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Daily readings: October 30 – November 5

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The friar who led an army against the Turks

A painting of the Siege of Belgrade, featuring St John holding a cross

St John of Capestrano (October 23) was approaching 70 when he plunged into battle

Daily readings: October 23-29

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Moses’s blueprint for a compassionate society

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year: Exodus 22:20-26; 1 Thessalonians 5-10; Matthew 22:34-40

Daily readings: October 16 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The missionary who laboured to save the most abandoned souls in the world

St Daniel was an expert in Central African dialects

St Daniel Comboni (October 10) inspired new European attitudes to Africans

Daily readings: October 9 -15

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

A formidable English bishop who rooted out corruption

Hereford, where St Thomas served as bishop (David Davies/PA)

St Thomas of Hereford (October 2) was canonised only 20 years after his death after some 500 miracles had been attributed to his intercession

Daily readings: October 2 – 8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who threw Satan out of heaven

A giant statue of St Michael in Mexico City (CNS photo/Greg Tarczynski)

St Michael the Archangel (September 29) provides aid in the spiritual struggle fought in every human soul