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Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St François de Sales (January 24) said he did not necessarily disapprove of ‘games, balls and pageants’

Daily readings: January 23 – 29

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Anthony of Egypt (January 17) inspired a new ideal by seeking spiritual growth in the desert

Daily readings: January 16 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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