Illustrations of Gospel Stories
from Jerome Nadal, S.J.

The Author and His Books:

Jerome Nadal (1507-1580), a Spaniard from Majorca, was one of the first ten members of the Society of Jesus (a.k.a. the Jesuits). For many years he served as the personal representative or "delegate" of the founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), in visiting Jesuit houses throughout Europe, especially to explain and implement the Constitutions of the Society of Jesus.

Ignatius himself urged Nadal to compile and distribute an illustrated guide for prayerful meditation on the Gospels, in the tradition of the Spiritual Exercises, although the work was not completed until after both men had died. Nadal selected the biblical scenes to be included, commissioned and directed the layout of the illustrations, and composed notes to accompany each scene. With the cooperation and support of Antwerp publishers Christophe Plantin and Martinus Nutius, 153 engravings were eventually produced by Bernardino Passeri, Marten de Vos, and Jerome and Anton Wierix.

In 1593 these illustrations were published in a volume entitled Evangelicae Historiae Imagines ("Illustrations of the Gospel Stories"), arranged in chronological order of the life and ministry of Jesus. In 1594 and 1595 they were again published in larger volumes, entitled Adnotationes et Meditationes in Evangelia ("Notes and Meditations on the Gospels"), with more extensive accompanying text, and rearranged according to the order of readings used in the liturgical year, as prescribed in the Roman Missal. (See the Bibliography below for details about Nadal's books. See also my webpage on the Roman Missal.)

These books became very influential in Counter-Reformation Europe, since the illustrations were among the first to use the new techniques of "perspective drawing," which more realistically depicted three-dimensional shapes in two-dimensional drawings, such as used in the scientific drawings of the day. These techniques made the Gospel stories much more vibrant and realistic, and thus more effective as aides for evangelization and meditation. The influence of these engravings can clearly be seen in the work of later Bible illustrators, such as Gustave Dore.

Description of the Plates:

Each of the woodcuts in the 1595 edition includes several pieces of liturgical, biblical, and/or descriptive information:

The Plates of the 1595 Edition:

The Title Page depicts the four evangelists, the seal of the Society of Jesus, and several other figures.

The Frontispiece, which reprints the engraving of the Title Page of the 1593 edition, features a large image of Jesus.

(click on either image at right for a larger view)

Nadal 1595 Cover Nadal 1593 Cover

The 153 Gospel Illustrations of the 1595 edition, arranged in the liturgical order of the Roman Missal:
(for a listing of the same plates in chronological order of the life of Jesus, as in Nadal's original 1593 edition, click here)

LITURGICAL CALENDAR DAY
and/or Descriptive Title
English Translation Biblical Reference(s) Year of
Jesus' Life
Plate #
(1593 ed.)
Plate #
(1595 ed.)
1595
Equiv.
DOMINICA I. ADVENTVS
Quae Iudicium vniuersale proxime praecedent
1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
What occurs just before the universal judgement
Matt 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 Year 33 98 i 1
DOMINICA II. ADVENTVS
Mittit Ioannes duos discipulos ad IESVM
2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
John sends two disciples to Jesus
Matt 11, Luke 7 Year 31 32 ii 2
DOMINICA III. ADVENTVS
Mittunt Iudaei ad Ioannem
3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Jews are sent to John
John 1 Year 29 11 iii 3
DOMINICA IIII. ADVENTVS
Ioannes concionatur
4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
John is surrounded by people
Matt 3, Mark 1, Luke 3, John 1 Year 29 10 iiii 4
IN NOCTE NATALIS DOMINI
Natiuitas Christi
ON THE NIGHT OF THE BIRTH OF THE LORD
The Birth of Christ
Luke 2 Year 1 3 v 5
IN AVRORA NATALIS DOMINI
De Pastoribus
AT THE DAWN OF THE BIRTH OF THE LORD
The Shepherds
Luke 2 Year 1 4 vi 6
CIRCVNCISIO CHRISTI THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST Luke 2 Year 1 5 vii 7
EPIPHANIA DOMINI
Aduentus Magorum
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
The Arrival of the Magi
Matt 2 Year 1 6 viii 8
ADORATIO MAGORVM THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI Matt 2 Year 1 7 ix 9
DOMINICA I. POST EPIPHANIAM
Cum doctoribus disputat IESVS
1ST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
Jesus argues with the teachers
Luke 2 Year 12 9 x 10
DOMINICA II. POST EPIPHAN.
Nuptiae ad Cana Galilaeae
2ND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
The Wedding at Cana in Galilee
John 2 Year 31 15 xi 11
DOMINICA III. POST EPIPHANIAM
Mundatur Leprosus
3RD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
A leper is cleansed
Matt 8, Mark 1, Luke 5 Year 31 26 xii 12
EADEM DOMINICA III. POST EPIPHAN.
Sanatur seruus Centurionis
THE SAME 3RD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
The Centurion's servant is healed
Matt 8, Luke 7 Year 31 27 xiii 13
DOMINICA IIII. POST EPIPHAN.
Sedat porcellam maris IESVS
4TH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
Jesus calms a storm at sea
Matt 8, Mark 4, Luke 8 Year 31 29 xiiii 14
DOMINICA V. POST EPIPHANIAM
Parabola de Zizaniis
5TH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
The parable of the weeds
Matt 13 Year 32 39 xv 15
DOMINICA SEPTVAGESIMAE
De conuentione ex denario diurno
SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY
The story of the daily wage
Matt 20 Year 33 72 xvi 16
DOMINICA SEXAGESIMAE
Parabola Seminantis
SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY
The parable of the sower
Matt 13, Mark 4, Luke 8 Year 32 38 xvii 17
DOMINICA QVINQVAGESIMAE
Praenunciat IESVS suam crucem Apostolis
QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY
Jesus foretells his cross to his Apostles
Matt 20, Mark 10, Luke 18 Year 33 80 xviii 18
EADEM DOMINICA QVINQVAGESIMAE
Sanatur unus caecus ante Iericho, & duo post Iericho

