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Daily readings: January 16 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The nobleman who bore paralysis with great cheerfulness

St Benedict was entranced by the monks at Lérins, on the island of St Honorat, near Cannes

St Benedict Biscop (January 12) travelled extensively, and was thus able to introduce the practices of Roman and Frankish Christianity into Northumberland

Daily readings: January 9 – 15

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Stephen, the first Christian martyr

The Stoning of St Stephen by Paolo Uccello

St Stephen (December 26) was hauled up before a Jewish court for rejecting sacrificial worship

Daily readings: December 26 – January 8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Spanish abbot who liberated Christian slaves

The Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos

St Dominic of Silos (December 20) is an example of the remarkable possibilities open to low-born talent in the medieval Church

Daily readings: December 19 – 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who was tormented by her conscience

The duomo in Brescia, where St Maria tended to the sick

St Maria di Rosa (December 15) founded the Handmaids of Charity and died at the age of 42, exhausted by her good works

Daily readings: December 12 – 18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The pope who warned Corinthians over their braggadocio

There is a tradition that Clement was a Roman consul

St Clement of Rome (November 23) is traditionally classified as the fourth pope (90-100)