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Daily readings: September 11 – 17

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The ruins of the cathedral at Clonmacnoise

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

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

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

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: August 21 – 27

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Maria de Mattias (August 20) masterminded the creation of more than fifty Precious Blood schools

St Helena (August 18), the mother of Constantine, became celebrated for her charity to the poor and to prisoners