THE SAME QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY
One blind man is healed before Jericho, and two after Jericho

Luke 18 Year 33 83 xix 19
PVRIFICATIO THE PURIFICATION Luke 2 Year 1 8 xx 20
FERIA IIII. CINERVM
De ieiunio
ASH WEDNESDAY
On fasting
Matt 6 Year 31 21 xxi 21
EADEM FERIA
De thesaurizatione
THE SAME DAY (note 4)
On hoarding treasures
Matt 6 Year 31 22 xxii 22
FERIA VI. POST CINERES
De dilectione inimici

FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY
On the love of enemies

Matt 5, Luke 6 Year 31 20 xxiii 23
SABBATHO POST CINERES
Ambulat super mare IESVS
SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY
Jesus walks on the sea
Matt 14, Mark 6, John 6 Year 32 44 xxiiii 24
DOMINICA I. QVADRAGESIMAE
Tentat Christum daemon
1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
The Devil tempts Jesus
Matt 4, Mark 1, Luke 4 Year 30 12 xxv 25
EADEM DOMINICA I. QVADRAG.
Secunda, & tertia tentatio
THE SAME 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
The second & third temptation
same chapters Year 30 13 xxvi 26
EADEM DOMINICA I. QVADRAG.
Angeli ministrant Christo
THE SAME 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
Angels minister to Christ
same chapters Year 30 14 xxvii 27
FERIA II. POST DOMIN. I. QVADRAG.
Iudicium vniuersale
MONDAY AFTER THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
The universal judgement
Matt 25 Year 33 99 xxviii 28
FERIA III. POST DOMIN. I. QVADRAGESIMAE
Eijcit iterum IESVS vendentes de templo
TUESDAY AFTER THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
Jesus again casts the sellers out of the temple
Matt 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12 Year 33 88 xxix 29
FERIA IIII. POST DOMIN. I. QVADRAGES.
Quaerunt signa a IESV Iudaei
WEDNESDAY AFTER THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
The Jews ask for a sign from Jesus
Matt 12, Luke 6 Year 32 46 xxx 30
FERIA V. POST DOMIN. I. QVADRAGES.
De Cananaea
THURSDAY AFTER THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
The Canaanite Woman
Matt 15, Mark 7 Year 32 61 xxxi 31
FERIA VI. POST DOMIN. I. QVADRAG.
Sanatur Languidus
FRIDAY AFTER THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
An ill person is healed
John 5 Year 32 47 xxxii 32
SABBATHO POST DOMIN. I. QVADRAGES.
Transfiguratio Christi
SATURDAY AFTER THE 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT (note 5)
The Transfiguraiton of Christ
Matt 17, Mark 9, Luke 9 Year 33 63 xxxiii 33
FERIA II. POST DOMIN. II. QVADRAG.
Incredulis predicit damnationem IESVS
MONDAY AFTER THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
Jesus preaches the damnation of unbelievers
John 8 Year 32 55 xxxiiii 34
FERIA III. POST DOMIN. II. QVADRAGES.
Quomodo credendum docentibus Pharisaeis, & Scribis
TUESDAY AFTER THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
How to believe the teachings of the Pharisees & scribes
Matt 23, Mark 12, Luke 20 Year 33 96 xxxv 35
FERIA IIII. POST DOM. II. QVADRAGESIMAE
Petitio matris filiorum Zebedaei
WEDNESDAY AFTER THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
The request of the mother of Zebedee's sons
Matt 20, Mark 10 Year 33 82 xxxvi 36
FERIA V. POST DOMIN. II. QVADRAGES.
De Diuite Epulone
THURSDAY AFTER THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
The rich priest (Epulo, aka Dives)
Luke 16 Year 33 73 xxxvii 37

