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Daily readings: September 18 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The archbishop who helped restore faith to England after a plague

Canterbury, where St Theodore founded a hugely influential school

St Theodore of Tarsus (September 19) probably never gave England a thought before the age of 66. But English civilisation owes him a great debt

Daily readings: September 11 – 17

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who dreamed of a tree stretching across Ireland

The ruins of the cathedral at Clonmacnoise

St Ciarán of Clonmacnoise (September 9) founded a monastery attracting recruits from all over Europe

The Patriarch whose fervour worried his mother

Gentile Bellini depicts St Laurence in this painting from 1465

St Laurence Giustiniani (September 5) was born an aristocrat but became renowned for his extreme asceticism

Daily readings: September 4 – 10

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

British pilgrims enjoy World Youth Day

British pilgrims enjoy World Youth Day

Some 4,000 young people from Britain attended World Youth Day in Spain last week

A singularly beneficent power in a period without orthodox medicine

St Giles (September 1) is the patron saint of smithies

Daily readings: August 28 – September 3

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: August 21 – 27

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms