple or white background. The links to the calendar downloads are listed at the bottom of this post.

I opted for a more subdued calendar this year.  This calendar corresponds with the Liturgical Calendar - 2012 of the Traditional Roman Rite.  I’ve included saints that are not celebrated in time of Lent for my family’s private devotion. 

In order to keep up the character of mournfulness and austerity which is so well suited to Lent, the Church, for many centuries, admitted very few feasts into this portion of her year, inasmuch as there is always joy where there is even a spiritual feast…During the last few centuries, she has admitted several other feasts into that portion of her general calendar which coincides with Lent; still, she observes a certain restriction, out of respect for the ancient practice. ~“The Mystery of Lent” - Extraordinary Form (Tridentine) from Dom Gueranger’s “The Liturgical Year”

Here is a key for the calendar:

  1. Saints listed with a (larger) picture (formatted in the center of the calendar square) are from the Liturgical Calendar 2012.
  2. Saints with (slightly smaller) pictures (formatted in the right of the calendar square)are those listed in the Roman Missal
  3. Saints listed without a picture come from the Breviary. 

2012 Lenten Calendar - Old - KEY

The following prayers are also included on the calendar.

O Lord Jesus! who spent forty days in the desert without food or drink, and didst permit Thy self to be tempted by the evil spirit, give me, I beseech Thee by that holy fast, the grace to combat, during this holy season of Lent, under Thy protection, against intemperance, and to resist the suggestions of Satan that I may win the crown of eternal life. Amen. ~Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine's The Church's Year


Prayer Before A Crucifix ~ En ego, O bone et dulcissime Iesu
Behold, O good and most sweet Jesus, I fall upon my knees before Thee, and with most fervent desire beg and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart a lively sense of faith, hope and charity, true repentance for my sins, and a firm resolve to make amends. And with deep affection and grief, I reflect upon Thy five wounds, having before my eyes that which Thy prophet David spoke about Thee, o good Jesus: "They have pierced my hands and feet, they have counted all my bones." Amen.

This prayer calls to mind Psalm 21, in particular verses 17 and 18, which concern our Lord's Passion. A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful on any Friday of Lent or Passiontide who after Communion piously recite this prayer before an image of Christ crucified. On other days of the year the indulgence is partial.


You may download and print the calendar for your personal use.  I only ask that you offer a decade of the Rosary for Priests of the the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).

2012 Lenten Calendar – Traditional Roman Rite

White - 2012 Lenten Calendar - Traditional Roman Rite

***Please leave a comment stating how you plan to use this or any other Lenten Calendar.  Also, feel free to leave your suggestions for future calendars.***

Email me at JOYfilledfamily{at}gmail{dot}com if you prefer to have a JPEG file and/or PDF sent directly to you.  I will gladly send out the 2012 Lenten Calendar - JPEG file at any time in the Lenten Season.

I print my calendar at Costco Photo in 16x20 ($5.99) for the family down stairs and 8x10 ($1.49) for bedrooms upstairs.


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  1. Just beautiful. Thank you for doing this. I plan to use it at home and with my pre-school at our co-op and will offer a rosary for the priest and your family.

    Many Blessings!

  2. Thanks for the Calendar! I'm going to use it to help me schedule my Lenten activities....I'm a bit behind this year!!! I also plan to hang it in my kitchen for my kids to see. I'll be sure to pray for your intention as I pray my next Rosary. Thanks again for taking the time to make create this!

  3. Thank you SO much! We are thrilled to have a traditional Lenten calendar.

  4. Thank you for this wonderful calendar! I just love your blog...

  5. This is gorgeous post. That provide a amazing graphics for the various kind of photo calendar. I like to buy this calendar.

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