EADEM FERIA
De morte Epulonis & Lazari

THE SAME DAY
The death of Epulo & Lazarus
same chapter Year 33 74 xxxviii 38
EADEM FERIA
Ex inferno interpellat Abrahamum Epulo frustra
THE SAME DAY
Epulo appeals from hell to Abraham in vain
same chapter Year 33 75 xxxix 39
FERIA VI. POST DOMIN. II. QVADRAGESIMAE
Paterfamilias plantat vineam, & locat agricolis
FRIDAY AFTER THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
A landowner plants a vineyard, and hires caretakers
Matt 21, Mark 12, Luke 20 Year 33 91 xl 40
EADEM FERIA
Extra vineam Filium occidunt
THE SAME DAY
The Son is killed outside the vineyard
same chapters Year 33 92 xli 41
SABBATHO POST DOMIN. II. QVADRAG.
De Prodigo Adolescente
SATURDAY AFTER THE 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT
The Prodigal Youth
Luke 15 Year 33 66 xlii 42
EODEM SABBATHO
Profundit omnia Prodigus Adolescens
THE SAME SATURDAY
The Prodigal Youth loses everything
same chapter Year 33 67 xliii 43
EODEM SABBATHO
Fit subulcus
THE SAME SATURDAY
He becomes a swineherd
same chapter Year 33 68 xliiii 44
EODEM SABBATHO
Accipit illum pater benignissime
THE SAME SATURDAY
His generous father accepts him
same chapter Year 33 69 xlv 45
DOMINICA III. QVADRAGESIMAE
Sanatur daemoniacus caecus & mutus
3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
A blind & mute demoniac is healed
Matt 12, Mark 3, Luke 11 Year 32 45 xlvi 46
FERIA II. POST DOMIN. III. QVADRAG.
Male accipitur IESVS in patria
MONDAY AFTER THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
Jesus is rejected in his hometown
Matt 13, Mark 6, Luke 4 Year 32 40 xlvii 47
FERIA III. POST DOMIN. III. QVADRAG.
Docet humilitatem discipulos, & correctionem fraternam
TUESDAY AFTER THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
[Jesus] teaches the disciples about humilty and fraternal correction
Matt 18, Mark 9, Luke 9 Year 33 70 xlviii 48
FERIA IIII. POST DOMIN. III. QVADRAG.
Explicat doctrinam de traditionibus
WEDNESDAY AFTER THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
He explains the teachings about tradition
Matt 15, Mark 7 Year 32 60 xlix 49
FERIA V. POST DOMIN. III. QVADRAG.
Sanatur Socrus Petri
THURSDAY AFTER THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
Peter's Mother-in-law is healed
Matt 8, Mark 1, Luke 4 Year 31 18 l 50
FERIA VI. POST DOMIN. III. QVADRAG.
De Samaritana

FRIDAY AFTER THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
The Samaritan Woman

