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Daily readings: January 20 – 26

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The priest who turned a dilapidated old pub into a seminary amid persecution from Bismarck

St Arnold Janssen refused ever to worry about money  (Photo: CNS)

St Arnold Janssen (January 15) has inspired thousands of missionaries

Daily readings: January 13 – 19

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The lady so ascetic she never took a bath unless she was dangerously ill

St Paula (January 5), a woman of high birth, indulged in every luxury until she became a widow at 32

Daily readings: January 6 – 12

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The holy monk whose dead body radiated white light

St Charbel Makhlouf

St Charbel Makhlouf (December 24) lived a life of holiness in obscurity

Daily readings: December 23 – January 5

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The widow who was cautioned by a saint for being too generous

St Olympias clung to the feet of St John Chrysostom in their last meeting before his banishment

St Olympias (December 17), a widow with an immense fortune, became a devoted disciple of St John Chrysostom

Daily readings: December 16 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint formerly known as ‘Talking Eagle’

St Juan Diego (December 9)