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Daily readings: January 8 – 14

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The priest whose preaching was like a ‘spiritual earthquake’

The Church of the Gesù, where St Gaspar prayed to St Francis Xavier

St Gaspar del Bufalo (December 28)

Daily readings: December 25 – January 7

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The frail but tireless Sister who worked in the slums of New York

A stained-glass window depicting St Francesca  (Photo: CNS)

St Francesca Cabrini (December 22) became the first American to be canonised in 1946

Daily readings: December 18 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The hermit who lived on a pillar for 33 years

Standing on top of a pillar all day left St Daniel with foul-smelling feet

St Daniel the Stylite (December 11) was told that monastic discipline would be beyond him

Daily readings: December 11 – 17

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The chaplain to William the Conqueror who established the Sarum Rite

Salisbury, where St Osmund was a humble and orthodox bishop

St Osmund of Salisbury (December 4) was ‘praised for his wisdom and holiness’

Daily readings: December 4 – 10

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Apostle Andrew, the first to be called

A fourth-century painting of St Andrew in the Catacombs of St Thecla in Rome

St Andrew (November 30) preached in the Ukraine, Turkey and Greece