John 4 Year 32 35 li 51
EADEM FERIA
De eadem Samaritana
THE SAME DAY
The same Samaritan Woman
same chapter Year 32 36 lii 52
SABBATHO POST DOMIN. III. QVADRAG.
Liberatur Adultera
SATURDAY AFTER THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
The adulteress is freed
John 8 Year 32 53 liii 53
DOMINICA IIII. QVADRAGESIMAE
Quietem agunt discipuli iubente Christo,
postea nauigant trans mare
4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
The disciples rest at the command of Christ;
afterwards they sail across the sea
Matt 14, Mark 6, Luke 9, John 6 Year 32 41 liiii 54
EADEM DOMINICA
Docet, et sanat languidos.
Distribuuntur turbae, quasi per contubernia
THE SAME SUNDAY
He teaches and heals the sick.
The crowd is divided into groups
same chapters Year 32 42 lv 55
EADEM DOMINICA
Satiat quinque millia hominum
THE SAME SUNDAY
He feeds 5000 people
same chapters Year 32 43 lvi 56
FERIA II. POST DOMINICAM IIII. QVAD.
Eijcit primo vendentes de templo
MONDAY AFTER THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
He drives the merchants out of the temple the first time
John 2 Year 31 16 lvii 57
FERIA III. POST DOMIN. IIII. QVADRAG.
Docet IESVS; concitantur contra eum Iudaei
TUESDAY AFTER THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
Jesus teaches; the Jews conspire against him
John 7 Year 32 51 lviii 58
FERIA IIII. POST DOMIN. IIII. QVADRAG.
Sanatur Caecus natus
WEDNESDAY AFTER THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
The man born blind is healed
John 9 Year 32 57 lix 59
FERIA V. POST DOMIN. IIII. QVADRAG.
Ad Naim suscitatur filius Viduae
THURSDAY AFTER THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
The son of the widow is raised at Nain
Luke 7 Year 31 28 lx 60
FERIA VI. POST DOMIN. IIII. QVADRAGESIMAE
Mittuntur nuncii a sororibus de graui morbo Lazari
FRIDAY AFTER THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
Messengers are sent by the sisters about the grave illness of Lazarus
John 11 (not John 9 - note 2) Year 33 76 lxi 61
EADEM FERIA VI.
Venit IESVS Bethaniam
THE SAME FRIDAY
Jesus comes to Bethany
same chapter Year 33 77 lxii 62
EADEM FERIA VI.
Suscitat Lazarum IESVS
THE SAME FRIDAY
Jesus raises Lazarus
same chapter Year 33 78 lxiii 63
SABBATHO POST DOMIN. IIII. QVADRAG.
Docet IESVS in templo
SATURDAY AFTER THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
Jesus teaches in the temple
John 8 Year 32 54 lxiiii 64
DOMINICA PASSIONIS
Acerrima confutatio Iudaeorum, & eorum contra IESVM conatus
PASSION SUNDAY (note 9)
The strong refutation of the Jews, and their attempts against Jesus
John 8 Year 32 56 lxv 65
FERIA II. POST DOMIN. PASSIONIS
Mittunt Iudaei ministros, ut IESVM comprehendant
MONDAY AFTER PASSION SUNDAY
The Jews send servants to arrest Jesus
John 7 Year 32 52 lxvi 66
FERIA III. POST DOMIN. PASSIONIS
Non ascendit ad festum IESVS:
quaerunt eum Iudaei
TUESDAY AFTER PASSION SUNDAY
Jesus does not go up to the feast; the Jews question him
John 7 Year 32 50 lxvii 67
FERIA IIII. POST DOMINICAM PASSIONIS
Malitiose Iudaei IESVM interrogare aggrediuntur
WEDNESDAY AFTER PASSION SUNDAY
The evil Jews approach in order to question Jesus
John 10 Year 32 59 lxviii 68
FERIA V. POST DOM. PASSIONIS
Ungit pedes IESV Magdalena
THURSDAY AFTER PASSION SUNDAY
Mary Magdalene anoints Jesus' feet
Luke 7 Year 31 34 lxix 69
FERIA VI. POST DOMIN. PASSIONIS
