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Daily readings: October 24 – 30

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘I am God’s grain, and I am to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts’

A detail of an icon of the martyrdom of St Ignatius

St Ignatius of Antioch (October 17) bears remarkable witness to the power of the faith in the early Church

Daily readings: October 17 – 23

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Paulinus, the ‘awe-inspiring’ priest who helped convert an English king

St Paulinus of York (October 10) was sent to England by Pope Gregory in 1601

Daily readings: October 10 – October 16

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The French ecclesiastic who met a barbaric end

Fécamp Abbey, where St Leger spent his final days

St Leger (October 2) was fatally drawn into the power struggles of Merovingian France

Daily readings: October 3 – October 9

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘We have heard that the English wish to be converted’

Canterbury, where Honorius died

St Homorius (September 30), the fifth Archbishop of Canterbury, was a key figure in the establishment of Christianity in England

The saint who only slept three hours a night

St Alphonsus was born in the province of Toledo, above

The Virgin Mary appeared in a dream and said just one word to Alphonsus de Orozco (1500-1591): “Write” 

Daily readings: September 19 – September 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms