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St Stephen of Hungary (August 16) was humble, and worked for the poor – yet did not always turn the other cheek

Daily readings: August 15 – August 21

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9)

Edith Stein, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was killed in Auschwitz

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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