Concilium de nece IESV
FRIDAY AFTER PASSION SUNDAY
The Council deliberates the death of Jesus
John 11 Year 33 79 lxx 70
FERIA II. MAIORIS HEBDOMADAE
Coena apud Simonem Leprosum
MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK (note 3)
The dinner at the house of Simon the Leper
Matt 26, Mark 14, John 12 Year 33 84 lxxi 71
DOMINICA IN RAMIS PALMARVM
Ducitur asina & pullus ad IESVM
PALM SUNDAY (note 9)
A donkey & colt are led to Jesus
Matt 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12 Year 33 85 lxxii 72
EADEM DOMINICA
In conspectum Hierusalem venit IESVS
THE SAME SUNDAY
Jesus comes within view of Jerusalem
Matt 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12 Year 33 86 lxxiii 73
EADEM DOMINICA
Ingressus solennis in ciuitatem
THE SAME SUNDAY
The solemn entrance into the city
Matt 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12 Year 33 87 lxxiiii 74
FERIA II. MAIORIS HEBDOMADAE
Veniunt Gentiles ad IESVM
MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK (note 3)
Gentiles come to Jesus
John 12 Year 33 89 lxxv 75
FERIA V. MAIORIS HEBDOM.
Coena legalis
THURSDAY OF HOLY WEEK
The ritual supper (Preparations for the Last Supper)
Matt 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, John 13 Year 33 100 lxxvi 76
COENA COMMVNIS, ET LAVATIO PEDVM THE LAST SUPPER AND THE WASHING OF THE FEET same chapters (no year) 101 lxxvii 77
SANCTISSIMI SACRAMENTI, ET SACRIFICII INSTITVTO THE INSTITUTION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT AND SACRIFICE Matt 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, 1 Cor 10-11 Year 33 102 lxxviii 78
DE GESTIS POST SACRAM COMMVNIONEM THE EVENTS AFTER HOLY COMMUNION (AT THE LAST SUPPER) Matt 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, John 13 (no year) 103 lxxix 79
ORAT CHRISTVS IN HORTO CHRIST PRAYS IN THE GARDEN Matt 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, John 18 (no year) 107 lxxx 80
DE IVDAE PRODITIONE
Veniunt ad hortum armati
THE BETRAYAL OF THE JEWS
They come to the garden armed
same chapters (no year) 108 lxxxi 81
MALCHI AVRICVLAE ABSCISSIO THE CUTTING OFF OF MALCHUS' EAR Matt 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, John 18 (no year) 109 lxxxii 82
CAPITVR CHRISTVS CHRIST IS CAPTURED same chapters (no year) 110 lxxxiii 83
DVCITVR AD ANNAM PRIMVM HE IS FIRST LED TO ANNAS Matt 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, John 18 (no year) 111 lxxxiiii 84
INTERROGATVR AB ANNA. NEGAT EVM PETRVS HE IS INTERROGATED BY ANNAS; PETER DENIES HIM Matt 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, John 18 (no year) 112 lxxxv 85
TRAHITVR AD CAIPHAM IESVS. NEGAT ITERVM PETRVS JESUS IS DELIVERED TO CAIAPHAS; PETER DENIES HIM AGAIN same chapters (no year) 113 lxxxvi 86
ADIVRATIO CAIPHAE. CONFESSIO DIVINA CHRISTI
Tertio negat Petrus
THE OATH OF CAIAPHAS; THE DIVINE CONFESSION OF CHRIST
Peter denies him a third time
same chapters (no year) 114 lxxxvii 87
DE GESTIS IN CARCERE CAIPHAE, POST DIMISSVM CONCILIVM THE EVENTS IN CAIAPHAS' PRISON, AFTER THE COUNCIL IS DISMISSED same chapters (no year) 115 lxxxviii 88
DE GESTIS MANE IN PLENO PRINCIPIVM, ET SENIORVM CONCILIO THE EVENTS AT EARLY MORNING IN THE FULL ASSEMBLY,
AND THE SENIOR COUNCIL (THE SANHEDRIN)
Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 22 (no year) 116 lxxxix 89
