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Daily readings: August 1 – August 7

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Benedictine monk who unified Britain’s monasteries

Aethelwold (c 904-984) was a great scholar and a ruthless propagator of monasticism in Britain

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

St James the Great (July 25) was beheaded on the orders of Herod Agrippa at about 44 AD

Daily readings: July 25 – July 31

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St John Plessington was born in Garstang, near Preston

St John Plessington (July 19), a Catholic priest, was hanged, drawn and quartered in 1679

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

A statue of St Camillus at St Peter’s Basilica

St Camillus (July 14)

Camillus de Lellis founded the Order of the Ministers of the Sick, an organisation which still flourishes around the world

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Priscilla – July 8

Priscilla has become something of a feminist theological icon, on the rather slender grounds afforded in Acts 18 and St Paul’s Epistles

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms