One of my favorite parts of creating art is diving down rabbit-holes of research about the historical development of the liturgical calendar, the folklore & plantlore entwined with its celebrations, and the spiritual reflections on what these heritage traditions mean to us in our modern lives.

I’ve gathered a growing library of reference materials over the years, and I hope that some of these books will be helpful jumping-off points for your own exploration!


If you’re in the PNW, a wonderful way to get to experience the historical liturgical calendar is to visit Camlann Medieval Village – a living history museum portraying rural England in 1376, featuring monthly feasts and festivals that follow the Medieval liturgical calendar.