DVCITVR IESVS AD PILATVM; ET IVDAS LAQVEO SE SVSPENDIT JESUS IS LED TO PILATE; JUDAS HANGS HIMSELF WITH A ROPE Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23 (no year) 117 xc 90
QVAE PRIMVM GESTA APVD PILATVM WHAT FIRST HAPPENED BEFORE PILATE Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 18 (no year) 118 xci 91
QVAE GESTA SVNT APVD HERODEM WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE HEROD Luke 23 (no year) 119 xcii 92
QVAE GESTA SVNT, POSTQVAM REDVCTVS EST AD PILATVM WHAT HAPPENED AFTER HE IS RETURNED TO PILATE Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 18 (no year) 120 xciii 93
FLAGELLATVR CHRISTVS CHRIST IS SCOURGED Matt 27, Mark 15, John 19 (no year) 121 xciiii 94
CORONATVR SPINIS IESVS JESUS IS CROWNED WITH THORNS Matt 27, Mark 15, John 19 (no year) 122 xcv 95
GESTA POST CORONATIONEM, ANTEQVAM FERRETVR SENTENTIA WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE CROWNING, BEFORE HE IS SENTENCED John 19 (no year) 123 xcvi 96
FERT SENTENTIAM PILATVS CONTRA IESVM PILATE SENTENCES JESUS Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19 (no year) 124 xcvii
(note 1)
97
DVCITVR IESVS EXTRA PORTAM AD CALVARIAE MONTEM JESUS IS LED OUTSIDE THE GATE TO MOUNT CALVARY Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19 (no year) 125 xcviii 98
QVAE GESTA SVNT POSTEA ANTE CRVCIFIXIONEM WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE CRUCIFIXION Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23 (no year) 126 xcix 99
CRVCIFIGITVR IESVS JESUS IS CRUCIFIED Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19 (no year) 127 c 100
ERIGITVR CRVX THE CROSS IS RAISED Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19 (no year) 128 ci 101
QVAE GESTA SVNT POST ERECTAM CRVCEM,
ANTEQVAM EMITTERET SPIRITVM
WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE RAISING OF THE CROSS,
BEFORE HE HANDS OVER THE SPIRIT
Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19 (no year) 129 cii 102
EMISSIO SPIRITVS THE HANDING OVER OF HIS SPIRIT Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19 (no year) 130 ciii 103
QVAE GESSIT CHRISTVS DESCENDENS AD INFEROS WHAT CHRIST DOES IN DESCENDING TO HELL Zech 9, Eccl 24, Eph 4 * (no year) 131 ciiii 104
DEPONITVR CHRISTI CORPVS E CRVCE THE BODY OF CHRIST IS TAKEN FROM THE CROSS Matt 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19 (no year) 132 cv 105
DE CHRISTI SEPVLTVRA THE BURIAL OF CHRIST same chapters (no year) 133 cvi 106
ANNVNCIATIO THE ANNUNCIATION Luke 1 (no year) 1 cvii 107
RESVRRECTIO CHRISTI GLORIOSA THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF CHRIST Matt 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20 (no year) 134 cviii 108
EODEM DIE APPARET MATRI MARIAE VIRGINI THE SAME DAY HE APPEARS TO HIS MOTHER, THE VIRGIN MARY (no scripture given) * (no year) 135 cix 109
EODEM DIE, DE PRIMO ADVENTV MVLIERVM AD SEPVLCRVM THE SAME DAY, THE FIRST ARRIVAL OF THE WOMEN AT THE TOMB Matt 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20 (no year) 136 cx 110
EODEM DIE DOMINICO ANGELI APPARENT MVLIERIBVS THE SAME SUNDAY, ANGELS APPEAR TO THE WOMEN Matt 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20 (no year) 137 cxi 111
EODEM DIE VENIVNT PETRVS ET IOANNES AD SEPVLCRVM THE SAME DAY PETER AND JOHN GO TO THE TOMB Luke 24, John 20 (no year) 138 cxii 112
EODEM DIE APPARET MAGDALENAE THE SAME DAY HE APPEARS TO MAGDALENE Mark 16, John 20 (no year) 139 cxiii 113
EODEM DIE APPARET MVLIERIBVS THE SAME DAY HE APPEARS TO THE WOMEN Matt 28, Mark 16, John 20 (no year) 140 cxiiii 114
EODEM DIE APPARET IESVS DVOBVS DISCIPVLIS EVNTIBVS EMAVNTA THE SAME DAY JESUS APPEARS TO TWO DISCIPLES GOING TO EMMAUS Mark 16, Luke 24 (no year) 141 cxv 115
EODEM DIE APPARET DISCIPVLIS ABSENTE THOMA THE SAME DAY HE APPEARS TO THE DISCIPLES, WITHOUT THOMAS Luke 24, John 20 (no year) 142 cxvi 116
DOMINICA PRIMA POST PASCHA
Apparet discipulis & Thomae
1ST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
He appears to the disciples and Thomas
John 20 (no year) 143 cxvii 117
APPARET CHRISTVS SEPTEM DISCIPVLIS AD MARE TYBERIADIS CHRIST APPEARS TO SEVEN DISCIPLES AT THE SEA OF TIBERIAS John 21 (no year) 144 cxviii
(note 1)
118
PRANDET CVM SEPTEM DISCIPVLIS IESVS JESUS EATS BREAKFAST WITH SEVEN DISCIPLES John 21 (no year) 145 cxix 119
APPARET CHRISTVS IN MONTE THABOR CHRIST APPEARS ON MOUNT TABOR Matt 28 (no year) 146 cxx 120
DOMINICA II. POST PASCHA
De Pastore bono, ostio, ostiario, ouili
2ND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
The Good Shepherd, the sheepgate, gatekeeper, sheep
John 10 Year 32 58 cxxi 121
DOMINICA III. POST PASCHA
De eo, quod dixit Christus, Modicum & non videbitis me
3RD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
What Christ said, "A little while & you will not see me"
John 16 Year 33 104 cxxii 122
DOMINICA IIII. POST PASCHA
De eo, quemadmodum Spiritus Sanctus arguit mundum etc.
4TH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
How the Holy Spirit will convict the world, etc.
John 16 Year 33 105 cxxiii 123
DOMINICA V. POST PASCHA
Orationis perfectio docetur
5TH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
Teaching about the perfect prayer
John 16 Year 33 106 cxxiiii 124
ASCENCIONEM CHRISTI PRAECEDENTIA PROXIME JUST BEFORE THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST Mark end, Luke 24, Acts 1 * (no year) 147 cxxv 125
ASCENCIO CHRISTI IN COELVM THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST INTO HEAVEN Mark 16, Luke 24, John 21, Acts 1 (no year) 148 cxxvi 126
SACRA DIES PENTECOSTES THE HOLY DAY OF PENTECOST Acts 2 (no year) 149 cxxvii 127
DOMINICA I. POST PENTECOSTEN
Docet Christus Estote misericordes
1ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Christ teaches, "Be merciful"
Matt 7, Luke 6 Year 31 24 cxxviii 128
DOMINICA II. POST PENTEC.
Vocatio ad coenam magnam
2ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The invitation to the banquet
Luke 14 Year 32 49 cxxix 129
DOMINICA III. POST PENTEC.
De oue centesima, & decima drachma perdita
3RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The hundredth sheep & the lost tenth coin
Matt 18, Luke 15 Year 33 65 cxxx 130
DOMINICA IIII. POST PENTECOSTEN
De copiosa captura piscium
4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The abundant capture of fish
Luke 5 Year 31 17 cxxxi 131
DOMINICA V. POST PENTECOSTEN
Compescitur iracundia
5TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (note 6)
Anger should be restrained
Matt 5 Year 31 19 cxxxii 132
DOMINICA VII. POST PENTECOSTEN
Cauendum a falsis Prophetis
7TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Warning against false prophets
Matt 7, Luke 6 Year 31 25 cxxxiii 133

DOMINICA VIII. POST PENTECOST.
Villicus accusatur

8TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (note 7)
The villain is accused
Luke 16 Year 33 64 cxxxiiii 134
DOMINICA X. POST PENTECOST.
De Pharisaeo & Publicano
10TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The Pharisee & the publican
Luke 18 Year 33 90 cxxxv 135
DOMINICA XI. POST PENTEC.
Sanat IESVS surdum & mutum
11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Jesus heals the deaf-mute
Mark 7 Year 32 62 cxxxvi 136
DOMINICA XII. POST PENTEC.
Incidit in latrones viator
12TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
A traveller is attacked by thieves
(The parable of the Good Samaritan)
Luke 10 Year 32 33 cxxxvii 137
DOMINICA XIII. POST PENTECOST.
Curat IESVS decem leprosos
13TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Jesus cures ten lepers
Luke 17 Year 33 81 cxxxviii 138
DOMINICA XIIII. POST PENTECOSTEN
Docet Christus fiduciam habendam Deo
14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (note 8)
Christ teaches on having faith in God
Matt 6 Year 31 23 cxxxix 139
DOMINICA XVI. POST PENTECOST.
Sanatur hydropicus
16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
A man with dropsy is healed
Luke 14 Year 32 48 cxl 140
DOMINICA XVII. POST PENTECOST.
De primo mandato interrogatur IESVS
17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Jesus is questioned about the first commandment
Matt 22, Mark 12, Luke 20 Year 33 95 cxli 141
DOMINICA XVIII. POST PENTECOST.
Sanatur paralyticus
18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
A paralytic is healed
Matt 9, Mark 2, Luke 5 Year 31 30 cxlii 142
DOMINICA XIX. POST PENTECOST.
Facit Rex nuptias Filio
19TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
A king holds a wedding feast for his son
Matt 22 Year 33 93 cxliii 143
DOMINICA XX. POST PENTECOSTEN
Filium Reguli sanat IESVS
20TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Jesus heals a ruler's son
John 4 Year 32 37 cxliiii 144
DOMINICA XXI. POST PENTEC.
De singulari inhumanitate serui regii & ingratitudine
21ST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The singular inhumanity and ingratitude of the king's servant
Matt 18 Year 33 71 cxlv 145
DOMINICA XXII. POST PENTECOST.
De soluendo tributo
22ND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
On paying the tribute (to Caesar)
Matt 22, Mark 12, Luke 20 Year 33 94 cxlvi 146
DOMINICA XXIII. POST PENTECOSTEN
Sanatur Haemorrhoissa; Suscitatur filia Iairi
23RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The hemmorhaging women is healed; Jairus' daughter is raised
Matt 9, Mark 5, Luke 8 Year 31 31 cxlvii 147
DOMINICA XXIIII. POST PENTECOST.
De Antichristo
24TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The Antichrist
Matt 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 Year 33 97 cxlviii 148
IN DIE VISITATIONIS ON THE DAY OF THE VISITATION Luke 1 (no year) 2 cxlix 149
TRANSITVS MATRIS DEI THE DEATH OFTHE MOTHER OF GOD (no scripture given) (no year) 150 cl 150
VIRGINIS MATRIS SEPVLTVRA THE BURIAL OF THE VIRGIN MOTHER (no scripture given) (no year) 151 cli 151
SVSCITATVR VIRGO MATER A FILIO THE VIRGIN MOTHER IS RAISED BY HER SON (no scripture given) (no year) 152 clii 152
ASSVMITVR MARIA IN COELVM,
CORONATVR A SANCTISS. TRINITATE
MARY IS ASSUMED INTO HEAVEN,
AND CROWNED BY THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
(no scripture given) (no year) 153 cliii 153
LITURGICAL CALENDAR DAY
and/or Descriptive Title
English Translation Biblical Reference(s) Year of
Jesus' Life
Plate #
(1593 ed.)
Plate #
(1595 ed.)
1595
Equiv.

Errors and Other Notes:

For a listing of the plates in chronological order of the life of Jesus, as in Nadal's original 1593 edition, click here.

There are a few errors in the pagination, the biblical references, and the page titles of the 1595 edition:

Recall, as explained in the "Description of the Plates" above, that this website lists the plate numbers from both the 1593 and 1595 editions together; thus, plate 101-lxxvii refers to plate 101 of the 1593 ed., which was renumbered as plate lxxvii of the 1595 edition.

All the readings of the liturgical year as prescribed in the 16th century Roman Missal are illustrated separately in Nadal's books, with the following exceptions, to avoid duplications:

Acknowledgements:

These images were graciously provided by Fr. Joseph MacDonnell, S.J. (R.I.P.), formerly Professor of Mathematics at Fairfield University, who compiled a large website with various Jesuit-related materials. All 153 woodcuts from Nadal's 1595 edition are available on his "Gospel Illustrations" webpage. He scanned them from the copy of Nadal's book in the John J. Burns Library of Boston College, courtesy of its director, Robert O'Neill.

Bibliography:

Nadal, Jerome. Evangelicae Historiae Imagines: Ex ordine Euangeliorum, quae toto anno in Missae Sacrificio recitantur, In ordinem temporis vitae Christi digestae. Antwerp, 1593.

Nadal, Jerome. Adnotationes et Meditationes in Evangelia: Quae in sacrosancto missae sacrificio toto anno leguntur, cum evangeliorum concordantia, historiae integritati sufficienti. Antwerp: Martinus Nutius, 1594; second edition 1595.

MacDonnell, S.J., Joseph F. Gospel Illustrations: A Reproduction of the 153 Images taken from Jerome Nadal's 1595 book "ADNOTATIONES ET MEDITATIONES IN EVANGELIA". Fairfield, CT: Fairfield Jesuit Community, 1998.


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